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When I Don't Desire God

When I Don't Desire God

How to Fight for Joy

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With a radical passion for Christ's glory, John Piper helps you find the joy God wants you to have.

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We all want to experience liberating, love-producing, risk-taking satisfaction in God. But the reality is that we often struggle to find, and hold onto, true and lasting joy—even when we have embraced the good news of God’s grace. So we face a crucial question: What should I do when I don’t desire God?

John Piper aims to help us find joy in Jesus that is so deep and so strong that it frees us from bondage to comfort and security, and impels us to live merciful and missional lives. Written with the radical hope that all Christians would experience the fullness of life in Christ, this book will help you fight for joy daily by leading you to rediscover the soul-satisfying glory of God.

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  • Preface to the Tenth-Anniversary Edition
    Preface and a Prayer
    1. Why I Wrote This Book - Sustaining the Sacrifice of Love
    2. What Is the Difference between Desire and Delight? - Discovering How Both and Neither Is the Goal
    3. The Call to Fight for Joy in God - Taking God’s Demand for Delight Seriously
    4. Joy in God Is a Gift of God - Doing Ourselves What Must Be Done for Us
    5. The Fight for Joy Is a Fight to See - Valuing God through the Eyes of the Heart and the Ears of the Head
    6. Fighting for Joy like a Justified Sinner - Learning the Secret of Gutsy Guilt
    7. The Worth of God’s Word in the Fight for Joy - Seeing the Measure of This Mighty Weapon
    8. How to Wield the Word in the Fight for Joy - Musing, Memorizing, and the Message of God
    9. The Focus of Prayer in the Fight for Joy - Desiring All Else Only Because We Desire God
    10. The Practice of Prayer in the Fight for Joy - Morning, Noon, and Evening without Ceasing
    11. How to Wield the World in the Fight for Joy - Using All Five Senses to See the Glory of God
    12. When the Darkness Does Not Lift - Doing What We Can While We Wait for God—and Joy
    Scripture Index
    Person Index
    Subject Index
    Desiring God: A Note on Resources


Contributors John Piper
ISBN 9781433543173
Format Paperback
First published July 2005
Dimensions 138mm x 216mm x 20mm
Weight 0.33 kg
Print size 10.0pt
Language English
Pages 272
Publisher Crossway
Customer reviews

30 Mar 2019

“This book is life-giving”

This book is drenched in scripture and full of wisdom. Read it slowly. Read the Bible alongside it. Learn to ask God for more joy in Him, and learn to keep asking. Yes the book is repetitive, but we need to hear over and over God's command for His People to rejoice in Him. We are prone to wander, this book is brilliant for pointing to Jesus, who has the power to realign our heart.

Psalm 90:14 Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days.

15 Sep 2018

“Work at it”

The first 5 and a half chapters were repetative and hard work, but it was worth it if you perservered. From chapter 6 and a half the pages were full of gems. The conclusion also needed a lot of work.

10 Sep 2018

“Recover joy in Christ”

This was a good book for my tired jaded heart. Piper's material is stirring and strong on scripture. As expected he desires us to be satisfied in God. I found him helpful on the link between emotions, the will and the body. He also encourages the reader in practical ways to meditate on Scripture. Although Piper addresses those whose joylessness has spiritual roots, he has a chapter for those whose darkness will not lift. I am very glad to have been pointed to this book.

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