“Perseverance is a gift. That I will wake up and be a believer tomorrow morning is not finally and decisively owing to my will, but to God. I have known too many mornings on the precipice to think otherwise. That I have been snatched back every time is sheer mercy” (p. 22).
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About the Book
Newton. Simeon. Wilberforce.
John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce suffered lifelong opposition and endured for the causes of gospel truth, missionary zeal, and political justice. They found, in solid doctrine and humble joy, the tough roots for habitual tenderness in response to their adversaries-without doctrinal or moral flinching. They are examples of remarkable grace.
In Book 3 in The Swans Are Not Silent series, best-selling author John Piper looks at the lives of these three great men and focuses on how they not only endured great opposition, but that they did so with joy and without bitterness. Their lives exemplify how to set a pace and finish the race before us, encouraging every heart that it is possible to jump the hurdles in our paths.
Hardcover 2002; Paperback 2006
Crossway Books (Wheaton, Illinois)
Table of Contents
Introduction – The Biblical Roots of Endurance
1. John Newton
The Tough Roots of His Habitual Tenderness
The Ballast of Humiliation and the Sails of Adoration 3. William Wilberforce
“Peculiar Doctrines,” Spiritual Delight, and the Politics of Slavery
Conclusion – The Imperfection and All-Importance of History
Publisher: Alfa & Omega
Publisher: Revival & Reformation Press
- Contenting For Our All (book)
- Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ (book)
- The Hidden Smile of God (book)
- The Legacy of Sovereign Joy (book)
- Biographical Sketch of Charles Simeon (conference message)
- Biographical Sketch of John Newton (conference message)
- Biographical Sketch of William Wilberforce (conference message)