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July 21, 2020

What J. I. Wanted

​A childhood accident sidelined this theologian in training. When he was young, Dr. J.I. Packer ran into the street and was struck by a bread truck. After his recovery, he asked his parents for a bicycle so he could ride like everyone else. Do you know what they gave him? What did you get instead of what you wanted and how has that changed you? We'll talk about it on Chris Fabry Live.

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J. I. Packer
J. I. Packer

J. I. Packer

James Innell (J. I.) Packer was a theologian and writer and was considered one of the most influential evangelicals in North America. He is known for his best-selling book Knowing God, written in 1973, as well as his work as an editor for the English Standard Version of the Bible. His last teaching position was as the Board of Governors' Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, B.C., in which he served from 1996 until his retirement in 2016, due to failing eyesight. He passed away July 17, 2020, at age 93.

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Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry is the host of Chris Fabry Live, one hour of spiritual encouragement from his backyard radio fence. The program challenges listeners to think biblically about their spiritual journeys. Chris is also the author of the Christy Award-winning novel Dogwood, June Bug, ECPA Christian Book Award-winner (Fiction) Almost Heaven, Not in the Heart and Borders of the Heart. He and his family live near Tucson, Ariz.

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Chris Fabry Live is designed to build up the spiritual immune system of the Christian men and woman. As you walk through the journey of faith called the Christian life, you meet new people, learn new things, laugh, cry and, most importantly, grow in your understanding of God. - Test1