InterVarsity Press. P.O. Box , Downers Grove, IL World Wide Web: E-mail: [email protected] by J. I. Packer. If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all?. Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all? J.I. Packer shows in this classic study how both of these attitudes are false. In a careful.

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Review: “Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God” by JI Packer | The Briefing

There are many Christians who say that believers who emphasize the sovereignty of grace and unconditional election do so to the neglect of tthe responsibility and divine accountability. It is a matter, not merely of informing, but also of inviting.

Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty. I highly recommend this book for all believers and trust anyone will be able to learn and grow through it. In his book, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, Packer begins by stating his purpose for the work as twofold. There is plenty of content, and yet, because its focus is on addressing a single question, the new edition comes in at around pages and is easily digested in a couple of hours.

One of the more memorable points that Packer makes, is also one of his first: Packer provides readers with a framework in which to think about the sovereignty of God.


He deals with what he calls the “antinomy” – that is, two clear truths standing in apparent contradiction to one another. Depending on the background of the reader, this sovereignry could be either eye-opening, infuriating, or a great way to refocus on the fundamentals of evangelism. Packer does not skirt the main issue.

Apr 19, Nick Gibson rated it really liked it. Eye-opening for those who have never considered the sovereignty of God in evangelism, infuriating for those who strongly disagree with it, and refocusing for those who know it already. For example, Packer see the true conviction of sin as having 3 aspects: For me, one of the more unexpected challenges of reading this book came out of the manner in which it addresses evangelism.

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God. In lieu of a comments section, I accept and encourage letters to the editor. Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God is written in 4 chapters: The author turns to a lengthy discussion of evangelism where he defines what evangelism is and what it is not.

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It will be a good one to re-read periodically. That reminder made the book worth reading pwcker me. Not the most exciting read but I learned a lot!

Packer This book eevangelism challenged my approach in how I share the gospel of Jesus Christ. Reiterating over these fundamental principles of evangelism was beneficial. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.


At a number of points, as attention is drawn to the theological understanding required for the topic, Packer points out things we should be praying for. Rather a Christian should always look to learn more and gain a deeper understanding of scripture.

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Review: “Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God” by JI Packer

It needed, therefore, to be taught. Sponsor Show Your Support. In his chapter entitled, EvangelismPacker answers four questions in the light of the foregoing. I wholeheartedly disagre This was an excellent treatment of the doctrine of God’s Sovereignty and evangelism.

The book was republished in but the edition remained the same. Alexa Actionable Analytics for the Web. For a clearer, more detailed study of this issue, see Gordon H. Packer does an awesome job at holding the two concepts of man’s responsibility and divine sovereignty together in truth.

Yet Packer suggests the ground to occupy in these discussions is in the middle. Packer is author of the best selling Christian classic Knowing God.

While Packer is now quite old and is most likely unable to publish a second edition, it might be worth someone working with him or taking on the task entirely on their own. This was an excellent treatment of the doctrine of God’s Sovereignty and evangelism.