Ruth: Under the Wings of God by John Piper

April 12th, 2010 Piper, John.  Ruth: Under the Wings of God.  Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2010.  90 pp.  $21.99.  Introduction I have review numerous books by John Piper and therefore do not really need to introduce anything about him.  Regardless, you can find more about John Piper and his ministry at  There are numerous resources available for free. ThisContinue reading “Ruth: Under the Wings of God by John Piper”

Filling up the Afflictions of Christ by John Piper

December 11th, 2009 Piper, John.  Filling up the Afflictions of Christ.  Wheaton:  Crossway Books, 2009.  126 pp.  $17.99.  Purchase at Westminster Books. Review Volume five in The Swans Are Not Silent series, Filling up the Afflictions is a reminder that we indeed stand on the shoulders of giants.  In this book, Piper grants us a peak at three lives that wereContinue reading “Filling up the Afflictions of Christ by John Piper”

A Sweet & Bitter Providence by John Piper

February 12th, 2010 Piper, John.  A Sweet & Bitter Providence:  Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God.  Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2010.  160 pp.  $17.99.  Purchase at Westminster. Introduction Seriously, John Piper needs no introduction, but perhaps the book of Ruth does. Situated right after the book of Judges and just before the establishment of the monarchy, weContinue reading “A Sweet & Bitter Providence by John Piper”

This Momentary Marriage by John Piper

January 8th, 2010 Piper, John.  This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence. Wheaton:  Crossway Books, 2009.  192 pp.  $17.99.  Purchase at Westminster. Summary John Piper has once again set before us a God-honoring, Christ-exalting book that will cause the Christian to think deeply about marriage.  An easy read, This Momentary Marriage is divided into 15 chapters, each able to beContinue reading “This Momentary Marriage by John Piper”

50 Questions Crucial Questions by John Piper and Wayne Grudem

December 28th, 2009 Piper, John, and Wayne Grudem. 50 Crucial Questions: An Overview of Central Concerns about Manhood and Womanhood. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 1992. 67 pp. $5.00. Introduction “50 Crucial Questions: An Overview of Central Concerns about Manhood and Womanhood” (50CQ) is an adaptation of the second chapter of “Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood: A Response to EvangelicalContinue reading “50 Questions Crucial Questions by John Piper and Wayne Grudem”

Velvet Steel by John Piper

May 15th, 2009 Piper, John. Velvet Steel: The Joy of Being Married to You. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2009. 80 pp. $14.99. Introduction Velvet Steel is an appendix of sorts to John Piper’s book This Momentary Marriage (review forthcoming).  In Velvet Steel, Piper gives a taste of what he was discussing in This Momenary Marriage. Here we see what true love looks likeContinue reading “Velvet Steel by John Piper”

Spectacular Sins by John Piper

October 27th, 2008 Piper, John. Spectacular Sins. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2008. 121 pp. $15.99. Listen to the Spectacular Sins sermon series at Desiring God. Have you ever picked up a book thinking it was going to be about one thing and it turns out you were completely wrong? Spectacular Sins and Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ isContinue reading “Spectacular Sins by John Piper”

Stand by John Piper and Justin Taylor

October 21st, 2008 Stand: A Call for the Endurance of the Saints, ed. John Piper and Justin Taylor. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2008. 157 pp. $14.99. Download as free PDF from Desiring God Introduction We have come to expect quality work whenever Justin Taylor and John Piper team up to bring Christendom a Christ-centered book. Stand is no different.Continue reading “Stand by John Piper and Justin Taylor”

Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce by John Piper

July 9th, 2008 Piper, John. Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2007. 76 pp. $7.99. Purchase at Westminster Books. Introduction and Background John Piper, pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, has become a noted biographer in recent years because of his 4-volume Swan Series books whereContinue reading “Amazing Grace in the Life of William Wilberforce by John Piper”