Coronavirus and Christ – John Piper

John Piper is a trusted biblical scholar and pastor who has shared his wisdom in writing for decades. I first encountered Dr. Piper as a young man. I remember eagerly devouring his book, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist when it was originally published in 1986. Since those days, John Piper has without a doubt,Continue reading “Coronavirus and Christ – John Piper”

Coronavirus and Christ – John Piper

John Piper is a trusted biblical scholar and pastor who has shared his wisdom in writing for decades. I first encountered Dr. Piper as a young man. I remember eagerly devouring his book, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist when it was originally published in 1986. Since those days, John Piper has without a doubt,Continue reading “Coronavirus and Christ – John Piper”

Why I Love the Apostle Paul – John Piper (2019)

John Piper, Why I Love the Apostle Paul (Wheaton: Crossway, 2019), 204 pp. The aim of John Piper’s most recent book is to help readers get to know Paul the apostle. Piper’s motive is that Paul’s “God-entranced soul and his unparalleled vision of Jesus Christ and the authenticity of his life would move you toContinue reading “Why I Love the Apostle Paul – John Piper (2019)”

Why I Love the Apostle Paul – John Piper (2019)

John Piper, Why I Love the Apostle Paul (Wheaton: Crossway, 2019), 204 pp. The aim of John Piper’s most recent book is to help readers get to know Paul the apostle. Piper’s motive is that Paul’s “God-entranced soul and his unparalleled vision of Jesus Christ and the authenticity of his life would move you toContinue reading “Why I Love the Apostle Paul – John Piper (2019)”

Reading the Bible Supernaturally – John Piper (2017)

John Piper, Reading the Bible Supernaturally Wheaton: Crossway, 2017, 430 pp. $25.51 The day I completed John Piper’s newest book, Reading the Bible Supernaturally, I was alerted to a shocking and sobering statistic, namely, only forty-five percent of those who regularly attend church read the Bible more than once a week. Such a statistic shouldContinue reading “Reading the Bible Supernaturally – John Piper (2017)”

Expository Exultation – John Piper

John Piper, Expository Exultation: Christian Preaching as Worship (Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2018) 328 pp. Expository Exaltation by John Piper is the final installment of a three-part series. Piper launched the series with A Peculiar Glory, which addressed the truthfulness of Scripture. Reading the Bible Supernaturally focussed on reading the Bible for the ultimate purpose ofContinue reading “Expository Exultation – John Piper”

THE MARRIAGE COVENANT: An Indissoluble Union

Books on marriage are a dime-a-dozen these days, even from a Christian perspective.  However, only a handful of books on marriage pass the test of biblical fidelity.  John Piper’s book, This Momentary Marriage passes both tests..  In fact, it ranks among the best books I’ve read on marriage to date. Readers familiar with Piper will instantlyContinue reading “THE MARRIAGE COVENANT: An Indissoluble Union”

The Satisfied Soul – John Piper

Christian devotionals are “a dime a dozen” these days. Many of these books are nothing more than warmed over self-help guides that prop up self-esteem and pulverize biblical authority. Like a tasty bowl of sugary cereal, they promise nutrition, but in the final analysis, they neglect the truth and leave readers starving. John Piper’s devotional,Continue reading “The Satisfied Soul – John Piper”

Reading the Bible Supernaturally – John Piper (2017)

John Piper, Reading the Bible Supernaturally Wheaton: Crossway, 2017, 430 pp. $25.51 The day I completed John Piper’s newest book, Reading the Bible Supernaturally, I was alerted to a shocking and sobering statistic, namely, only forty-five percent of those who regularly attend church read the Bible more than once a week. Such a statistic shouldContinue reading “Reading the Bible Supernaturally – John Piper (2017)”

Living in the Light

John Piper. Living in the Light: Money, Sex, & Power. The Good Book Company, 2016. 144 pp. $10.98 Three statements wonderfully capture the essence of this powerful little book: Money, sex, and power exist for the great aims of God in human history. They are not detours on the path to God-exalting joy. Along withContinue reading “Living in the Light”