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When I Don't Desire God Publisher: Crossway Books Paperback – 2004
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This book serves as a companion volume to John Piper's classic, "Desiring God". It assumes the basic point of that book: "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him", then tackles the question of what Christians should do when they don't desire God enough.
Virtually every page brims with practical, commonsense insight. Piper essentially shares with us his practical "toolkit" for cultivating a holy delight in God. The chapters deal with such matters as our inward posture of heart, encountering God through the Word and the practice of prayer, and harnessing all our senses to apprehend God's beauty. We are told to constantly preach the gospel to ourselves. We are advised on how to endure the spiritual doldrums. We are even given a step-by-step guide on memorising Scripture. And in one of my favourite passages of the book, we are told to simply plan to read the Bible. "Most Christians neglect their Bibles not out of conscious disloyalty to Jesus, but because of failure to plan a time and place and method to read it. The result is not spontaneity, but the same old rut".
Throughout the book, one gets a sense of Piper's immense personal investment in fighting for joy. His passion is infectious. More than just a set of "best practices", Piper commends to us an example of a life lived passionately and joyously for the glory of God.