Do you like freebies? I do! I especially love free books. How about a free book that you can read on your computer or in pdf AND a study guide to go with it AND a small group study guide? Have I got you just a little bit interested? Recently I found a great resource to share with you. Check out the book – Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist by John Piper.
This “blurb” is from the publisher: “The great business of life is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever. Discord between duty and delight doesn’t exist: delight is our duty. Piper stuns us again and again with things we saw in the Bible, but never dared to believe. Readers will embark on a dramatically different and joyful experience of their faith. Join him on this dangerous quest for maximum joy in God. But beware, it may cost you your life. Never mind – “the steadfast love of the Lord is better than life” (Psalm 63:3)”
Now, that blurb may have whetted your reading appetite but I think it’s better to hear from folks that have actually read the book. So, tell us what YOU think. Do you agree with Dr. Piper’s premise of Christian hedonism? Are the thoughts and ideas presented biblical in view? Has the book (or a particular thought in the book) significantly impacted your Christian walk? Would you recommend it to someone looking for a closer relationship with God? Let us know what you think!