Desiring God, Revised Edition
Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
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Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God!
Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential.
Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him.
Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering.
Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure.
Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy.
Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.
This book is one of the best books I've read. I first read it when I got it as a gift when I graduated high school. I've read it many many times since then and it's eye opening, challenging and filled with wisdom. I highly recommend it.
I've read this book several times and it has been one the most important influences in my Christian walk.
Piper's Best, But Not My Favorite
John Piper is Pastor for Preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and the author of numerous best-selling books. I don't know if there is a man that has taught me more. I have read a number of his books and enjoy listening to his sermons and visiting his Desiring God site. He is definitely my favorite pastor and author. Desiring God is already considered a Christian classic. Piper emphasizes that the pursuit of pleasure is not optional - it is essential. He shows us how Scripture reveals that the chief end of man is to glorify God BY enjoying Him forever. Delight yourself in the LORD! (Psalm 37:4) God threatens terrible things, if we will not be happy!