Theology matters! At last it can be understood easily, thanks to this “layman’s language” approach to biblical belief. Authored by J. I. Packer, one of the premier . Packer’s philosophy is that theology is for doxology and devotion, and therefore he Concise Theology: A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs J. I. Packer. LibraryThing Review. User Review – Stormrev1 – LibraryThing. “Outstanding” – R. D. Martin “Amust for every thinking Christian. This is a book to cherish for.

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A must read theology book for every Christian. This is the most concise book on systematic theology I’ve seen that is theolofy. Great reference book for getting at the basics. In almost Despite how very long it took me to read, I really loved this book.

Loaded with Scripture references and covering each major doctrine with brevity and clarity, it serves as both a good intro to each doctrine as well as a great little quick reference for where to do further study on each area from the Scriptures. In almost every chapter there was a moment of, “Woah!

However, this one always gets consulted first and if it is a quick reference I need, often I need look no further.

Concise Theology by J.I. Packer

Apr 02, Adam rated it it was amazing Shelves: This is sound theology for anyone at a college level or packdr to read. Dec 05, Brian Phillips rated it it was amazing. This book is also a great tool to do a quick look-up of various beliefs and where they come from, especially when you have a differences in view concerning an aspect of theology. So, I suppose it is aptly named. Quotes from Concise Theology.


Quite good, but don’t cincise long explanations on many biblical issues, esp. Mar 03, Todd Miller rated it it was amazing. I enjoyed the comprehensive scope — my first foray into a systematic theology cover to cover.

The explanations of the various aspects of theology were very concise and loaded with bible references that backed up the explanations.

May 16, Jeremy rated it really liked it Shelves: Want to Read saving…. But it is a good source for thoelogy summaries and biblical references on the topics addressed. The Holy Spirit will guide you and reveal the truth of Scripture.

It covers almost every topic conceivable in the area of theology which can be used as a jumping board for more in depth study. This is a good “concise” overview of Theology. Open Preview See a Problem? I have many systematic theology volumes in my library, nearly all of which go in to far greater detail.

A Guide to Historic Christian Beliefs. It is especially handy to read through a couple of chapters in one’s devotional time to strengthen ones understanding of theological concepts. Lists with This Book. Refresh and try again. Each morning before school we would read a chapter 2 to 3 pages concerning a topic.

Concise Theology

We know that we have been born again, but what exactly happened? Although I do broadly agree with him on most issues described, I was rather concerned that he started out with scripture rather than with God, and I This is an issue in Pacekr theology.

Oct 04, Hannah Belyea rated it it was amazing. Brief, easy-to-understand chapters offer precise descriptions without sacrif Theology matters! The book is based from a Reformed perspective, so readers will want to keep that in mind.

Sep 12, Ben Lansing rated it it was amazing. When I was writing Redeeming Childbirth, I quoted and re-read his section of God as Redeemer and was so encouraged but also utilized his words to encourage other women through quotations.


The way it is laid out, it is best gone through slowly so there can be plenty of discussion and explanation of each chapter. A great book on reformed theology that is exactly what theologt title implies – concise theology. This is a must read for the false doctrines that are circulating in our culture.

Most encouraging was how practical I found this book to be — it was spilling into my everyday life all the time, which has to be theology at it’s best. Brief, easy-to-understand chapters offer precise descriptions without sacrificing depth. Feb 18, Mildred rated it really liked it. Great intro book for anyone wanting a survey of orthodox Christianity. May 10, Megan Lane rated it it was amazing Shelves: To ask other readers questions about Concise Theologyplease sign up.

It may be read with mu This is a “must have” as well as a “must read” and should have a prominent place in every Christian home. By the very nature of the book, it reads more like an encyclopedia that a proper book, and is therefore not a particularly exciting read, even though the theologt should be.

Account Options Sign in. Full of short chapters for easy quick reads on all the different areas of Christianity. Packer provides easily-digestible bites of doctrine for the curious believer. It is divided into 94 short, clear chapters packef contains plenty of Bible references to help with study.