Contending for Our All: Defending Truth and Treasuring Christ in the Lives of Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machen (Piper, John, Swans Are Not Silent)
John PiperISBN: 158134676X;
Athanasius. John Owen. J. Gresham Machen. Each of these men stood for the truth of God’s Word in the face of oppositiona?”all out of a deep love for Christ and a desire for people to know God in his fullness. Popularity was not a concern, and they took no joy in controversy for argument’s sake. However, these men were willing to suffer for the sake of guarding the sanctity of the gospel. Many threats, years of exile, deaths of loved ones, opposition from friends and authorities, sickness and paina?”none of these setbacks could keep these three from maintaining their efforts for the furthering of Christ’s Kingdom or quench their zeal for Christ himself. In his fourth book of The Swans Are Not Silent series, Contending for Our All , John Piper has given us biographies of Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machena?”bishop, pastor, and seminary founder. In the life of each one, personal holiness was emphasized publicly and privately despite...
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