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Living in the Light: Money, Sex & Power--Making the Most of Three Dangerous Opportunities
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Money, sex, and power. The world tends to worship them. Christians are often suspicious of them. And yet God made us to enjoy them.
Discover how to keep these three dangerous opportunities in the orbits that they were designed for, experiencing them in a way that satifies you, serves the world, and glorifies God. This fresh, refreshing book will wake you up to the blazing glory of Christ, and inspire you to make him the gravitational center of your life. And when that happens, everything changes. 160 pages, hardcover.
|Title: Living in the Light: Money, Sex & Power--Making the Most of Three Dangerous Opportunities|
By: John Piper
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Good Book Company
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 7.0 X 5.0 (inches)|
Weight: 8 ounces
Stock No: WW980511
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Whether were rich or poor, married or single, in a position of great influence or notall of us face temptation in the areas of money, sex and power. They are the dangerous opportunities of our timeopportunities to destroy our own souls, or to experience the true joy of using them for Gods glory.
John Piper shows us that when we have the blazing glory of Christ at the center of our spiritual solar system, the planets of money, sex and power find their true and beautiful orbits.
This book is for every Christian and will help you to wake up to the all-satisfying glory of God, and discover what you were made for.
Living in the Light offers a vibrant, refreshing, and enriching paradigm-shift. John Piper explores three gifts of God that are simultaneously precious and precarious. With penetrating clarity, he demonstrates the connection between money, sex and power, and shows how we can put them in their proper places by recognizing Christ as their center of gravity. -- Randy Alcorn (Author of Money, Possessions and Eternity and Happiness)
For someone looking to press on as a follower of Christ, Living in the Light will be a fullsome and unshrinking read. If youve never read any Piper, its a great way to begin. If youre a JP junkie, youll still appreciate how he pushes seeing Christ as supreme into the specifics of our lives. -- Robin Ham
Although money, sex, and power are gifts from God, Piper recognizes that we tragically (and wickedly!) idolize them and prefer the gifts to the Giver. Rather than living in the light, we live in the darknesssymptomatically revealed in these three areas. In specific chapters on each topic, Piper clearly explains how this exchange happens. He concludes the book by showing how Gods grace can return those planets to their God-ordained orbits. We learn how to use these three gifts so that we glorify the Giver; Piper explains how the sun can return to the center of the solar system. So although money, sex, and power are dangerous gifts that can be easily idolized, we also learn thatthrough Christthey can find their true and rightful order in our lives. -- Kyle Johnston
Piper here exposes us to the power of the Word. He helps open our ears to sober and solemn warnings. He also helps us embrace encouragements that shine with the promises of God. This book is about money, sex, and power. It is of course ultimately and wonderfully about the supremely satisfying and shining glory of God in Christ. -- Kathleen Nielson (Director of Women's Initiative, The Gospel Coalition)
If you do not daily wrestle with temptations in the areas of money, sex, or power, it is only because you have surrendered to these temptations. Every Christian must confront our common pull to make idols in these areas. In this book, John Piper equips us to fight temptation by firing up our affections for the glory of God in Jesus Christ. He wisely shows us not only what to avoid, but how to rightly enjoy money, sex, and power as part of a life conformed to Christ through the gospel. I expect to give this book to many friends and fellow combatants in this spiritual war. -- Russell Moore (President, Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention)
This is a brilliant book. John radically re-thinks the dangers of money, sex and power and explains why our culture is enslaved to thembut he also shows that God had good purposes in mind when creating these gifts and they become more satisfying in themselves when we realise that He is more desirable than all of them. -- Carrie Sandom (Associate Minister for Women at St John's Tunbridge Wells, Kent, UK; Director of Women's Ministry at The Proclamation Trust, London)
This book is searching in its analysis, searing in its challenge, and yet wonderfully invigorating in its encouragement. When the glory of God is at the centre, money, sex and power can be instruments for Christ's name and our good. This book is urgently needed. -- Sam Allberry (Ravi Zacharias International Ministries and author of Is God Anti-Gay?)
Money, sex and power are the three towering gods of our age, and the greatest temptations for those both inside and outside the church. In this short, pithy and powerful book, John Piper brings biblical wisdom, practical insight and a pastor's passion to the subject, and shows how living in the light will eclipse all the idols this world has to offerand put money, sex and power in their rightful, God-glorifying place. -- Andrew Wilson (Pastor at King's Church, Eastbourne, UK; author and blogger)
For Christians feeling trapped between the damaging idolatry of the world and the dehumanising suppression of religion, here is precious gospel wisdom for today. Beautifully written and produced, this little book is packed with fresh biblical insight. Its central theme of seeing money, sex and power not merely as dangerous temptations but also exciting opportunities to glorify the Saviour at the centre of our lives is so positive. -- Richard Coekin (Director of the Co-Mission Network; author of Ephesians For You)
Highly readable, peppered with Scripture, personal and persuasive. This book highlights how Jesus transforms our attitude to money, sex and power for our good and God's glory. I'll be recommending this book for our church family. Once again, Piper has written a wonderfully helpful book addressing key areas of our Christian lives. -- Paul Dale (Senior Pastor, Church by the Bridge, Sydney, Australia)
This holy/unholy trio is the subject of John Pipers latest book Living in the Light. While the book began as a series of conference messages, this is no lazy port from one format to another, but a careful, skillful rewrite and expansion. -- Tim Challies
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