With the release of Crossway’s new documentary featuring J.I. Packer, we’re celebrating the legacy of a man who has made an indelible impact on the Christian faith over the course of his long life. Right now, you can get 40% off Crossway’s J.I. Packer Collection.
Study formative Christian creeds, commands, and prayers
This collection includes resources perfect for a devotional study of the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostle’s Creed, and the Ten Commandments. In Affirming the Apostles’ Creed, Packer explains the meaning and implications of each phrase of the creed. Each concise chapter serves as an invitation to dive further into the essentials of the Christian faith via the creed, and concludes with discussion questions and suggestions for further study.
Similarly, in Praying the Lord’s Prayer, Packer presents a powerful truth: that prayer is a natural activity between the Heavenly Father and his children. As Packer works through each phrase of the Lord’s Prayer, readers will begin to grasp the basic principles and guidelines of prayer set out by Christ and strengthen their own prayer life.
In Keeping the Ten Commandments, Packer probes the purpose and meaning of the commandments, which he believes are often mistakenly viewed as a legalistic list of dos and don’ts. Under Packer’s guidance, readers discover that these precepts are God’s blueprints for the best life possible—containing the wisdom everyone needs for relational, spiritual, and societal blessing.
Focus on holiness and growth
In the classic A Quest for Godliness, Packer explores the depth and breadth of Puritan spiritual life. Drawing on a lifetime of study, he surveys the lives and teachings of great Puritan leaders such as John Owen, Richard Baxter, and Jonathan Edwards. He examines the Puritan view of the Bible, spiritual gifts, the Sabbath, worship, social action, and the family. The Puritans’ faith, Packer argues, stands in marked contrast with the superficiality of modern western Christianity.
Then, in A Passion for Faithfulness, 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.
Explore challenging topics
In Weakness Is the Way: Life with Christ Our Strength, Packer argues that for Christians, weakness should be a way of life. Yet many believers desperately try to be self-sufficient, resenting their needs and limitations. Reflecting on his own life experiences of frailty—having been hit by a truck at a young age—Packer teaches the importance of embracing frailty, and looking to Christ for strength, affirmation, and contentment.
Richard Baxter’s timeless memoir of his wife’s life and death describes a love story, not of fairy tales, but of faithfulness from beginning to end. After losing his wife of 19 years, Baxter sought consolation and relief in Scripture and writing. Within days, he produced a poignant lover’s tribute that has become a classic memoir. In A Grief Sanctified: Through Sorrow to Eternal Hope, Packer has added his own astute reflections along with his edited version of Baxter’s memoir. Packer guides you through six of life’s realities—love, faith, death, grief, hope, and patience—comparing and contrasting the world’s ideals with those of the Bible. The powerful combination of Packer’s insights and Baxter’s grief provides a beacon in the often dark realm of grief.
This collection also includes God’s Plans for You, Growing in Christ, and Taking God Seriously. Get all 10 of these books when you purchase Crossway’s J.I. Packer Collection for 40% off.