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]
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]
Hymn Writers: Isaac Watts, Charles Wesley, Fanny Crosby
The Christian Life: A Doctrinal Introduction, by Sinclair B. Ferguson [affiliate link]
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