Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

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Scripture reveals that the great business of life is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever. In this paradigm-shattering classic, newly revised and expanded, John Piper reveals that the debate between duty and delight doesn't truly exist: Delight is our duty. Readers will embark on a dramatically different and joyful experience of their faith

The pursuit of pleasure is not optional. It is essential.

Scripture reveals that the great business of life is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever. In this paradigm-shattering work, John Piper reveals that the debate between duty and delight doesn’t truly exist: Delight is our duty. Join him as he unveils stunning, life-impacting truths you saw in the Bible but never dared to believe.

Title:Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781590521199
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    Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist Reviews

  • Natalie Vellacott

    "We will go far beyond mere happiness in our Christian life, but our true purpose on this earth is obedience and sanctification, not personal gratification." Contrast this statement from Charles Colso...

  • Stephie

    I love this book. The primary message is this: not only is it our chief end as humans to desire God and enjoy Him forever, but is it God's chief end to glorify himself and enjoy himself forever. This ...

  • Sagely

    John Piper exerts tremendous influence over the hearts, minds, careers, and relationships of some of my dearest friends. Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist, in particular, stands as a t...

  • David Steele

    Desiring God is a book devoted to helping readers find their happiness in God. The theme is that "God is most glorified in me when I am most satisfied in him." Dr. Piper carefully builds his case for ...

  • J.Aleksandr Wootton

    DNF. So don't put too much stock in that two-star rating.Someone gave me this book in my early teens. I tried reading it twice, and both times stopped after the introduction: it seemed to me that Pipe...

  • Jenny Jo Weir

    Although I usually enjoy John Piper books, this one was a bit too scholarly for me personally. It felt a little too much like a college course and it was a bit to intellectual, versus relatable. It's ...

  • Khari

    Hallelujah! It's over! Praise God!Excuse me a moment while I go purge Piper from my to-read list. There. Done. Never again will I read another one of his books.This book was disappointing on so many l...

  • Ebookwormy1

    I read this book. I enjoyed it. It challenged me. But, i came away feeling like i was missing something on what all the fuss was about... i felt like i failed to get it somehow......

  • Alexis Neal

    I like Piper's overall point, but I'm not sure this book needed to be quite so long. Granted, I was already in agreement with Piper (after all, as Joey Tribbiani once said, there is no such thing as a...

  • Adam Nelson

    This one got to me, and I sort of expected it to. I had high expectations, actually, because Piper has developed a strong reputation as sort of a C.S. Lewis in a post-modern society. That's not to say...