Thursday, June 05, 2008

Getting To Know God

This summer I'm participating in a group study of Knowing God by J. I. Packer at church. Members of the group will be leaders for the upcoming BSD study of the same name. The study is not a study of this book, but a theme Bible study: the idea is that the book will be a good preparation and supplement for the leaders.

Today is the first meeting, so I finished reading the first two chapters and answering the questions in the study guide. It is often said that the best way to learn about the Bible is to actually READ the Bible itself and not what other people write about what the Bible says. (What a concept!) The goal of this study is to help you go beyond reading about God -- to develop a relationship and understanding of who He is through prayer and meditation.

I'm looking forward to what I hope will be a real growth experience.


Mary M said...

I'll be interested in your take on the book - thematic studies can be very rewarding. Years ago I taught both long term Kerygma studies - Discovering the Bible and the Bible in Depth. The Bible in Depth was very helpful to me in organizing my thinking around the continuity of old and new testaments.

Jan said...

I read this book 13 years ago and don't remember anything about it. It's still on one of my bookshelves. I hope you'll keep us up on your opinion of the book.