Taste and See: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life: 140 Meditations

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A Devotional Powerhouse!

This revision of the follow-up to the popular A Godward Life adds twenty fresh entries to the original 120 daily meditations that are solid meat and sweet milk from God’s Word. The new entries broach current and controversial subject matter, such as partial-birth abortion and gay marriage. Piper asks the hardest questions and finds wonderfully poignant but practical and applicable truths from the Bible. These 350 pages of substantive spiritual ...

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Overview

A Devotional Powerhouse!

This revision of the follow-up to the popular A Godward Life adds twenty fresh entries to the original 120 daily meditations that are solid meat and sweet milk from God’s Word. The new entries broach current and controversial subject matter, such as partial-birth abortion and gay marriage. Piper asks the hardest questions and finds wonderfully poignant but practical and applicable truths from the Bible. These 350 pages of substantive spiritual nourishment will brace readers’ minds with truth and nourish their hearts with God’s sovereign grace. Pastors and lay leaders particularly will appreciate the three indexes included. They don’t need to look any further to find a pertinent illustration or tidbit of inspiration!

Expanded Edition of the Popular Godward Life II Devotional

Taste and see…The Lord is good.
Psalm 34:8

The soul tastes truth like the lips taste food. Spiritual hunger cries out for rich, substantial nourishment. It is remarkable how much meat these daily portions contain.

Skillfully presented by pastor John Piper, this devotional of contemporary meditations on biblical reality will whet your appetite for more of God Himself and refresh you in your daily communion with Christ.

“This volume is a treasure of true doctrine applied to life.”
-R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Going to sleep with John Piper’s words on your mind will coax you from complacency and wake you up to a passionate faith.”
-Phil Callaway, speaker and bestselling author

Story Behind the Book

John Piper’s life-long love affair with his church is evidenced in each of the 140 articles included in Taste and See. Originally, each article was written for his flock at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis . They are sometimes follow-ups to Sunday sermons; sometimes meditations of a pastor’s heart, expressing his longing for the holiness of his congregation. Many of the entries are his own relentless interrogations of a biblical text. A few are colorful anecdotes from a pastor’s daily life—a pastor whose heartbeat for God pulsates through every word.

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In his latest book, Pastor Piper (Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis) expands on the devotional portion of 1999's Godward Life II. This collects complex and thoughtful meditations principally on scriptural verses-but also on aging, biblical accuracy, and pride. While a somewhat conservative Christian, Piper never takes his insights to pat or expected conclusions. Who would have predicted that, to him, form in poetry is a sign of our fallenness? Or that, "compared to [God's] excellencies, all the world is an uncooked egg white"? Piper's meditations are at once surprising and thought-provoking. For most collections. Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590524497
  • Publisher: The Doubleday Religious Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 8/1/2005
  • Pages: 432
  • Sales rank: 775,720
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis , Minnesota , since 1980, is a respected theologian and author. More than two million volumes of his works have sold, including The Passion of Jesus Christ, Desiring God, Pierced by the Word, The Pleasures of God, and Life as a Vapor. He received his doctorate in theology from the University of Munich and taught biblical studies for six years at Bethel College before becoming a pastor. He and his wife, Noel, have four sons and one daughter.

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  • Posted May 31, 2009

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    Drink deeply here and be uplifted

    Piper is a student of the Bible; it is his devotion to the Lord and his detailed scholarship that opens the reader's understanding both to see the Lord and want to know more. These daily meditations seek to clarify misconceptions as well as enlighten for growth. Piper writes from his heart to the reader's heart; his understanding of scripture is deep, allowing us to ease into the deepness to grow in knowledge without being swamped by argument not related to real living. Even a gentle reading of this work will give the reader room for reflection and a desire to know God more.

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