Recently, John Piper had a book sale–$5 for any book available from Desiring God. Hardback, soft cover, didn’t matter, the price was good for anything!
Five dollars?! I went a bit overboard
by "accidentally" buying 19, yes NINETEEN, books!
How in the world do I decide which one to read first?
Why, I know–I’ll ask YOU! If you’re a JP fan, please weigh in–I wanna know which book is your favorite and why. Also, if you’d be selflessly willing to post my question on your blog with a link back to this post (so your readers can comment here with their recommendations), I’ll send you a copy of "For Your Joy" (well, the first ten people who are interested and willing to share their address*). This is no attempt to generate traffic…I sincerely wanna know where to begin! 🙂
We’re headed out of town this weekend, so the quicker your thoughts, the more helpful (I sure don’t wanna take 19 books on my trip!). Of course, if you’re reading this after the fact and have an opinion, I’d still like to hear your thoughts; it might help prioritize reading my Piper library ;).
If you aren’t familiar with John Piper, surf around his website…get to know more about him and his ministry. He’s one of the most honorable men of God I know of and his writing is deep and profound and gospel-immersed; his mantra is "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him." He explains that (and so much more) on his website and in his books.
Piper’s humility and generosity are admirable and atypical in today’s landscape of mega-televangelists–if you can’t afford his books, he (DG) will give them to you. Seriously. Without further obligation. Unbelievable, especially if you beginning comparing him to others….
Thanks for your time, and if you choose to ask your readers their thoughts, your generosity :).
* It’ll be a while before I send out these books…I’m out of town next week and I’m way behind on sending out my "Pay it Forwards" among other things. Discombobulated = procrastination. Love me in spite of myself…PLEASE? 🙂
I haven’t read any of his stuff… or heard him speak. Guess I need to check out his website!
Ummm, how on God’s green earth did I not know about this sale? WHY on God’s green earth did someone not TELL me about this sale?
Did someone on God’s green earth want to hoard all of these gems for herself?
My favorite so far has been Desiring God. But I gotta say that Sex and the Supremacy of Christ sounds pretty darn intriguing.
You have my address… send me your rejects.
Wow..that’s a lot of books!! And I thought I loved reading! My apartment is stacked floor to ceiling with books..I need to have a garage sale or something!
I haven’t posted in awhile but I have been reading 🙂 Does that count???
Anyway, I haven’t read his stuff (but it’s on my list of things to do (right after tae kwon do, swim team, violin practice taxi-ing 🙂 ). I do have to agree with Erin above and say “Sex and the Spupremacy of Christ” sounds fascinating. I’d start there 🙂
I am not familiar but will look into him. Thanks for the suggestion!
I got in on that sale too. I only purchased four though. Three sit on the shelf waiting. One, What Jesus Demands From the World, sits on the counter of an unnamed room getting perused sporadically. Your post caused me to revisit it and several things stood out. For starters, I love the title. Use of the word “Demands” is so necessary. Too often we (I) treat Jesus’ words as suggestions or things we hope to achieve…someday. The first of the reviews on the back cover states that the book is life changing. Not merely a good read or suggestion to add to our summer book list, but life changing. The simplicity of each message written as matter of fact is quite welcoming. For example, his clear explanation of true biblical repentance is more than worth the price of the text…full price that is.
(see comment in “Living Years” to explain my quiet, but thanks, y’all for chiming in! No time to “really” comment back, but I wanted you to know I appreciate ya! And WELCOME BACK, SUZ…I HAVE MISSED YOU 🙂 ).
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Sorry–I’m late here cuz I’ve been cyber-absent, and I can’t see what’s in the list, but for what it’s worth, my favorite Piper book is Let the Nations Be Glad.