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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
     

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

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by John Piper
 

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Volume five in Piper’s acclaimed The Swans Are Not Silent series explores how God used suffering in the lives of Tyndale, Judson, and Paton to spread the gospel and advance his kingdom. Now in paperback.

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Volume five in Piper’s acclaimed The Swans Are Not Silent series explores how God used suffering in the lives of Tyndale, Judson, and Paton to spread the gospel and advance his kingdom. Now in paperback.

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ISBN-13:
9781433533839
Publisher:
Crossway
Publication date:
01/31/2014
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the 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, including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, A Peculiar Glory, and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.

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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 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
This is Book No. 5 in the series The Swans Are Not Silent. Piper explains the series title in the Preface, where he writes, “By swans I mean the inspiring lives of faithful Christians in history. They are not silent in the sense that their lives still speak powerfully for our encouragement and guidance. He then quotes Eraclius at the retirement of Augustine as Bishop of Hippo in A.D. 430 when he said, “The cricket chirps, the swan is silent.” Piper wrote when he read that, he thought, “No, Eraclius the swans are not silent. They go on speaking. That is, they continue speaking if someone tells their story and gives them a voice.” Concerning the book title, Piper explains in his Introduction that it is based on Colossians 1:24 where Paul wrote, “I now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up in my flesh what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ, for the sake of His body, which is the church.” His point is that “this voluntary suffering and death to save others is not only the content but it is also the method of our mission.” He then illustrates this principle by reviewing the lives and work of William Tyndale, the English Reformation leader who translated the Bible into the English language and was burned at the stake for it in 1536; John G. Paton, Scottish missionary to the island of Tanna in the South Pacific’s New Hebrides chain beginning in 1824; and Adoniram Judson, the American missionary to the southeast Asian country of Burma, now Myanmar. Other books in the series are The Legacy of Sovereign Joy: God's Triumphant Grace in the Lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin; The Hidden Smile of God: The Fruit of Affliction in the Lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd; The Roots of Endurance: Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce; and Contending for Our All: Defending Truth and Treasuring Christ in the Lives of Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machen. You must remember that Piper is an evangelical Calvinist, so some of the doctrines of evangelical Calvinism, like salvation by faith alone and total hereditary depravity, pop up from time to time. However, the men whom he discusses were all important figures in religious history who have a lot to tell us. Whether we agree with everything which they taught or not, we can admire their conviction to stand up for what they believed in and learn the important lessons which their attitudes and actions can teach us.
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