Popular Books by Christian Author John Piper

Popular Books by Christian Author John Piper

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Title: Five Points

It reaches forward into the future when we will be safe and happy forever. It reaches down into the mysteries of the work of Christ, purchasing the gift of faith for all God's children.
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781781912522
Pages: 94
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Title: A Peculiar Glory

God has provided a way for all people, not just scholars, to know that the Bible is the Word of God. John Piper has devoted his life to showing us that the glory of God is object of the soul's happiness. Now, his burden in this book is to demonstrate that this same glory is the ground of the mind's certainty. God's peculiar glory shines through his Word. The Spirit of God enlightens the eyes of our hearts. And in one self-authenticating sight, our minds are sure and our hearts are satisfied. Justified certainty and solid joy meet in the peculiar glory of God.
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781783594092
Pages: 302
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Title: This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence

<p>The chasm between the biblical vision of marriage and the common human conception is—and has always been—gargantuan. Reflecting on over forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant as a display of Christ’s covenant-keeping love for the church. He aims to lift the church’s low view of marriage to something infinitely greater, namely, a vision of Jesus’s unswerving allegiance to and affection for his bride. <b>This Momentary Marriage</b> unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike. Now available in paperback with a freshly redesigned cover, Piper’s book on marriage holds even greater appeal.</p>
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781433531118
Pages: 191
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Title: Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

<p class="null1">Experience the Lifelong Pleasures of Knowing God!</p> <p>Satisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s <i>essential</i>.</p> <p><i>Desiring God</i> is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God. &nbsp;Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life. In fact, for the follower of Jesus, delight is the duty as Christ is most magnified in His people when they are most satisfied in Him.</p> <p>Constantly drawing on Scripture to build his case, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God. He discusses the implications of this for conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering.</p> <p>Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus—not only as our Lord and Savior, but also as our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure.</p> <p><i>Desiring God</i> may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy.</p> <p class="null1">Includes a study guide for individual and small group use.</p>
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781601423108
Pages: 368
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Title: Doctrine Matters

Here is the theological summary of one preacher's lifetime of investment in a local church.
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9780983916420
Pages: 196
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Title: When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What we Can While we Wait for God - and Joy

<p>"It is utterly crucial that in our darkness we affirm the wise, strong hand of God to hold us, even when we have no strength to hold him."<br> John Piper</p> <p>Even the most faithful, focused Christians can encounter periods of depression and spiritual darkness when joy seems to stay just out of reach. It can happen because of sin, satanic assault, distressing circumstances, or hereditary and other physical causes. In <b>When the Darkness Will Not Lift</b>, John Piper aims to give some comfort and guidance to those experiencing spiritual darkness.</p> <p>Readers will gain insight into the physical side of depression and spiritual darkness, what it means to wait on the Lord in a time of darkness, how unconfessed sin can clog our joy, and how to minister to others who are living without light. Piper uses real-life examples and sensitive narrative to show readers abundant reason to hope that God will pull them out of the pit of despair and into the light once again.</p>
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781581348767
Pages: 80
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Title: The Future of Justification: A Response to N. T. Wright

Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781581349641
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Title: 50 Crucial Questions

In this concise and accessible resource, John Piper and Wayne Grudem offer compelling answers to the top 50 questions often asked in regard to biblical manhood and womanhood, engaging common objections winsomely and biblically.
Author(s): John Piper Wayne Grudem
ISBN 13: 9781433551819
Pages: 96
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Title: Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die

<p>WHY?</p> <p>The most important questions anyone can ask are: Why was Jesus Christ crucified? Why did he suffer so much? What has this to do with me? Finally, who sent him to his sdeath? The answer to the last question is that God did. Jesus was God's Son. The suffering was unsurpassed, but the whole message of the Bible leads to this answer.</p> <p>The central issue of Jesus' death is not the cause, but the meaning-God's meaning. That is what this book is about. John Piper has gathered from the New Testament fifty reasons. Not fifty causes, but fifty purposes-in answer to the most important question that each of us must face: What did God achieve for sinners like us in sending his Son to die?</p>
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781581347883
Pages: 128
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Title: Taste and See: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life: 140 Meditations

<p class="null1">A Devotional Powerhouse!</p> <p>This revision of the follow-up to the popular <i>A Godward Life</i> adds twenty fresh entries to the original 120 daily meditations that are solid meat and sweet milk from God’s Word. The new entries broach current and controversial subject matter, such as partial-birth abortion and gay marriage. Piper asks the hardest questions and finds wonderfully poignant but practical and applicable truths from the Bible. These 350 pages of substantive spiritual nourishment will brace readers’ minds with truth and nourish their hearts with God’s sovereign grace. Pastors and lay leaders particularly will appreciate the three indexes included. They don’t need to look any further to find a pertinent illustration or tidbit of inspiration!</p> <p>Expanded Edition of the Popular <i>Godward Life II</i> Devotional</p> <p><b>Taste and see…The Lord is good.</b><br> <i>Psalm 34:8</i></p> <p>The soul tastes truth like the lips taste food. Spiritual hunger cries out for rich, substantial nourishment. It is remarkable how much meat these daily portions contain.</p> <p>Skillfully presented by pastor John Piper, this devotional of contemporary meditations on biblical reality will whet your appetite for more of God Himself and refresh you in your daily communion with Christ.</p> <p>“This volume is a treasure of true doctrine applied to life.”<br> <b><i>-R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary<br> </i></b><br> “Going to sleep with John Piper’s words on your mind will coax you from complacency and wake you up to a passionate faith.”<br> <b><i>-Phil Callaway, speaker and bestselling author<br> </i></b><br> <b>Story Behind the Book</b></p> <p>John Piper’s life-long love affair with his church is evidenced in each of the 140 articles included in Taste and See. Originally, each article was written for his flock at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis . They are sometimes follow-ups to Sunday sermons; sometimes meditations of a pastor’s heart, expressing his longing for the holiness of his congregation. Many of the entries are his own relentless interrogations of a biblical text. A few are colorful anecdotes from a pastor’s daily life—a pastor whose heartbeat for God pulsates through every word.</p>
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781590524497
Pages: 432
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Title: Does God Desire All to Be Saved?

Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781433537196
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Title: Suffering and the Sovereignty of God

<p>In the last few years, 9/11, a tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, and many other tragedies have shown us that the vision of God in today's churches in relation to evil and suffering is often frivolous. Against the overwhelming weight and seriousness of the Bible, many Christians are choosing to become more shallow, more entertainment-oriented, and therefore irrelevant in the face of massive suffering.</p> <p>In <b>Suffering and the Sovereignty of God</b>, contributors John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Saint, Carl Ellis, David Powlison, Dustin Shramek, and Mark Talbot explore the many categories of God's sovereignty as evidenced in his Word. They urge readers to look to Christ, even in suffering, to find the greatest confidence, deepest comfort, and sweetest fellowship they have ever known.</p>
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781581348095
Pages: 256
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Title: Who Is the Holy Spirit?

Author(s): R. C. Sproul
ISBN 13: 9781567692990
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Title: A Hunger for God

Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781433537264
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Title: Think

Author(s): Piper, John/ Noll,
ISBN 13: 9781433523182
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Title: A Godward Life : Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life

<i>A Godward Life</i> is the first of three devotional volumes by John Piper, each feature 120 vignettes that focus on the radical difference it makes when we choose to live with God at the center of all that we do. Scripture-soaked and touching on the issues which most affect our lives today, <i>A Godward Life</i> is a passionate, moving, and articulate call for all believers to live their lives in conscious and glad submission to the sovereignty and glory of God.
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781576738399
Pages: 336
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Title: Future Grace, Revised Edition: The Purifying Power of the Promises of God

<p class="null1">Explore this stunning quality of God’s grace:&nbsp; <i>It never ends!</i></p> <p>In this revision of a foundational work, John Piper reveals how grace is not only God’s undeserved gift to us in the past, but also God’s power to make good happen for us today, tomorrow, and forever.&nbsp;</p> <p>True life for the follower of Jesus really is a moment-by-moment trust that God is dependable and fulfills his promises.&nbsp; This is living by faith in <i>future grace</i>, which provides God's mercy, provision, and wisdom—everything we need—to accomplish his good plans for us.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p>In <i>Future Grace</i>, chapter by chapter—one for each day of the month—Piper reveals how cherishing the promises of God helps break the power of persistent sin issues like anxiety, despondency, greed, lust, bitterness, impatience, pride, misplaced shame, and more.</p> <p>Ultimate joy, peace, and hope in life and death are found in a confident, continual awareness of the reality of future grace.</p>
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781601424297
Pages: 448
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Title: Brothers, We Are Not Professionals

Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781433678820
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Title: The Pursuit of God

Come near to the holy men and women of the past and you will soon feel the heat of their desire after God. Let A. W. Tozer's pursuit of God spur you also into a genuine hunger and thirst to truly know God.
Author(s): A. W. Tozer
ISBN 13: 9781622452965
Pages: 128
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Title: Don't Waste Your Life

Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781581344981
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Title: Lessons from a Hospital Bed

Short and practical, this book by best-selling author John Piper encourages those struggling with illness to focus their attention on God and his grace through reflections on ten lessons he learned while in the hospital.
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781433550430
Pages: 80
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Title: A Hunger for God: Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer

<p class="null1">There is an appetite for God. And it can be awakened. I invite you to turn from the dulling effects of food and the dangers of idolatry, and to say with some simple fast: "This much, O God, I want you."</p> <p>Our appetites dictate the direction of our lives—whether it be the cravings of our stomachs, the passionate desire for possessions or power, or the longings of our spirits for God. But for the Christian, the hunger for anything besides God can be an arch-enemy. While our hunger for God—and Him alone—is the only thing that will bring victory.</p> <p>Do you have that hunger for Him? As John Piper puts it: "If we don't feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God, it is not because you have drunk deeply and are satisfied. It is because we have nibbled so long at the table of the world. Our soul is stuffed with small things, and there is no room for the great." If we are full of what the world offers, then perhaps a fast might express, or even increase, our soul's appetite for God.</p> <p>Between the dangers of self-denial and self-indulgence is this path of pleasant pain called fasting. It is the path John Piper invites you to travel in this book. For when God is the supreme hunger of your heart, He will be supreme in everything. And when you are most satisfied in Him, He will be most glorified in you.</p>
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9780891079668
Pages: 240
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Title: Desiring God: Meditations Of A Christian Hedonist

Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781590521199
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Title: The Pursuit of God

In this hour of all-but-universal darkness one cheering gleam appears: within the fold of conservative Christianity there are to be found increasing numbers of persons whose religious lives are marked by a growing hunger after God Himself. They are eager for spiritual realities and will not be put off with words, nor will they be content with correct "interpretations" of truth. They are athirst for God, and they will not be satisfied till they have drunk deep at the Fountain of Living Water. This is the only real harbinger of revival which I have been able to detect anywhere on the religious horizon. It may be the cloud the size of a man's hand for which a few saints here and there have been looking. It can result in a resurrection of life for many souls and a recapture of that radiant wonder which should accompany faith in Christ, that wonder which has all but fled the Church of God in our day.
Author(s): A. W. Tozer
ISBN 13: 9781536969689
Pages: 46
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Title: This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence

<p>The chasm between the biblical vision of marriage and the common human conception is—and has always been—gargantuan. Reflecting on over forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant as a display of Christ’s covenant-keeping love for the church. He aims to lift the church’s low view of marriage to something infinitely greater, namely, a vision of Jesus’s unswerving allegiance to and affection for his bride. <b>This Momentary Marriage</b> unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike. Now available in paperback with a freshly redesigned cover, Piper’s book on marriage holds even greater appeal.</p>
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781433531118
Pages: 191
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Title: What Jesus Demands from the World

<p>The four Gospels are filled with demands from Jesus. These demands are Jesus’ way of showing us who he is and what he expects of us. They are not harsh demands originating from a selfish desire to control, but rather loving directions for our good and ultimate satisfaction. In fact, what Jesus demands from the world can be summed up as: “Trust and treasure me above all.” This is good news!</p> <p>In <b>What Jesus Demands from the World</b>, John Piper looks at the demands of Jesus as found in the four Gospels. He begins with an introduction that puts the demands in a redemptive-historical context, then engages in a concise examination of each. The result is an accessible introduction for thoughtful inquirers and new believers, as well as a refreshing reminder for more mature believers of God’s plan for his Son’s glory and our good. Now available in paperback.</p>
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781433520570
Pages: 400
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Title: Risk Is Right: Better to Lose Your Life Than to Waste It

<p>A choice lies before you: <b>Either waste your life or live with risk.</b> Either sit on the sidelines or get in the game. After all, life was no cakewalk for Jesus, and he didn’t promise it would be any easier for his followers. We shouldn’t be surprised by resistance and persecution. Yet most of us play it safe.</p> <p>We pursue comfort. We spend ourselves to get more stuff. And we prefer to be entertained. We are all tempted by the idea of security, the possibility of a cozy Christianity with no hell at the end. But what kind of life is that really? It’s a far cry from adventurous and abundant, from truly rich and really full, and it’s certainly not the heights and the depths Jesus calls us to.</p> <p>Discover in these pages a foundation for fearlessness. Hear God’s promise to go with you into the unknown. And let <b>Risk Is Right</b> help you see the joys of a faith-filled and seriously rewarding life of Jesus-dependent abandon!</p> <p>Previously published as chapter 5 of John Piper's best-selling book <b>Don't Waste Your Life.</b></p>
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781433535345
Pages: 64
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Title: What's the Difference?: Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the Bible

Author(s): Piper, John , Elliot, Elisabeth
ISBN 13: 9781433502781
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Title: The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God's Delight in Being God

<p><b>THE SOURCE OF TRUE SATISFACTION.</b><br> &nbsp;<br> Isn’t it true—we really don’t know someone until we understand what makes that person happy?&nbsp; And so it is with God!<br> &nbsp;<br> What does bring delight to the happiest Being in the universe?&nbsp; John Piper writes, that it’s only when we know what makes God glad that we’ll know the greatness of His glory.&nbsp; Therefore, we must comprehend “the pleasures of God.”<br> &nbsp;<br> Unlike so much of what is written today, this is not a book about <i>us.</i> It is about the One we were made <i>for</i>—God Himself. In this theological masterpiece—chosen by <i>World Magazine</i> as one of the 20th Century’s top 100 books, John Piper reveals the biblical evidence to help us see and savor what the pleasures of God show us about Him.&nbsp; Then we will be able to drink deeply—and <i>satisfyingly—</i> from the only well that offers living water.&nbsp;<br> &nbsp;<br> What followers of Jesus need now, more than anything else, is to know and love—behold and embrace—the great, glorious, sovereign, happy God of the Bible.<br> &nbsp;<br> <i>“This is a unique and precious book that everybody should read more than once.”</i><br> J.I. PACKER Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia<br> &nbsp;<br> <b>Includes a study guide for individual and small-group use.</b><br> &nbsp;</p>
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781576736654
Pages: 400
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Title: Don't Waste Your Life

Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9781433506338
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Title: The Justification of God : An Exegetical and Theological Study of Romans 9:1-23

John Piper presents a careful, reasoned study of the doctrine of election. He dissects Paul's argument to highlight the picture of God and his righteousness painted in Romans 9. Undergirded by his belief that the sovereignty of God is too precious a part of our faith to dismiss or approach weak-kneed, Piper explores the Greek text and Paul's argument with singular deftness.
Author(s): John Piper
ISBN 13: 9780801070792
Pages: 256
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Title: Rethinking Retirement: Finishing Life for the Glory of Christ

Author(s): Piper, John
ISBN 13: 9781433503993
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Title: Finally Alive: What Happens When We Are Born Again?

Why is the church so ineffectual and characterised by the 'mosaic' generation as 'unchristian'? The term 'born again' has been devalued both in society and in the church. Recent social studies surveys have shown that those who regard themselves as 'born again' Christians have the same tendency to divorce as people who aren't Christians at all! In these surveys, being 'born again' is defined by what people say they believe. The New Testament defines Christians very differently. Piper defines new birth biblically and helps us to embrace the reality of it. “I hope that showing that the new birth is not in our control helps make pastors and other Christians desperate for the supernatural in their ministries.” John Piper
Author(s): Piper, John
ISBN 13: 9781845504212
Pages: 160
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