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A Quest for Godliness explores the depth and breadth of Puritan spiritual life. Drawing on a lifetime of study, Packer surveys the lives and. 1. AQUEST FOR GODLINESS. The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life (Excerpt of chapter 8) by J. I. Packer. J. I. Packer’s introduction to a reprint of. Dr. Packer masterfully uncovers the hidden treasures of Puritan life and thought. With crystalline clarity he reveals the depth and breadth of Puritan spiritual life.

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He also includes Jonathan Edwards as a Puritan out of his time.

A Quest for Godliness by J.I. Packer

Receptivity to the teaching and correction of Scripture and providence. I think his concerns were relevant for most of American Protestantism at padker time, however, Christ is faithfully preserving his true church through all ages. They have actually become my personal heroes, and I owe it mostly to this book.

What an awesome book is this! Part of the book, his remarks on limited atonement, which the Puritans believed in, upset me so much that I laid the book aside for a long time. Reading this book has kindled an interest in reading packfr of the works of the Puritans. If he is truly as inspiring as he seems, Packer will have done me a great service. They fro the cool, young christians of their day – except they held theology and the discipline in the Christian life as something exciting and not ‘life sucking’.

Their understanding of God and His ways with man has largely formed his own spirituality and theological outlook. Their understanding of God and His pcker with man has largely formed his own spirituality and theological outlook.


Aug 23, Todd rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book is a succinct yet thorough treatment of Puritan beliefs, practices and life. But even more, the book speaks to our contemporary church situation and causes us to search our hearts and examine our ministries. Account Options Sign in. To say this work by Packer was a help to me is an understatement.

This is a book that I would encourage anyone who is even remotely interested in theology to read. Packer insists that an encounter like this with the Puritans is essential for Christians today who have all but lost any true sense of what Puritans believed, lived for, and sought to give to the church.

Feb 28, Sharon Zink rated it it was amazing Shelves: Godlineds ideal of church renewal, or revival, centred on the reformed doctrine of justification by faith and requiring the thorough renewal of s pastorate as well as each individual Christian.

Drawing on a lifetime of study, Dr.

Mar 30, Joshua Smith rated it really liked it Shelves: There are hundreds of quotations from the best of the Puritan writings and delicious nuggets of truth throughout. That is not to give the impression that the Puritans were flawless and worthy of emulation in every respect.

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A Quest for Godliness

I was surprised that it was not edited to flow better. The Puritans were saints of great stature, showing the comparative stuntedness of most believers in the modern West. The introduction or first article describes the devotion and love that drove them to go into rural England where solid leadership was scarce due to counter-Reformation purges and ignorance dominated the churches.


For one, Packer writes from the burden to demonstrate why we need the Puritans. Mar 01, Al rated it it was amazing Shelves: The Puritans in Profile.

The strength of this book cannot be Rather, it is a collection of essays on the Puritans godiness written quet Packer that have been tied together by a some introductory chapters and an identifiable theme. What helps a believer to live all of life for the glory of God? Here is solid spiritual food that contributes to maturity.

In thought and outlook they were radically God-centred. Jun 09, Wade rated it it was amazing Shelves: Packer at his very best. I came away with a more human view of the Puritans – and a desire to follow in their footsteps.

A Quest for Godliness is a profoundly moving and challenging exploration of Puritan life and thought in a beautifully written book.

His expertise and knowledge on the Puritans is astounding. The book does have some weaknesses. Packer deals with them with grace. What one word describes what the Puritans can give us? Then our knowledge will deepen and expand; but otherwise it will run out i Packer does a great job in explaining how the Puritans viewed life, and how they lived it. Why We Need the Puritans.

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