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Knowing God (audio)



A lifelong pursuit of knowing God should embody the Christian’s existence. According to eminent theologian J.I. Packer, however, Christians have become enchanted by modern skepticism and have joined the “gigantic conspiracy of misdirection” by failing to put first things first. Knowing God aims to redirect our attention to the simple, deep truth that to know God is to love his Word.

What began as a number of consecutive articles angled for “honest, no-nonsense readers who were fed up with facile Christian verbiage” in 1973, Knowing God has become a contemporary classic by creating “small studies out of great subjects.” Each chapter is so specific in focus (covering topics such as the trinity, election, God’s wrath, and God’s sovereignty), that each succeeding chapter’s theology seems to rival the next, until one’s mind is so expanded that one’s entire view of God has changed.

Author Elizabeth Eliot wrote that amid the lofty content Packer “puts the hay where the sheep can reach it—plainly shows us ordinary folks what it means to know God.” Having rescued us from the individual hunches of our ultra-tolerant theological age, Packer points the reader to the true character of God with his theological competence and compassionate heart. The lazy and faint-hearted should be warned about this timeless work—God is magnified, the sinner is humbled, and the saint encouraged.

Audiobooks add new dimension to your digital library. When you listen in Logos, your audiobooks sync across devices—pause a book anytime on your home computer, then pick up where you left off in your car or on your laptop. Listen on your lunch breaks, as a family, or as part of your personal devotional time. Tap into the power of Logos Bible Software in a whole new way.

  • Extols the simple truth of knowing God through Scripture
  • Features chapters focused on a variety of specific theological concepts
  • Presents concepts in a way that is still reachable by the average reader
  • Title: Knowing God (Unabridged)
  • Author: J. I. Packer
  • Publisher: christianaudio
  • Print Publication Date: 2011
  • Logos Release Date: 2015
  • Era: era:contemporary
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Audio
  • Subjects: God; Theology, doctrinal
  • Resource Type: Media
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2018-10-16T00:15:08Z
J. I. Packer

J.I. Packer (1926–2020), or James Innell Packer, is considered one of the most influential evangelicals in North America. Packer committed his life to Christian service after hearing lectures from C. S. Lewis while studying at Oxford. In the 1950s, Packer was ordained a deacon and priest in the Church of England. Before moving to Canada, he lectured at several schools, including Tyndale Hall in Bristol, Latimer House in Oxford, and Oak Hill Theological College in London.

Packer was also a professor of theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and served as the honorary president of the Latimer Trust. Packer has written and edited several books: he was the editor of the English Standard Version Bible, the New Bible Dictionary, and the New Dictionary of Theology, and his books include Illustrated Manner and Customs of the Bible and A Quest for Godliness.


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  1. Albert Lo

    Albert Lo


  2. John A. Murphy, Jr.
    It's deep, it's rich, it's Gold! Great book. I have the book in Print and Kindle version., I have an audio version of it as well. I would love to have it as part of my LOGOS library for the cross referencing capability! Yes, I would be totally willing to purchase it yet again if it were!

  3. Jonathan Terry

    Jonathan Terry


    Seems a bit more like "Knowing ABOUT God," with a bit of personal interpretations thrown in as well. Heady, not hearty in my view.

  4. Kay Lester

    Kay Lester


  5. Larry Craig

    Larry Craig


    You push a book and it's not available? I'm sorry, but audio is very different from reading. I need to see the words, and go back a few times, and stop for a second and think about it. You have everything else Packer wrote but not this?

  7. Memphis D.Tufts
  8. Janet Pierce

    Janet Pierce


    I would love the Logos text version as well to utilize the two together for deeper study. Is this in the works?

  9. Tony Shoemaker
    I wanted to take this opportunity to thank LOGOS for offering this valuable resource as well as developing the best Bible Study tools available. I have the print edition of this book and cant wait until its digitized.

  10. Jeff Brown

    Jeff Brown


    Excellent Resource!!! Now, how long before we can get a Logos version of the print book. I have a personal book I created and it is ok, but, I would love to have this classic with all the logos formatting and linking.