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eBook When I Don't Desire God (Redesign): How to Fight for Joy ePub

by John Piper

  • ISBN: 1433543176
  • Category: Christian Living
  • Subcategory: Bibles
  • Author: John Piper
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Crossway; Redesign edition (October 31, 2013)
  • Pages: 272
  • ePub book: 1151 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1354 kb
  • Other: mobi docx mbr lit
  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 873

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When I Don’t desire God, has made a real difference in my spiritual life. John Piper has hit the nail on the head with this one. He gently exposes why so many struggle to find find joy, but fail time and time again.

When I Don’t desire God, has made a real difference in my spiritual life. It is not a book you sit down and breeze through. But he doesn't leave you there - he also exposes the true heart of God, and provides practical guidance on how to form a joyful relationship with Him. For me, one of my all time best reads. I cannot recommend this more.

When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight For Joy. by John Piper. John Piper aims to help us find joy in Jesus that is so deep and so strong that it frees us from bondage to comfort and security, and impels us to live merciful and missional lives. Written with the radical hope that all Christians would experience the fullness of life in Christ, this book will help you fight for joy daily by leading you to rediscover the soul-satisfying glory of God. Read on the Scribd mobile app. Download the free Scribd mobile app to read anytime, anywhere.

When I Don’t Desire God How to Fight for Joy. When the Darkness Will Not Lift Doing What We Can While We Wait for God - and . God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him. Learn more about Desiring God. When the Darkness Will Not Lift Doing What We Can While We Wait for God - and Joy. Why I Love the Apostle Paul 30 Reasons. With Calvin in the Theater of God The Glory of Christ and Everyday Life. Desiring God.

When I Don't Desire God book. The fight for joy always involves both. It will simply reflect our own fallen ideas and feelings-not God’s.

Yet as John Piper teaches in this DVD and its companion When I Don't Desire God Study Guide, emotions .

Yet as John Piper teaches in this DVD and its companion When I Don't Desire God Study Guide, emotions are commanded everywhere in Scripture. They're not just instructions to think a certain way but to feel a certain way. So loving God above all else is not merely about our actions but about our hearts. Designed to be used in a guided group study, each 30-minute DVD teaching of Piper's will serve as a tool to help Sunday school teachers, small group leaders, retreat speakers, and parents to bolster their members in the all-important fight for joy. Special features.

According to John Piper, in this companion to the When IDon't Desire God DVD, emotions are commanded .

According to John Piper, in this companion to the When IDon't Desire God DVD, emotions are commanded everywhere inScripture. They're not just instructions to think a certain way butto feel a certain way. And though we don't have complete control ofour emotions, eternity hangs on the presence of proper affectionsfor God. Therefore, the fight for joy is not optional. This study guide-focused on Piper's powerful teaching onDVD-explores the necessity and strategies of delighting in Christin an eight-session, guided group study.

Nothing in nature is unbeautiful. ― Alfred, Lord Tennyson When I Don't Desire God (Excerpt) - Desiring God. 261 Pages·2007·872 KB·233 Downloads. believe God uses means to awaken joy in himself, I would not have When I Don't. Yoga Girl by Rachel Brathen. 74 MB·61,635 Downloads.

When I Don't Desire God is a great follow to Piper's Desiring God. Piper gets more practical in this book than in some of his others and he answers the tough questions that Christians face in their effort to be God centric and find joy and peace in their relationship with him. I particularly liked the fact that Piper seems to truly understand the problems that we have in every day life. He lays out great answers to these questions with a humble and understanding attitude

John Piper aims to help us find joy in Jesus that is so deep and so strong that it. .This is actually a Piper book that I did enjoy

John Piper aims to help us find joy in Jesus that is so deep and so strong that it frees us from bondage to comfort and security, and impels us to live merciful and missional lives. Specifications. And it's devastating because it reveals that we don't desire God the way we should. This is actually a Piper book that I did enjoy. I read this book during a period in my life where I completely changed the direction I was heading and I believe this book contributed alot to it.

We all want to experience liberating, love-producing, risk-taking satisfaction in God. But the reality is that we often struggle to find, and hold onto, true and lasting joy―even when we have embraced the good news of God’s grace. So we face a crucial question: What should I do when I don’t desire God?

John Piper aims to help us find joy in Jesus that is so deep and so strong that it frees us from bondage to comfort and security, and impels us to live merciful and missional lives. Written with the radical hope that all Christians would experience the fullness of life in Christ, this book will help you fight for joy daily by leading you to rediscover the soul-satisfying glory of God.

Comments

Gelgen Gelgen
I have never read a book, outside of Scripture, that has more clearly helped me in those times when I have felt so distant from God. I suffer from clinical depression and try to keep medication to a minimum, consequently I am always looking for support and guidance in those really bad moments. I have gleaned, so much, from this book, I find myself portioning it out, a few pages at a time; because it is so rich in perspective. I cannot thank Dr. Piper, enough, for his wisdom and his insight and his ability to share it in a way I can receive it into my heart and spirit.
Quendant Quendant
When I Don’t desire God, has made a real difference in my spiritual life. It is not a book you sit down and breeze through. You have to read in small amounts, digest and apply it. Some areas may apply more than others. One area that stands out is praying the IOUS prayer. I committed to praying that daily, some with journaling, some just verbal. But after several weeks to months into it, I noticed that I had memorized scripture from each letter, and was praying my own words too. I feel I have a stronger prayer life and relationship with God as a result. Yes, I do desire God more now than ever, because He is the one who has given me that hunger for him and desire for him. It did not come over night and at times has been a fight, but it came. I highly recommend this book to anyone who is struggling with God and joy. He is worth fighting for in your life.
Damand Damand
I'll admit I'm biased. John Piper is one of my favorite authors and I used to listen to his sermons regularly. God has used his writing and sermons to bring me through some tough times and correct some serious errors in my thinking. His flagship book "Desiring God" has had unmeasurable impact on my life (as has "Let the Nations Be Glad" and "Don't Waste Your Life". Another of his books, "Brothers We Are Not Professionals" is on my upcoming reading list.

This book delves into a struggle I have. I know I should desire God above all else...but frankly, sometimes I don't. Sometimes I don't even want to. The best I can say during these dark times is that I want to want to...

"When I Don't Desire God" has helped me see my Desiring God in a bit of a different light and helped me in my struggle to fight for joy.

Warning: John Piper is not an easy read. It's a commitment all its own just to finish his books. Very thick, very meaty.
blac wolf blac wolf
To tell the truth I was a bit hesitant to purchase this book as loosing my "joy" was not something to which I was willing to admit.
John Piper doesn't disappoint. His books are deep which is exactly what I needed as there are just too many superficial books on various Christian topics which tend to lack substance or depth or have any real effect in changing one's heart. John Piper tells it like it is and gets to the heart of the matter.
I'm so glad I finally gave in and purchased this book. I have been blessed and I have been able to rediscovered the joy of the Lord that I had when I was first saved.
If you can't handle the truth and are not wanting to actually put the time and struggle into what it takes to truly abide with God on a deeper level than this book is not for you. If you are a mature believer who needs a good kick in the pants than this is the book for you. Awesome book! If it is what you need then you will NOT be disappointed!
Nalaylewe Nalaylewe
I read this book at the recommendation of my pastor because I wasn't sure whether I truly "Desired more of God" or "Desired to desire more of God". This book is apparently written to people who read Piper's book "Desiring God" and come away thinking they can't (or at least don't) desire Him.

The title of this book couldn't describe its contents any more plainly than it does.

It took several chapters before I was accustomed to Piper's writing style here. He makes a statement of fact about X (where X is "The importance of the fight.", "The nature of the fight", "The value of prayer", etc.) and then goes into several paragraphs of explanation by way of repetition. I hesitate to say repetition because it sounds entirely negative, and because it sounds like I make the author out to be a parrot. However, he's not usually quoting himself, he's quoting scripture, or a puritan, or Jonathan Edwards, or a great mind of the past. Usually it's a combination of all of the above that he relies on as the basis for validity of his statement.

Not having read his other books, I can't say whether this writing style is unique to this text or not. I can say that it seems pretty well-suited to the intended audience. I think Piper expects his audience to be more than a little jaded, and so they need something akin to Proof by Exhaustion. That is, by being given a plethora of examples of the different ways you can evaluate the truth he is positing, you'll come to a similar conclusion he does about the core of it. I don't know that I've read another book that tries to give so many examples to make so few points.

On the points he's trying to make, I think they're very basic. That's not an insult, because after being "religious" for the better part of 20 years, I still didn't truly understand them. This book was a great help to me in defining and exploring the fundamental activities of a person who Desires God.

The first several chapters seem devoted to explaining the importance of Desire. Around half-way through the book, he switches to explaining the practical mechanics of pursuing a relationship with God that is characterized by Desire.

I knocked off a single star because I'm betting others like myself could probably understand his main points with a less exhaustive treatment of them, and it can make for some pretty dry and tedious reading at times. For others though, perhaps that's exactly what's needed. Even though I consider myself on the fringe of his intended audience, I was able to glean quite a few good truths about the general principles, and practical applications, of a life that Desires God.