Don't Waste Your Life

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Crossway Books, 2003 - Religion - 191 pages
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John Piper writes, I will tell you what a tragedy is. I will show you how to waste your life. Consider this story from the February 1998 Reader's Digest: A couple 'took early retirement from their jobs in the Northeast five years ago when he was 59 and she was 51. Now they live in Punta Gorda, Florida, where they cruise on their 30-foot trawler, play softball and collect shells. . . .' Picture them before Christ at the great day of judgment: 'Look, Lord. See my shells.' That is a tragedy.

God created us to live with a single passion: to joyfully display his supreme excellence in all the spheres of life. The wasted life is the life without this passion. God calls us to pray and think and dream and plan and work not to be made much of, but to make much of him in every part of our lives.

Most people slip by in life without a passion for God, spending their lives on trivial diversions, living for comfort and pleasure, and perhaps trying to avoid sin. This book will warn you not to get caught up in a life that counts for nothing. It will challenge you to live and die boasting in the cross of Christ and making the glory of God your singular passion. If you believe that to live is Christ and to die is gain, read this book, learn to live for Christ, and don't waste your life!

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It's ok but just a little to educational for me. - Goodreads
... but i can't get into pipers writing style. - Goodreads
This is a short book, very easy to read. - LibraryThing
John Piper is a brillant writer. - Goodreads
But the ending was kinda of week for me. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Chad Cramer - Goodreads

Great book as well as a great study for a small group. I don't want to be one of those people that wastes my life! He puts your life into perspective for things that really matter... Read full review

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User Review  - Peg - Goodreads

This book was excessively preachy and I couldn't get through it. I think he could have gotten his point across without cramming "what you should do better" down your throat do heavily. It's a rare occasion I don't read the entire book through, but this was one of them. Read full review

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About the author (2003)

John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is teacher and founder of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. He served for 33 years as pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis and is author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don't Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, Bloodlines, and Does God Desire All to Be Saved?

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