Over the past twenty years J.I.Packer's classic has revealed to over a million Christians around the world the wonder, the glory and the joy of knowing God. This new edition is Americanized and completely retypeset with a new preface by the author.
The Christian church has a long tradition of systematic theology, that is, studying theology and doctrine organized around fairly standard categories such as the Word of God, redemption, and Jesus Christ. This introduction to systematic theology has several distinctive features:
A strong emphasis on the scriptural basis for each doctrine and teaching
Clear writing, with technical terms kept to a minimum
A contemporary approach, treating subjects of special interest to the church today
A friendly tone, appealing to the emotions and the spirit as well as the intellect
Frequent application to life
Resources for worship with each chapter
Bibliographies with each chapter that cross ... more
Since its completion in 1647 the Westminster Shorter Catechism has been unsurpassed as a concise tool for teaching the Reformed understanding of Scripture. Though the truths of the catechism are unchanging, the English language has undergive many changes, which have made using the catechism in its original form increasingly difficult.
"Driscoll and Breshears team up again to teach thirteen keyelements of the Christian faith that should be held by anyoneclaiming to be a follower of Jesus."
"Doctrine" is the word Christians use to define thetruth-claims revealed in Holy Scripture. Of course there is amultitude of churches, church networks, and denominations, eachwith their own doctrinal statement with many points ofdisagreement. But while Christians disagree on a number ofdoctrines, there are key elements that cannot be denied by anyoneclaiming to be a follower of Jesus.
In "Doctrine: What Christians Should Believe," Driscoll andBreshears teach thirteen of these key elements. This meaty yetreadable overview of basic doctrine will help Christians ... more
Beginning where the foundational truth of Desiring God left off, that "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him, " this expanded rerelease of another classic by John Piper will further explore a life-changing essential -- "We will be most satisfied in God when we know why God himself is most satisfied in God." Fully understanding the joy of God will draw the reader into an encounter with His overflowing, self-replenishing, all-encompassing grace -- the source of living water that all Christians desire to drink. The Pleasures of God will again put God at the center of Creation and leave the reader very satisfied in Him.
This study guide helps groups of Christians to understand and apply the essential truths of J. I Packer's classic work, Knowing God. It contains 22 studies, one for each chapter of the book, allowing groups to approach it in two eleven week sessions.
First published in 1949, this comprehensive introduction to systematic theology has served as a classroom text for students and seminarians and as a continuing reference aid for pastors and serious students of the scriptures. Now fully revised and updated by Vernon D. Doerksen, it remains a work of undiminished scholarly value.
Thiessen addresses a wide rage of substantive issues in sections on theism, bibliology, theology, angelology, anthropology, soteriology, ecclesiology, and eschatology. Particularly helpful to students are two specialized indexes: an Index of Subjects, and an Index of Scriptural References that includes more than 4,000 entries.
This revised edition remains completely faithful to the substance a ... more