Desiring God by John Piper
Desiring God by John Piper is a good read. The basic premise of the book is that we are to find joy in God and Christ as Christians. Piper states, “The chief end of man is to glorify God.” Throughout the book he reemphasizes, “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” This is a book that is about finding joy in God.
I found this book challenged my faith. Do I show others I have joy in Christ? Do I exude joy? Some of the most joyous people I know are non-believers of Christ. Some of the most scarcastic and worrisome people I know are Christians. Having many faults of my own, I found the book recentered my soul and realigned my pupose and the things that I am to have hope in. There are many quotes and book passages from pastors of an earlier time. There are also stories of Christians suffering and dieing horrible deaths as martyers. Many stories and people I want to know more about.
The book is choppy at times due to all the passages from the bible and quotes from other books.At times this book can feel like a theological battlefield for Christian thought. Each chapter has several mini chapters. Deep down I think God wants Christianity to be simple and I believe God really wants us to spend time reading the bible, praying, and showing others what he has done in our life. One last critique of the book is the cover. Every time I picked up the book I was not sure what an empty boat pulled ashore had to do with desiring God and producing more joy towards God.
Please pickup a copy of this book you will not regret it!!
I received a free copy of this book from Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The thoughts above are my own.