Rethinking Retirement: Finishing Life for the Glory of Christ

Rethinking Retirement: Finishing Life for the Glory of Christ

by John Piper
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Rethinking Retirement: Finishing Life for the Glory of Christ by John Piper

John Piper challenges fellow baby boomers to forego the American dream of retirement and live out their golden years with a far greater purpose in mind.

They say it's a person's reward for all those years of labor. "Turn in your time card and trade in your IRAs. Let travel plans and golf-course leisure lead the way." But is retirement really the ideal? Or is it a series of poor options that ignore a greater purpose-and will kill a person more quickly than old age?

John Piper responds: "Lord, spare me this curse!" And his resounding message is for anyone who believes there's far more to the golden years than accumulating comforts. It's for readers who long to finish better than they started, persevere for the right reasons (and without fear), experience true security, value what lies beyond their cravings, and live dangerously for the One who gave his life in his prime. With this brief book, Piper is sure to spur fellow baby boomers in their resolve to invest themselves in the sacrifices of love-and to grow old with godly zeal.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433523052
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 03/27/2009
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 32
Sales rank: 620,131
File size: 780 KB

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 GodDon’t Waste Your LifeThis Momentary MarriageA Peculiar Glory; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.

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Rethinking Retirement: Finishing Life for the Glory of Christ 2.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
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John Piper really disappointed me with this book. It was predictable....yes, we should serve God our whole lives, and not just coast in our latter years. Agreed. He even said it well. However, he asserted that unless a person work to maintain their salvation, they will not have a home in heaven. This is VERY contrary to Scripture, and really ruined the book for me. Don't waste your life. Good point. Don't cheapen the blood of Christ by saying it is insufficient to save from sin. It's by grace, not of ourselves.....I want my money back. I will not be reading anything by Piper again.