Monday, September 25, 2006

John Piper and Justin Taylor on Suffering and Sovereignty of God

An important book

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God (Crossway Books, 2006)

Paralysis. Chronic pain. Death of a parent. Death of a child. Cancer.

The contributors to Suffering and the Sovereignty of God are well-qualified to speak about suffering not only because of their academic credentials or their position in the evangelical community. John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Saint, and the other authors speak of the evidence of God’s sovereignty because they, too, write from a place of suffering. From the throes of paralysis, pain, death and cancer, they ask, "How does God’s sovereignty relate to human suffering?" These men and women are living and writing in the midst of both the suffering and the sovereignty.

This in-depth volume explores the many categories of God’s sovereignty as evidenced in his Word. The contributors tackle difficult applications of God’s sovereignty over suffering in areas including:
• Racism and ethnicity
• Sin
• Missions and evangelism
• The life and death of Christ

Suffering and the Sovereignty of God offers God’s complete control as the believer’s source of confidence, comfort, and sustaining fellowship in every aspect of suffering. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary writes:

"John Piper and friends tackle some of the hardest and most significant issues of Christian concern, producing one of the most honest, faithful, and helpful volumes ever made available to thinking Christians. It is filled with pastoral wisdom, theological conviction, biblical insight, and spiritual counsel. This book answers one of the greatest needs of our times—to affirm the sovereignty of God and to ponder the meaning of human suffering. We need this book."


Noah Braymen said...

Is there anything in this that wasn't covered in the talks at the conference?

Ligon Duncan said...

Thanks Noah. I don't know the answer to your good question. Give Justin Taylor a shout, to find out.