The Legacy of Sovereign Joy: God's Triumphant Grace in the Lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin

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We admire these men for their greatness, but the truth is Augustine grappled with sexual passions. Martin Luther struggled to control his tongue. John Calvin fought the battle of faith with worldly weapons.

Yet each man will always be remembered for the messages he declared-messages that still resound today. John Piper explores each of these men's lives, integrating Augustine's delight in God with Luther's emphasis on the Word and Calvin's exposition of Scripture. Through their ...

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The Legacy of Sovereign Joy: God's Triumphant Grace in the Lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin

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Overview

We admire these men for their greatness, but the truth is Augustine grappled with sexual passions. Martin Luther struggled to control his tongue. John Calvin fought the battle of faith with worldly weapons.

Yet each man will always be remembered for the messages he declared-messages that still resound today. John Piper explores each of these men's lives, integrating Augustine's delight in God with Luther's emphasis on the Word and Calvin's exposition of Scripture. Through their strengths and struggles we can learn how to live better today. When we consider their lives, we behold the glory and majesty of God and find power to overcome our weaknesses.

If ever you are complacent about sin, if ever you lose the joy of Jesus Christ, if ever you are dulled by the world's influence, let the lives of these men help you recapture the wonder of God. Book 1 in The Swans Are Not Silent series.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781581348132
  • Publisher: Crossway
  • Publication date: 8/11/2006
  • Series: The Swans Are Not Silent Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 903,834
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.60 (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 13
Introduction: Savoring the Sovereignty of Grace in the Lives of Flawed Saints 17
Chapter 1 Sovereign Joy: The Liberating Power of Holy Pleasure in the Life and Thought of St. Augustine 41
Chapter 2 Sacred Study: Martin Luther and the External Word 77
Chapter 3 The Divine Majesty of the Word: John Calvin: The Man and His Preaching 115
Conclusion: Four Lessons from the Lives of Flawed Saints 143
A Note on Resources: Desiring God Ministries 150
Index of Scriptures 153
Index of Persons 155
Index of Subjects 157
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