In Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, contributors John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Saint, Carl Ellis, David Powlison, Dustin Shramek, and Mark Talbot explore the many categories of God’s sovereignty as evidenced in his Word. They urge readers to look to Christ, even in suffering, to find the greatest confidence, deepest comfort, and sweetest fellowship they have ever known.
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- Answers many questions surrounding suffering and the nature of God
- Seeks to comfort and encourage those wrestling with suffering
- Discusses how suffering allows Christ to display the greatness of his glory
- Part 1: The Sovereignty of God in Suffering
- Suffering and the Sovereignty of God: Ten Aspects of God’s Sovereignty over Suffering and Satan’s Hand in It
- “All the Good That Is Ours in Christ”: Seeing God’s Gracious Hand in the Hurts Others Do to Us
- Part 2: The Purposes of God in Suffering
- The Suffering of Christ in the Sovereignty of God
- Why God Appoints Suffering for His Servants
- Sovereignty, Suffering, and the Work of Missions
- The Sovereignty of God and Ethnic-Based Suffering
- Part 3: The Grace of God in Suffering
- God’s Grace and Your Sufferings
- Waiting for the Morning During the Long Night of Weeping
- Hope . . . The Best of Things
Praise for the Print Edition
John Piper and friends tackle some of the hardest and most significant issues of Christian concern, producing one of the most honest, faithful, and helpful volumes ever made available to thinking Christians. It is filled with pastoral wisdom, theological conviction, biblical insight, and spiritual counsel. This book answers one of the greatest needs of our times—to affirm the sovereignty of God and to ponder the meaning of human suffering. We need this book.
—R. Albert Mohler Jr., president and Joseph Emerson Brown Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
This book will challenge you to believe that God is truly sovereign, not just in the safe haven of theological inquiry, but also in the painful messiness of real life. You will be encouraged to live more consistently by God’s grace and for his glory.
—Mark D. Roberts, senior director and scholar in residence, Laity Lodge
- Title: Suffering and the Sovereignty of God
- Editors: John Piper and Justin Taylor
- Publisher: Crossway
- Publication Date: 2006
- Pages: 256
About the Editors
John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is teacher and founder of DesiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He served for 33 years as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, God Is the Gospel, Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ, and many more.
Justin Taylor (PhD candidate, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is vice president of book publishing and an associate publisher at Crossway. He has edited and contributed to several books, including A God Entranced Vision of All Things and Reclaiming the Center, and is a blogger at Between Two Worlds—hosted by The Gospel Coalition.