J. I. Packer on the Puritan Vision of Sanctification

We recently had the opportunity to ask J. I. Packer a few questions related to sanctification, including how the Puritans have influenced him personally. He noted in his answer, "This is a question I welcome, because in fact, it was as helps in sanctification that I first came to appreciate the Puritans. And I believe now, nearly 70 years after, this is the best way into Puritan study for anybody."

Watch his complete answer in this three-minute video:

He also recommends three Puritans who he says "excel in teaching about sanctification" —

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Jonathan Parnell (@jonathanparnell) is a writer and content strategist at Desiring God, and is the lead planter of Cities Church in Minneapolis–St. Paul, where he lives with his wife, Melissa, and their five children. He is co-author of How to Stay Christian in Seminary, author of Reading to Walk: Meditations for the Christian Life, and co-editor of Designed for Joy: How the Gospel Impacts Men and Women, Identity and Practice.