Don't Waste Your Life

Don't Waste Your Life

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If you believe that to live is Christ and to die is gain, read this, learn to live for Christ and don't waste your life!

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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 yacht, play softball and collect shells...' Picture them before Christ on the great day of judgement: ' 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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Contents

  • Preface
  • 1. My Search for a Single Passion to Live By
  • 2. Breakthrough - the Beauty of Christ, My Joy
  • 3. Boasting Only in the Cross, The Blazing Center of the Glory of God
  • 4. Magnifying Christ Through Pain and Death
  • 5. Risk is Right - Better to Lose Your Life Than to Waste It
  • 6. The Goal of Life - Gladly Making Others Glad in God
  • 7. Living to Prove He Is More Precious Than Life
  • 8. Making Much of Christ from 8 to 5
  • 9. The Majesty of Christ in Missions and Mercy - A Plea to This Generation
  • 10. My Prayer - Let None Say in the End, "I've Wasted It"

Specification

Author John Piper
ISBN 9781844740987
Format Paperback
First published 2004
Dimensions 133mm x 215mm
Language English
Pages 190
Publisher IVP
Customer reviews

“Great book”

Really found this book challenging, definitely worth reading for a shake up of your thinking on your current life. Have thought a lot about it since reading it, i like the directness and reality checking, as well as the ability he has to turn things on their heads so graciously! Definitely get it.


28/03/2012

“Fantastic, but be prepared to face the challenge”

Excellent-a stark reminder of the truth about the world and its destination, and that of Christians. This book shows how so many of us our wasting the few and precious days we are given on this earth as it is now. How we treasure things of this world and are quick to ignore our infinitely greater treasure! Here is a reminder of our calling to live a radically different life.

Piper richly uses God's word to speak to the reader and also uses examples of personal stories to bring his points home.


27/02/2008

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