His collaboration with a fellow writer doesn't affect Packer's style or content. Very helpful overviews of several biblical characters. Packer writes a book on hope that brims with encouragement and insight from God's dealings with flawed Biblical characters. The author writes to an audience of those who have suffered, or those who believe they have failed, or those who have a tendency to look down on themselves, or for another of the many reasons common to man that we all lose hope, those who have become discouraged and unmotivated.
The introduction is a treatise on the necessity of hope in order for the human person to thrive. And for the Christian, Packer says that our "identity is not only of a believer but of a hoper too. Manoah, bossy noisy Martha and quiet passive Mary, Jonah the pig-headed patriot, Thomas the stupid-smart professional pessimist, and impulsive, warm-hearted, unstable Simon Peter.
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We shall note how God blessed and used these people even as he led them forward out of bondage to their own defects into truer godliness than they knew before. From the time I read Knowing God in the early 80s to the retreat where I was privledged to meet Dr Packer, and through all of his books that I have read, I harbour great respect and affection for the man. So when I saw this book as I was on my way out of town I quickly glanced it through and snatched it up.
The title, the snippets, the reviews, all sang that this was the book to give refreshment to my tired, aching spirit.
Unfortunately it didn't deliver. I have heard Dr Packer speak a number of times and each time the "audience" ended up in focussed worship. So it is difficult for me to grasp how these wispy chapters can have been taken from his talks. They are fairly shallow and although he hints at it, he never quite seems to get to the manifestation of God's heart towards those about whom he writes. In fact I just finished the book 2 days ago and I'd be hard pressed to give even one direct quote or idea from it.
The book was more like spiritual cotton candy that just melts in your mouth than chicken noodle soup that warms your stomach and heals your aches. This book is based on a series of J. Packer sermons showing how God has used imperfect people such as Jacob, Samson, Manoah and others. In it's brief, simple and moving way, Packer's words also give the rest of us hope to continue with life's struggles.
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Actions such as tapping and sliding one or several fingers over different types of material, as well grasping, gripping, and indirect tapping using an object to tap on a surface all gave rise to distinctive vibration signatures. How are different parts of the hand involved in touch sensing? The vibrations generated through touch, and the distribution of vibrations in the hand, depend very closely on the type of action and the object being manipulated. For instance, vibration patterns produced by tapping a single finger were stronger than those made by grasping, gripping, or sliding, but were much more localized in the finger.
The patterns of vibration throughout the skin of the hand also varied according to the number of fingers used, the object being manipulated, and the action being performed. Tapping the index and middle finger alone was sufficient to elicit vibrations that covered most of the surface of the hand. Even the size of the object being grasped—for example, whether a glass was small or large—influenced the vibrations that were felt by the hand.
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