The Supremacy of God in Preaching
Revised and Expanded for 2015
by John Piper
According to Warren Wiersbe, The Supremacy of God in Preaching "calls us back to a biblical standard for preaching, a standard exemplified by many of the pulpit giants of the past, especially Jonathan Edwards and Charles Spurgeon." This newly revised edition is an essential guide for preachers who want to stir the embers of revival. Piper focuses his study on the example of Jonathan Edwards as an illustration of a leader who submitted to God.
“More than ever I believe in preaching as a part of worship in the gathered church. Preaching is worship, and it belongs in the regular worship life of the church, no matter the size of the church.”
First Edition 1990; Revised Edition 2004; Revised and Updated Edition 2015
Baker Books (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
Here's a book that every preacher should read at least once a year. This book is a powerful antidote to the unbalanced, self-centered preaching of today.
—Erwin W. Lutzer, The Moody Church, Chicago
The Bible is not a book of practical suggestions on how to live a better adjusted life. The Bible is a revelation of God. The Supremacy of God in Preaching reminds preachers of what we easily forget to our peril and the peril of the people in our care.
—Haddon Robinson, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Calls us back to a biblical standard for preaching, a standard exemplified by many of the pulpit giants of the past, especially Jonathan Edwards and Charles Spurgeon.
—Warren W. Wiersbe, Author and conference speaker
Occasionally, among the myriads of books for ministers, a work appears so seminal to the preacher's calling that it can safely be said: 'This is a must read.' The Supremacy of God in Preaching is such a book.
—Sinclair Ferguson, First Presbyterian Church, Columbia, South Carolina
John Piper passionately and prophetically calls all preachers to make God supreme over any method and in every message. The plan is too simple for a fallen world to notice and too powerful for a faithful preacher to ignore.
—Bryan Chapell, Grace Presbyterian Church, Peoria, Illinois; former Chancellor of Covenant Theological Seminary, St. Louis, Missouri
The Supremacy of God in Preaching is one of the few truly indispensable books on gospel ministry.
—Phillip Ryken, Wheaton College