Friday, July 21, 2006
#37: When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for Joy
John Piper wrote an excellent book when he wrote When I Don't Desire God. It has taken me about 2 months to read it, and it has been a very rewarding experience. Piper starts the book by arguing that finding joy in the Lord is a battle that we must fight our whole lives. Then he goes on to give very clear battle tactics in our fight for joy. I really appreciated the practical advice and biblical wisdom that Piper had to offer throughout the whole book. Having been a Christian for years, Piper has had a great deal of experience in his walk with the Lord. He has learned what helps him connect with God the best and what brings him satisfaction. Piper's platform in much of what he write is that "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him." This book encouraged me to seek to be even more satisfied with God everyday. The thing I appreciated the most about the book was Piper's clear reliance on God and the Holy Spirit to bring him that satisfaction. While he give great advice, he never once claims that man can do it on his own. This was probably the best book I've read this year and I would highly recommend it to everyone.
One of the books I received from Amazon's "One-Click" feature was "Desiring God," by John Piper. I love John Piper's website, so I figured I would like his book, too. Is this book similar to the one you just read?
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