A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life

By J. I. Packer

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A Quest for Godliness: The Puritan Vision of the Christian Life

By J. I. Packer

A Quest for Godliness explores the depth and breadth of Puritan spiritual life. Drawing on a lifetime of study, Packer surveys the lives and teachings of great Puritan leaders such as John Owen, Richard Baxter, and Jonathan Edwards. He examines the Puritan view of the Bible, spiritual gifts, the Sabbath, worship, social action, and the family. The Puritans’ faith, Packer argues, stands in marked contrast with the superficiality of modern western Christianity.

In a time of failing vision and decaying values, this powerful portrait of the Puritans is a beacon of hope that calls us to radical commitment and action, both desperately needed today. Beautifully written, A Quest for Godliness is a moving and challenging exploration of Puritan life and thought. Here is J. I. Packer at his very best.


J. I. Packer

J. I. Packer (1926–2020) served as the Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College. He authored numerous books, including the classic best seller Knowing God. Packer served as general editor for the English Standard Version Bible and as theological editor for the ESV Study Bible.

Product Details

Category: History & Biography
Christian Living
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 368
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 17.91 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-1581-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-1581-1
ISBN-UPC: 9781433515811
Case Quantity: 10
Published: July 31, 2010