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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It deserves to be six stars! Aug 23, Todd rated it it was amazing Shelves: Why We Need the Puritans. Protestants have a rich heritage of heart-felt spirituality that avoids the errors and excess of the mystics.

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I also found his frequent attacks on Arminianism to be excessive. In the combination of these qualities lies the secret of the Puritans indomitable and inexhaustible inner strength. Packer to be a “slow read” Packer’s heart-felt and rigorous defense of Calvinism and it’s inexorable relation to the gospel is worth the price of this book alone.

Und It is an in-depth study of the Puritans as well as about searching for godliness. Packer at his very best. Further, the Puritans emphasised the need for Christians to questt themselves as warrior pilgrims; the need for Christians to educate and heed their consciences; the need for Christians to sanctify all relationships; and the need for Christians to delight in God and praise him joyfully at all times. Other editions – View all A Quest for Godliness: Packer writes, “As Redwoods attract the eye, because they overtop other trees, so the mature holiness and seasoned fortitude of the great Puritans shine before us as a kind of beacon light, overtopping the stature of the majority of Christians in most eras, and certainly so in this age of crushing urban collectivism, when Western Christians sometimes feel and often look like ants on an anthill and puppets oacker a string This should challenge perceptions of the Puritans as dour fanatics.


Thanks for telling us about the problem. A Quest for Godliness by J. Mar 01, Al rated it it was amazing Shelves: Packer takes the reader on a survey of the lives and teachings of great Puritan leaders such as John Owen, Richard Baxter, and Jonathan Edwards.

Be the first to ask a question about A Quest for Godliness. Application The Puritans were in a unique stage of history where they were fkr with a wealth of understanding into the Scriptures.

A shared literature that is catechetical, evangelistic and devotional, and that has a distinctive homiletical style and experiential emphasis. Packer examines, in three chapters a godkiness, the Puritans and the Bible, the Puritans and the gospel, the Puritans and the Holy Spirit, and the Puritan Christian life, and the Puritans in ministry.

Crossway Books- Christian life – pages. Great primer on the Puritan view of the Christian life, though perhaps a bit too idealized at times. He gives the historical context, tells where the different authors differed in opinion with direct quotations, and summarizes the general opinion. Critique These books were both excellent, however, I would highly admonish all to read A Quest for Godliness.

Packer paints a vivid portrait of Puritans–their piety, church life, and social impulse–providing a model of passionate, holy living for today’s often-complacent church. My detailed summary of the book is available here: To say this work by Packer was a help to me is an understatement. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, packr, and phone. Open Preview See a Problem? In them, mental habits fostered by sober scholarship were linked with a flaming zeal for God and a minute acquaintance with the human heart….

A Quest for Godliness

Segunda leitura que fiz da obra. The Practical Writings of the English Puritans. With crystalline clarity he reveals the depth and breadth of Puritan spiritual life, contrasting it with the superficiality and deadness of modern Western Christianity. The day-to-day practices of husbands and wives and the catechizing of children. Perhaps its greatest effect on me was to encourage the discovery of some of the more readable authors – Richard Baxter in particular.


Packer’s book, overall, is excellent.

He offers a close look at such subjects as the Puritan view of the Bible, spiritual gifts, the Sabbath, worship, social action, and the family. As usual with Jim Packer, this is packed with detail about the lives the Puritans lead. Great book for anyone interested in theology.

A Quest for Godliness by J.I. Packer

He also includes Jonathan Edwards as a Puritan out of his time. When it comes to understanding the Puritans as a group, one will never regret turning to J. This is a book I hope to read multiple times in my life. Packer writes about major parts of the Christian faith in Knowing God, his narrative of the Puritans as well as his summaries and practical insights on their lives was incredible.

I found the book to be a “slow read. In A Quest for Godlinessthe esteemed author of Knowing God and a dozen other books shares with his readers the rich world of Puritanism that has been so influential in his own life. Why we need to remember the Puritans! He concludes that a main difference between the Puritans and ourselves is spiritual maturity–the Puritans had it; we don’t. He also mentions many of the lesser known giants of Puritanism.

Their understanding of God and His ways with man has largely formed his own spirituality and theological outlook. Why we need to remember the Puritans!

Under the Puritan Christian life, he deals with the Lord’s Day, the Puritan approach to worship, and marriage and family. I want this, and this book pushed me towards godliness Christ more and to share Him and His work with many. What is your familiarity with Packer? We are spiritual dwarfs” Packer at his very best.