Bloodlines

A new book by John Piper has recently been released by Crossway. It’s called “Bloodlines: Race, Cross & the Christian.” Crossway describes it this way:

Genocide. Terrorism. Hate crimes. In a world where racism is far from dead, is unity amidst diversities even remotely possible?

Sharing from his own experiences growing up in the segregated South, pastor John Piper thoughtfully exposes the unremitting problem of racism. Instead of turning finally to organizations, education, famous personalities, or government programs to address racial strife, Piper revealsthe definitive source of hope—teaching how the good news about Jesus Christ actively undermines the sins that feed racial strife, and leads to a many-colored and many-cultured kingdom of God.

Learn to pursue ethnic harmony from a biblical perspective, and to relate to real people different from yourself, as you take part in the bloodline of Jesus that is comprised of “every tongue, tribe, and nation.”

They also put together a book trailer which is very well done. Check it out below.

John Piper: Bloodlines Documentary Trailer from Crossway on Vimeo.

I’m looking forward to reading this whenever I get my hands on a copy.

~sdg

(HT: JT)

Notes From the Tilt-A-Whirl

Cover Art for the DVD

As I was hurdling over the Pacific Ocean in a steel and aluminum box, sitting in a cramped, 20″ excuse for a chair, I did the only thing that would keep me sane. I read. The book I chose to bring along for this 13 hour trip to the other side of existence was Notes from the Titl-A-Whirl by N.D. Wilson. And how shall I describe this book? Hands down the best book I’ve read this year. Fascinating. Funny. Frightening (reading about death at 37,000 feet with nothing but the sea below is scary). Fiendishly facetious (Kant followers beware). Feel-good. Okay, I’m running out of “F” words. Buy the book. Read the book. And open your eyes to the crazy, carnival-like world we live in. You won’t look at the sea or a line of scurrying ants the same again. And that’s a good thing.

Well, not only is there a book, there is now a film. And Westminster Theological Seminary bookstore has it at 60% off this week only! The film looks amazing. I can’t wait to get my copy and watch it.

Here is the trailer for the DVD:

Here is a clip from the film:

~sdg