Athanasius, a fourth century bishop of Alexandria, Egypt, fought his whole life against the Arianism belief that challenged the deity of Christ. For his trouble, he was exiled five times by Roman emperors, but he refused to concede the crucial ground of Christ's deity to the Arians. To Athanasius the deity of Christ was a personal reality, and he encouraged youth to give all for the glory of Christ. John Piper uses the life of this less well-known figure of early Christianity to discover six contempory lessons for all Christians.
John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 1980, is a respected theologian and author. He is the author of over 30 books, of which more than two million copies have sold.