Knowing God, with Dr. Fred Sanders

Fred Sanders joins Matt, Alastair, and Derek for a discussion of evangelical spirituality inspired by J.I. Packer's Knowing God.

The classic intro to Christianity, Knowing God by J.I. Packer, was published 50 years ago. To celebrate this anniversary, Derek, Alastair, and Matt welcome Fred Sanders back to the show to discuss the distinctives of evangelical spirituality and practice which shine forth in Packer’s book. They also discuss the doctrine of God, classic hymns, the Keswick movement, and the contemporary literary context of which Knowing God may be the apex


Knowing God: 50th Anniversary Edition, by J.I. Packer [use code IVPKNOW50]

Lexham Press Book of the Month

Merrie Band

Dr. Fred Sanders on Mere Fi

The Deep Things of God: How the Trinity Changes Everything, by Fred Sanders [affiliate link]

The Holiness of God, by R.C. Sproul [affiliate link]

Keswick Spirituality

Hymn Writers: Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley, Fanny Crosby

The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction, by Sinclair B. Ferguson [affiliate link]

For half a century, J. I. Packer’s classic has helped Christians around the world discover the wonder, the glory, and the joy of knowing God. Stemming from Packer’s profound theological knowledge, Knowing God brings together two key facets of the Christian faith—knowing about God and knowing God through a close relationship with Jesus Christ. Listeners to Mere Fidelity can get 25% off the new 50th Anniversary Edition of Knowing God and all its accompanying resources with the code IVPKNOW50.


Half a Century
Evangelical Spirituality
What’s Missing
Old Books
Experience and Assurance
Thin and Thick Piety

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