Tested by fire Paperback

The fruit of affliction in the lives of John Bunyan, William Cowper and David Brainerd

by John Piper;

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Tested by fire

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Great privilege. Great pain. This is God's way: to take the privilege of faith and strengthen it with real trials so that we worship and witness with a greater passion for God.

There is a certain irony to the fruit of affliction; John Bunyan's confinement taught him the pilgrim path of Christian freedom; William Cowper's mental illness yielded sweet music of the mind for troubled souls; David Brainerd's smouldering misery of isolation and disease exploded in global mission beyond all imagination.

Irony and disproportion are all God's way. We think we know how to do something big, and God makes it little. We think that all we have is weak and small, and God makes it big. Barren Sarah gives birth to the child of promise. Gideon's three hundred men defeat a hundred thousand Midianites. A slingshot in the hand of a shepherd boy brings the giant down. A virgin bears the Son of God. A boy's five loaves feeds thousands. A breach of justice, grovelling political expediency, and criminal torture on a gruesome cross become the salvation of the world.

Tested by fire by John Piper was published by Inter-varsity Press in June 2001 and is our 11669th best seller. The ISBN for Tested by fire is 9780851115535.

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"This is one of the best books published this year. It is readable, challenging and should enlighten any reader ... Should be read by any young or new Christian for two reasons. One, it is good biography and two, if it emblazes upon any mind the link between suffering and grace, it will achieve much." Presbyterian Herald

"Here is an inspiring book which provides a rich antidote to the superficiality of our age." Derek Tidball, Baptist Times

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Details for Tested by fire

Author / Artist
Book Formatpaperback
PublisherInter-varsity Press (June 2001)
Number of Pages192
Thickness12 mm
Height254 mm
Width143 mm
Product Code1010650
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