What Is the Bible?
What do you believe about the Bible? If you believe it is the Word of God, why do you believe? What implications does that belief have for how you approach Scripture, and all of life?
In two of his newest books, John Piper answers these and other questions, helping us to understand and enjoy the Bible for what it truly is, the very Word of God.
A Peculiar Glory
God has provided a way for all people, not just scholars, to know that the Bible is the Word of God. Piper has devoted his life to showing us that the glory of God is the object of the soul’s happiness. Now, his burden in this book is to demonstrate that this same glory is the ground of the mind’s certainty.
God’s peculiar glory shines through his Word. The Spirit of God enlightens the eyes of our hearts. And in one self-authenticating sight, our minds are sure and our hearts are satisfied. Justified certainty and solid joy meet in the peculiar glory of God.
Reading the Bible Supernaturally
Does it take a miracle to read the Bible?
God wrote a book, and its pages are full of his glory. But we cannot see his beauty on our own, with mere human eyes.
In Reading the Bible Supernaturally, we see how God works through his written Word when we pursue the natural act of reading the Bible, so that we experience his sightgiving power—a power that extends beyond the words on the page.
Ultimately, Piper shows us that in the seemingly ordinary act of reading the Bible, something miraculous happens: we are given eyes to behold the glory of the living God.