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Desiring God by John Piper
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Mar 01, 2011

it was amazing

This was another book that shook my world at the time I read it. John Piper makes it clear why God must be our supreme joy. He starts with the premise that we glorify God by enjoying Him. If we don't delight in Him, we are sinning because delighting in anything else above Him is idolatry. The subtitle, "meditations of a Christian hedonist," may throw some people off (becuase hedonism is the pursuit of pleasure), but that's just the point. The only true pleasure is in God, therefore pursuing Him is fulfilling the only proper form of hedonism. It's impossible to summarize, but Piper does a good job of unpacking it.

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