Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God
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?
Dr. James Packer shows in this classic study 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.
This is a book of unspeakable value which has sharpened Christian minds on the subject of spreading the gospel since its first publication in 1961.
About the Author
J. I. Packer is regarded as one of the most influential evangelicals in North America. He is Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Packer’s writings include books such as Knowing God, A Quest for Godliness, Growing in Christ and Rediscovering Holiness, among many others. He has preached and lectured widely in Great Britain and North America and served as general editor of the English Standard Version of the Bible published in 2001, and theological editor of the Study Bible version.
In 2014, Packer was named Author of the Year by the Association of Logos Bookstores. He is a frequent contributor to and an executive editor of Christianity Today and has written numerous articles published in journals such as Churchman, SouthWestern Journal, Reformation & Revival Journal and Touchstone. He received a BA, MA and PhD from Oxford University.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Mark Dever
- Divine Sovereignty
- Divine Sovereignty and Human Responsibility
- Divine Sovereignty and Evangelism