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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Refresh and try again. How would you describe the meaning behind the phrase “reduce to practice” to one not familiar with the Puritans? Common terms and auest application Arminian assurance B.

Dec 25, Chris Wray rated it it was amazing Shelves: Trivia About A Quest for Godli John Owen on Spiritual Gifts. I encourage you to read this. Crossway- Religion – pages. 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.

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What an awesome book is this! Application The Puritans were in a unique stage of history where they were blessed with a wealth of understanding into the Scriptures. A Quest for Godliness is a profoundly moving and challenging exploration of Puritan life and thought in a beautifully written book.

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Packer has done a wonderful job collecting quotations and speaking to the general Puritan consensus on a number of top This book was absolutely fabulous. Jan 31, Sonny rated it really liked it Shelves: In a time of failing vision and decaying values, this powerful portrait of Puritans is a beacon of hope that calls us to radical commitment and action when both are desperately needed.

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 on a string And oh how important they are for us today.

Again, the book highlights different aspects of how the Puritans thought about and lived out the Christian life, showing a continuity of faith and practice from the Protestant reformers that has continued to this day in faithful, gospel believing churches. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. I was surprised that it was not edited to flow better. Receptivity to the teaching and correction of Scripture and providence.

Their sense of human worth, with a vivid awareness of the greatness of moral issues, of eternity and of the human soul. The remainder of the book is devoted to exploring five different aspects of these godly people.

Fascinating and challenging, this book gave me an insight into the Puritans and the richness of their theology and spiritual lives that I found qurst beautiful, challenging and uplifting.


A Quest for Godliness

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The book does have some weaknesses. I commend gorliness book to every Christian; it will be a feast to your soul. Nov 18, Allen rated it really liked it.

When was the Puritan era? Packer No preview available – Packer masterfully uncovers the hidden treasures of Puritan life and goodliness. Our readings for this book focused a lot o This is part of a book review I wrote for both Knowing God and Quest for Godliness. This is an excellent book on these true giants in the faith. 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.

For all those who think they were stuffy Christians who just told people what not to do, should read this book.

View all 3 comments. Protestants have a rich heritage of heart-felt spirituality that avoids the errors and excess of the mystics.

I also found his frequent godllness on Arminianism to be excessive. It is equally important to understand why we should make it a priority to study them.