A brother in the Lord offered to let me read this book which is one in a series that John Piper wrote about saints of old. They tell us how God used imperfect people to do extraordinary things. It was a very encouraging book to read, since I am a sinner who struggles with sin every day. I am looking forward to reading the rest of these books. It gave me a hunger to read about these saints in greater measure, to know of their lives. “The swans are not silent”, they still speak to us today and encourage us in out journey toward Christ and in being faithful to the call of the Lord in our own lives, knowing that the strength comes from Him. He is best able to show Himself strong, when we recognize our weakness and depend upon Him.