God's Plans for You

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God's promise of hope doesn't always come easy. We know His words are true, and yet we struggle to endure the trials set before us. We wander far from where He leads, losing sight of Him amid life's distractions, and fail to trust His plans for our future. With this book, J. I. Packer hopes to set before you the certainty that through all the twists and turns you take on life's journey, God is providentially leading you somewhere spectacular. Through the hardships you encounter, the guidance you seek, the ...
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God's promise of hope doesn't always come easy. We know His words are true, and yet we struggle to endure the trials set before us. We wander far from where He leads, losing sight of Him amid life's distractions, and fail to trust His plans for our future. With this book, J. I. Packer hopes to set before you the certainty that through all the twists and turns you take on life's journey, God is providentially leading you somewhere spectacular. Through the hardships you encounter, the guidance you seek, the holiness you desire, God is there. In the midst of every struggle and pleasure, disappointment and joy, God is with you. By addressing a wide range of topics like these, Packer helps you recognize key biblical principles and make wise decisions. This book shows you how life looks and feels when lived by faith in a sovereign God with sovereign plans. And when you see the many wonders God has intended, you will know that He alone fills your future with hope.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581342901
  • Publisher: Crossway Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2001
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.68 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

J. I. Packer (DPhil, Oxford University) serves as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He is the author of numerous books, including the classic best-seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.

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Table of Contents

Preface 9
1 Danger! Theologian at Work: What These Chapters Are Meant to Do 11
2 The Plan of God: The Basic Christian Orientation 17
3 Meeting God: The Basic Christian Relationship 35
4 Hot Tub Religion: Toward a Theology of Enjoyment 47
5 A Christian Style of Life: Managing our Labor, Leisure, Pleasure, and Treasure 73
6 Guidance: How God Leads Us 89
7 Joy: A Neglected Discipline 107
8 Scripture and Sanctification: How the Bible Helps Us to Holiness 127
9 The Transformation Track: What It Means to Follow Christ 143
10 Poor Health: Physical Cures and Healing 149
11 Disappointment, Despair, Depression: How the Great Physician Touches Troubled Minds 157
12 Know Yourself: Identity and Self-Image 167
13 Power Path: Taking the Holy Spirit Seriously 181
14 Musings on the Life of Faith: Double-Mindedness, Seriousness, Balance, Dying 193
15 Church Reformation: Outward Reordering and Inward Renewal 205
Notes 221
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