Sex. Race. Scripture. Sovereignty. The book of Ruth doesn’t shy away from addressing them all head on. Though it recounts events from 3,000 years ago, this ancient story of a poor widow seeking protection in a foreign land holds surprising relevance for Christians in the twenty-first century. In Sex, Race, and the Sovereignty of God (previously titled A Sweet and Bitter Providence), John Piper explores unchanging truths and inspiring hope in the life of Ruth.
- Topical: Dives into cultural issues including biblical examples of manhood and womanhood, ethnic diversity and harmony, and God’s mysterious purposes in suffering
- Understand God’s Providence in Ruth’s Story: Follows her mother-in-law Naomi’s anguish and loss, Ruth’s relationship with Boaz, and her family’s ultimate lineage to David
- Study Key Biblical Themes: Explains the sovereignty of God, the sexual nature of humanity, the gospel of God’s mercy for the undeserving, and the glory of God’s grace
- 160 pages
- Aug 2022