The Innkeeper

The Innkeeper

By John Piper, Illustrated by John Lawrence

Format: Hardcover w/Jacket

Availability: Out of Print

About The Innkeeper

Only two weeks from His crucifixion, Jesus has stopped in Bethlehem. He has returned to visit someone important—the innkeeper who made a place for Mary and Joseph the night He was born. But His greater purpose in coming is to pay a debt. What did it cost to house the Son of God?

Through this imaginative poem, John Piper shares a tale of what might have been. The story of an innkeeper whose life was forever altered by the arrival of the Son of God. Ponder the sacrifice that was made that night. Celebrate Christ's birth and the power of His resurrection. Rejoice in the life and light He brings to all. And encounter the hope His life gives you for today—and for eternity.


John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for 33 years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, Bloodlines, and Does God Desire All to Be Saved?

Illustrated by

JOHN LAWRENCE is a graduate of Hastings School of Art and the Central School of Arts and Crafts (now Central St. Martins) in England. He is a member of the Art Workers Guild, the Society of Wood Engravers, the Double Crown Club, and the Royal Society of Painter Printmakers. He has illustrated more than 150 books.


Category: Fiction
Christian Living
Format: Hardcover w/Jacket
Page Count: 32
ISBN-10: 1-58134-027-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-58134-027-3
Size: 5.0 in x 7.0 in
Weight: 5.4 ounces
Published: October 31, 1998


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