Friday, December 15, 2006

Piper Resources

Here a couple of new John Piper resources being published by Crossway:

When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God--and Joy

This is an 80-page book adapted from When I Don't Desire God; Piper gives wise, biblical counsel on fighting for joy during seasons of depression and spiritual darkness.

“It is utterly crucial that in our darkness we affirm the wise, strong hand of God to hold us, even when we have no strength to hold him.”
John Piper

Even the most faithful, focused Christians can encounter periods of depression and spiritual darkness when joy seems to stay just out of reach. It can happen because of sin, satanic assault, distressing circumstances, or hereditary and other physical causes. In When the Darkness Will Not Lift, John Piper aims to give some comfort and guidance to those experiencing spiritual darkness.

Readers will gain insight into the physical side of depression and spiritual darkness, what it means to wait on the Lord in a time of darkness, how unconfessed sin can clog our joy, and how to minister to others who are living without light. Piper uses real-life examples and sensitive narrative to show readers abundant reason to hope that God will pull them out of the pit of despair and into the light once again.

Coming in January, Crossway will publish the Don't Waste Your Life Group Study Kit. It includes a special edition copy of the best-selling book, a study guide, and a teaching DVD featuring ten sessions with John Piper.