• 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
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (295 ratings)

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By: John Piper
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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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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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The Great Lives of Men before us

This book is a wonderful biography of some of the greatest theological minds ever to walk this earth. Many of the stores shared here are inspirational and a push for the believer to never give up the faith that all these men had.

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Great book-Great author

Being a Martial arts teacher and business owner, this book reinforces what Jesus did for us. We suffer in victory and through suffering toughen the F#@^ up. Amen

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Good for its purpose

Piper did a great job examining the histories of these 3 men. As he has done in his other books in this series. The 3 men showed a great deal of endurance through some harsh struggles. However, very little of that type of struggling is comparable to most of the laymen. W. Wilberforth, suffered over 40/50 years to achieve his goal. Most of us can’t look at our lives and say “I have diligently pursued a God-centered goal for that last 40/50 years which has finally born fruit that affects the nation or the world at large.” However, his was my favorite story. Compared to other books, I had a hard time picking this one back up to finish more than twice. Thus, I rated the story lower.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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