A Godward Life: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life

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Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, 2001 - Religion - 336 pages
A Godward Life is the first of three devotional volumes by John Piper, each feature 120 vignettes that focus on the radical difference it makes when we choose to live with God at the center of all that we do. Scripture-soaked and touching on the issues which most affect our lives today, A Godward Life is a passionate, moving, and articulate call for all believers to live their lives in conscious and glad submission to the sovereignty and glory of God.
 

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This book contains 120 devotional-type readings and commentary from John Piper, an American Baptist pastor. I found most of them somewhat interesting, but a bit dry on the whole. I read a couple a day ... Read full review

Contents

PREFACE 1
14
LOVING GOD FOR WHO HE IS
22
34
28
ON ADVERTISING SEXY MOVIES
31
26
36
27
42
CONTRACTS COVENANTS AND SELFDEIFICATION Thoughts on the Cost of Integrity
48
A Hedonistic Defense of Doctrine
50
Savoring the Faith of an Old Psalmist
174
THE LIMITS OF LOVE
181
The Rights of the Weak and the Will of the Strong
187
The Danger of Trusting in Your Horse
195
DO ALL THINGS WITHOUT GRUMBLING
202
Learning from jesus to Hope and Fear
210
Reflections on TwentyEight Years of Marriage
217
BETTER IS A LITTLE WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS
223

ONE WAY TO NIELD THE WEAPON OF THE WORD
56
GRACE FOR A NELLTIMED HELP _ t _ 7
71
Thoughts on the Significance of Reading
84
An Open Letter to an Advertiser
96
32 LIVING SUPERNATURALLY AS THE CHURCH OF CHRIST The Necessity of Living on
102
Loving God by Loving Truth
109
Observing the Spirit Blowing Where He Wills
115
The Commitment of a Lifetime
122
WHY SOME SPIRITUAL GIFTS ATTRACT UNSTABLE PEOPLE
131
THE IRIS BY MY WALK I I I I I I
142
Meditation on My Remaining Corruption
155
On Having an Answer for the Hope in
169
AN AMAZING UNUSED? MEANS OF CHANGE 228
228
HOV DOES GOD GRADE AT THE JUDGMENT?
241
Lord Give Us a Holy Imitation
255
VHEN THOUSANDS DIE IN BANGLADESH 268
268
Pray Our Teens Will
276
Thoughts on Relating to the Trinity Personally
285
The Light in Samuel Rutherfords Prison
291
REARING CHILDREN FOR THE WORLDS END
297
BE INSPIRED BY ARISTEIDES
303
THE POWER OF GOD AND PROCHOICE REASONING
305
DESIRING GOD MINISTRIES
320
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John Piper, pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis since 1980, is the author of The Dangerous Duty of Delight, Desiring God, Future Grace, A Godward Life, and The Pleasures of God. He received his doctorate in theology from the University of Munich and taught biblical studies for six years at Bethel College, St. Paul, before becoming a pastor. He and his wife, Noel, have four sons and one daughter.

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