John Piper is an internationally known pastor and author. He serves as pastor for preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is a graduate of Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary, and the University of Munich, Germany (Doctor of Theology). Winner of three Gold Medallion book awards, he has written over forty books, including Future Grace, A Godward Life, The Dangerous Duty of Delight, and The Pleasures of God. John and his wife, Noel, have five children and an increasing number of grandchildren.
So overall, I think this book is worth the time invested to read and discuss.
I found this book to be very thought provoking, and it drew me to the Scriptures and to really think deeply about very serious theological issues.
Piper states that "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him."
I must read for every Christian and everyone who has been turned off by legalistic Christianity!Published 1 month ago by Sara Shannon
You might ask me, "Beside the Holy Bible, if you were stranded on deserted island and could have only 1 book, what book would you take with you? Read morePublished 2 months ago by David Noe
I loved this book. It is very deep and thought provoking. John Piper is truly a man of God and was able to challenge me in my spiritual walk.Published 2 months ago by Satisfied
Not really easy reading. Started to read and now on my book shelf. I like John Piper so I may continue it later.Published 2 months ago by Maryann Brodeur
I had heard a lot about the book. Several people I know have spoken highly of the book. It gives a fresh perspective on scriptures (reformed theology). Read morePublished 3 months ago by David Trawick
If you are looking for answers as I was, to not live legalistically and actually delight in The Lord and understand his immensity and power that can make you the happiest you have... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jimmy Mellott
This is a great book about what the Christian life is really all about. The premise is the author's take on the answer to the first of the Westminster Shorter Catechism: "What... Read morePublished 4 months ago by John
If joy is not your purpose for life, you're doing it all wrong. Let Piper explain--he does it much better than I ever could!Published 4 months ago by peg o' my heart