Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God
 

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God

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by J. I. Packer
Foreword by Mark Dever

Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God
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  • Length: 122 pages
  • Published: January 16, 2012
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  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-3799-1
  • Item Code: 3799
  • Case Quantity: 80

If God is in control of everything, can Christians sit back and not bother to evangelize? Or does active evangelism imply that God is not really sovereign at all?

J. I. Packer shows in this new edition to the popular IVP Classics how both of these attitudes are false. In a careful review of the biblical evidence, he shows how a right understanding of God's sovereignty is not so much a barrier to evangelism as an incentive and powerful support for it.

With over 100,000 copies in print, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God is truly a classic that should be read by every Christian.

"I've often recommended this book to faithful Christians who are confused about how they are to think about prayer, missions, giving—any area in which our efforts could be wrongly pitted against God's own necessary action. Packer introduces us to clear truths, handles Scripture with exemplary care, and supplies us with just the right amount of illustrations and application."

From the foreword by Mark Dever, Senior Pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church, Washington, D.C.

Whether you consider yourself a Calvinist, an Arminian, or somewhere in between, Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God will stimulate your thinking about evangelism and increase your desire to join God in his work. It is easy to see why InterVarsity Press has republished this book as one of its "IVP Classics."

Todd Sauve, 1340mag Books (1340magbooks.com), April 2009

"A short but exceedingly powerful book. Packer shows that rather than precluding evangelism, God's sovereignty provides the most powerful incentive and support for it. . . . [C]ontains impressive depth and contains a thorough and satisfying treatment of the subject."

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CONTENTS

Foreword by Mark Dever
Preface
Introduction
1. Divine Sovereignty
2. Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility
3. Evangelism
4. Divine Sovereignty and Evangelism

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J. I. Packer

J. I. Packer (1926–2020) is regarded as one of the most well-known theologians and influential evangelicals of our time. Once named to Time magazine's list of the 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America, Packer wrote what many consider the definitive classic evangelical book of the twentieth century, Knowing God, which has sold more than one million copies in North America alone. As the author of forty-seven books, as well as untold numbers of journal articles, book reviews, dictionary entries, and forewords, Packer's prolific work has impacted countless pastors, thought leaders, theologians, and authors.

BY J. I. Packer