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A Peculiar Glory (new Piper book)

It’s here, John Piper’s new book A Peculiar Glory: How the Christian Scriptures Reveal Their Complete Truthfulness.

Read a sample by clicking here. But purchase the book by CLICKING HERE.

TOC:

PART 1
A Place to Stand
“. . . the Lord revealed himself by the word of the Lord”
1 My Story: Held by the Bible . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21

PART 2
What Books and Words Make Up the Christian Scriptures?
“. . . from the blood of Abel to the blood of Zechariah”
2 Which Books Make Up the Old Testament? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39
3 Which Books Make Up the New Testament? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51
4 Do We Have the Very Words of the Biblical Authors? . . . . . . . . . . . . . .69

PART 3
What Do the Christian Scriptures Claim for Themselves?
“. . . words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit”
5 The Old Testament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .89
6 Jesus’s Estimate of the Old Testament . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .99
7 The Authority of the Apostles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115

PART 4
How Can We Know the Christian Scriptures Are True?
“. . . by a sight of its glory”
8 A Shared Concern with Jonathan Edwards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
9 What It Is Like to See the Glory of God . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
10 Pondering Pascal’s Wager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 167
11 John Calvin and the Internal Testimony of the Holy Spirit . . . . . . . 181

PART 5
How Are the Christian Scriptures Confirmed by the Peculiar Glory of God?
“. . . the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ”
12 The Glory of God as the Scope of the World and the Word . . . . . . 195
13 Majesty in Meekness: The Peculiar Glory in Jesus Christ . . . . . . . . . 211
14 In the Fulfillment of Prophecy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 229
15 In the Miracles of Jesus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 239
16 In the People the Word Creates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 253
17 The Place of Historical Reasoning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 267
Conclusion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 281
General Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 287
Scripture Index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 295
Desiring God Note on Resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 303

2016 GPTS Conference

This years GPTS conference is on the theme “Marriage, Family, and Sexuality.” Below is the list of topics and speakers:

u>Tuesday, March 8
“God’s Design for Marriage” Dr. Joseph Pipa, Jr.
“Gay Marriage: Right or Wrong” Mr. Gary Bates
*7-8:30pm (EDT) “The Maker’s Instructions” Dr. Ian Hamilton

Wednesday, March 9
“Nurturing Sexual Intimacy in Marriage” Dr. Joel Beeke
“Free at Last: Counseling Those Dominated by the Sin of Pornography” Dr. Kevin Backus
“Family Worship in the Reformed Tradition” Dr. Benjamin Shaw
*7-8:30pm (EDT) “God’s Nursery” Dr. Joseph A. Pipa, Jr.

Thursday, March 10
“Biblical Wisdom for Courtship and Marriage” Dr. Richard Phillips
“The Life and Theology of John Owen: A 400th Anniversary Appreciation” Dr. Ryan McGraw

*The two evening sessions will be broadcast live on Sermon Audion here

For further information on the conference click here

“He Never Began Loving Us”

If you have not listened to Pastor Ian Hamiliton’s message from this year’s Ligonier Conference, “Chosen in Christ: God’s Eternal Plan of Redemption” I would encourage you to do so.

Click on the title to listen: Chosen in Christ: God’s Eternal Plan of Redemption.

“Few subjects provoke debate like the doctrine of election. As a result, many struggle to see the value of it for Christian living. Yet from a biblical perspective, the doctrine of election is intended to comfort God’s people as well as magnify God’s grace. In this session, Dr. Ian Hamilton shows why God’s eternal plan to redeem His people for His glory is the basis for the work of Christ as our mediator, the foundation for the historical unfolding of the covenant of grace, and the ground for our hope in the gospel.”