Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

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Crossway, 2010 - Psychology - 22 pages
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Piper offers a pastor's perspective on the life of themind in his challenge to the church to think hard for the glory ofGod.

John Piper's newest book will help Christians think aboutthinking. Focusing on the life of the mind helps us to know Godbetter, love him more, and care for the world. Along with anemphasis on emotions and the experience of God, we alsoneed to practice careful thinking about God. Pipercontends that "thinking is indispensable on the path topassion for God." So how are we to maintain a healthy balanceof mind and heart, thinking and feeling?

Piper urges us to think for the glory of God. Hedemonstrates from Scripture that glorifying God with our minds andhearts is not either-or, but both-and. Thinking carefully about Godfuels passion and affections for God. Likewise, Christ-exaltingemotion leads to disciplined thinking.

Readers will be reminded that "the mind serves to know thetruth that fuels the fires of the heart."

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User Review  - Mike Knox - Goodreads

“This book is a plea to embrace serious thinking as a means of loving God and people. It is a plea to reject either-or thinking when it comes to head and heart, thinking and feeling, reason and faith ... Read full review

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enjoyed it. basic, simple, clear. good book. Read full review

About the author (2010)

JOHN PIPER is pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. He has authored numerous books, including Desiring God, DonŐt Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, and A Sweet and Bitter Providence.

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