Packer on the Christian Life1
Today, June 30, 2015, is the official release date for my new book, Packer on the Christian Life. It is published by Crossway and should be available on Amazon.com or in your local Christian bookstore. Continue reading . . .
Today, June 30, 2015, is the official release date for my new book, Packer on the Christian Life. It is published by Crossway and should be available on Amazon.com or in your local Christian bookstore. Here is the official statement describing the book:
“J. I. Packer is widely recognized as a pillar of 20th-century evangelicalism and has had a profound impact on millions of Christians living today. Now in his late eighties, Packer still exerts an enormous influence on pastors and laypeople around the world through his many books, articles, and recorded lectures—works that overflow with spiritual wisdom related to the Christian life. In this soul-stirring book, well-known pastor Sam Storms explores Packer’s legacy and profound insights into prayer, Bible study, the sovereignty of God, the Christian’s fight against sin, and more, offering readers the chance to learn from a true evangelical titan.”
This is my third book to be published this year (Kept for Jesus and Tough Topics 2 being the others) and I must confess I am more excited about it than virtually anything I’ve written in a long time. I hope that doesn’t diminish the sales of Kept and TT2, but this book on J. I. Packer is especially dear to my heart. And the reason is because Packer is very dear to my heart. If asked to list the five most influential theologians in my life, they would be, in no particular order: Jonathan Edwards, John Calvin, John Owen, John Piper, and J. I. Packer (if only the "J." in J. I. Packer had been "John" instead of "James"!).
This volume is the ninth in a series of books published by Crossway under the title, Theologians on the Christian Life. I’ll have more to say in the days ahead, but for now here is the Table of Contents. I hope you find this book helpful to your Christian life. Its subject has been of immeasurable help in mine.
Table of Contents
Packer the Person: A Puritan, Theological Exegete, and Latter-Day Catechist
The Central Reference Point for Christian Living: Atonement
Authority for Christian Living: The Role of the Bible
The Shape of Christian Living: What Is Holiness?
The Process of Christian Living: The Meaning and Means of Sanctification
The Struggle of Christian Living: The Battle with Indwelling Sin (Romans 7)
The Catalyst for Christian Living: The Person of the Holy Spirit
Power for Christian Living: The Necessity of Prayer
Guidance in Christian Living: Discerning the Will of God
The Cauldron of Christian Living: The Inevitability of Suffering
The Hub of Christian Living: Theocentricity
The Conclusion of Christian Living: How to End Well
Appendix: Additional Exegetical and Theological Evidence for Seeing the Man of Romans 7 as a Christian