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

Format: Digital
, 2008
ISBN: 9781433504747


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.

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Key Features

  • God is proclaimed as sovereign over all things
  • The importance of forgiveness and the culpability of man is discussed
  • Effective teaching that changes lives and challenges readers


  • God Sovereign over Human Sin, The Impulses Behind This Book
  • Christ Sovereign over All Hostile Powers, All Things Were Created for Him
  • The Fall of Satan and the Victory of Christ, Why Does God Permit Satan to Live?
  • The Fatal Disobedience of Adam and the Triumphant Obedience of Christ, How Adam’s Sin Serves the Supremacy of Christ
  • The Pride of Babel and the Praise of Christ, How the Judgment of God Brings Joyful Acclaim to Jesus
  • The Sale of Joseph and the Son of God, How Salvation Comes through Slavery
  • The Sinful Origin of the Son of David, How the God-Man Becomes the King of Kings
  • Judas Iscariot, the Suicide of Satan, and the Salvation of the World, How God Conquered Sin through Sin
  • A Closing Prayer

Praise for the Print Edition

When it comes to holocausts or other horrors, most of us assume God has his hands tied and his back to the wall. We figure the devil wreaks havoc when God’s not looking; we rationalize the Lord’s ‘mistakes,’ figuring he absentmindedly took his hands off the wheel when tragedies happen. But John Piper paints a different picture from the pages of Scripture that will strengthen your heart, bolster your faith, and deepen your understanding of the ‘largeness’ of God’s sovereignty.

—Joni Eareckson Tada, Founder and CEO, Joni and Friends International Disability Center

I had to read this book twice. The weighty truths about the sovereign wisdom and power of God unpacked in these pages created in me an overwhelming feeling of gratitude and ultimate safety. To be reminded of his might over everything is priceless, and I don’t think I’ll ever be able to preach the same again.

—Matt Chandler, Lead Pastor, The Village Church, Dallas, Texas; President, Acts 29 Church Planting Network; author, The Mingling of Souls

  • Title: Spectacular Sins: And Their Global Purpose in the Glory of Christ
  • Author: John Piper
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Print Publication Date: 2008
  • Logos Release Date: 2014
  • Pages: 128
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital > Logos Edition
  • Subjects: Sin > Biblical teaching; Sin > Christianity
  • ISBNs: 9781433504747, 9781433504754, 9781433502750
  • Resource Type: Monograph
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2019-10-03T23:18:30Z

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About John Piper

John Piper (1946– ) is a widely respected theologian and bestselling author who served as pastor for Preaching and Vision of Bethlehem Baptist Church for 33 years. He still serves as chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary.

Piper attended Wheaton College where he majored in literature and minored in philosophy. He completed his bachelor of divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he studied under Daniel Fuller. Piper received his doctorate in theology from the University of Munich and taught biblical studies for six years at Bethel College.

In 1994, Piper founded Desiring God Ministries, which provides Piper’s sermons, articles, and information on titles he has authored. One of his bestsellers, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist, prompted the name of the ministry.