Saturday, July 16, 2011

Typically I will speed read many books because I'm looking for the highlights the piece has to offer. With this book, there were too many highlights to skim over and I enjoyed reading each page in depth. John Piper deliberately uses terminology that is designed to grab the reader's atttention. I loved his unique perspective on what it means to truly desire God.
Authors tend to take one concept from scripture and expand on it throughout an entire book or project while Piper certainly embraced scripture, his explanations were so profound that I felt each chapter was its own book. Never heave I felt such insight to something by way of a slightly different angle than I did in this book. I found myself many times just putting the book down to reflect on what I had just read and was compelled to open my Bible to dig deeper on certain topics.
I have talked enough about the things I've discovered while engrossing myself in Desire God that I've been asked to lend the book out to several people already. I think this will make great Christmas presents for a few people who have become stagnant in their Bible Studies and I will be buying extra copies to hand out.
Not only is the book thorough but it comes complete with a study guide in the back as well as a ascripture reference index. You'll need a highlighter for sure with ths one if you're like me and wrote in your books. This book is certainly something to savor and enjoy!
*I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for my honest opinion. I was ont required to write a postiive review. The opinions I've expressed are my own.*

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I'm a caregiver to my husband who is permanently disabled. Life can be a bit challenging when it's not really about me at all. I've got two boys, 18 and 3 and they're both an added handful. I spend my spare time trying to keep from being bored and try to make it about me, life and socializing with others about how they spend their time. Hence, the birth of this blog!