Saturday, March 8, 2014

Book Review: A Godward Heart: Treasuring the God Who Loves You by John Piper



John Piper is an amazing teacher and writer. I love hearing him preach because he is truly excited by his relationship with God, and I get excited just listening to him.

This book is a nice collection of meditations by John Piper. First, although this book isn't really a devotional book, each chapter is pretty short and they actually make for nice devotions. These are short, thought-provoking meditations which will help you see into Piper's mind, as well as perhaps look at the passages of Scripture with a new perspective.

In many ways, this book is  summary of the Christian Faith. Piper explores the faith, makes you think about tough life questions and demonstrates how to live a Godly life.  Piper has a heartfelt desire to follow God, and he will guide you in your walk with this book.

This book overall is a pretty quick read, but there is a lot of Faith packed into 205 pages of 50 meditations. These aren't fluffy devotionals -- there is a lot of meat in this book, and you will come back satiated by what you read. 

I came away with a new perspective on several passages. John Piper is a teacher I trust and admire, and I'm thankful for this book. I would highly recommend it if you are looking for something a little more thought provoking than your average daily devotional.

You can read a sample chapter here.

Please Note: I received this book for free from Blogging for Books for this review.

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