Taking God Seriously
J I Packer’s ‘Taking God Seriously’ is a discipleship reader to ground you in the basic, essential truths of Christianity equipping you to answer sceptics and maintain an ecumenical church view that upholds traditional, orthodox Christian beliefs.
Professor J. I. Packer, one of the most influential evangelicals in America today, explains how the intentional, orderly instruction in the truths that Christians are called to live by (unfashionably known as ‘catechesis’) has fallen out of the curriculum of most churches today. This, he believes is a major loss, leaving many Christians under-nourished and spiritually sluggish. Stating the case for catechesis as of the utmost importance in developing an ecumenical church that maintains orthodox beliefs, Packer's book pushes Christians to know their faith so they can explain it to inquirers and sustain it against sceptics. Putting faith to work in evangelism, church fellowship, and the many forms of service is, says Packer, the Christian's chief business in ‘Taking God Seriously’.