Over the last sixty years, J. I. Packer’s writings have had a profound impact on evangelical Christianity. This video offers insight into Packer’s life, heart, and mind by sharing his childhood experiences, theological influences, and the legacy he hopes to leave the church.
Packer is best known for his book, “Knowing God,” which has sold more than one million copies. However, Packer believes that his work on the ESV Bible is his most important contribution to the faith.
In his legacy, Packer desires to be remembered as a voice that: “focused on the authority of the Bible, the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, the wonder of substitutionary sacrifice and atonement for our sins, calling Christian people to holiness and challenging lapses in Christian moral standards, and as someone who was always courteous, but without compromise in controversy.” His prayer is that others would know the joy he has known in Christ.