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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Concise Theology by J.I. Packer

Packer was repeatedly able to condense massive, complex concepts into only a paragraph or two and yet leave me feeling satisfied. A great book on reformed theology that is exactly what the title implies – concise theology.

The book is pages long but each chapter is only two to four pages in length. Hixson No preview available – In less than 3 pages, he managed to give me a clearer picture of election than anything else I’ve heard or read.

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Concise Theology

I have many systematic theology volumes in my library, nearly all of which go in to far greater detail. Feb 18, Mildred rated it really liked it. This is an issue in Christian theology. It is a reliable guide to the doctrines of the Christian faith, presented in an easily accessible, precise and useful format. This is a pocket sized systematic theology.


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Please, is this book downloadable? I really want to read it. By the very nature of the book, it reads more like an encyclopedia that a proper book, and is therefore not a particularly exciting read, even though the topics concisf be.

The way it is laid out, it is best gone through slowly so there can be plenty of confise and explanation of each chapter.

Sep 12, Ben Lansing rated u it was amazing. This is sound theology for anyone at a college level or higher to read. Dive into the vital subjects and pieces of Christianity with this stellar collection of definitions and descriptions that sorts through the complexities of God and his Word and translates them into an easy to read format for all.

We know that we have been born again, but what exactly happened? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Thoughtfully arranged and refreshingly readable, this is a book that belongs on the shelf of every Christian. Apr concisf, Wade rated it it was amazing Shelves: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Packer Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. Still superior as an over-all guide.

Loaded with Scripture references and covering each major doctrine with brevity and clarity, it serves as both a good intro to each doctrine as well as a great little quick reference for where to do further study on each area from the Scriptures. Most encouraging was how practical I found this book to be — it was spilling into my everyday life all the time, which has to be theology at it’s best.


Oct 04, Hannah Belyea rated condise it was amazing. A must read theology book for every Christian. Although I do broadly agree with him on most issues described, I tyeology rather concerned that he started out with scripture rather than with God, and I tend to be a little more, ahem, ecumenical. I was gripped by this book! But, if you want to know l “what” of protestant an dreformational theology and not necessarily the “why” You do not have to be a seminary student to read this book.

Return to Book Page. Great reference book for getting at the basics. Packer delivers an essential piece of Christian literature that delves into what makes faith in God so important and wondrous.

Packer, one of the premier theologians of Christianity, this summary of Christian teaching covers nearly major Christian beliefs from a Reformed perspective That is one reason why this book was written: This book gives a thorough answer to that question.

Concise Theology by J. Refresh and try again. Despite how very long it took me to read, I really loved this book.

One of the best basic introductions to theology I have read. Packer has covered every basics in short without missing the key doctrines. Christians disobey God and impoverish themselves by refusing to join with other believers when there is a local congregation that they can belong to.