Weakness Is the Way by J.I. Packer {Book Review}

Weakness Is the Way: Life with Christ Our Strength

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Weakness Is the Way: Life with Christ Our Strength by J.I. Packer

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Overview

When I watched the video trailer for this book I could not wait to get my hands on it! The concept of how weakness is the better way obviously goes against our natural thoughts and intrigued desire to understand this more. Finally I was able to read this short, 128 page book in about 3 hours of accumulated time and dig in deeper to how weakness is God’s way of being glorified.

The Readability

While this is a small book, I found it to be a challenge to read. The content is wonderful, but it is deep and needed to be read, contemplated, and re-read most of the time. I have read a number of books which I have personally classified as “deep” but this was by far the hardest challenge yet.

The Highlights

I liked this book for it’s thought provoking content and probing look into 2 Corinthians. Packer challenges us to step away from our preconceived ideas and look at what Scripture says about our daily lives.

The Downside

This book had many great nuggets of truth that I was challenged through. The downside is that the format is very much like a shotgun rather than a bullet – there are a lot of great thoughts but I struggled to put into words the explanation of the main point. This does not mean it is a bad book, just that reading it may not be as easy as it first appears.

The Recommendation

I greatly appreciated this little theology book and am grateful for what I learned through reading it. My recommendation is to read it, but know before hand that it might be more difficult than you anticipated.

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