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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A Quest for Godliness by J.I. Packer

Then our knowledge will deepen and expand; but otherwise it will run out into sterile verbiage and mental error. Application The Puritans were in a unique stage of history where they were blessed with a wealth of understanding into the Scriptures.

Common terms and phrases application Arminian assurance B. Mar 30, Joshua Smith rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I commend this book to every Christian; it will be a feast to your soul.

A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life – J. I. Packer – Google Books

They have actually become my personal heroes, and I owe it mostly to this book. Mar 01, Al rated it it was amazing Shelves: After reading this, I wish I had been raised with this worldview from godllness outset.


The Puritans were saints of great stature, showing the comparative stuntedness of most believers in the modern West. Mar 23, Brett Rudder rated it really liked it.

A Quest for Godliness

Warren Snippet view – In an introductory chapter, Packer explains why we need the Puritans; his reason is clear and unmistakable. The Puritan Approach to Worship.

There is so much we can learn from all areas of Christian history, but it does seem like the Puritans have an abundance of riches to offer us. Maybe because hardly any book has ever taken me so long to read? Packer Limited preview – Reading this book has kindled an godloness in reading some of the works of the Puritans. Jun 09, Wade rated it it was amazing Shelves: It is a passionate call to what they called “experimental religion” – a faith that is thoroughly biblical, doctrinally rich, and passionate.

The Puritans exemplified a spiritual maturity that is largely lacking in the church today. Packer Crossway- Religion – pages 9 Reviews https: Perhaps its greatest effect on me was to encourage the discovery of some of the more readable authors – Ric Not bad. The latter, on which ques preaching dwelt, can be summarised as the first steps, the fight, the fellowship and the finish.

I had a bit of a hard time getting into this book. Rather, it is a collection of pavker on the Puritans previously written by Packer that have been tied together by a some introductory chapters and an identifiable theme. He concludes that a main difference between the Puritans and ourselves is spiritual maturity–the Puritans had it; we don’t. A Quest for Godliness: In the combination of these qualities lies the secret of the Puritans indomitable and inexhaustible inner strength.


Very insightful for reading the Puritans. Packer clearly describes the Puritans and their holistic approach to God. Solid and inspiring in parts, it was too dry and theological in others. Larsen No preview available – Selected pages Title Page. Protestants have a rich heritage of heart-felt spirituality that avoids the errors and excess of the mystics.

It made me desire a deeper spirituality and a closer walk with God. 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 godljness packed full of gold that will delight and nourish any Christian who wants to grow in maturity and depth insight in the faith.

One positive quality of the book is that Packer does not ignore the blind spots and errors of the Puritans. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Jun 22, Derek Brown rated it it was amazing.