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Crossway John Piper Collection, Upgrade 2 (17 vols.)

by Piper, John, Carson, D. A., Desiring God

Crossway 2002–2013

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Crossway John Piper Collection, Upgrade 2 (17 vols.)
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Overview

The Crossway John Piper Collection Upgrade 2 brings together an assortment of John Piper's most influential works. Combining texts on pastoral counsel, Christian living, as well as poetic and academic titles, this collection adds depth and substance to your Logos library. Whether you are trying to grasp timely and difficult theological questions, better understand specific biblical passages, or seeking to live more faithfully, this collection can help guide you along the way in your faith journey.

With the Logos editions, these valuable volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality and features. Scripture and ancient text citations link directly to English translations and original-language texts, and important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches with the topic guide to instantly gather relevant biblical texts and resources together. Tablet and mobile apps let you take the discussion with you. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place so you get the most out of your study.

Don’t forget to check out the John Piper Sermon Manuscript Library and our other books by John Piper.

Key Features

  • Includes 17 books by John Piper, one co-authored with D. A. Carson
  • Includes two of Piper’s most important academic titles
  • Provides a diverse selection of titles written by one of the most influential pastors in America

Individual Titles

Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 304

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Sharing from his own experiences growing up in the segregated South, Pastor John Piper thoughtfully exposes the unremitting problem of racism. Instead of turning to organizations, education, famous personalities, or government programs to address racial strife, Piper reveals the definitive source of hope—teaching how the good news about Jesus Christ actively undermines the sins that feed racial strife, and leads to a many-colored and many-cultured kingdom of God.

In Bloodlines readers will learn to pursue ethnic harmony from a biblical perspective. Piper also helps readers understand how to relate to others despite differences and how to take part in the bloodline of Jesus that is comprised of “every tongue, tribe, and nation.”

John Piper has given us an exquisite work on the matter of race. He addresses the issue with biblical and theological soundness coupled with personal sensitivity and practical advice. This is a must-read for those who wish to pursue unity God’s way.

—Tony Evans, co-founder and senior pastor, Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship

Don’t Waste Your Cancer

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 16

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With pastoral sensitivity, compassion, and strength, Piper gently but firmly acknowledges that we can indeed waste an unusual opportunity when we don’t see how cancer fits into God’s good plan for us and for the kingdom of God.

Written on the eve of Piper's own cancer surgery, Don’t Waste Your Cancer is for anyone touched by a life-threatening illness. It is a hope-giving resource for healthcare workers and counselors, pastors and church communities, as well as friends and families.

Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ: The Cost of Bringing the Gospel to the Nations in the Lives of William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, and John Paton

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 128

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Throughout history, God’s strategy for reaching unreached people groups with the gospel has often included the suffering of his front-line heralds—the missionaries who made countless sacrifices to advance the kingdom of God.

In Filling Up the Afflictions of Christ, John Piper focuses on the flesh-and-blood reality of pain in the lives of William Tyndale, Adoniram Judson, and John Paton. Paying dearly to translate the Word of God, mobilize missionaries around the world, and lead the hostile to Christ, their stories illustrate how God builds his kingdom through the suffering of his servants.

The Future of Justification: A Response to N. T. Wright

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 240

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Respected all over the world, N. T. Wright has spent a lifetime studying the New Testament. Yet, many church leaders and traditional scholars have identified significant points of discontinuity between Wright’s conclusions and what many interpreters—from Augustine to today—have to say about “justification by faith” as it is taught in Paul's epistles.

The Future of Justification, written by pastor and New Testament scholar John Piper, pinpoints where Piper believes Wright has departed from traditional teaching regarding justification. Piper explains why it is crucial that the church not lose the gospel message it has proclaimed for over 1500 years.

John Piper’s challenging yet courteous book takes issue with Tom Wright regarding Paul's teaching on justification. This serious critique deserves to be read by all who want to understand more fully God's righteousness in Christ and his justifying the ungodly.

Peter T. O’Brien, senior research fellow in New Testament, Moore Theological College, Australia

The so-called ‘New Perspective on Paul’ has stirred up enormous controversy. The issues are not secondary, and, pastor that he is, John Piper will not allow believers to put their trust in anyone or anything other than the crucified and resurrected Savior.

D. A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

John Calvin and His Passion for the Majesty of God

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 64

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Nothing mattered more to John Calvin than the centrality, supremacy, and majesty of the glory of God. His aim, he wrote, was to “set before [man], as the prime motive of his existence, zeal to illustrate the glory of God”—a fitting banner over all of the great Reformer’s life and work.

In John Calvin and His Passion for the Majesty of God John Piper illuminates this theme in Calvin’s life and thought in a succinct but accessible fashion. Using Calvin as springboard, Piper wishes to impart a similar desire for all Christians.

Love Your Enemies: Jesus’ Love Command in the Synoptic Gospels and the Early Christian Paraenesis

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 288

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Love Your Enemies, originally published as John Piper’s doctoral dissertation at the University of Munich, examines the command to “love your enemies” as it occurs in various forms in the New Testament books of Matthew, Mark, Luke, Romans, 1 Thessalonians, and 1 Peter. Piper examines the various critical interpretations offered by scholars, and also incorporates the pertinent extra-canonical literature into his study. Arguing that the early church practiced non-retaliatory love, Piper presents a comprehensive case about what Jesus meant when he commanded his followers to love their enemies.

The Misery of Job and the Mercy of God

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 80

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As we ponder Job’s misery, do we see the threads of God’s mercy in it? We will all face suffering at some point in our lives. It is inescapable. But what makes calamity endurable is not that God shares our shock, but that through every sickness, disaster, or tragedy, his sovereign goodness sustains us.

The Misery of Job and the Goodness of God, an interpretive poem by John Piper, reminds believers of the unshakable fact that God governs all things for his good purposes—if we allow our eyes to see life in the context of God’s larger plan. Piper calls those who are struggling to know that the Lord is not only sovereign, but gracious. Also featuring the photography of Ric Ergenbright, this book combines Piper’s poetic insight with stunning imagery, drawing the reader’s attention to God’s grandeur and mercy.

The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor: Reflections on Life and Ministry

  • Authors: John Piper and D. A. Carson
  • Editors: David Mathis and Owen Strachan
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 128

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Recognizing the need for pastors and scholars to embody both theological depth and practical focus, John Piper and D. A. Carson have boldly used their careers to advance role of pastor as theologian and of theologian as pastor.

In The Pastor as Scholar and the Scholar as Pastor, Carson and Piper draw on personal anecdotes and their own reflections in order to help others think holistically and biblically about the roles of the pastor and theologian, as well as how the two coalesce. Insightful and balanced, this book is a critical guide for all those who wish to embody these roles faithfully.

D. A. Carson is an internationally distinguished New Testament scholar. He is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He has published more than 50 books and is the editor of three series: New Studies in Biblical Theology (IVP), the Pillar New Testament Commentary (Eerdmans), and Studies in Biblical Greek (Peter Lang). He received his Master of Divinity from Central Baptist Seminary in Toronto and his PhD from Cambridge University. He has held several pastoral positions and is currently president of the Gospel Coalition.

Rethinking Retirement: Finishing Life for the Glory of Christ

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 32

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John Piper challenges fellow baby boomers to forego the American dream of retirement and live out their golden years with a far greater purpose in mind.

They say it’s a person’s reward for all those years of labor. “Turn in your time card and trade in your IRAs. Let travel plans and golf-course leisure lead the way.” But is retirement really the ideal? Or is it a series of poor options that ignore a greater purpose—and will kill a person more quickly than old age?

Risk Is Right: Better to Lose Your Life Than to Waste It

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 64

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A choice lies before you: waste your life or live with risk. Either sit on the sidelines or get in the game. After all, life was no cakewalk for Jesus, and he didn’t promise it would be any easier for his followers. We shouldn’t be surprised by resistance and persecution. Yet most of us play it safe.

Discover in these pages a foundation for fearlessness. Hear God’s promise to go with you into the unknown. And let Risk Is Right help you see the joys of a faith-filled and seriously rewarding life of Jesus-dependent abandon!

Ruth: Under the Wings of God

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 96

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This cycle of poems by John Piper tells the story of God’s care for Naomi and the love affair between Ruth and Boaz through the eyes of their son, an aged Obed, as he narrates the account to his eight-year-old grandson David, the future king of Israel. Through this creative work, readers will walk with Boaz from promise to fulfilment, with Ruth from widowhood to motherhood, and with Naomi from death to life.

Spectacular Sins: And Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 128

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This is not just another book about the problem of evil. It is more specific and more radical. The focus is not on spectacular calamities, but spectacular sins. The question is not: where was God in the storm? But, what is God’s design in sin?

Piper’s claim is that God does not just rule the wind—he rules wickedness, your sin, and the sin of those who have hurt you. How can this be good news—for you and for the world? That is the question. Piper answers with unswerving allegiance to God’s Word. And it is good news.

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

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 160

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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 dangerous message of providence and love 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.

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, senior pastor, Covenant Life Church, Gaithersburg, Maryland; author, Dug Down Deep

This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 192

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Reflecting on over 40 years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant as a display of Christ’s covenant-keeping love for the church. He aims to lift the church’s low view of marriage to something infinitely greater, namely, a vision of Jesus’ unswerving allegiance to and affection for his bride. This Momentary Marriage unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike.

Theologically, this book exalts human marriage as a metaphor for the ultimate love story in Christ. Practically, it applies that glorious vision of grace to our daily experiences in marriage, singleness, parenthood, and the most universal of human realities—sin. This book opens our eyes and guides our feet with the grace of Christ.

—Raymond C. Ortlund Jr., lead pastor, Immanuel Church, Nashville, Tennessee

Velvet Steel: The Joy of Being Married to You: Selections from the Poems of John Piper

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 80

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In Velvet Steel, John Piper shares a series of poems written for his wife, Noël, during the first 42 years of their relationship, starting from the day of their engagement. In it he provides readers with a taste of one man’s tender affections for his wife—poems that he hopes will fan into flame reader’s affections for their own spouses and ultimately for the maker of marriage.

What’s the Difference?: Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Pages: 187

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This study guide—a companion to the What’s the Difference? DVD—commends the beauty and the biblical truth of God’s plan for men and women as part of a six-session, guided group study. Each lesson comes complete with Scripture and key quotations for reflection, penetrating questions, and five daily assignments per week to prepare group members for and reinforce Piper’s powerful teaching so that all may come to recognize and embrace our God-given differences.

When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God—and Joy

  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 80

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Even the most faithful, focused Christians can encounter periods of depression and spiritual darkness when joy seems to stay just out of reach. It can happen because of sin, satanic assault, distressing circumstances, or hereditary and other physical causes. In When the Darkness Will Not Lift, John Piper aims to give some comfort and guidance to those experiencing spiritual darkness.

Product Details

  • Title: Crossway John Piper Collection, Upgrade 2
  • Authors: John Piper and D. A. Carson
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Volumes: 17
  • Pages: 2,176

About John Piper

John Piper is chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary, and the founder of Desiring God Ministries. For 33 years he served as pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and has authored more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Brothers, We are not Professionals, and The Justification of God. He received a Bachelor of Divinity from Fuller Theological Seminary and his Doctorate in Theology from the University of Munich.