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Number of Pages: 160
Publication Date: 2003
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Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist--Audiobook on CDJohn PipereChristian Inc. / 2005 / Compact disc$22.99 Retail:1 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for 33 years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God; Dont Waste Your Life; This Momentary Marriage; A Peculiar Glory; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.
The opening chapters are autobiographical, setting the stage for principles that follow. He gives credit to his early influences at home, at college, and in his reading. The writings of Jonathan Edwards provided a turning point in his realization of lifes purpose: The wasted life is the life without a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples. This concept of joy has been dealt with in his earlier work, Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist. Pipers topic headings within each chapter are as thought provoking as the content: Is Eternal Life a Heaven Full of Mirrors? Shall We Prize What He Presents or What it Portrays of Him? I found the chapter Making Much of Christ From 8 to 5 very encouraging, and the subsequent chapter on missions was sobering. Perhaps the illustration that captures the essence of the book best is the story from Readers Digest recounted in chapter three, and highlighted on the back cover. Piper tells of the couple that took early retirement in Florida, playing softball, cruising on their boat, and collecting seashells. Picture them before Christ at the great day of judgment: Look, Lord. See my shells. That is a tragedy.
John Piper has a way of presenting deep truth in a way that is engaging and understandable. He has wrestled with his content, and the books final chapter is his prayer for the reader to not waste life, to be glad in God at any cost, to treasure Christ above life. You will be humbled as you read. Pam Glass, Christian Book Previews.com
Michelle1 Stars Out Of 5Not Impressed!November 29, 2017MichelleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 1I was very disappointed in this book im not at scholar and I found it hard to grasp! I felt really stupid!
Jan5 Stars Out Of 5Who is your life about?December 27, 2016JanQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A must read for any serious Christian! It really IS all about HIS glory!
melissahanover,PAAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5don't waste your lifeApril 13, 2016melissahanover,PAAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Very well written and life changing!
Half pint5 Stars Out Of 5Don't Waste Your LifeAugust 9, 2015Half pintQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Thisis a good author and well written.
Follower5 Stars Out Of 5This book is very thought provoking.June 17, 2013FollowerQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book makes one stop and think about how we are using our time, money, resources that God has given; and whether we are making the most of our opportunities to serve Him.