225 Book Reviews
Book Reviews in 225 Words
Just the naked and unashamed truth (Genesis 2.25).
Somewhere, I heard John Piper say, “You want to buy a Piper book? Only buy one. I say the same thing in every book.” At the core of that quote and at the core of every book that Piper has written over the past 20+ years is the simple fact that he has been gripped by a theology of finding all of his satisfaction in God through Jesus Christ. “God is most glorified in us, when we are most satisfied in him.” His writings have become, to me, like dining at my favorite restaurant. He, a master chef, may use the same ingredients in every entree, yet I never tire of dining on what he has prepared.
This book is, in essence, an abbreviated version of his magnus opus, Desiring God. After laying the foundation in the first five chapters that the chief end of man is glorify God forever by enjoying him forever, he focuses the last four on how this theology relates to worship, marriage, money, and missions. It’s a great introduction, into an even greater introduction (Desiring God), into one of the greatest truths that I have ever encountered. Read it and enjoy!