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From Genesis to Revelation, the providence of God directs the entire course of redemptive history. Providence is “God’s purposeful sovereignty”. Its extent reaches down to the flight of electrons, up to the movements of galaxies, and into the heart of man. Its nature is wise and just and good. And its goal is the Christ-exalting glorification of God through the gladness of a redeemed people in a new world.

©2021 John Piper (P)2021 Crossway

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Best by John Piper

The best supplement to the reading of the Bible. Much needed in the noise of much of known theology, modern and of days long gone.

May God be glorified!

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A book that discusses God’s work and our place in it

This book is wonderful - as in full of wonders!

It describes, clearly, the specific way God works in this world and our role in that work.
The narration is extremely well done - engaging without being distracting.

John Piper has done his homework. I suspect this book is the distillation of a lifetime of careful consideration of the truths laid out in God’s word.

It is truly a fruitful read.

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Faithful exposition of Scripture

Should be required reading for every new Christian, a MUST read & reread for saints of every age.

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Thorough, Precise, Understandable, Biblical

This book is an excellent handling and explanation of God's all-pervasive Providence regarding all of creation and all that happens in it, bringing ultimate comfort to Christians that God really is in control and pursuing His desires for you in your own life are worthy, and in fact commanded, endeavors.

This book is thorough and addresses deep Biblical concepts using scripture to demonstrate the Truth of what the Bible has to say about God's Providence. It seems to me that many, even longtime Christians, might find some new understanding of God's workings and ultimate plan here. New Christians may need some guidance from a strong fellow Christian, but openhearted prayer is probably most important.

Thanks for a really solid book on this subject.

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Excellent resource!

This is a wonderful book. It is an excellent resource, not just for someone wanting to shore up their view on election but it really does paint a complete biblical picture of how God works in time, in and thru humanity while keeping intact man’s responsibility.

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Beautifully written and read

This is an essential read for every believer. It opened my eyes to the truth of our amazing God, grew my love for Him into eternity. Piper is a true gift to humanity. A brautiful treasure. You will not regret this purchase. You'll want to gift it to every soul.

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I liked the subject of the book. However the narrator frequently drops or whispers the last syllable of a sentence. It makes it difficult to understand. Because of this, the overall narrative seems choppy and disjointed. It just doesn’t flow from one theme to the next.

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Thoughtful but practical work for Christian living

Piper treats the topic of God's sovereignty seriously. This is a thoughtful meditation on the complexity ofGod's nature that have been stumbling blocks for me. Yet it is not academic, and he makes the strong case that this is essential to the Christian life. The audio performance is well done. The book is admittedly long. I highly recommend the first and last chapters to busy believers.

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Very thorough with eye opening descriptions!
I liked hearing the beginning and end read by Piper himself. I could imagine the other passionate narrator as a younger Piper.

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  • 04-25-22

What a book

Praise God for His providence in leading Pastor John Piper write this book. I mean, there's no other thing in the world that can give us strong and powerful hope than the purposeful sovereignty of God - His Providence. I am filled with awe, reverend fear and unspeakable thankfulness to The LORD who by His amazing providence, by Grace through faith has saved me! I am all the more thankful, grateful and in awe of my salvation.

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  • Bob Thurlow
  • 08-15-22

John Piper's best yet

I have the highest respect for John Piper and everything he writes and teaches. But in my opinion this book exceeds them all.

If you get great joy from seeing God's great glory, you'll love this book.

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  • 01-12-22

Full, rich & life-changing

John Piper's tireless work of writing the truths of scripture are ever-fresh in Providence. He brings a vast number of familiar bible references together, with clear and heartfelt explanations of their significance in our daily lives. I'm so thankful to have been able to listen to Providence, now I'm off to buy the hard copy!

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  • Eliza
  • 11-07-21

Greatful to God for coming across that book.

Truthfulness and depth of this book in showing, who God truly is, made enormous impact in my understanding and walk in faith.