The Power of Words and the Wonder of God [eBook]


By: Piper, John, Taylor, Justin

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ISBN: 9781433523762

Words carry immeasurable significance: The universe was created with a word; Jesus healed and cast out demons with a word; rulers have risen and fallen by their words; Christians have worshiped through words of song, confession, and preaching. Even in our technological age, politics, education, business, and relationships center on words.

Since the tongue is such a powerful force-for good or evil-we are wise to ask: What would homes, churches, schools, even the public square be like if we used words with Christian intentionality and eloquence? The Power of Words and the Wonder of God seeks to answer this difficult question. In these chapters, derived from Desiring God’s 2008 national conference, John Piper, Sinclair Ferguson, and Mark Driscoll team with worship pastor Bob Kauflin, counselor Paul Tripp, and literature professor Daniel Taylor to help readers harness their tongues and appropriately command their silences for the glory of God and the ministry of the gospel.

John Piper is pastor of preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. His many books include When I Don’t Desire God, Don’t Waste Your Life, and What Jesus Demands from the World.

Justin Taylor is editorial director at Crossway and has coedited several books, including A God-Entranced Vision of All Things, Reclaiming the Center, and The Supremacy of Christ in a Postmodern World.







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