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Thought-provoking commentary on Ruth
on June 18, 2012
I normally really enjoy John Piper. My typical Piper reading experience involves me having to reread each chapter a few times before I can get through the whole book. This was a much lighter read than that, which is why I think I had trouble adjusting to this book. I'm still mulling over many of Piper's points. I don't agree with his discussion of Biblical manhood/womanhood (especially all the talk of what it is doing to the children) but that isn't surprising. I'm also still thinking through his interpretation of the threshing floor scene. On the positive side, always love and appreciate his reminders that our lives, the Bible, everything, all connects back to the glory of God and His sovereignty (even in our suffering). I'd be interested to read more of his commentaries like this.