Going through my stack of paperback books, here is an interesting one: J.I. Packer’s early work (1961) on “Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God.” This is an early work (originally published in 1961), preceding his “Knowing God” which made him an evangelical household name. I find it especially interesting for the historical context of the mid-20th century, the era of “Forgotten Spurgeon” (see this previous post). Much of what is said here regarding the two seemingly-contradictory truths of divine sovereignty and man’s responsibility, is found in the Charles Spurgeon sermon volumes — ideas brought out in a few sentences at a time over the course of many sermons, and well covered within Packer’s book.
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