Adapted from God is the Gospel by John Piper, copyright 2005 by Desiring God Foundation. Published by Crossway Books, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers, Wheaton, Ill., www.crossway.com.   

John Piper has preached the supremacy of Christ in all things from the pulpit of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis since 1980. His books include Desiring God and Crossway's The Passion of Jesus Christ, Don't Waste Your Life, Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ, and the ECPA Gold Medallion winner God's Passion for His Glory.