The Supremacy of God in Preaching by John Piper
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Thankful once more for the wisdom Piper brings to the table. This book is chock-full of great insights, quotes and advice that are really and truly helpful to any preacher of the Lord’s Gospel. I especially enjoyed his look at Jonathan Edwards’ life and ministry to glean wisdom from a great man of God in history. Also, Piper points out that a preacher’s job is, in this age that increasingly is biblically illiterate, to create categories for our listeners. They may not even understand terms, notions, categories and ideas that many thoroughly trained Christians take for granted.
Personally, Piper is always a breath of fresh air, and whenever I read one of his books or listen to one of his messages, I’m reminded of those formative years of my life (18,19, 20) in which Piper helped me find my theological footing. Piper pointed my eyes to see the glory of Christ as the great aim of my life, and once again in another of his labors, I was freshly spurred onward in the pursuit of proving Christ as precious to the world!