J.I. Packer, God Has Spoken: Revelation and the Bible (Baker Academic 3d ed. 1994).
"At no time since the Reformation," observes J.I. Packer, "have Protestant Christians as a body been so unsure, tentative and confused as to what they should believe and do." The church has suffered a famine of hearing God's Word, Packer contends, and he points the way to the understanding and application of the life-changing truths of the Bible. Packer urges a reborn church to
*preach the Word as a means of grace
*teach the Word as vital doctrine
*subject the mind of faith to God's promises
*expect lay Bible reading as a constant lifestyle
*follow the real person of Jesus Christ as revealed in the gospel.