J. I. Packer explores the lives of influential theologians and the issues that motivated and inspired them into action, including the authority of Scripture, justification, the glory of God, and the hope of heaven. He outlines current trends in church history, the state of British theology in the 20th century, and the theological challenges now facing evangelicalism. The collection is valuable as a restatement of many basic evangelical beliefs. It is also interesting from a historical perspective, as it illuminates areas of debate over the past three decades. In article after article Packer shows us how much we can learn from the past, while also leading us from intellectual understanding to worship and devotion.