From the Back Cover
"Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn't. Worship is ultimate."--John Piper
Let the Nations Be Glad!
has become a modern missions classic. A trusted resource for thousands of missionaries, pastors, church leaders, and laypeople, it provides a biblical basis for missions and worship. This third edition has been expanded to include timely new material on the prosperity gospel.Praise for the Previous Edition
"If I had to choose only one book on missions, Let the Nations Be Glad!
would be it--precisely because it's about so much more than missions. The book's relentless God-centered focus, with its stress on worship as the 'fuel and goal of missions,' provides the crucial biblical counterpoint to the anthropocentric drumbeat of our day."--Duane Litfin
, president, Wheaton College
"An invaluable resource that keeps worship at the center of the church's purpose and shows both theologically and practically what that means for mission in the modern world. Missionaries, pastors, teachers, and laypeople with a thirst for God's passion for himself and the peoples of the world will be challenged and encouraged. I offer it my highest recommendation."--A. Scott Moreau
, editor, Evangelical Missions Quarterly
"Let the Nations Be Glad!
is the most important book on missions for this generation, and I hope it will be the most influential as well. John Piper places missions where it belongs: at the heart of God's desire to be glorified among the nations."--R. Albert Mohler Jr.
, president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
"The best biblical study there is on the nature of missions. The best, however, has become better! After building a solid biblical base, Piper confronts some burning issues in missions today in a way that is both spiritually nourishing and inspiringly readable."--Ajith Fernando
, national director, Youth for Christ/Sri Lanka
About the Author
(DrTheol, University of Munich) is the pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and founder of Desiring God Ministries. He is the author of numerous books, including Desiring God
, The Pleasures of God
, and The Supremacy of God in Preaching