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We admire these men for their greatness, but the truth is Augustine grappled with sexual passions, Martin Luther struggled to control his tongue, and John Calvin fought the battle of faith with worldly weapons. Yet each of these men will always be remembered for the messages they declared - messages that still resound today. 

John Piper explores these men's lives, integrating Augustine's delight in God with Luther's emphasis on the Word and Calvin's exposition of scripture. Through their strengths and struggles, we can learn how to live better today. When we consider their lives, we behold the glory and majesty of God and find power to overcome our own weaknesses.

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

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Praise God, there is much truth. Tough listen.

There is milk and inspiration to lay all things aside for the excellence that is for found In CHRIST.

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Computer read?

John Piper's content is outstanding, but the reader of this audio book is so mechanical - so machine-like - I can't comprehend the flow of the book at all. I patiently waded through about 45 minutes and then gave up. I honestly couldn't tell you what the book was about. Very disappointing. I fully acknowledge that it may just be me and my ear, but I would urge you to listen to a preview before attempting the whole thing.

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The more you get to know God, the more His joy and delight pours into your life!

I enjoyed this book, and am pleased to have discovered this series. The heroes of faith, features in this book, were only names to me. I had briefly heard of them. I really enjoyed and was very much inspired in their relentless persistence in the discipline of prayer, Bible study and worship. And yes, I heartily agree that the more we get to know God - which comes from those disciplines, the more His joy and delight pours into us! Thank you to both author and narrator for bringing to life the joy and delight of the Father that these heroes show in their lives.