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Risk Is Right

Better to Lose Your Life Than to Waste It

Author John Piper
Narrator David Cochran Heath
Runtime 0.9 Hrs. - Unabridged
Publisher christianaudio
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Release Date January 15, 2013
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As social justice, environmental causes, and not-for-profit ministries rise in popularity, more and more people are looking for a life of adventure, to live for something greater than themselves. Helping Christians put their faith into action for the glory of God, popular pastor John Piper is releasing this stand-alone edition of chapter 5 from his best-selling book Don’t Waste Your Life. Piper teaches that risk is an action that opens us up to the possibility of loss or injury, but that living for Christ necessarily involves taking risks in faith, a road that ultimately leads to fullness of joy, the glory of God, and the good of others.

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As social justice, environmental causes, and not-for-profit ministries rise in popularity, more and more people are looking for a life of adventure, to live for something greater than themselves. Helping Christians put their faith into action for the glory of God, popular pastor John Piper is releasing this stand-alone edition of chapter 5 from his best-selling book Don’t Waste Your Life. Piper teaches that risk is an action that opens us up to the possibility of loss or injury, but that living for Christ necessarily involves taking risks in faith, a road that ultimately leads to fullness of joy, the glory of God, and the good of others.

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A Time for Risks
Risk is Right is torn from Piper’s Don’t Waste Your Life. DWYL is a great book, if you’ve read that you may not need this. If you aren’t going to read DWYL, then at Risk is Right is just the point to start at. This is Piper at his passionate best. Piper is speaking to that element in the younger generation that desires greatness. Risk is nothing without a cause, we’re all taking risks, what are we taking them for?

This book is short, poignant and powerful, I like short books, here’s a short review. We all know people making decisions, at times big decisions; this book would be an ideal gift. We all have strength, gamble it all on banking on God’s promises. That is Piper’s point, except he uses scripture to make his argument.

This is an audiobook review of Piper's Risk is Right. The copy was provided for me as a reviewer by christianaudio, found at christianaudio.com.
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Review by / (Posted on 6/7/2015)
Stepping Out In Faith
Risk Is Right: Better to Lose Your Life Than to Waste It, by John Piper is a stand-alone professionally recorded, audio edition of chapter 5 from his his best-selling book Don’t Waste Your Life. This audio edition discusses stepping out in faith and putting our faith into action. Challenging us, the modern Christians, to get out of our comfort zones and do something for the glory of God!

Many of us talk a lot of talk about things that need to be done, or about what we would like to do, but how many of us really take the risk to actually do the work that needs to be done? Too few, according to the author. I have heard of author John Piper, but have never listened to, or read any of his work up until I heard this audiobook, which actually spoke directly to me.

I have recently begun to step out in faith through my church and have started working with several of our different ministry's. This is something that is totally out of character for me, but I am finding that God works in ways (through me) that I would never have expected. If you are sitting on the fence, wondering whether to take a risk for the Lord, or play it safe, I encourage you to take a listen to this powerful message. It might just be what you need to hear.

The audio was clean and crisp. The narrator's voice was clear and easily understandable. He uses appropriate intonation and inflection to make the audio interesting and entertaining to listen to.

If you are looking for a way to make your walk with God more intense, and action-focused, lining up with what God wants from you, this is a great audio tool to add to your educational library.
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Review by / (Posted on 3/11/2013)
No Risk, No Reward
Risk Is Right by John Piper is a quality small book about taking risks for God to help others and ultimately give glory to God. The main theme of the book is that risking everything for the cause of Christ is right and will quite often lead to fulfilment and joy.

He uses numerous biblical examples of men and women of faith that stepped out into the unknown trusting that God would come through for them and the results were almost always good. He encourages believers to step out of their comfort and stop wasting their lives and God given potential.

It was quite a challenging book for me, despite its short length, because I am not much of a risk taker. It was good to be challenged to take some risks, rely on God and look forward to the results.

The narration was very good as it flowed along nicely and made listening easy.

This is a very good book for Christians who like to play it safe and do the easy-to-do tasks instead of using their God given abilities to make a difference in the world.

This audiobook was gifted as a part of the christianaudio Reviewers Program in exchange for my unbiased review of this work. More information can be found about this and other Christian audiobooks at christianaudio.com.
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Review by / (Posted on 3/5/2013)
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