Most know John Piper for his gift of preaching and from reading his books. Little do most know that John Piper is a gifted poet. I once heard John Piper say that one of the reasons he has a love and appreciation for poetry is that it helps him bridge the chasm between the glorious realities of truth in scripture and the affections of his heart. This trailer is for the newly illustrated version of his book Job.
Desiring God will be having their regional conference this year in Austin, TX (Oct. 17-18). The conference is titled Job: When the Righteous Suffer. I am assuming that the audio is available so if are not able to attend the conference you can check back at Desiring God. Suffering is inevitable in the Christian life (Phil 1:29). Although I have not purchased my copy yet I am sure this will be a blessing to you as well as the audio from the conference once it is made available.
Job lost everything: his wealth, his health, and his ten children. All swept away in one satanic storm. Reduced to a heap of flesh, ashes, and tears—rebuked by friends and jeered by strangers—righteous Job wrestled over the purpose and presence of God in the midst of unbearable pain.
With moving illustrations by Christopher Koelle, John Piper unfolds the story of Job in beautiful, compassionate poetry and revels in God’s sovereign and surprisingly joyful purposes in allowing exquisite suffering in the lives of his saints. An uplifting book, especially for those experiencing great suffering and loss.