Millions of people are wasting their lives pursuing dreams of happiness that don't rise above a good marriage, nice kids, a successful career, a nice car, fun vacations, nice friends, a fun retirement, a painless death, and (hopefully) no hell. John Piper calls this a tragedy in the making. He argues that we were created for joy. We were designed to have one passion. In this book he describes his own journey toward this great, single passion. And He pleads that at all costs we pursue our joy in the crucified Christ, who is the glory of God. The cost is great. But the joy is worth any cost.
Christian - Don't Waste Your Life!| Posted May 10, 2008
As my title suggests, this book is written for Christians. Our mission is to make much of Christ, and to glorify Him. As John the Baptist said "He [Jesus] must become greater; I must become less" (John 3:30). This book which is so beautifully written by Pastor John Piper elegantly conveys this ever-important message to Christians as a wake-up call. Why are we finding so much joy in worldly things which do not last if Christ is our true Treasure? Is it perhaps because we are not fully living in fellowship with Him? Mr. Piper addresses so many crucial questions in our pursuit to glorify God and defends the idea that "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him". It seems that this truth has the potential to completely change for the better how many Christians live their lives, and this is the reason why John Piper has written this book. If you want to be inspired to live your life the way God intended for you to live it and to bring Him the glory through all circumstances, then this is a must-read for you! Pick up a copy, read it, and then pass it along to others! And, most of all, don't waste your life, because you have help from the risen Christ to live a life not wasted! Let us pray along with John Piper and say "As God lives, and is all I ever need, I will mot waste my life...through Jesus Christ, AMEN".