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Number of Pages: 32
Publication Date: 2009
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John Piper's brief book challenges fellow baby boomers to forego the American dream of retirement and to grow old with a zeal that shows God to be the all-satisfying Treasure that he is.
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.
Piper's main message is that the Lord promises that he will fill the dedicated Christian with the strength to make perseverance in service not only possible but outright guaranteed. One passage he uses to support this is Isaiah 46:3-4, which states, "[You] have been borne by me from before your birth, carried from the womb; even to your old age, I am he, and to grey hairs I will carry you."
Relating short biographies of Charles Simeon, Ralph Winter, Polycarp, and Raymond Lull, Piper demonstrates how people focused on serving the Lord can live very long lives and be fruitful for many decades beyond what is now considered the time of retirement. His essay can be read in about half an hour, and, indeed, it does cause one to start "rethinking" the whole concept of "retirement." Dr. Dennis E. Hensley, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
Loren Pederson5 Stars Out Of 5Looking for moreOctober 10, 2011Loren PedersonQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4This brief little booklet whets my appetite for learning more opportunities of service in God's kingdom. I am past usual retirement age and still working full time. Retirement seems boring and selfish to me. John Piper has helped me to see that I am not alone in this thinking. I look forward to continuing God's great adventure of life so long as I am able.
MimsSpringfield, OregonAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Loved the book!!August 12, 2011MimsSpringfield, OregonAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5This is a tiny book with a GIANT impact!!!!!I love it!!...
SHARONSOMERVILLE, TEXASAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Good advice for seniors to serve the LordAugust 3, 2011SHARONSOMERVILLE, TEXASAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Good food for thought for a fulfilling retirement.
ConnieEugene, ORAge: 55-65Gender: female1 Stars Out Of 5July 29, 2011ConnieEugene, ORAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 1Value: 1Meets Expectations: 1I was unable to download this book, glad I was able to read it online & glad it was low cost
Jeanetta ChrystieGender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5I'm really enjoying the ideas in this book.July 29, 2011Jeanetta ChrystieGender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I'm new to ebooks and very pleased with this book. In thinking about retirement years and active options, this book is useful and packed with ideas and options to consider. A worthwhile read!