In contrast to the laid-back form of Christianity often seen today, J.I. Packer attempts to shake Christians out of their complacency with biblical reflections on life’s tough issues. God’s Plans for You discusses topics like pleasure, health, disappointment, and holiness. Packer maps out difficult situations—superimposing relevant biblical teachings for study.
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J.I. Packer, is considered one of the most influential evangelicals in North America. Packer committed his life to Christ after hearing lectures from C.S. Lewis at Oxford. In the 1950s, Packer was ordained a deacon and priest in the Church of England. Before moving to Canada, he lectured at several schools, including Tyndale Hall in Bristol, Latimer House at Oxford, and Oak Hill Theological College in London.
Packer is currently a professor of theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and serves as the honorary president of the Latimer Trust. Packer has written and edited numerous books, including Illustrated Manners and Customs of the Bible and Concise Theology. He is also the editor of the English Standard Version of the Bible, the New Bible Dictionary, and New Dictionary of Theology.