John Piper, Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2022), 159 pp.
Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God by John Piper explores the sweet and bitter providence of God in the book of Ruth. The author lays the book out in a clear and compelling way, inviting readers to engage with God and trust his promises.
Piper’s concluding appeals are worth the price of the book and are worth noting in order:
- Study the Scriptures
- Pursue Sexual Purity
- Pursue Mature Manhood and Womanhood
- Embrace Ethnic Diversity
- Trust the Sovereignty of God
- Take the Risks of Love
- Live and Sing to the Glory of Christ
The principles that Dr. Piper articulates will be controversial in some minds. But careful readers will note that he is merely unpacking biblical reality and commending God’s truth for anyone with ears to hear. These principles cut against the grain of postmodern culture and help encourage a strong and robust Christian faith.
The sum of the matter concerns a great eschatological reality. In Piper’s words:
Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God is a deeply encouraging book. It will challenge and encourage anyone who has a heart that heeds the Word of God!
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