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- Listening Length: 6 hours and 13 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: christianaudio.com
- Audible.com Release Date: January 5, 2009
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B001P4KM7Q
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I wept as my wife and I read aloud several chapters. My heart broke, my spirit grieved, my concept of how I treasured Jesus above all else in life was crushed beneath the load of conviction.
It did not take many chapters for me to realize that much of my life is being wasted by God's standards. Not just anyone could have written this book. Doctor Piper speaks the Bible and then supports his theses by the Bible. It leaves the reader saying "dear God, I have missed the mark, I am wasting my life."
If you think you have a lock on your relationship with Jesus, read this book. Do you believe that God is most honored when you are most satisfied in Him?
Is your life more important than your relationship with Jesus? Is your earthly treasure more valuable than your purpose in Jesus?
If you read this book, John Piper's words, and apply them by the power and guidance of the indwelling Holy Spirit, your life will be transformed into what you should be as a Child of God.
Read this book with a prayed up, confessed up, Spirit Filled up approach, desiring God's best, and you will experience it.
It is deep, it is designed to change your mind, it is a must for growing Christians.
Piper cites Luke 21:16-18 in which Jesus says, "Some of you will be put to death. You will be hated by all for my name's sake, but not a hair on your head will perish." The ambiguity of this statement is explored at length and Piper concludes - you may suffer, you may die, but Jesus meant that "You will have everything you need to do his will and be eternally and supremely happy in him."
Piper questions the daily life of Christians who live comfortably and securely. He paraphrases scripture: "Even sinners work hard, avoid gross sin, watch TV at night, and do fun stuff on the weekend. What more are you doing than others?"
Here are a couple of other quotes to whet your appetite for this book:
"Missions is not only crucial for the life of the world. It is crucial for the life of the church. We will perish with our wealth if we do not pour ourselves out in ministries of mercy at home and mission among the unreached peoples."
"We exist to spread a passion for God's supremacy in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ."
This book is dangerous. It will challenge you to change, to take risks to live completely for Christ.
The lessons this book teaches apply to all walks of life, and all stages of your life. Whether you are 10 years old, 90 years young, or anywhere else along the way, this book will give you a new perspective on the days you have left.
Perhaps most importantly, this book does not leave you with guilt about the mistakes you may have made in your life. Instead, it motivates you to live the rest of your life completely sold out for God.
As Piper hammers home, when you live this way "God will be most glorified in you. And you will be most satisfied in him."