I was finding it a bit hard to settle into a new book after finishing Knowing God. I'd been hoping that my copy of 18 Words: The Most Important Words You Will Ever Know, another book by JI Packer, would arrive in time to coincide with coming to the end of Knowing God. The postpak that should have contained 18 Words arrived in good time, but with the wrong book. Messages sent back and forth, apology accepted and a new copy in the post to catch that day's mail - and yesterday it arrived in my letterbox.
So after a month of fairly random reading I was straight into the introduction. Imagine my delight then when I read these opening words:
Keys open doors; keywords open minds, and through minds hearts. This book takes keywords from the Bible - terms, we may truly say, from God's own vocabulary - and spells out in a particular way some of the main thoughts linked with them. The goal is understanding, faith and wisdom.
Deep, contented sigh. Very happy.