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Each of us is hard-wired to pursue our happiness. We long for significant, profound joy. Some try to satisfy it with exotic vacations, high-tech gadgets, career success, sports, academics, drug experimentation, even ascetic rigors.
Yet the longing remains. Why?
In The Dangerous Duty of Delight, John Piper turns our heart toward the one true object of human desire and happiness: God. Piper shows from Scripture that pursuing our happiness in Christ is not optional for the Christian, but essential.
Come along on a journey from desperate desire to infinite delight. Learn how you were created for ultimate satisfaction in Him, and how this new perspective will change your attitudes toward worship, relationships, material goods—and everything.
“Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee.”
|Publisher:||The Crown Publishing Group|
|Series:||LifeChange Books Series|
|Product dimensions:||5.24(w) x 7.51(h) x 0.50(d)|
About the Author
John Piper is pastor for preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has written more than forty books, including Desiring God, A Godward Life, Don't Waste Your Life, and The Pleasures of God. John and his wife, Noel, have five children and an increasing number of grandchildren.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
While this book is small, it packs the same punch all of us Piper fans have been enjoying all along. This book is basically a distillation of Piper's larger work, Desiring God. If you have a bad case of biblophobia and a book over 100 pages makes your knees wobble, start of with this gem. While certainly not exhaustive, this book gives the reader a taste of that wonderful life called Christian Hedonism. Piper expounds with clarity what this doctrine actually means and gives four areas of life to show its application: worship,marriage, money, and missions. If you have never had the pleasure of reading a Piper work, I urge you PLEASE pick up this book. When you are finished, the only thing you will regret is that you did not read it sooner.