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Desiring God

Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

Author John Piper
Narrator Grover Gardner
Runtime 12.3 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio Hovel
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Release Date May 31, 2005
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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.
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"Mind-hammering and heart-warming, Desiring God ignites a passion for God that would set the world ablaze if it were the norm and not the exception today." -Os Guiness

"The healthy biblical realism of this study in Christian motivation comes as a breath of fresh air. Jonathan Edwards, whose ghost walks through most of Piper's pages, would be delighted with his disciple." -J.I. Packer

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. Join him as he unveils stunning, life impacting truths you saw in the Bible but never dared to believe.

John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis since 1980, is the author of The Dangerous Duty of Delight, Desiring God, Future Grace, A Godward Life, and The Pleasures of God. He received his doctorate in theology from the University of Munich and taught biblical studies for six years at Bethel College, St. Paul, before becoming a pastor. He and his wife, Noel, have four sons and one daughter.

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I was expecting that I'd gain a lot out of this book, but I was really surprised by how much more I actually did get. I learnt so much and John Piper articulates things so well. Lots of scripture, insight and excited me even more about the Gospel. Not sure whether I like his term "Christian Hedonist", but what he means by it I completely agree with it. It's a long book, but the last two hours are appendixes, which didn't capture me like the rest of the book, but is still good.

Highly recommended, definitely one of the best things available on this site.
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A must-read classic
This is a must-read Christian classic which both changed my life and is still changing my life; I have listened to it many times, but it is also well worth savoring the written word, not just the spoken. This was my introduction to John Piper, as it has been for many people. Can't recommend it enough; this is not a platitude about being "happy"--joyful, yes, but a deep-filled joy, praise and gratitude that is joy-filled, even, and especially, in the midst of suffering--one of the many paradoxes of the Gospel of the Jesus Christ. I have an immense and deep respect for John Piper. Well worth owning as an audiobook so you can listen to it during a long car drive.
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Review by / (Posted on 1/12/2017)
imagine heaven
very good
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