Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Desiring God (Revised Edition) by John Piper
Right off the bat, let me just say, this is, after all, a book by John Piper. It isn't exactly light reading, and Piper most certainly is not interested in babying you along in your walk with Christ. Desiring God will touch every raw nerve you have, provided you allow it to penetrate your heart as well as your mind, and will remind you that God is, indeed, sovereign and is very much indeed the only place in which we can find our happiness.
In Desiring God, John Piper covers the topics of worship, love, marriage, money, missions, suffering, prayer and more. And he does so in a manner that is uniquely his. If you have ever read anything by Piper, then you know exactly what I mean by that. And if you have not read any of Piper's works, then Desiring God is a good place to start. He will make you think, even while he makes you sweat a little. But he will encourage you to find out for yourself if it is really true that "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him." I have found this to be true, and I would love for more and more believers to come to the same conclusion.
Let me also say that I am biased toward Piper's work because he is a Wheatie, as is my son (and possibly my daughter who recently applied to Wheaton College). However, well before my children were even thinking about which college to attend, I found myself challenged by his book "Don't Waste Your Life". So yes, in part I opted to review this book because I am a Wheaton mom...but more so because I want to mature in the Lord and see others mature as well.
I hope you will consider reading this book ~ I am confident you will be blessed if you do.
(Disclaimer ~ I received this book in eBook format free of charge for review purposes. All opinions shared here are solely my own.)
Day 256 done :)
Jan L. Burt