Jonathan Edwards has often been misunderstood as some gloomy preacher who spoke of sinners dangling over the burning fires of hell, but John Piper in this short biography illuminates Edwards as a man "besotted with God." Edwards knew that true joy and peace came not from easy sermons but from an all-encompassing faith in God. Such a vision was the purpose of Edwards life, and he purposed to know God as fully as he possibly could.
John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 1980, is a respected theologian and author. He is the author of over 30 books, of which more than two million copies have sold.