A small book with big truths. This has Piper written all over it and does well to summarize who Piper is about – uplifting the sovereignty of God and exalting Christ
Piper spends his first part of the book showing us the sovereignty of God over sin, and why and how that strengthens a person’s worldview. Then, he chooses certain sins in the Bible, like the Tower of Bable (my favorite chapter), Adam’s, David’s, Judas’ sins to show that their evil sins were all ordained by God, and how they glorify Jesus Christ in the end.
Near the end of the book, Piper writes, “It should matter because if God were not the main Actor in the death of Christ, then the death of Christ could not save us from our sins, and we would perish in hell forever. The reason the death of Christ is the heart of the gospel – the heart of the good news – is that God was doing it”
I loved this book – it’s not a scholarly book of the sovereignty of God. However, I loved Piper’s pastoral approach in this book and how the sovereignty of God in all “spectacular sins” bring glory to God and joy to His people. I would highly recommend this book.