This book is not a memoir.
The truths here, as John Piper describes them, are “wildly untamable, explosively uncontainable, and electrically future-creating.” They represent the proclaimed statement of faith from one pastor of one local church over the course of 33 years.
Last fall John Piper preached a series of ten sermons devoted to the main theological emphases of Bethlehem Baptist Church. We edited those messages into one volume, which released as a free ebook this past spring. Now that volume is available in paperback through Amazon, thanks to a print-on-demand provider we’ve partnered with.
This book, in many ways, is the distillation of John Piper’s 1,200-plus sermons online into one theological recap. It’s sort of like a systematic theology text in its structure, but then it differs because it is preached theology — it is doctrine heralded to real people in real situations.
Our hope is that making it available in multiple formats will encourage you to read it — whether electronically or paperback in hand — and that in reading it you will be drawn into the unfolding drama of God’s glory in this world. Our prayer, for you and for ourselves, is that we would know and love Jesus more, and be compelled to dream bigger and risk more in his name. May this little book be one small means.
Here’s a sketch of what’s inside:
Table of Contents
- God Is
- The Glory of God
- Christian Hedonism
- The Sovereignty of God
- The Gospel of God in Christ
- The Call to Global Missions
- Living the Christian Life
- The Perseverance of the Saints
- Biblical Manhood and Womanhood
- Sorrowful Yet Always Rejoicing