This update to the second volume of Piper's popular devotional, A Godward Life, features 20 new articles, which address controversies such as partial-birth abortion and gay marriage. With three indexes and 120 brief biblically based essays, it also provides pastors and lay leaders with illustrations as sound as Scripture and as current as tomorrow's Internet news. 432 pages, softcover from Multnomah.
A Devotional Powerhouse!
This revision of the follow-up to the popular A Godward Life adds twenty fresh entries to the original 120 daily meditations that are solid meat and sweet milk from Gods Word. The new entries broach current and controversial subject matter, such as partial-birth abortion and gay marriage. Piper asks the hardest questions and finds wonderfully poignant but practical and applicable truths from the Bible. These 350 pages of substantive spiritual nourishment will brace readers minds with truth and nourish their hearts with Gods sovereign grace. Pastors and lay leaders particularly will appreciate the three indexes included. They dont need to look any further to find a pertinent illustration or tidbit of inspiration!
Expanded Edition of the Popular Godward Life II Devotional
Taste and see…The Lord is good.
The soul tastes truth like the lips taste food. Spiritual hunger cries out for rich, substantial nourishment. It is remarkable how much meat these daily portions contain.
Skillfully presented by pastor John Piper, this devotional of contemporary meditations on biblical reality will whet your appetite for more of God Himself and refresh you in your daily communion with Christ.
"This volume is a treasure of true doctrine applied to life."
-R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Going to sleep with John Pipers words on your mind will coax you from complacency and wake you up to a passionate faith."
-Phil Callaway, speaker and bestselling author
Story Behind the Book
John Pipers life-long love affair with his church is evidenced in each of the 140 articles included in Taste and See. Originally, each article was written for his flock at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis . They are sometimes follow-ups to Sunday sermons; sometimes meditations of a pastors heart, expressing his longing for the holiness of his congregation. Many of the entries are his own relentless interrogations of a biblical text. A few are colorful anecdotes from a pastors daily lifea pastor whose heartbeat for God pulsates through every word.
John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis , Minnesota , since 1980, is a respected theologian and author. More than two million volumes of his works have sold, including The Passion of Jesus Christ, Desiring God, Pierced by the Word, The Pleasures of God, and Life as a Vapor. He received his doctorate in theology from the University of Munich and taught biblical studies for six years at Bethel College before becoming a pastor. He and his wife, Noel, have four sons and one daughter.