Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C. S. Lewis

By John Piper

Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully

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Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C. S. Lewis

By John Piper

Herbert - Whitefield - Lewis

In the sixth volume of The Swans Are Not Silent series, John Piper celebrates the importance of poetic effort by looking at three influential Christians whose words magnificently display a commitment to truth and a love of beauty.

Examining the lives of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C. S. Lewis, Piper helps us appreciate the importance of carefully crafted words by exploring how Christians can use them to testify to God’s glory, wonder at his grace, and rejoice in his salvation.

Whether exploring Herbert’s moving poetry, Whitefield’s dramatic preaching, or Lewis’s imaginative writing, this book highlights the importance of Christ-exalting eloquence in our praise of God and proclamation of his gospel.

Part of the The Swans Are Not Silent series.


Author:

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including Desiring GodDon’t Waste Your LifeThis Momentary MarriageA Peculiar Glory; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.


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Table of Contents:

Introduction: “Not with Lofty Speech or Wisdom”: Does the Bible Warrant Poetic Effort?

  1. “While I Use I Am with Thee”: The Life and Poetry of George Herbert
  2. “I Will Not Be a Velvet-Mouthed Preacher!”: The Life and Eloquence of George Whitefield
  3. C. S. Lewis—Romantic, Rationalist, Likener, Evangelist: How Lewis’s Paths to Christ Shaped His Life and Ministry

Conclusion: Speak God’s Wonders—In His World and in His Word


Specifications:

Category: History & Biography
Format: Hardcover w/ Jacket
Case Quantity: 10
Page Count: 160
ISBN-10: 1-4335-4294-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-4294-7
Size: 6.0 in x 9.0 in
Weight: 12.4 ounces
Published: May 31, 2014