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Number of Pages: 96
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 9.00 X 6.00 (inches)|
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