Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God

Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God by J. I. Packer book cover

Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God

by J. I. Packer

ISBN-10: 0830813391

ISBN-13: 9780830813391


“If you believe that God is absolutely sovereign in salvation won’t that diminish your evangelistic zeal?”  Or “Isn’t it true that Calvinism undercuts evangelism?”

In this classic work, Evangelism & The Sovereignty of God, author J.I. Packer powerfully answers these common objections to biblical Calvinism, showing that, rightly understood, Calvinistic belief does not hinder evangelism, on the contrary, it truly strengthens and undergirds a fervent witness of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

This concise discussion of the relationship between divine sovereignty and human responsibility is thoroughly biblical, imminently logical, and surprisingly readable.  Packer breaks down this complex subject matter in a way that is also intensely practical.

This book, first published in 1962, has been a great help to many Christians who have wrestled with the interplay between the biblical doctrines of election and evangelism.  Personally, “Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God” was a landmark book in my own spiritual pilgrimage, paving the way for me to embrace the doctrines of grace.

Review by:
Pastor Ty Blackburn