Suffering and the Sovereignty of God by John Piper

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In the last few years, 9/11, a tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and many other tragedies have shown us that the vision of God in today's churches in relation to evil and suffering is often frivolous. Against the overwhelming weight and seriousness of the Bible, many Christians are choosing to become more shallow, more entertainment-oriented, and therefore irrelevant in the face of massive suffering.

In Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, contributors John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Saint, Carl Ellis, David Powlison, Dustin Shramek, and Mark Talbot explore the many categories of God's sovereignty as evidenced in his Word. They urge readers to look to Christ, even in suffering, to find the greatest confidence, deepest comfort, and sweetest fellowship they have ever known.


About John Piper

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JOHN PIPER serves as pastor for preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary, and the University of Munich, Germany (Doctor of Theology). Winner of three Gold Medallion book awards, he has written over forty books, including Desiring God, The Pleasures of God, A Godward Life, and The Dangerous Duty of Delight.

Author Residence: Minneapolis, MN

Author Hometown: Greenville, SC
Published September 13, 2006 by Crossway Books. 256 pages
Genres: History, Religion & Spirituality, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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The Gospel Coalition

This book is highly recommended, not as a place to find all the answers you might have in your time of suffering, but a place to hear words of encouragement and comfort from authors who are not strangers to suffering themselves.

Feb 16 2007 | Read Full Review of Suffering and the Sovereignty...

Choosing not to focus on one specific race or ethnic group for his argument (which is wise), Ellis looks at ethnic-based suffering by beginning with the origins of suffering, moving to the mystery and basis of suffering, God’s awareness of the suffering specific people groups experience and our r...

May 27 2010 | Read Full Review of Suffering and the Sovereignty...

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