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Future Grace by John Piper
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Aug 13, 2010

really liked it

My memory of this book is a little fuzzy, but I remember liking it much more than Desiring God . The main premise I took away was the rejection of altruistic Christianity - namely, that we are not called to sacrifice and do good without any self-serving motives.

The Bible is full of promises that are for those who are faithful to sacrifice and follow Jesus, and those promises are given so we can strive for them. The goodness of our acts are not nullified by wanting rewards for what we do, and God is happy to give rewards. The trick is aligning our hearts with the kind of rewards that God gives, rather than what our surrounding culture or selfish desires might reach for.

Once again, there are underlying theological premises here that I disagree with now, but the perspective of being able to step into the hard situations in faith that there is a reward has been foundational for my discipleship to Jesus.

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