FOR THE FAME OF GOD’S NAME: ESSAYS IN HONOR OF JOHN PIPER, edited by Sam Storms and Justin Taylor

Published on May 13, 2016 by Joshua Centanni

Crossway, 2010 | 544 pages

In case you’ve missed it we wanted to point out this collection of essays in honor of John Piper. For the Fame of God’s Name. On a more personal level, the earlier and latter chapters of this book especially will help acquaint you with John Piper and his ministry. In between learn of Piper’s theology of “Christian Hedonism” and in depth studies of major biblical themes such as the sovereignty and supremacy of God, the gospel, Christian ministry, and the various causes to which Piper has famously drawn attention.

The chapter by Sinclair Ferguson, Christus Victor et Propitiator, is alone worth the price of the book, as is Beale’s chapter on the relation of Christ’s resurrection to our justification, Carson’s chapter on the gospel, Schreiner’s chapter on the glory of God, and others. Here’s an overview:

 

Table of Contents

A Note to John Piper
Sam Storms and Justin Taylor
Part 1: John Piper
1. A Personal Tribute to the Praise of God’s Infinite Glory and Abounding Grace
David Michael
2. Three Doors Down from a Power Plant
David Livingston
3. Who Is John Piper?
David Mathis
Part 2: Christian Hedonism
4. Christian Hedonism: Piper and Edwards on the Pursuit of Joy in God
Sam Storms
5. When All Hope Has Died: Meditations on Profound Christian Suffering
Mark R. Talbot
Part 3: The Sovereignty of God
6. The Sovereignty of God in the Theology of Jonathan Edwards
Donald J. Westblade
7. Prayer and the Sovereignty of God
Bruce A. Ware
Part 4: The Gospel, the Cross, and the Resurrection of Christ
8. What Is the Gospel?—Revisited
D. A. Carson
9. Christus Victor et Propitiator: The Death of Christ, Substitute and Conqueror
Sinclair B. Ferguson
10. The Role of Resurrection in the Already-and-Not-Yet Phases of Justification
G. K. Beale
Part 5: The Supremacy of God in All Things
11. A Biblical Theology of the Glory of God
Thomas R. Schreiner
12. The Kingdom of God as the Mission of God
Scott J. Hafemann
13. The Mystery of Marriage
James M. Hamilton Jr.
14. Pleasing God by Our Obedience: A Neglected New Testament Teaching
Wayne Grudem
15. The Glory and Supremacy of Jesus Christ in Ethnic Distinctions and over Ethnic Identities
Thabiti Anyabwile
16. Dethroning Money to Treasure Christ above All
Randy Alcorn
17. “Abortion Is about God”: Piper’s Passionate, Prophetic Pro-Life Preaching
Justin Taylor
18. A God-Centered Worldview: Recovering the Christian Mind by Rediscovering the Master Narrative of the Bible
R. Albert Mohler Jr.
Part 6: Preaching and Pastoral Ministry
19. Proclaiming the Gospel and the Glory of God: The Legacy of Jonathan Edwards for Preaching
Stephen J. Nichols
20. The Pastor and the Trinity
C. J. Mahaney
21. The Pastor as Worshiper
Ray Ortlund
22. The Pastor as Counselor
David Powlison
23. The Pastor as Shepherd
Mark Dever
24. The Pastor as Leader
John MacArthur
25. The Pastor and His Study
William D. Mounce
Part 7: Ministries
26. The Vision and Ministry of Desiring God
Jon Bloom
27. The Vision and History of the Bethlehem Institute
Tom Steller
Subject Index
Person Index
Scripture Index

The book covers a wide range of themes, and if some are not of great interest to you, you’ll still find many others that are. And … whether hardcover or kindle … you can’t beat the price! A worthy tribute to John Piper, and an excellent resource for study and edification.

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For the Fame of God's Name

Crossway, 2010 | 544 pages