J.I. Packer is no light-weight. His book, A Quest for Godliness, is a treasure of historical study and theological truth. But, like most treasure, it’s buried deeply, and asks great determination from the seeker. For those who search, Packer’s book is both a valuable reference and an unavoidable challenge to today’s evangelical church. It is a piercing look at the Puritans, always with an eye towards the church of today, and what we have to learn.