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Collected Shorter Writings of J.I. Packer (4 vols.)



This collection of short essays explores topics including biblical authority and interpretation, preaching, the Trinity, justification, the Holy Spirit, ecclesiology, evangelism, and sanctification. Packer’s high view of scripture, years of theological study, and dedication to ministry are evident throughout. These volumes serve as helpful introductions to essential theological topics.

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  • Contains collection of short theological essays
  • Explores the nature and purpose of the church
  • Highlights key theological issues and influential theologians

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Engaging the Written Word of God

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In this collection of articles written over forty years, Packer sets out his beliefs about the authority of Scripture and the principles that should be applied when interpreting it. Important topics such as the adequacy of human language, upholding the unity of Scripture, and challenges in biblical interpretation are considered in the first two sections: God’s Inerrant Word and Interpreting the Word. In the final section, Preaching the Word, Packer turns his attention to pastoral leaders and the importance of correct and responsible expository preaching.

Evangelical Influences: Profiles of Key Figure and Movements Rooted in the Reformation

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J.I. Packer explores the lives of influential theologians and the issues that motivated and inspired them into action, including the authority of Scripture, justification, the glory of God, and the hope of heaven. He outlines current trends in church history, the state of British theology in the 20th century, and the theological challenges now facing evangelicalism. The collection is valuable as a restatement of many basic evangelical beliefs. It is also interesting from a historical perspective, as it illuminates areas of debate over the past three decades. In article after article Packer shows us how much we can learn from the past, while also leading us from intellectual understanding to worship and devotion.

Revelations of the Cross

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This volume brings together a range of articles by renowned Reformed theologian J.I. Packer, written for both popular and scholarly journals over the years. In them, Packer strongly defends Trinitarian theology, and addresses themes such as atonement, justification, and the Holy Spirit.

Seeing God in the Dark: Unraveling the Mysteries of Holy Living

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How should Christians behave towards one another and towards the world? How are we to be the face of Christ when seeing God is so difficult? J.I. Packer explores these and other challenging questions in this third volume of his collected writings. In four sections, Packer examines questions regarding the church as it is, the church as it should be, evangelism, and Christian living, exploring such topics as conscience, morality, sanctification—and even leisure.

About J.I. Packer

J.I. Packer (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is Board of Governor’s Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He also serves as a contributing editor to Christianity Today. Packer’s writings include books such as Knowing God (IVP Books), A Quest for Godliness (Crossway), Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God (IVP Books), Growing in Christ (Crossway) and Rediscovering Holiness (Servant). Most recently, he served as General Editor for the English Standard Version Bible.


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  1. Dirk Boersma

    Dirk Boersma


    Packer is one of the most influential evangelical scholars of the 20th and 21st century. I highly respect him for his high view of Scripture and his Puritan balance between head, heart amd hands: biblical thinking, true godliness and heartfelt obedience to Christ. Any book of his is worth buying. This prepub contains more than 3,500 pages of Packer’s writings. I found the 4 volumes on amazon only available in paperback for more than $10 each. Great deal, I’ve signed up!

  2. Larry Craig

    Larry Craig


    When you offer books that contain articles or essays, you should include the table of contents either in the sample pages or the description. I could probably find it somewhere else online, but you're the one trying to sell me the book,. Please. Thank you