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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Sex. Race. Risk. God.

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 7561st best seller. The ISBN for A Sweet and Bitter Providence is 9781844744244.

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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

Page last updated 17th October 2016
Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherInter-Varsity Press (February 2010)
Number of Pages160
Thickness12 mm
Height216 mm
Width140 mm
Product Code2642549
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