A Sweet and Bitter Providence Paperback
Sex, race and the sovereignty of God in the book of Ruth
by John Piper;
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A Sweet and Bitter Providence
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Ruth was a risk-taker. She took chances that few people would be willing to take. But, as we often see in Scripture, God rewarded her radical, faith-filled decisions. It's part of the reason why a widowed peasant-immigrant would become part of a nation's most important family tree-and ultimately, the family tree of the King of kings.
The events of this story happened over 3,000 years ago, but it still holds astounding relevance for today. In A Sweet and Bitter Providence, John Piper teaches through the book of Ruth to reveal how God can use the most dangerous and tenuous circumstances to accomplish his purposes.
Read the narrative of Ruth in a new way and be inspired to take great risks for a great and sovereign God.
A Sweet and Bitter Providence by John Piper was published by Inter-Varsity Press in February 2010 and is our 22572nd best seller. The ISBN for A Sweet and Bitter Providence is 9781844744244.
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A Sweet and Bitter ProvidenceBarbara Stoneham, via The Good Book Stall
This is an enlightening book about the Moabist Ruth and her Jewish mother-in-law Naomi. It goes through the Book of Ruth in great detail showing how Boaz and Ruth with pure attitudes and pure motives fulfilled the plans the Lord had for them. Thus the Lord Jesus Christ was born of their line, proving by Ruth’s inclusion in Jesus’s heritage that God wanted all races to serve him.
Ruth’s life had amazing ups and downs, yet in sweet providence through God’s will she had a loving husband, a child and was related to David and Jesus.
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'Like so many, I love Dr. Piper because he helps me to love the God of the Bible. And, in 'A Sweet and Bitter Providence' , he has done it yet again.' Mark Driscoll, founding pastor of Mars Hill Church
Details for A Sweet and Bitter Providence
|Author / Artist||John Piper|
|Publisher||Inter-Varsity Press (February 2010)|
|Number of Pages||160|
|Page last updated||14th February 2018|