Don't Waste Your Life

Don't Waste Your Life

by John Piper
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Don't Waste Your Life by John Piper

John Piper writes, "I will tell you what a tragedy is. I will show you how to waste your life. Consider this story from the February 1998 Reader's Digest: A couple 'took early retirement from their jobs in the Northeast five years ago when he was 59 and she was 51. Now they live in Punta Gorda, Florida, where they cruise on their 30-foot trawler, play softball and collect shells....' Picture them before Christ at the great day of judgment: 'Look, Lord. See my shells.' That is a tragedy.

Most people slip by in life without a passion for God, spending their lives on trivial diversions, living for comfort and pleasure, and perhaps trying to avoid sin. This book will warn you not to get caught up in a life that counts for nothing. It will challenge you to live and die boasting in the cross of Christ and making the glory of God your singular passion. If you believe that to live is Christ and to die is gain, read this book, learn to live for Christ, and don't waste your life!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781593281052
Publisher: Graham, Billy Evangelistic Association
Publication date: 01/28/2006

About the Author

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for 33 years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God; Don’t Waste Your Life; This Momentary Marriage; A Peculiar Glory; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.

Table of Contents

Preface: For Christians and Non-Christians 9

1 My Search for a Single Passion to Live By 11

2 Breakthrough-the Beauty of Christ, My Joy 23

3 Boasting Only in the Cross, The Blazing Center of the Glory of God 43

4 Magnifying Christ Through Pain and Death 61

5 Risk Is Right-Better to Lose Your Life Than to Waste It 79

6 The Goal of Life-Gladly Making Others Glad in God 99

7 Living to Prove He Is More Precious Than Life 107

8 Making Much of Christ from 8 to 5 131

9 The Majesty of Christ in Missions and Mercy-A Plea to This Generation 155

10 My Prayer-Let None Say in the End, "I've Wasted It" 183

Desiring God Ministries 191

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Don't Waste Your Life 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first Piper-read book. I am new to Reformed theology. I am 56.5 years old. I have wasted most of my life. I struggle with understanding Piperisms. He is a very dry writer to me. I understand Calvinism better than I do Piper. In all honesty, I am convicted by some what he writes. I do appreciate some of his wisdom. It is not a high priority in reading. I have read most of it. In putting my life back in a Godly manner, other books have more revelance.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Most of the reviews I have read are from collge age students, but I read it about seven years out of college and find it that much more impacting on my life! I have a deeper understanding as to why our society has shaped our thinking for the worst. This book unlocks those chains and give you direction and know how in living a Christian lifestyle with excitement and optimism. I also felt like it gave more insight as to how God loves us.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you are a bored Christian, feeling like you've heard it all, you need to read this book. It has the capacity to turn you on your head, urging you to rethink the 'God loves me' and 'WIFM' mentality that is taught at most churches today. If you are bored and feeling lost, unfed, this book will tell you why. You've been looking for the wrong thing. You've been focusing your energies in the wrong direction. God does have a plan for you and your life - but it isn't what you think it is.
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