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Number of Pages: 96
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
Through a cycle of poems featuring the key figures and themes of this noteworthy Bible book, John Piper reveals great truths about God's care and the history-altering love affair between Ruth and Boaz.
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, Dont Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, Bloodlines, and Does God Desire All to Be Saved?
The poem is a rhyming poem split into four parts. At the end of each part is a prayer that pertains to what was just read. The poem also contains beautiful drawings and illustrations by Cory Godbey. Although written as a poem, the book comes across as a narrative story. It held my interest, and I wanted to keep reading to find out what really happened in the story of Ruth.
I would recommend this book, not as a stellar example of poetry, but as a good story to read to children or for general personal reflection. It is the companion to Pipers A Sweet and Bitter Providence, which takes a more expositional approach to the biblical account. Mindy T. Kreilein, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
David GoughAlexandria, VAAge: 55-65Gender: male5 Stars Out Of 5April 28, 2010David GoughAlexandria, VAAge: 55-65Gender: maleEverything John Piper writes is worth reading, even if one is not reformed in his theology. This look at Ruth is both expositionally and practically sound, shedding insights on a small gem found in God's Word that more often than not gets a less than adequate look. I wish Piper would write more commentaries on individual books of Scripture. Perhaps this one is a start.