‘Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully: The Power of Poetic Effort in the Work of George Herbert, George Whitefield, and C. S. Lewis’ by John Piper

Saturday, 31 Oct 2015

'This effort to say beautifully is, perhaps surprisingly, a way of seeing and savoring beauty.'
Seeing Beauty and Saying Beautifully by John Piper is the sixth book in a series titled The Swans Are Not Silent, taken from the words of Augustine’s successor Eraclius. Eraclius preached a sermon immediately after the mantle had been passed, and sensing his own inadequacy to fill Augustine’s shoes said, ‘The cricket chirps. The swan is silent.’ Piper’s series is a testament to the lasting influence that Augustine and others have had throughout history. Whereas the preceding five books focus on issues such as divine sovereignty, suffering, perseverance, truth, and missions, Seeing Beauty</...

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