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For the Fame of God's Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper Hardcover – October 4, 2010
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Sam Storms (PhD, University of Texas at Dallas) has spent more than four decades in ministry as a pastor, professor, and author. He is currently the senior pastor at Bridgeway Church in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and was previously a visiting associate professor of theology at Wheaton College from 2000 to 2004. He is the founder of Enjoying God Ministries and blogs regularly at SamStorms.com.
Justin Taylor (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the executive vice president of book publishing and book publisher at Crossway. He has edited and contributed to several books, including A God-Entranced Vision of All Things and Reclaiming the Center, and he blogs at Between Two Worlds—hosted by the Gospel Coalition.
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G. K. Beale (PhD, University of Cambridge) is professor of New Testament and biblical theology at Westminster Theological Seminary. In recent years he has served as president and member of the executive committee of the Evangelical Theological Society. He has written several books and articles on biblical studies.
D. A. Carson (PhD, Cambridge University) is research professor of New Testament at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, where he has taught since 1978. He is a cofounder of the Gospel Coalition and has written or edited nearly 120 books. He and his wife, Joy, have two children and live in the north suburbs of Chicago.
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Jon Bloom (BA, Bethel University) is the cofounder and president of desiringGod.org, where he contributes regularly. He is also the author of several books. Bloom and his wife, Pam, live in Minneapolis with their five children.
Sinclair B. Ferguson (PhD, University of Aberdeen) is Chancellor’s Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary and the former senior minister of the First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, South Carolina. He is the author of several books, the most recent being By Grace Alone: How the Grace of God Amazes Me. Sinclair and his wife, Dorothy, have four grown children.
Scott J. Hafemann is currently the Mary F. Rockefeller Distinguished Professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He also taught for nine years at Wheaton College. He has written numerous books and articles.
James M. Hamilton Jr. (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is professor of biblical theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and preaching pastor at Kenwood Baptist Church. He is the author of God's Glory in Salvation through Judgment and the Revelation volume in the Preaching the Word commentary series.
David Mathis serves as the executive editor at desiringGod.org, pastor at Cities Church, and adjunct professor at Bethlehem College & Seminary. He writes regularly at desiringGod.org, and he and his wife, Megan, have four children.
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- Publisher : Crossway; First Edition (October 4, 2010)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 544 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1433504928
- ISBN-13 : 978-1433504921
- Item Weight : 1.88 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 1.5 x 9 inches
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Overall, it was a good book and, when the topic was honed in onto a more specific topic (ie, abortion, ethnic identities) especially while showing Piper’s contribution and thoughts on said topic, I enjoyed the essay a whole lot.
If I was challenged by anything in the book, it was a push to be more vocal about my stances that are guided by my Christian faith. I personally don’t try and hide my views, though the angle from which I speak depends upon who is listening…yet still I don’t actively seek to put my voice out in public places about important topics (ie, abortion). Probably due to my personality, yet still…it reminds me of a quote from one of Piper’s books (“Brothers, we are not…”) on the topic of abortion “Be a Christian—and a visible and audible one. The world needs you so badly.”
This is an almost impossible book to review. Each chapter stands alone and appropriately honors the life and legacy of John Piper. The book is composed of seven parts:
Part One: John Piper
Part Two: Christian Hedonism
Part Three: The Sovereignty of God
Part Four: The Gospel, The Cross, And The Resurrection of Christ
Part Five: The Supremacy of God In All Things
Part Six: Preaching and Pastoral Ministry
Part Seven: Ministries
Readers familiar with Piper will immediately recognize these emerging themes and consider each theme an accurate reflection of his life, theological passion, and ministry.
Looking back through the book, I think Jon Bloom's comments concerning John Piper is probably an accurate reflection of every contributor: "John Piper's influence on my life is incalculable. Because of John I am more deeply in love with Jesus and his church. My marriage, my children, my prayers, my love of Scripture, my vocation, my possessions, where I live, how I lead, what I read - all have been profoundly influenced by him."
For the Fame of God's Name is an inside look at what makes John Piper tick. But more important, this work magnifies the sovereign plans and purposes of a great and majestic God - the God who is "most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him." This work is a feast for the intellect and a boon for the soul. Pastors and parishioners alike will benefit from this treasure trove.