Beside Jesus and Paul, no one man has had a greater impact on Christianity than Augustine. His writings have influenced Catholics, Protestants and atheists. His life displays the power of Christ's redemptive love. He wrote five million words on Christianity. Yet, in the short biography The Swan Is Not Silent: Sovereign Joy in the Life and Thought of St. Augustine, John Piper gleans nuggets of truth and wisdom from Augustine's life and work. Piper traces the arc of Augustine's life and extracts personal applications from it for all Christians.
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.