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When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for Joy
     

When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for Joy

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by John Piper, Sumner Wemp, Christin Ditchfield, Max Lucado, Clyde H. Dennis
 

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Six 30-minute DVD sessions with John Piper instruct groups in obtaining proper affections for God so that they will fight to find their delight in Christ.

There are plenty of people who insist that the command to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind doesn't really obligate us to enjoy God above all things. "Joy and delight are emotions," they say, "and

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Six 30-minute DVD sessions with John Piper instruct groups in obtaining proper affections for God so that they will fight to find their delight in Christ.

There are plenty of people who insist that the command to love God with all our heart, soul, and mind doesn't really obligate us to enjoy God above all things. "Joy and delight are emotions," they say, "and this kind of love must simply be a decision of the will, not a feeling."

Yet as John Piper teaches in this DVD and its companion When I Don't Desire God Study Guide, emotions are commanded everywhere in Scripture. They're not just instructions to think a certain way but to feel a certain way. So loving God above all else is not merely about our actions but about our hearts.

Though we don't have complete control of our emotions, eternity hangs on the presence of proper affections for God. Therefore, the fight for joy is not optional. It is essential.

Designed to be used in a guided group study, each 30-minute DVD teaching of Piper's will serve as a tool to help Sunday school teachers, small group leaders, retreat speakers, and parents to bolster their members in the all-important fight for joy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781433502569
Publisher:
Crossway
Publication date:
06/13/2008
Pages:
6
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

JOHN PIPER is pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. His many books include God Is the Gospel, Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ, and Don't Waste Your Life and their DVDs and study guides.

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When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for Joy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I find that this book is in many ways a sequel to Desiring God by John Piper. Where Desiring God is about why having joy in God is essential to the faith, When I Don't Desire God is about fighting for that joy. Reading this book will leave its impression on the reader because it is not the common emotional high Christian book, but a book that is biblical, historical(with how the Christians of the old days fought for joy in God), and honest. It is detailed and will leave you applying what you have read. John Piper never disappoints in his writings.
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