Book Review: Weakness is the Way by J.I. Packer

16228965Let me start by saying, after watching this video, it was likely that nothing short of a masterpiece could have lived up to my expectations of this book. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=seBsfKi-v2w

See what I mean...

If you’ve never experienced a Packer book before and are considering this as your first read, might I suggest you pick up a different work– maybe Knowing God or Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God. If you have read Packer before, then it’s likely that you too have been impacted by his heart, mind, and his clarity in teaching difficult doctrines of truth. This book will be a refreshing reminder of why you love and appreciate this man of God.

In a sentence,Weakness is the Way is a conversational exposition on 2 Corinthians 5:6-6:2.

If you’ll allow me to review this book with an analogy: it was as if I was sitting on a cozy rug listening to Grandpa Packer teach me a passage of Scripture, as he rocked in his favorite chair. Like all grandfathers, he stopped from time to time to interject a personal story and a Peanuts or Winnie the Pooh reference (no kidding). But overall, it was nice to spend some time with him- as we’re not sure how much longer he’ll be with us- and edifying, because, even in his old age, he is still careful and clear in his exposition of God’s Word.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Crossway Publishing for this review. I have not received any compensation for writing this post. Also, some of the links in the post above are “affiliate links.” This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”