This straightforward, challenging book should be read by all who take seriously their life in Christ, which prayerfully, will be more and more of us with time. Piper's title alone, is attention-getting and thoroughly examined and grounded in scripture. Piper has us measure all life's pursuits by whether they line up with why we were created: to bring glory to God and enjoy Him forever. Are we really doing this?! Do we have the courage to ask the tough questions re: how we live?! I'm an avid reader, inviting the tough questions, and this book has surpassed those that I've read so far. I'm eternally grateful to have had it recommended (in another great book called "Do Hard Things" by Alex & Brett Harris) and passionately recommend it to all who'll take a hard look at themselves in light of our life in Christ to bring glory to Him! Praise His Name!
I was dissapointed in this book. The author repeated the same few points over and over just using different words and phrases. "I got the point the first 10 times!" The lesson could have been written in 50 pages or less. At the end he also goes completely off subject. I do agree with one premise that we as Christians are "missing the boat" as to what is really important keeping Christ in our everyday lives and actions but his attitude of "I've reached a plateau above most other Christians" is a bit disturbing. Another one of the many recent Christian books where the author, in a covert way, steps down off his cloud to tell us mere mortals why he is a better Christian.
This book is simply amazing. In a world where so many Christians only seem to care about what religion can bring them Piper reminds us that this life is not about us, it is all about exhalting the name of Jesus Christ and finding our ultimate delight in Him. This one is going to be required reading for my youth group mission-team next year!