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Overview

In Keeping the Ten Commandments, Packer probes the purpose and meaning of the commandments, which he believes are often mistakenly viewed as a legalistic list of dos and don’ts. Under Packer’s guidance, readers discover that these precepts are God’s blueprints for the best life possible—containing the wisdom everyone needs for relational, spiritual, and societal blessing.

Delivered in brief, readable segments with discussion questions and ideas for further study at the end of each chapter, Keeping the Ten Commandments will challenge you to view the commandments with new eyes and appreciate the heritage of health and hope that they offer.

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Key Features

  • Presents a key work on the Christian life by renowned Bible scholar J.I. Packer
  • Offers questions and suggested Scripture passages for further study
  • Addresses contemporary, spiritual issues through a biblical lens

Contents

  • The Way to Life
  • Blueprint for Behavior
  • I and You
  • Law and Love
  • The Lord Your God
  • Who Comes First?
  • Imagination
  • Are You Serious?
  • Take My Time
  • God and the Family
  • Life Is Sacred
  • Sex Is Sacred
  • Stop, Thief!
  • Truth Is Sacred
  • Be Content
  • Learning from the Law
  • The Cement of Society

Praise for the Print Edition

Packer is lucid, often illustrates well, and is orderly. A good brief discussion appears on what would be true for Christianity if Jesus had not risen. Packer also has good reasons Christians can validly believe that Jesus did rise. A number of other fine discussions are helpful, such as what heaven means, Christ’s public future coming, the Holy Spirit, forgiveness, bodily resurrection, everlasting life, baptism, baptism in the Spirit.

James E. Rosscup, professor of Bible exposition, The Master’s Seminary

Maturity in the spiritual life, like its counterparts in the social and emotional realms, requires conscious effort. Renowned author J.I. Packer gives the benefit of his extended experiences in achieving growth in Christ. Don’t expect a book of doctrines that only theologians can understand. Packer clothes doctrine with practical everyday living applications.

—Glen H. Jones, Pulpit Helps

  • Title: Keeping the Ten Commandments
  • Author: J. I. Packer
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Print Publication Date: 2007
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Ten Commandments › Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • Resource ID: LLS:KPNGTNCMMNDMNTS
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-03T22:43:11Z

Perfect for scholars, students, pastors, and laypeople, the Logos edition of this book is fully searchable. Scripture passages link directly to English translations and original-language texts, and important theological concepts link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Mobile apps let you bring the conversation with you. With Logos Bible Software, the most comprehensive research tools help you get the most from your study.

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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