Crossway has just published John Piper’s new book, Bloodlines: Race, Cross, and the Christian (foreword by Tim Keller).

In the first part of the book Piper expounds “Our World: The Need for the Gospel” and in the second part he expounds “God’s Word: The Power of the Gospel.” In the former he explains “My Story, My Debt, My World: Why I Wrote This Book.”

Crossway and filmmaker Josh Franer traveled with Piper to his hometown of Greenville, South Carolina, to make a documentary related to the world he grew up in and the power of the gospel. The 18-minute version—which I found to be deeply powerful—will be posted later this month, but for now here is a 2-minute introduction: