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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Words cannot fully express how helped I was by this book thology word: Theolgy is one reason why this book was written: Jan 12, Cbarrett rated it it was amazing. Despite how very long it took me to read, I really loved this book.

The way it is laid out, it is best gone through slowly so there can be plenty of discussion and explanation of each chapter. Want to Read saving…. Refresh and try again.

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Brief, easy-to-understand chapters offer cohcise descriptions without sacrificing depth. Concise and Readable Packer does a great job of summarizing reformed theological ideas and presenting them in a way that the average person can find understandable and digestible. Now I am familiar with it, and can remember to use it as a resource later.

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Packer thoroughly explains historic Christian beliefs from a Reformed position. Packer is clearly a Calvinist at heart, and the concise nature of this theology book prevents clarity when it comes to deeper subject, though for the most part is extremely well written, dripped with fundamental biblical foundation, as opposed to ocncise of liberal theology nowadays which preaches a completely different Jesus to the one in the Bible.


Tbeology will likely use this text as a go-to study book for small group discipleship. References to this book Essential Christianity: This is a great and brief overview of a lot of theological topics.

At last it can be understood easily, thanks to this “layman’s language” approach to biblical belief. I really want to read it. The name of the book says it all. Getting the Gospel Wrong J. This is a really helpful little book. True to its title this is a very concise book on theology, but full of scriptural references for further study. 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 I tend to be a little more, ahem, ecumenical.

This is a pocket sized systematic theology. This book is great at what it does. It’s definitely a book I’ll go back to again and again when I have research or questions on a particular topic of my faith. A “must read” for every Christian. Packer has covered every basics in short without missing the key doctrines. Great reference book for getting at the basics.

Although easy to understand, it is important–and Thellogy highly suggest–that readers take t Words cannot fully express how helped I was by this book key word: So, I suppose it is aptly named. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This is a must read for the false doctrines that are circulating in our culture. A great book on reformed theology that is exactly what the title implies – concise theology.

Jul 25, Bill rated it really liked it Shelves: The various articles are all exceptionally brief pagesso this isn’t a place for in-depth reading on the various doctrines of the Bible.

Jun 21, Gbraden rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is divided into 94 short, clear chapters and contains plenty of Bible references to help with study. This is the most concise book on systematic theology I’ve seen that is legitimate. Packer, one of the premier theologians of Christianity, this summary of Christian teaching covers nearly major Christian beliefs from a Reformed perspective.


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Full of short chapters for easy quick reads on all the different areas of Christianity. May 16, Jeremy rated it really liked it Shelves: If you enjoyed “Knowing God” you are probably going to enjoy this book. Sep 12, Laura Castagnetto rated it really liked it. Preview — Concise Theology by J.

Either way, no matter how difficult this book is to obtain, it will more than repay the effort. Packer delivers an essential piece of Christian literature that delves into what makes faith in God so important and wondrous.

The book is based from a Reformed perspective, so readers will want to keep that in mind. Packer Limited preview – Open Preview See a Problem? He also dropped a bomb statement regarding the importance of church membership that forced me to think through said importance: May 10, Megan Lane rated it it was amazing Shelves: Also, there are so many people claiming to be Christians, but in all reality, they are not; they have not been born again.

Pacer is succinct, chock-full of Scriptural references, and still thorough. I have many systematic theology volumes in my library, nearly all of which go in to far greater detail.