|Role models challenge others to take a stand|
|Written by Production|
|Monday, 07 September 2009 02:04 PM America/New_York|
John Piper and Justin Taylor teamed up as general editors for Cómo perseverar hasta el final (978-0-825-41795-5, $10.99), releasing next month from Editorial Portavoz. The volume challenges contemporary thinking that encourages people to "move on" if they face difficulties in marriage, at work or elsewhere.
First published in English as Stand: A Call for the Endurance of the Saints by Crossway Books in 2008, the collective response from contributors such as John MacArthur, Randy Alcorn, Jerry Bridges and Helen Roseveare is that Christians must stand and face the daily challenges of life.
Each contributor brings decades of experience to their writing, from MacArthur's longtime shepherding of a church to Alcorn's involvement in the culture wars, and from Bridges' patience through suffering to Roseveare's courageous constancy on the war-torn mission field.
Piper's chapter examines the meaning of getting old to the glory of God. "Retirement" should be about aging in ways that make God, not the treasures of this world, look glorious, he suggests, resisting the typical American dream of retirement, and instead being set free by a superior satisfaction in Jesus.
The book closes with Taylor's interviews with contributors, through which he gives a little more insight into the men and women and their personal stories.
Pastor of preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Piper's many books include When I Don't Desire God and What Jesus Demands From the World, both of which are also available from Editorial Portavoz in Spanish.
For more information on Cómo perseverar hasta el final, visit www.portavoz.com. To order, contact Editorial Portavoz at 877-733-2607.