Book Review of
The Power of Words and Wonder of God
Words carry immeasurable significance: The universe was created with a word; Jesus healed and cast out demons with a word; rulers have risen and fallen by their words; Christians have worshiped through words of song, confession, and preaching. Even in our technological age, politics, education, business, and relationships center on words.
Since the tongue is such a powerful force-for good or evil-we are wise to ask: What would homes, churches, schools, even the public square be like if we used words with Christian intentionality and eloquence? The Power of Words and the Wonder of God seeks to answer this difficult question. In these chapters, derived from Desiring God’s 2008 national conference, John Piper and Sinclair Ferguson team with worship pastor Bob Kauflin, ministry leader Paul Tripp, and literature professor Daniel Taylor to help readers harness their tongues and appropriately command their silences for the glory of God and the ministry of the gospel.
So this book was not what I expected when a friend gave it to me. I was thinking that it would be more straight forward. Instead there are many authors who talk about what they think is The Power of Words and the Wonder of God. I think it is good to see many opinions together at one time, and this book does it.
If you walk into this book and think it will be straightforward, well it is not. So if you are looking to form own thoughts or don’t mind reading a few opinions that you disagree with along with ones that align with your view, you will probably like it as a Sunday evening read to expand your mind.