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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.

Author Bio

J.I. Packer (1926–), or James Innell Packer, is considered one of the most influential evangelicals in North America. Packer committed his life to Christian service after hearing lectures from C. S. Lewis while studying 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 in 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 several books: he was the editor of the English Standard Version Bible, the New Bible Dictionary, and the New Dictionary of Theology, and his books include Illustrated Manner and Customs of the Bible and A Quest for Godliness.