What are Christians to think about the coronavirus crisis?
Thankfully, John Piper can write a book in his sleep (and another before breakfast), and has given much thought to this question.
His latest book Coronavirus and Christ releases today and is available for free on Desiring God’s website in PDF, Kindle, ePub, and mp3 versions. You can also listen to the audiobook below for free. (It appears there will be a paperback version here.)
“This is a time when the fragile form of this world is felt. The seemingly solid foundations are shaking. The question we should be asking is, Do we have a Rock under our feet? A Rock that cannot be shaken—ever?”
On January 11, 2020, a novel coronavirus (COVID-19) reportedly claimed its first victim in the Wuhan province of China. By March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization had declared a global pandemic. In the midst of this fear and uncertainty, it is natural to wonder what God is doing.
In Coronavirus and Christ, John Piper invites readers around the world to stand on the solid Rock, who is Jesus Christ, in whom our souls can be sustained by the sovereign God who ordains, governs, and reigns over all things to accomplish his wise and good purposes for those who trust in him. What is God doing through the coronavirus? Piper offers six biblical answers to that question, showing us that God is at work in this moment in history.
I hope this book helps you treasure Christ more even amidst suffering related to COVID-19.