Contending for Our All (The Swans Are Not Silent #4)
Biographies of Athanasius, John Owen, and J. Gresham Machen. In the life of each, personal holiness was emphasized publicly and privately, despite hardship and suffering. Fourth volume of The Swans Are Not Silent series.
I originally purchased this book back on June 2010 but didn't pick it up to read it until just now.
To my sheer delight and joy, when this book did come up in my queue, I was thrilled to see Athanasius' name next to John Owen. For you see, over Christmas, I just finished Athanasius' On The Incarnation of the Word which made Christmas all the mor...more
This is Book 4 in a series titled The Swans Are Not Silent. The series' name stems from when Saint Augustine handed over leadership of the church to his successor. His successor feared Augustine's teaching would fall to the wayside as he declared, "The swan is silent." Yet, here we are all these years later. Augustine, and those with a passion like his, have been anything but silent. This book, along with the others in the series, is dedicated to the...more
Theologically, Piper gives a helpful overview of the doctrines the men fought to defend. Athan...more
As doctors of church doctrine, the three individuals fought the attacks at orthodoxy and urged those within to hold firmly to the pattern of sound teaching for the sake of the gospel. All these men saw the Church as bigger than themselves and gave to her cause all...more
I am glad I read this, although it left me wishing there was more heartfelt content revealed from these peoples lives.
He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (B.D.), and the University of Munich (D.theol.). For six years, he taught Biblical Studies at Bethe...more