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.
J. I. Packer (1926–2020) is regarded as one of the most influential evangelicals in North America. He was Board of Governors’ Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia, and his writings include books such as Knowing God, A Quest for Godliness, Growing in Christ (Crossway) and Rediscovering Holiness. He preached and lectured widely in Great Britain and North America and served as general editor of the English Standard Version of the Bible published in 2001, and theological editor of the Study Bible version. In 2014, Packer was named Author of the Year by the Association of Logos Bookstores. He was a frequent contributor to and an executive editor of Christianity Today and wrote numerous articles published in journals such as Churchman, SouthWestern Journal, Reformation Revival Journal and Touchstone. He received a BA, MA and PhD from Oxford University.