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  • The Roots of Endurance

  • Invincible Perseverance in the Lives of John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce
  • By: John Piper
  • Narrated by: Bob Souer
  • Length: 3 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, Europe
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John Newton, Charles Simeon, and William Wilberforce suffered lifelong opposition and endured for the causes of gospel truth, missionary zeal, and political justice. They found, in solid doctrine and humble joy, the tough roots for habitual tenderness in response to their adversaries - without doctrinal or moral flinching. They are examples of remarkable grace. 

In the third book of the Swans Are Not Silent series, best-selling author John Piper looks at the lives of these three great men and focuses on how they not only endured great opposition but did so with joy and without bitterness. Their lives exemplify how to set a pace and finish the race before us, encouraging every heart that it is possible to jump the hurdles in our paths.

©2019 John Piper (P)2019 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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A fantastic read, something to help you learn to get through life's challenges. Good stuff.

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  • Josiah Richardson
  • 10-01-2021

Encouraging

Piper covered three men who actually had much in common. Newton, Simeon, and Wilberforce crossed paths frequently, if not in person, then in their writings. And if not in their writings, then in their impact. A lot of what you already know about these men is covered by Piper, and then a few more steps are taken into deeper water. Piper picked these 3 men for this book because all three were faced with unprecedented hardship and difficulties in their lives, especially for Newton and Wilberforce in the slave trade. But their endurance is to be admonished and, if at all possible, mimicked.

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  • Tim
  • 08-04-2021

Galatians 6:14

It was amazing to see the intersection of these three saints! I was so encouraged. It is incredible how simple the good news is that Jesus Christ endured for us by dying for our sins on the cross, so we can endure. As Charles Simeon might say, the way down, therefore, recognizing how broken and wicked we are and yet our perfect Savior died and bled for us—-WOW! Indeed, that is the way up!

Short, sweet, full of Amazing Grace. I definitely recommend it! I plan on reading all in the series that John Piper wrote. What a blessing and commitment to truth!

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  • Josh Richards
  • 24-03-2021

Exhilarating

Great book! Well written! However, I don’t understand how the narrator can read this book with absolutely no hint of enthusiasm.

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  • Graciela A. Castillo
  • 09-02-2021

Very inspiring!

John Piper brings this men to live and inspire us to follow in their great example of devotion, endurance, courage and above all deep thankfulness for the abundant grace and mercy shown to them.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-12-2020

A great message!

This was a great message from John Piper on the need to endure and the practical applications of how to endure.
This is the type of teaching that we need in this time that we are currently living in. A voice for living through the valleys and the difficult times that we will undoubtedly live through.

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  • DM
  • 09-11-2020

Great way to spend a Sunday

The people talked about in this book are good men who have a lot to teach us about christian living and that there is more than one way to love a good life. learned a lot about these men I didn't know. great read

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  • Jade Harvey
  • 22-09-2020

Wonderfully Eye Opening

I loved this book, it was well written and executed. I am now anticipating listening to the remaining books in this series. I learned so much and have been inspired by the message.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-09-2020

Incredible testimonies of endurance

I was challenged by the way in which John Newton, Charles Simeon and William Wilberforce endured and struggled for decades in their lives and respective ministries/careers. I realized that I give up too quickly and am too quick to doubt the work or call of God based on difficulty. The stories of these mens' lives are powerful and impactful.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 31-08-2020

Powerful tools to help in your journey of endurance

It was the title of the book, more than anything else, that initially attracted me to this book. So, it was a wonderful surprise when Mr Piper used the lives of some of the heroes of faith to illustrate what these men held onto to endure as they journeyed in their call and purpose.

Truly inspiring, but it is my heartfelt prayer that the lessons learned from their lives will be engraved on my heart and that I too, will walk in faith and endurance too.

Thank you to both the author and narrator for being about this powerful book!

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  • Rae
  • 31-12-2019

Excellent subjects

The author couldn't have chosen finer men as subjects for his exploration of perseverance. I had to pause while listening to the section about John Newton. I had to tell my sister what he said about talking to an adversary. She loved it so much that she wanted me to send the quote to her. What a kind and gentle soul he was! If you're looking for a book that inspires you to be a better, kinder person, this is it.

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