In this excellent study, Packer takes an enlightening and lively look at the book of Nehemiah, gleaning from this man's life key principles of leadership, decision-making, obedience, and godliness that leaders need today. A Passion for Faithfulness also reveals God's great love for His people then, and His ongoing love for His church now. Through this great leader's life, Christians in every sector are given a prescription for today's ailing church.
“He then hammered home the point that all who love Jesus Christ the Lord ought to care deeply about the church, just because the church is the object of Jesus’ own love. Church-centeredness is thus one way in which Christ-centeredness ought to find expression.” (Page xi)
“First, he is a model of personal zeal—zeal, that is, for the honor and glory of God” (Page 33)
“In the Bible, work as such means any exertion of effort that aims at producing a new state of affairs.” (Page 73)
“Work in the biblical sense is always goal-oriented; it is action with an end in view.” (Page 74)
“The source of strength is the knowledge of God, recalled, reviewed, refocused, thought through, and applied to the matters in hand.” (Page 109)