I noticed this deep, deep respect for Scripture in J.I. Packer. It isn’t even a defensive respect; he doesn’t waste time arguing about it here, although I know he does elsewhere. I would like to cultivate a similar reverence, for Scripture but even more importantly for God.
It’s an interesting challenge reading such a Reformed writer when my own perspective is crucially different. It’s like he’s speaking a different language and I can’t just take on bits and pieces from what he’s writing, because there’s a fundamental difference in viewpoints that needs to be overcome first.
I think J.I. Packer really does know God and that’s what make this a compelling book of devotions, even for an emerging church Anabaptist.