Book Review / July 27, 2020
Book Review - Coronavirus and Christ

Coronavirus and Christ

By: John PIper

Book Reivew

This was a very quick read for me, but for some in may be (and need to be) a very slow read. I only say this to encourage many to pick it up. I received it for free in the mail, and the fact that it was a short book, on a relevant topic, with a red cover, and authored by John Piper made me eager to read it. John Piper writes with the life-long acquired skills of a pastoral author.

In this book, I was a little surprised at first. His style is different, but I realize his mission and audience with this book is different as well. His sentences are very short at the beginning of the book. He sets about in the beginning of the book to connect with the experience of his readers in the midst of the Coronavirus yet at the same time bring a theological grounding. His first few chapters bringing these together in his paragraphs feel dissonant. That is not a criticism. It brings the dissonance of our feelings together with the stability of Jesus Christ.

While reading the first few chapters of this book, I kept on thinking, "This book is decent. I will give it four stars." But then Piper jumps into the beauty of his piperesque approach while at the same time being incredibly relevant to those going through this global pandemic. Then my four star thoughts melted into a strong five out of five. He answers tough questions with punchy, razor sharp truths in just a few pages. I think most people will read this book and not want to put it down - even if they are not a reader.

Book Review / Jul 27
Book Review - Coronavirus and Christ

Coronavirus and Christ

By: John PIper

Book Reivew

This was a very quick read for me, but for some in may be (and need to be) a very slow read. I only say this to encourage many to pick it up. I received it for free in the mail, and the fact that it was a short book, on a relevant topic, with a red cover, and authored by John Piper made me eager to read it. John Piper writes with the life-long acquired skills of a pastoral author.

In this book, I was a little surprised at first. His style is different, but I realize his mission and audience with this book is different as well. His sentences are very short at the beginning of the book. He sets about in the beginning of the book to connect with the experience of his readers in the midst of the Coronavirus yet at the same time bring a theological grounding. His first few chapters bringing these together in his paragraphs feel dissonant. That is not a criticism. It brings the dissonance of our feelings together with the stability of Jesus Christ.

While reading the first few chapters of this book, I kept on thinking, "This book is decent. I will give it four stars." But then Piper jumps into the beauty of his piperesque approach while at the same time being incredibly relevant to those going through this global pandemic. Then my four star thoughts melted into a strong five out of five. He answers tough questions with punchy, razor sharp truths in just a few pages. I think most people will read this book and not want to put it down - even if they are not a reader.

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