One of my favorite books. It would definitely be on my “desert island” list (i.e. “If you were on a desert island, and could only have five books, which ones would you take with you?”).
If you have never read this book before, I highly recommend it to you.
If you have read it before, I highly recommend that you read it again . . .and then maybe again. It’s that good.
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A.W. Tozer wrote,
“What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us” (The Knowledge of the Holy, p.9).
That being the case, Packer’s book (and Tozer’s!) will be a tremendous help to us.
“And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent” (John 17:3). So the essence of eternal life itself is knowing God, knowing the Lord Jesus Christ. What, then, could be more important?
In closing, here is a helpful reminder from Packer’s book:
“Our aim in studying the Godhead must be to know God himself better. Our concern must be to enlarge our acquaintance, not simply with the doctrine of God’s attributes, but with the living God whose attributes they are. As he is the subject of our study, and our helper in it, so He must himself be the end of it. We must seek, in studying God, to be led to God. It was for this purpose that revelation was given, and it is to this use that we must put it” (J.I. Packer, Knowing God, p.23).