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Life as a Vapor: Thirty-One Meditations for Your Faith [Kindle Edition]

John Piper
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"You do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away" (James 4:14).

Living knowing that your life is a vapor is different than just living. Things here are passing away. You’ve got to hold on to what will stand. Savor what matters. This collection of thirty-one articles is full of that heart-longing after Christ that distinguishes Piper’s preaching ministry. Readers will feel as though they have stumbled into a garden as they enter these pages. The Scripture cuts, Christ is exalted in God, and we worship Him.

Life Is Short. Eternity Is Long. Live Like It.

You will exist forever. You and God are both in the universe to stay—either as friends on His terms, or enemies on yours—which it will be is proven in this life. And this life is a vapor. Two seconds, and we will be gone.

In these thirty-one meditations, John Piper will connect you to a fresh understanding of God and a renewed relationship with Him. You’ll find your faith stirred to make every day count for Christ when you consider life as a vapor.

Story Behind the Book

Time is precious. We are fragile. Life is short. Eternity is long. Every minute counts. Oh, to be a faithful steward of the breath God has given me. Three texts resound in my ears: “Redeem the time” (Ephesians 5:16 ); “It is required of stewards that one be found trustworthy” (1 Corinthians 4:2); “His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored even more than all of them, yet not I, but the grace of God with me” (1 Corinthians 15:10 ).

Surely God means for our minutes on earth to count for something significant. Paul said, “In the day of Christ I will have reason to glory because I did not run in vain nor toil in vain” (Philippians 2:16). In the same way, I have good hope from the Lord that my “labor is not in vain in the Lord” (1 Corinthians 15:58 ).


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About the Author

John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis since 1980, is the author of Desiring God, Future Grace, A Godward Life, The Pleasures of God, Pierced by the Word, and Dangerous Duty of Delight. He holds degrees from Wheaton College (BA), Fuller Theological Seminary (BD), and received his doctorate in theology from the University of Munich . He taught biblical studies for six years at Bethel College , St. Paul , before becoming a pastor. He and his wife, Noel, have four sons and one daughter.

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  • File Size: 1105 KB
  • Print Length: 183 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1590523385
  • Publisher: Multnomah Books (January 16, 2009)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001QA4SAQ
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5.0 out of 5 stars Depth and Brevity November 5, 2010
By CEM
Format:Hardcover
This has been a favorite, have read through it three times now. The length of each chapter is just right, time enough to think and ponder without being so time consuming that you find yourself not doing it on a daily basis. I look forward to those moments of reading and contemplation. I find the "meditations" understandable without being frivolous or shallow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars This Devotional is Wonderful November 26, 2013
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As always John Piper brings us to the reality of living in this world while being a part of another. Scripture and meditations to encourage and grow you in your daily walk
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5.0 out of 5 stars Outstanding! July 21, 2013
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A great spiritual help1 Makes you think about your relationship with your creator.
Number your days for eternity is long.
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5.0 out of 5 stars I Love It March 24, 2013
By PSlayt6
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This devotional has been invaluable! I strongly recommend it whether you use it with other devotions or on its own. John Piper's wisdom in compiling this book is greatly appreciated.
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More About the Author

John Piper is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is the author of more than 50 books, and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available free of charge at desiringGod.org. John and his wife, Noël, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.

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