“Aurelius Augustine (354-430), Martin Luther (1483-1546), and John Calvin (1509-1564) had this in common: they experienced, and then built their lives and ministries on, the reality of God’s omnipotent grace” (p. 18).
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About the Book
Augustine. Luther. Calvin.
We admire these men for their greatness, but the truth is Augustine grappled with sexual passions. Martin Luther struggled to control his tongue. John Calvin fought the battle of faith with worldly weapons.
Yet each man will always be remembered for the messages he declared-messages that still resound today. John Piper explores each of these men's lives, integrating Augustine's delight in God with Luther's emphasis on the Word and Calvin's exposition of Scripture. Through their strengths and struggles we can learn how to live better today. When we consider their lives, we behold the glory and majesty of God and find power to overcome our weaknesses.
If ever you are complacent about sin, if ever you lose the joy of Jesus Christ, if ever you are dulled by the world's influence, let the lives of these men help you recapture the wonder of God. Book 1 in The Swans Are Not Silent series.
Hardcover 2000; Paperback 2006
Crossway Books (Wheaton, Illinois)
Table of Contents
Introduction — Savoring the Sovereignty of Grace in the Lives of Flawed Saints
1. Sovereign Joy
The Liberating Power of Holy Pleasure in the Life and Thought of St. Augustine
2. Sacred Study
Martin Luther and the External Word
3. The Divine Majesty of the Word
John Calvin: The Man and His Preaching
Conclusion — Four Lessons from the Lives of Flawed Saints
Publisher: Alfa & Omega
Publisher: Scripture Union Korea
Publisher: Shedd Publicações
Publisher: Editorial Unilit
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- Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ (book)
- The Hidden Smile of God (book)
- The Roots of Endurance (book)
- Biographical Sketch of John Calvin (conference message)
- Biographical Sketch of St. Augustine (conference message)
- Biographical Sketch of Martin Luther (conference message)