A Hunger for God: Desiring God through Fasting and Prayer

A Hunger for God: Desiring God through Fasting and Prayer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433537264
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 04/30/2013
Edition description: Redesign
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 321,038
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

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

Table of Contents

Foreword Francis Chan David Piatt 9

Preface 13

Introduction: A Homesickness for God 17

1 Is Fasting Christian?: New Fasting for the New Wine 29

2 Man Shall Not Live by Bread Alone: The Desert Feast of Fasting 51

3 Fasting for the Reward of the Father: Jesus' Radical God-Orientation in Fasting 65

4 Fasting for the King's Coming: How Much Do We Miss Him? 79

5 Fasting and the Course of History: A Call for Discernment and Desire 93

6 Finding God in the Garden of Pain: A Different Fast for the Sake of the Poor 115

7 Fasting for the Little Ones: Abortion and the Sovereignty of God over False Worldviews 141

Conclusion: Why Does God Reward Fasting? 157

Appendix: Quotes and Experiences 165

Bibliography 181

Notes 183

Scripture Index 191

Person Index 197

Subject Index 199

Desiring God: A Note on Resources 203

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