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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 thirty-three years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including Desiring God; Dont Waste Your Life; This Momentary Marriage; A Peculiar Glory; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.
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.