5 Stars Out Of 5
October 31, 2011
Think: The Life of Mind and the Love of God, by Pastor John Piper. In this book Piper encourages Christians to think!
"thinking is indispensable on the path to passion for God". Piper backs this claim up with scripture, and brings to light the dangers of the anti-intellectualism movement in the church. If you think it is a waste of time to read a book or to learn anything about theology or doctrine - you may be part of this movement without knowing it.
At the same time, he makes it clear that using human intellect alone is also not scriptural. He also addresses relativism, showing the immorality, dangers and illogical constructs of this line of thinking and how to safeguard against it.
Like all of Piper's works, it is incredibly deep and will require repeated reading to allow what is said to sink in. It is a good thing that it is a small book with very short chapters, to allow this to take place without using up too much of our time. Piper's expounds the scriptures to carefully to explain that either extreme in this Intellectualism/Anti-Intellectualism debate is dangerous.
I urge you to read this book if you want to learn how to grow closer to God.