We live in a flippant and frivolous day. The majestic weight of the glory of God rests lightly on too many churches. We've lost our appetite for God's majesty. A passion for his splendor has faded. John Calvin encountered a similar landscape 500 years ago. Such weightlessness was at the root of his quarrel with the Roman Catholic Church. Nothing mattered more to Calvin than the supremacy of God over all things. He wrote that his life's aim was to "set before man, as the prime motive of his existence, zeal to illustrate the glory of God." Calvin set himself to spread a passion for God's majesty in Geneva and beyond. "The essential meaning of Calvin's life and preaching," writes John Piper, "is that he recovered and embodied a passion for the absolute reality and majesty of God. Such is the aim and burden of this book as well."
About the Author
John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org 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?