J.I. Packer a giant of the faith and defender of the authority of God's word is home with the LORD. He overcame great childhood difficulties due to a bullying incident and went on to profoundly shape the hearts of many by God's grace.
“In the New Testament, grace means God's love in action toward people who merited the opposite of love. Grace means God moving heaven and earth to save sinners who could not lift a finger to save themselves. Grace means God sending his only Son to the cross to descend into hell so that we guilty ones might be reconciled to God and received into heaven.” J.I. Packer
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Packer is very well known for his classic book: Knowing God. Check it out.