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A Sweet and Bitter Providence: Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God (Piper)

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159
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Sex. Race. Scripture. Sovereignty.

The book of Ruth entails them all. So readers shouldn't be fooled by its age, says Pastor John Piper. Though its events happened over 3,000 years ago, the story holds astounding relevance for Christians in the twenty-first century. The sovereignty of God, the sexual nature of humanity, and the gospel of God's mercy for the undeserving—these massive realities never change. And since God is still sovereign, and we are male or female, and Jesus is alive and powerful, A Sweet and Bitter Providence bears a message for readers from all walks of life. But be warned, Piper tells his audience: This ancient love affair between Boaz and Ruth could be dangerous, inspiring all of us to great risks in the cause of love.

Table of Contents:

  1. Sweet and Bitter Providence
  2. Under the Wings of God
  3. Strategic Righteousness
  4. May My Redeemer Be Renowned

 

Author 

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for 33 years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than 50 books. 

 

Endorsements 

"This book surprised me at how it both comforted and convicted me. And in the midst of a difficult circumstance it inspired me to look for God's hand of providence. I can't think of anyone who wouldn't benefit from its call to purity, faith and Christ-centered hope. John Piper's God-given gifts as a teacher and pastor are on full display in these pages. Reading this book will serve your soul." - Joshua Harris, pastor and author of Dug Down Deep

"With his usual clarity, candor, and insight, John Piper masterfully guides us through the short but powerful book of Ruth. More than a 'little romance,' Piper unpacks the book's teaching on sovereignty, providence, grace, and glory. As we follow the account of Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz, our own lives are enriched and transformed. I recommend this book to all who desire to know God better through his Word." - Tremper Longman, Robert H. Gundry Professor of Biblical Studies, Westmont College

 

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