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.
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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, MD
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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.