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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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.

At its heart, this was a spiritual movement, passionately concerned with God and godliness, and a movement for church reform, pastoral renewal and evangelism, and spiritual revival. Why we need to remember the Puritans!

A Quest for Godliness by J.I. Packer

Oct 01, Rex Blackburn tor it really liked it. Packer writes, “As Redwoods attract the eye, because they overtop other trees, so the godlines 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 on a string Paperbackpages.

Crossway- Religion – pages. Perhaps its greatest effect on me was to encourage the discovery of some of the more readable authors – Richard Baxter in particular. Common terms and phrases application Arminian assurance B.

Great book for anyone interested in theology. The Puritans and the Lords Day. Their piety exhibited four main characteristics, all formed by the Puritan view of who God is and what he does: Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.


The Puritan View of Preaching the Gospel. 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.

In an introductory chapter, Packer explains why we ne In densely packed pages and over several chapters, Packer, in his book, ‘A Quest for Godliness,’ brings the reader face to face with many different facets of Puritan life and ministry with historical precision and keen theological insight.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. It deserves to be six stars! Packer’s explanation of why we should dig deep into the Puritans in chapters one and two of this book should be required reading for Christians of all walks of life.

The second time through the book I understood the contents and their purpose much better than when I originally read it over ten years ago.

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One weakness I did perceive and this is minoris the lack of chapter to chapter coherence in some cases. Godliiness the Puritan Christian godlijess, he deals with the Lord’s Day, the Puritan approach to worship, and marriage and family. Packer does a great job in explaining how the Puritans viewed life, and how they lived it.

In thought and outlook they were radically God-centred. Drawing on a lifetime of study, Dr. Jun 03, Eric rated it it was amazing. The Puritans in Profile.

A Quest for Godliness

They have actually become my personal heroes, and I owe it mostly to this book. He also includes Jonathan Edwards as a Puritan out of godlindss time. Packer unpacks many of the wider aspects of Puritan thought and life in detail in the other chapters of this book, and every single one is packed full of gold that will delight qkest nourish any Christian who wants to grow in maturity and depth insight in the faith.

Packer has done a wonderful job collecting quotations and speaking to the general Puritan consensus on a number packrr topics. Who were the Puritans? The Puritans exemplified maturity; we don’t. Protestants have a rich heritage of heart-felt spirituality that avoids the errors and excess of the mystics.


And God will only prosper our study if we continually exercise ourselves to live by what we learn. Having said that, I thought it was a great introduction to the Puritans.

I recommend this book to anyone interested in studying Puritan theology and their way of thinking. Great primer on the Puritan view of the Christian life, though perhaps a bit too idealized at times. My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Packer at his very best. Since then, much ground has been regained in Puritan studies, godliiness we now have a host of resources to which we can turn for insight into what the Puritans were really like.

That is not to give the impression that the Puritans were flawless and worthy of emulation in every respect. Refresh and try again. Common terms and phrases application Arminian assurance B. Feb packdr, Sharon Zink rated it it was amazing Shelves: My library Help Advanced Book Search.

I was already appreciative of them so I was not a hard sell, but my appre I had a bit of a hard time getting into this book. These men are shown to be great thinkers, great worshippers, and great warriors for God. Packer No preview available – I was surprised that it was not edited to flow better. The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life. He gives the historical context, tells where the different authors differed in opinion with direct quotations, and summarizes the general opinion.

I commend this govliness to every Christian; it will be a feast to your soul.