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John Piper offers six biblical answers to the question: What is God doing through the coronavirus? He points listeners to the solid rock who is Jesus Christ and the sovereign God who ordains, governs, and reigns over all things.

©2020 John Piper (P)2020 Crossway

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  • Joyful Momma
  • 08-07-20

John Piper give correct perspective

Pastor piper has a way of expressing things which are hard to deny! This book is calming to my soul knowing that live, die or suffer. My God is still God...and I am not!
Short and easy to listen to in one day. Worth checking out to gain a proper perspective on world events.

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  • ALTAMIRANDO PORTUGAL
  • 25-07-20

Beyond expectations

This book brings more than clarity to the background reasons for human suffering. It transmits in a simple yet powerful way the truths of God’s wisdom and desire for humankind.
A great blessing at the right time, I wish all could have access to this message in the midst of suffering, perplexity and unease caused by diseases and brutal changes in life as we know.
Thank you, and God bless you.
Cássia Portugal.

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  • Corrie
  • 22-11-20

Wise, Timely and Encouraging!

Piper reminds us that God is doing things bigger than we can see. I read this nine months into COVID, in the midst of second waves and tighter restrictions in many places. Piper's words, solidly based in Scripture, helped me to consider the good work that God is doing in our hearts, families and throughout the world in this continuing time of difficulty.

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  • Graciela A. Castillo
  • 03-01-21

A Christocentric way to view the pandemic

I was so glad to hear John's perspective on the pandemic. He always exalts Christ and help us test ourselves to see wether we are putting God first in our lives or not.

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  • Jessa Seewald
  • 30-12-20

Very Encouraging and Relevant!

Everyone alive in 2020 should read this!
It was massively encouraging to my faith in year filled with uncertainty and disappointment and fear. The truths considered in this book are like solid ground for your feet when all around there is quicksand.

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  • Anxious_Librarian
  • 29-10-20

I wanted to like this.

The logic of Piper’s beliefs force him to conclude that non-Christians brought COVID on themselves and that if you get COVID, it might be because you, in particular, had gay sex. (And Christians don’t get COVID because they sinned, but to refine them through the fire of suffering.)

I believe in a fallen world that does not demand detailed explanations for all the bad things that happen, beyond “original sin = messed up, therefore world = messed up.”

To credit each specific human suffering to God’s intentional choices AND very specific sins seems unnecessary and I dare say overreaching.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 15-08-20

ok.

i finished it.
maybe3 and half starts...
i am not a theological man..
read and get some answers..

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  • Donald
  • 12-07-20

A Rock of Certainty

Thank you Paster Piper.

Pastor Piper puts COVID-19 into Biblical perspective, and more specifically that perspective which is the most useful to the person in the middle of Coronavirus, or any crisis -- our relationship with Christ.

The text for this "sermon" is: "But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen and protect you from the evil one." 2 Thes. 3:3. Some examples of take-aways:

-"Do we have a rock under out feet, a rock that can not be shaken. Ever."
_"A rock of certainty."
-"In the best and worst of times, God's words bring unshakeable joy."

The message includes some personal health situations that Pastor Piper has experienced, showing he knows what he is talking about, and is not sitting in an ivory tower opining, but is in the middle of it himself standing on that Rock of Certainty.

His message is concrete, something the believer can use. The tenor of the presentation is directed at the listener as an individual, as probably a Christian, without pursuing the distractions of unnecessary theological rabbit trails. As practical and direct to the believer's heart as the Desiring God "Ask Pastor John" podcasts.