J. I. Packer

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(Arabic) Knowing God


For over 40 years, J. I. Packer's classic has been an important tool to help Christians around the world discover the wonder, the glory and the joy of knowing God. In 2006, Christianity Today voted this title one of the top 50 books that have shaped evangelicals. This edition is updated with Americanized language and spelling and a new preface by the author.

Stemming from Packer's profound theological knowledge, Knowing God brings together two important facets of the Christian faith― knowing about God and also knowing God through the context of a close relationship with the person of Jesus Christ. Written in an engaging and practical tone, this thought-provoking work seeks to transform and enrich the Christian understanding of God.

Explaining both who God is and how we can relate to him, Packer divides his book into three sections: The first directs our attention to how and why we know God, the second to the attributes of God and the third to the benefits enjoyed by a those who know him intimately. This guide leads readers into a greater understanding of God while providing advice to gaining a closer relationship with him as a result.


The Arabic language is a thread that links communities, traditions, families, and nations on several continents. Not only are there entire nations that speak the language in daily life, there are also Islamic training schools that require students to learn Arabic in order to read the Qur’an. In most Arabic nations it is forbidden to read or own Christian literature, but research has shown that Arabic speaking populations and Christians in Arabic nations still seek good theological literature as well as web-based information that they can access in internet cafés. Yet, the West must understand that to be an Arabic speaker does not mean the person is Muslim. While the rate of Muslim conversion to Christianity is about 6 million per year, in the Arab world there are already many strong pockets of Christian churches, fellowships, and even Christian Bible schools and seminaries. (Arab World Ministries)

Geography of the Language

Arabic is considered an official language in the countries of Algeria, Bahrain, Chad, Comoros, Dijbouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somolia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, UAE, and Yemen.

Arabic Demographics

Population: 344,139,242
221,000,000 First Language Arabic Speakers
77% Literacy Rate (Internet users 65M; 18.8% of the population)
* Statistics are from Operation World, ICI, World Bank, IWS, and UNESCO

Project Details

Total Project Cost: $31,200
Raised Offline: $24,000
Online Goal: $3,100 + Matching Grant

Title: Knowing God
Author: J.I. Packer
Language: Arabic
Quantity: 4,000
Format: Soft Cover
Page Count: 268


Focus on the Family Middle East exists to promote and strengthen Godly family values and principles throughout the Middle East. We recognize the family as the basic unit of society. Therefore its well-being is essential to achieve the security, health, stability, and prosperity of nations.

The goal of our ministry is to facilitate the advancement of indigenous missionaries throughout the world. Our strategy consists of four primary components: financial support, theological training, Scripture and literature distribution, and the supply of any tool necessary to facilitate the completion of the Great Commission.