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A Rich Vision for Christian Living from Great Puritan Leaders
A Quest for Godliness explores the depth and breadth of Puritan spiritual life. Drawing on a lifetime of study, renowned evangelical theologian and church leader J. I. Packer surveys the lives and teachings of great Puritan leaders such as John Owen, Richard Baxter, and Jonathan Edwards. He examines the Puritan view of the Bible, spiritual gifts, the Sabbath, worship, social action, and the family. The Puritans' faith, Packer argues, stands in marked contrast with the superficiality of modern western Christianity.
In a time of failing vision and decaying values, this powerful portrait of the Puritans is a beacon of hope that calls Christians to radical commitment and action, both of which are desperately needed today. Beautifully written, A Quest for Godliness is a moving and challenging exploration of Puritan life and thought.
- Classic Work from J. I. Packer: Theologian and author of several books, including Knowing God; Keep in Step with the Spirit; and God Has Spoken
- Timeless Puritan Teaching for Modern Believers: A descriptive survey of the history of the Puritans, from leaders including John Owen, Richard Baxter, and Jonathan Edwards
- Ideal for Pastors, Students, and Lay People: Essential lessons on evangelism, preaching, Christian living, and more
About the Author
J. I. Packer (1926-2020) served as the Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College. He authored numerous books, including the classic bestseller Knowing God. Packer also served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.