The Hidden Smile of God: The Fruit of Affliction in the Lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd

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Takes you through the difficult lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd to discover how God takes the privilege of faith and strengthens it with trials so that you experience a greater hunger for him.

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Overview

Takes you through the difficult lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper, and David Brainerd to discover how God takes the privilege of faith and strengthens it with trials so that you experience a greater hunger for him.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781433501890
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 3/31/2008
  • Series: The Swans Are Not Silent Series
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 703,289
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

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 pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, Bloodlines, and Does God Desire All to Be Saved?

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Table of Contents

Preface     9
Acknowledgments     15
Introduction: Where the Fruit of Affliction Grows     19
Chapter 1     41
"To Live Upon God That Is Invisible"
Suffering and Service in the Life of John Bunyan
Chapter 2     81
"The Clouds Ye So Much Dread Are Big with Mercy"
Insanity and Spiritual Songs in the Life of William Cowper
Chapter 3     123
"Oh, That I Might Never Loiter on My Heavenly Journey!"
Misery and Mission in the Life of David Brainerd
Conclusion: A Plea to Follow in the Fruitful Wake of the Suffering Swans     163
A Note on Resources: Desiring God Ministries     171
Index of Scriptures     173
Index of Persons     174
Index of Subjects     176
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