Pastor and theologian John Piper has released a new book looking at how God is at work through the coronavirus pandemic.
In his publication entitled Coronavirus and Christ, the founder of international web ministry Desiring God explores the sovereignty of God in times of crisis and offers six biblical answers to the question, 'What is God doing through the coronavirus pandemic?'
The 112 page print book encourages readers to trust in the good purposes of God and take refuge in Christ. It has also been made available to download as a free two-hour audio book.
Speaking in a video online, Piper explains that he wanted to provide a "bible saturated, God centred, Christ exalting rock and solid place to stand in such fragile times."
Split into two sections, Piper first focuses on the certainty we have through Christ, in the God who reigns over all things. The second half takes a look at how he may be working through this time of global suffering.
"I wanted to summon the whole world to experience a transformation of our thinking, feeling and living that brings our lives in alignment with the infinite value of Jesus Christ."
"God is not silent, he hasn't left us without a word in the scriptures concerning his purposes for suffering," he added.
Pastor John recorded the audiobook from his home in the hope it would minister to people at this critical time.