Velvet Steel

Velvet Steel: The Joy of Being Married to You: Selections from the Poems of John Piper

By John Piper

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About Velvet Steel

Beyond the tough love of covenant-keeping is a warmth and tenderness that can't be denied. So while John Piper's This Momentary Marriage focuses on the theological meaning of marriage, its companion volume, Velvet Steel, reveals the rich, emotional dimension.

Within these pages Piper shares a series of poems written for his wife, Noël, during the first forty-two years of their relationship, starting from the day of their engagement. In it he provides readers with a taste of one man's tender affections for his wife-poems that he hopes will fan into flame readers' affections for their own spouses and ultimately for the Maker of marriage.


John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is teacher and founder of and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He served for 33 years as pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and is 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?


Category: Marriage & Family
Format: Printed Caseside
Page Count: 80
ISBN-10: 1-4335-1131-2
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-1131-8
Size: 4.0 in x 6.0 in
Weight: 3.7 ounces
Published: April 30, 2009

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