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Posted October 11, 2011
Desiring God is a John Piper classic. In it, Piper discusses why he is a Christian hedonist (a term he coined) and what that means. He explains how the ultimate thing in life is to glory in God and enjoy Him.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
The book seems to repeat itself often, and can sometimes feel like Piper is talking in circles but if it is broken down into small amounts, it is definitely a good read. Numerous scriptures back everything Piper discusses up.
While this book is a classic, it is definitely a slow read as it needs to be digested in small portions. This is not a book to just read, it is a book to take in.
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Posted August 8, 2011
Great book and very in depth but not for everyone
I have to say that I love John Piper. He is a great teacher and so very in depth which I really like. This book and the dvd teaching would work well for a small group, but not every small group. We tested this out and it although I thouroughly enjoyed it and learned so much about being content in God, it lost others especially those new in their faith. There are some real gems in this book and many of the other books Piper writes, but I would recommend it for groups or persons who think on a little deeper level and are mature enough to follow Piper. I received this book free from the WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted July 13, 2011
Amazing depth, but a bit long
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Whenever I walk through Barnes and Noble, I am amazed at how many books are published that shouldn't be. Honestly, where did these publishers find the authors putting out some material? There are relatively few books that should be published, and fewer that should be republished.
Desiring God is a book that was transformational when released in the 80's, and still finds itself as a foundational book today, in 2011, as it is released in it's revised edition, 25 years later. A book that clearly shows the joy that is found in fully engaging oneself into the Christian faith.
If you are looking for a light, easy read.perhaps one that can be used as a bathroom reader or coffee table décor, it is not this book! John Piper is a theologian, and writes as such. This book requires a pen to underline good points, time to think through revealed principles, and coffee to keep your attention.
Posted July 5, 2011
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