Desiring God by John Piper
Desiring God is a hard read. John Piper brings his life and those of other Christians to bear as he tells of Christian Hedonism. Though the name may be off-putting, the concept is one of the soul. Simply put, can we as Christians live with all joy by having every part of our life glorify God? Even the pain and suffering?
Through scripture and life lessons John breaks down the idea of Christian Hedonism. At times, the book is a tough read because of writing style. Other times it is tough because of the truth inside. As I read, my Spirit would resonate and ache. How would my life be different if I could see like this? To view all things as service to God? I don't know if I always can, but I am inspired to try. Such new insight into what we can be as Christians. How we can be in service to an awesome God and have joy! Joy that is not self-serving or sinful.
I would recommend this book. Wholly. The reason is because of the change of focus it brings. John is a Calvinist, I am not. Still, the truth of how we view ourselves is needed. Christianity is not about us. It is about God. "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him." What sweet truth! Can you imagine how the church would impact the world if we were to open our eyes?
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from WaterBrook Multnomah as part of their