Theology matters! At last it can be understood easily, thanks to this “layman’s language” approach to biblical belief. Authored by J. I. Packer, one of the premier . Packer’s philosophy is that theology is for doxology and devotion, and therefore he Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs J. I. Packer. LibraryThing Review. User Review – Stormrev1 – LibraryThing. “Outstanding” – R. D. Martin “Amust for every thinking Christian. This is a book to cherish for.

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Jan 11, Dan Glover rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is a must read for the false doctrines that are circulating in our culture. Jan 12, Cbarrett rated it it was amazing. So, I suppose it is aptly named.

Packer delivers an essential piece of Christian literature that delves into what makes faith in God so important and wondrous.

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Although I do broadly agree with him on most issues described, I was rather concerned that he started out with scripture rather than with God, and Packr tend to be a little more, ahem, ecumenical.

This is sound theology for anyone at gheology college level or higher to read. While it is not an in-depth enough book to use as a primary textbook in Theology classes, some excerpts from it would make for some helpful supplemental reading for students.

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Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. A must read theology book for every Christian. If you enjoyed “Knowing God” you are probably going to enjoy this book. Although easy to understand, it is important–and I highly suggest–that readers take t Words cannot fully express how helped I was by this book key word: I enjoyed the comprehensive scope — my first foray conccise a systematic theology cover to cover.

This book was theoligy perfect breakfast devotional or rather daily read. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I have many systematic theology volumes in my theplogy, nearly all of which go in to far greater detail. Apr 19, Bart Box rated it liked it Shelves: It’s not necessarily designed for reading cover to cover like this, more as a reference book.

Packer thoroughly explains historic Christian beliefs from a Reformed position.

Open Preview See a Problem? Each topic is covered in pages, with extensive theokogy references for further study. Every chapter will lead you deeper and deeper into an understanding of the grace and power of the Lord!

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Christians disobey God and impoverish themselves by refusing to join with other believers when there is a local congregation that they can belong to.

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This is the orthodox-conservative-reformed-evangelical view on this subject. It may be read with mu This is a “must have” as well as a “must read” and should have a prominent place in every Christian home. Return to Book Page.


This is a “must have” as well as a “must read” and should have a prominent place in every Christian home. Words cannot fully express how helped I was by this book key word: This book is also a great tool to do a quick look-up of various beliefs and where they come from, especially when you have a differences in view concerning an aspect of theology. Other editions – View all Concise Theology J. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

It is a reliable guide to the doctrines of the Christian faith, presented in an easily accessible, precise and useful format.

The Holy Spirit will guide you and reveal the truth of Scripture. To ask other readers questions about Concise Theologyplease sign up.

My library Help Advanced Book Search. That is one reason why this i was written: When people at church ask for an introductory book to the Christian faith, this is the first book I recommend.