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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Contents

  • 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
  • Notes
  • Scripture Index
  • Person Index
  • Subject Index
  • Desiring God: A Note on Resources

Specification

Author John Piper
ISBN 9781433543173
Format Paperback
First published 2005
Dimensions 138mm x 216mm x 20mm
Language English
Pages 272
Publisher Crossway
Customer reviews

“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.


15/09/2018

“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.


10/09/2018

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