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  • Title: Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C. S. Lewis
  • Author: John Piper
  • ISBN: 9781433542947
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Herbert Whitefield LewisIn 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 oHerbert Whitefield LewisIn 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.
    John Piper
    John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod and chancellor of Bethlehem College Seminary For 33 years, he served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary B.D , and the University of Munich Deol For six years, he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem John is the author of than 50 books and than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available free at desiringGod John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.Librarian Note There is than one author in the GoodReads database with this name See this thread for information.


    Commentaires:

    Jonathan Berry
    A wonderful book examining the way in which the use of intentional and beautiful language to describe God and his mercies - poetry, prose, or spoken; published or personal - serves to help us to see him more clearly and more wonderfully. Piper examines the lives of 3 men who epitomized this in different ways: George Herbert, a country pastor and poet; George Whitefield, a prolific speaker; and C.S. Lewis, a novelist, essayist, and speaker. The stories of these men's lives and Piper's observation [...]

    Douglas Wilson
    Very fine work. Really good, and really good on many levels.

    Jake McAtee
    One of my favorite Piper books. Herbert, Whitefield, and Lewis will leave you feeling wildly inadequate.

    Christopher Rush
    I have now read four John Piper books in my lifetime. If some country doesn't make me their king soon I will have lost all faith in civilization. Perhaps you are wondering initially why the generous rating of 2 entire stars instead of the usual 1, or perhaps you are wondering why I even bothered to read yet another John Piper book when so many alternative life choices are available. Well, I'm an incredibly generous person, let's get that straight, plus it was a gift more for the subject matter t [...]

    Jeremy
    My review appeared inModern Reformation ."[R]eaching for a voice that matches the truth . . . wakens the speaker as well as the hearer" (146).Free ebook here.

    David Steele
    A powerful look at George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C.S. Lewis through the Reformed and refined lens of John Piper. Astounding!

    Steve
    The three are looked at from the point of view of beauty and rhetoric. Nicely done.

    Yan Ying
    Ahh! So much love!!! ♥ I really wish all of you can read it. :)

    Seth Lippert
    This book’s unique genre—mini bios mixed with a thematic essay connecting saying with seeing beauty—both informed and inspired. Piper is convincing in showing the common denominator between Herbert, Whitefield, and Lewis. Though they are from different eras (and, in Lewis’ case, of a different theology) each made a poetic effort, an attempt, as Piper says, to “describe reality in creative and wondrous language [that] often takes us deeper into reality”.The selection and analysis of H [...]

    Darla
    Beautifully written tribute to the works of Herbert, Whitefield CS Lewis. John Piper highlights their area of expertise while showing how each used their gifts to magnify the beauties of their Savior for othersn This is the 6th book in the Swans are not Silent series by Crossways. Definitely plan to read more of the series.

    Hank Pharis
    George Herbert was a Pastor in England who would not be remembered today except for one thing. A week before he died he gave a book of poems that he had written to a friend. This book has been in print ever since and he is widely recognized as one of the best English poets. For example: "Teach me, my God and King; In all things Thee to see; And what I do in anything; To do it as for Thee."George Whitefield may be one of the top three or four preachers of church history. He was the person God mos [...]

    Emily Cook
    To see and to savor and to speak the glories of Christ- this is the delight, the calling of all Christians!This effort to say beautifully is, perhaps surprisingly, a way of seeing and savoring the beauty. Piper here demonstrates three masters of the poetic effort in their own arenas. I enjoyed reading this book very much! (It made me want to return to college and take a few more English classes!)"This is meditation: Getting glimpses of glory in the Bible or in the world and turning those glimpse [...]

    E
    In this volume Piper looks at the life and work of three giants of English-language Christian communication: Herbert, Whitefield, and Lewis. Piper's focus is on poetic effort--the effort to see and savor and speak the wonder and divine glory that's present everywhere in our world. Even if we are not poets, Piper seeks to encourage to pursue poetic effort ourselves (the result doesn't have to be poetry anyway, as the selections of Lewis and Whitefield will attest).Herbert is one of the best Chris [...]

    John A.
    John Piper commenting on his book says,“This book is about the relationship between poetic effort, onthe one hand, and perceiving, relishing, and portraying truthand beauty, on the other hand—especially the truth and beautyof God in Christ. The three men in this book made poetic effortto see and savor and show the glories of Christ. This effort wasthe God-dependent intention and exertion to find striking,penetrating, imaginative, awakening ways of expressing theexcellencies they saw. My thes [...]

    Brian
    "Christian theology can fit in science, art, morality, and the sub-christian religions. The scientific point of view cannot fit in any of these things, not even science itself. I believe in Christianity as I believe that the Sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else".C.S. Lewis "Is Theology Poetry" Anyone who has read this series will not want to miss this book on three great men of faith, who thought, wrote and spoke with a commitment to the Lord of Glory [...]

    Jonathan Sussex
    This is a great book exploring the lives of three heroes of the christian faith, George Herbert, George Whitfield and C S Lewis. Piper looks at their use of words to proclaim the riches of Jesus, Herbert through Poetry, Whitfield through preaching and Lewis through writing. The Swans are not silent is a great book series and the first five are just as good.

    Ryan
    The moment I opened this book, I had a hard time putting it down. Piper is deep, reflective, and well thought out. Though these are mainly taken from three DG Pastor's Conferences, reading them was just as beneficial as hearing them. Piper dives into the lives of Herbert, Whitefield, and Lewis to discuss the way they used words to glory in God, and through the process of those words deepened their relationship with God. Piper writes in the conclusion: "So the central point of this book—saying [...]

    Kyle Houlton
    As with each book in the "The Swans Are Not Silent" series, John Piper delivers. For many preachers, including myself, "eloquence" is a difficult concept. It seems essential for effective communication, but it can be utterly self-serving and prideful. Piper argues that speaking beautifully reflects the beauty of God and can be a powerful tool for helping the hearer grasp what's being communicated. Piper puts flesh on this concept through the lives and works of George Herbert, George Whitfield an [...]

    Haley Olson
    Here is captured in words what I have enjoyed and experienced to be true about words and beauty and joy as they relate to Christ himself. You could say this is the book I wanted written and never even knew it. (Love of biographies aside.)In addition, by the end of the book I was fascinated to realize something. Looking back over the years, I see more clearly the magnitude of influence these men have had on Pastor John. The poetry of Herbert, the drama of Whitefield, and the longing and logic --r [...]

    Jeff Short
    This book is primarily biographical sketches of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C. S. Lewis with emphasis on their poetic effort in writing and preaching. Poetic effort is not the writing of poems but rather the use of beautiful expression in conveying truth. John Piper uses the examples of these three men as a vehicle to promote the use of poetic effort in communicating the truth of God's Word to the world. There is some biblical study along with the biography. I appreciate this book and [...]

    Anna Tan
    In Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully, John Piper explores the work of George Herbert, George Whitefield and CS Lewis and their impact, not only on the lives of their audience, but on their own lives and the furtherance of the Gospel. I have to admit that this is the first I've heard of George Herbert (not being a poetry buff) and of George Whitefield. But I guess it's never too late to learn :)I think it's affirming to know that the effort we make with our words, both written and spoken, and [...]

    Tim VanderMeulen
    Here, yet again, is a product of academic writing, in which a thesis is presented and flushed out by an overabundance of quotes from outside sources. This is not generally how I like to read nonfiction. I could find these outside sources myself if I wanted to. However, that being said, Piper does present a strong thesis and one that should be realized by all Christian writers and pastors. I agree wholeheartedly that the truth and beauty of Jesus Christ must be the ultimate proclamation for the C [...]

    Becca
    For a brief overview of the life and works of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C.S. Lewis, this is a great little book. The focus is not specifically biographical, however. John Piper takes the life works of these three men and compares them to show how they all used words beautifully (what Piper calls "poetic effort") to glorify Christ. I found George Whitefield to be the most interesting of the three. This was honestly not my favorite Piper book because I found it to be somewhat repetiti [...]

    Warren B
    Piper does a great job of introducing the reader to these men, and his admiration for them shines through. The words were inspiring to me in my aspirations to write poetically as well.I give it three stars only for its extreme brevity, as I feel the topic deserves a broader scope and more of Piper's attention. A good book, but it feels rushed.

    Jean-Daniel Veer
    This makes me want to write more and to write more beautifully. But it also (and mostly) reminds me that nothing in this world is to be taken in itself, but it should always point towards God. Nature does that. We should do that with our words.

    Leila Bowers
    I love all of the books in this series! This one had less of a gut-punch to my worldview or comfort or faith, and more of refining chisel at my understanding of art, the written word, and the place of eloquence and beauty within the Christian walk.

    Allen Tsai
    Basically Piper's biographical messages from the DG conferences. I enjoyed the chapter on Herbet the most and thought it best encapsulated Piper's thesis: saying something beautifully helps us see and understand that object more beautifully.

    Jonathan Tolentino
    The nuggets presented here is a celebration of three poetically-diligent authors of how they see the vastness of God. As the reading began, you take up in arms the party hat and drink, ironically to a sobering state opened by these insights.

    Josh
    Excellent. Not just for writers or preachers. This is good, rich theology and biography.

    Josh
    Excellent!

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