Birthday Book Giveaway #2

Entertainers Andy Griffith, Marilyn Monroe, and Miles Davis entered the world in May and June of 1926. A few weeks later, on July 22, a boy was delivered in England and given the name James Innell Packer. We know him today simply as J.I. Packer, and tomorrow marks his 85th birthday. This birthday — and the many birthdays before it — give us a good reason to pause to thank God for this man’s faithful theological influence and for his many years of fruitful writing.

It seems fitting that we celebrate his birthday and his legacy by giving away a few of his books, all made possible by our generous friends at Crossway Books.

I have four Packer books to give away and now I need four randomly selected winners to give them to. Those four winners will each choose one free book from this list of options:

Here’s how to enter:

  • You can enter through Twitter. Just re-tweet this and you’re entered.
  • You can enter through a comment on this post. Leave a brief, or even a blank, comment (and please include your email address, which will not be published).
  • Entries will be received until 7 am EST tomorrow morning (Fri). Winning entries will be randomly selected and I’ll announce winners at that time.
  • The winning books can be shipped within the continental United States only. Sorry.
  • Canadian readers (one in particular), please keep your snarky comments to a minimum.

Thanks for entering the contest!

Speaking of his books, here’s a brief video of Packer describing his early days as the Lord was confirming his writing gift.

56 thoughts on “Birthday Book Giveaway #2

  1. Since I’m a Canadian (not the snarky-commenting kind) with a father in the US who I can ship the book to, please include me!

    Thanks Tony!

  2. Wonderful. Thank you for the kind and respectful comment Jude. The world needs more Canadians like yourself! Thanks for entering and thanks for your faithful blog readership over the years! Tony

  3. Live in between the Cordillera Blanca and Cordillera Negra of the Andes in Peru. Would really enjoy one fo those books. J.I. Packer’s books have been an encouragement to our family for many years.
    My dear parents who live in Florida would be glad to send us the book from the states .

  4. Tony, Thanks for honoring this dear brother. I once had lunch with Dr Packer (during my Bethlehem days, 20 years ago), and he was refreshingly humble and enjoyed chatting with us younger guys. db

  5. Yes, go bosox!! You have a great taste in baseball teams, Jeff, but your chances are still the same. I’m pulling for you though!

  6. Indeed, faithpreacher.

    Thank you for your insight, Mr. Reinke, in these blog posts. I’ve enjoyed and profited from reading many of them here.

    Count me in, please. (My birthday was actually this past Sunday–does that “weight” my vote at all?) =J


  7. I have been so impacted by many of Packer’s books through my years of study. God has truly used him to be a blessing to so many!

  8. Brother, greetings from Mexico. Maybe it’s impossible to send the bokk here, but I wanted to try.

    Unfortunately there is little of Reformed theology here, so almost all the material is in English, thanks to the ministries of John Piper, John MacArthur and others.

  9. Great blog, i check it everyday! J.I. Packer is one of my favorite writers. I so value his large view of God which is rarely seen today. Ive only read “Knowing God” which was a huge catalyst in my walk with the Lord. I would love another book by him to further stir my affections towards the Lord. Thanks so much!

  10. Across the Border here I lie,
    Reading Packer till I die,
    And if my words have missed the mark,
    Forgive me for a little Snark.

  11. Though I certainly hope to be one of the lucky few, even if I’m not, I’m grateful that outstanding books are having attention drawn to them. Thanks Tony for highlighting these.

  12. I love hearing your snark on this blog. I was egging you on, hoping you would come back with something snappy/snarky about Packer living in Canada. This is good, but I was hoping for something better to entertain those who pass through this thread of comments. Blessings brother! Your provoking friend.

  13. Well,

    Since you asked so nicely…

    I will convey my warmest well wishes to your isolationist competition by singing to you one of my, and one of Packer’s, favourite (note: correct spelling) songs:

    God save our gracious Queen,
    Long live our noble Queen,
    God save the Queen.

    Send her victorious,
    Happy and glorious,
    God save the Queen!

    (1 Peter 2:17)

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