John Piper was presented with a book written in his honor at this past weekend’s Desiring God National Conference. You can order it from Desiring God here. Here’s the publisher’s description:
For the Fame of God’s Name: Essays in Honor of John Piper
John Piper has had a profound impact on countless men and women over his thirty years of pastoral ministry. From his online ministry with Desiring God to his preaching ministry at Bethlehem Baptist Church to his writing ministry in over thirty books, his faithful service has encouraged, challenged, and corrected many who are thirsty for God’s Word.
Piper’s influence does not stem from his own abilities and accomplishments, but finds its source in his consistent and humble leading of others to Scripture, where the breathtaking sovereignty and glory of God are displayed in all their wonder. We rejoice and are changed as we encounter glorious truths about God in Piper’s ministry.
It is in this spirit that friends and colleagues of Piper honor him by presenting essays covering topics central to his ministry: prayer, suffering, the sovereignty of God, justification, Jonathan Edwards, Christian hedonism, and more.
The editors, in a letter to Piper, write: “We believe that the apostle Paul has given us a strong and biblical precedent for what this book is designed to accomplish. He wrote to the Philippian church concerning Epaphroditus, having drawn attention to his tireless efforts for the sake of the gospel and the fact the ‘he nearly died for the work of Christ’ (Phil 2:30). ‘Honor such men’ (Phil 2:29), Paul instructed the church. Yes, it is possible to ‘honor’ men such as you without detracting from the centrality and supremacy of our Lord.”
Our hope and prayer is that the reader’s gaze is turned to the Lord in this tribute to a man who has labored so faithfully for the fame of God’s name.