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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Academic; 3 edition (March 15, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0801036410
  • ISBN-13: 978-0801036415
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"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

John Piper (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.

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John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and studied at Wheaton College, Fuller Theological Seminary (B.D.), and the University of Munich (D.theol.). For six years, he taught Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, and in 1980 accepted the call to serve as pastor at Bethlehem. John is the author of more than 50 books and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available free at desiringGod.org. John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.

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Very good book, looks at the reasons behind missions, using as much Bible passages as possible.
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I would recommend this book to every Christian, but say that it should be the first book read by someone who is planning on working in cross-cultural missions.
Estevão Muller
I have used the 2nd edition with great success over the years, and look forward to the 3rd edition being just as big a blessing.
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26 of 28 people found the following review helpful By danny on November 14, 2010
Format: Paperback
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Special thanks to Caitlin of Baker Books for a review copy of this book.

John Piper's book, Let the Nations Be Glad (hereafter LTNBG) has been a hit since it's first edition came out back in 1993. Our discipleship and missions training school has been using the 2nd edition since it came out in 2003, and for good reason. But not only is there a new edition, which I'm reviewing here, but there's also a DVD with 6 Piper sermons on the topic of missions and a Study Guide. The DVD and Study Guide will be reviewed separately, but for now I'll say that I applaud Piper and Baker for trying out a multi-media approach to this excellent and needed guide to the biblical theology of missions.

To organize my thoughts, I'm breaking this review down into 3 sections: the Good, the Bad and the Piper

The Good

1. Piper openly admits that this book focuses on "biblical reflection rather than methodological application" of missions (p9), a decision I appreciate. It's not the only book you should use in training missionaries, but it gives an excellent theological basis for why we should do missions in the first place.

2. The main difference between the 3rd edition and the previous one is found in the introduction. Piper not only surveys the changing face of global Christianity (with insights from Philip Jenkins and Mark Noll), but extends a plea to preachers of the so-called `prosperity gospel.' At first my thought was `this seems out of place in a missions book,' but Piper argues (and he is largely correct) that the prosperity gospel teaching of some American preachers has infiltrated parts of the "Global South" and is doing damage to the church there, particularly in Africa.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Doug Erlandson TOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 30, 2013
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I have read several of John Piper's books over the years. "Let the Nations be Glad! The Supremacy of God in Missions" may be the best of them all, which is saying a lot, since the others are all very good. The Third Edition represents an expansion of the previous editions in that it includes a third part entitled "The Practical Outworking of Compassion and Worship." The first two parts ("The Purpose, the Power, and the Price" and "The Necessity and Nature of the Task") are found in the earlier editions.

This is not primarily a "how-to" book, although what Piper says certainly has practical applications. Rather, it is a discussion of what must be the foundations of missions--the glorifying of God Himself and the supremacy of Christ as the focus of saving faith. Piper does an excellent job of showing why this is and why, for missions to truly succeed in leading the nations to Christ, we must never take our eyes off this foundation or set some man-centered goal in its place.

In this day and age when so much is written on method and on the relative merits of various models of "doing" missions (e.g, short-cycle missions, etc.) Piper's call to make God's glory primary is a needed breath of fresh air. To close with a quote from near the beginning of the book, one that states the basic thesis admirably: "If the pursuit of God's glory is not ordered above the pursuit of man's good in the affections of the heart and the priorities of the church, man will not be well served and God will not be duly honored."
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Geoffrey L. Dennis on March 13, 2013
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Pipers book is an absolutely seminal book when it comes to understanding the heart of God in missions. Missions exists because worship does not. God is most glorified when we are most satisfied in him.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Estevão Muller on February 27, 2013
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I would recommend this book to every Christian, but say that it should be the first book read by someone who is planning on working in cross-cultural missions. It will become the foundation and fuel of everything you do.
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By T. Michael on April 9, 2014
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Yes, another book for my Masters work....this one however is not droll and time consuming; it actually has good stuff in it...Piper is one of the best
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By Dennis Holt on January 28, 2014
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very deep; well written but should be studied by someone who has a good biblical background and likes to study deep
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By S. Bernard on January 24, 2014
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A call to bring Christ to the world. A must read for every missionary and aspiring missionary. I highly recommend it.
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John Piper has the gift of evangelism and teaching. He speaks truth from the scriptures of old in a way that modern man can understand. I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever thought they could "help" God in His mission to save the world.
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