Contending for our all

Contending for our all

Short biographies of three prominent Christians who stood for the truth of God's Word

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Short biographies of three prominent Christians who stood for the truth of God's Word.

John Piper tells the stories of three people, Athanasius, John Owen and J. Gresham Machen, who were willing to contend for Jesus Christ in the face of opposition, and to suffer for the sake of guarding the gospel. They are an example and an inspiration to Christians today.

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  • Introduction: Sacred controversy in Scripture, history and the lives of the swans
  • 1. Contending for Christ contra mundum: Exile and incarnation in the life of Athanasius
  • 2. Communing with God in the things for which we contend: How John Owen killed his own sin while contending for truth
  • 3. Contending for facts for the sake of faith: J Gresham Machen's constructive controversy with modernism
  • Conclusion: Contending for our all: a golden opportunity for love


Author John Piper
ISBN 9781844741359
Format Paperback
First published March 2006
Dimensions 138mm x 215mm x 15mm
Language English
Publisher IVP
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Contending for our all

Tim Challies,, March 21st 2006

The thrust of each of the sections is to help the reader understand the lessons each of these men offers the church today. Piper does not offer mere biography, but biography that leads to lessons in practical theology.

Contending For Our All is a welcome addition to this series and is a book that is well worth reading. Any believer will benefit from reading about these great men of the faith, whether they do so through purchasing the book or from reading the biographies online.... continue reading

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