Author, theologian, and preacher John Piper released a new book on Wednesday called Coronavirus and Christ, which offers biblical answers and hope amid the present COVID-19 pandemic.
"In the midst of this fear and uncertainty, it is natural to wonder what God is doing," Piper said on his ministry's website.
The book's description says:
In Coronavirus and Christ, John Piper invites readers around the world to stand on the solid Rock, who is Jesus Christ, in whom our souls can be sustained by the sovereign God who ordains, governs, and reigns over all things to accomplish his wise and good purposes for those who trust in him. Piper offers six biblical answers to the question, What is God doing through the coronavirus?—reminding us that God is at work in this moment in history.
In a video introduction, Piper says:
"This is a serious book, because these are serious times. It's a book about reality, not sentimental imaginations — that's not what we need, that's not what our kids need ... We don't need sentimental substitutes for reality, we need reality. God is real; death is real; life is real; Jesus Christ — crucified and risen and reigning — is real; salvation is real; eternal joy is real."
John Piper told Disrn:
"Coronavirus and Christ attempts to be a little echo of the thunder clap call of God in this epidemic for the world and the church to repent and bring our lives into alignment with the infinite worth of Jesus."
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In addition to the available free e-book and audiobook, the work can be purchased in a short, low-priced paperback volume published by Crossway, which releases on April 28.
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Justin Taylor, executive vice president of book publishing and book publisher at Crossway, told Disrn:
"We are honored to be publishing this book and doing everything we can to make it available far and wide. Our initial print run for the paperback version is 180,000, and there are currently translations in the works for 18 languages around the world. We are praying that the Lord would graciously use this book to encourage and instruct the church about the rock beneath our feet and the purposes of our good and sovereign God."