- Paperback: 192 pages
- Publisher: Crossway Books (1 May 2003)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1593281056
- ISBN-13: 978-1581344981
- ASIN: 1581344988
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.2 x 21.6 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,081,025 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Don'T Waste Your Life Paperback – 1 May 2003
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Is Jesus useful only for escaping Hell, or is he the Treasure of our lives? Do we live lives that demonstrate something of the all-surpassing value of Jesus, or lives that show only too clearly that we have the same earthbound focus as our neighbours? Are we wasting our lives?
John Piper demonstrates with passionate forceful clarity that a life lived revelling in God’s glory and seeking to bring glory to him in every sphere of life is the only way to really live your life. He issues a call to serve and glorify Christ in the ministry, on the mission field, and in secular jobs. Amidst his passion there is balance and wisdom for all believers.
In the first two or three chapters, perhaps less easy to read than the rest of the book, Piper tells us of his discovery of the preciousness of Christ. And this is his great prayer for the readers of his book – that we will not only see it, but live it out. The succeeding chapters are powerfully challenging with titles like:
‘Risk is right – Better to lose your life than to waste it’
‘Living to prove He is more precious than life’
‘Making much of Christ 8 to 5’
‘The majesty of Christ in missions and mercy’
This isn't a book to read quickly, but a book that will take you time and will profoundly challenge you – your use of time, money and life itself. If you want to live life as God intends this is a book is for you. It should be compulsory reading for every Christian!
I found this book the most challenging book I have read for a very long time, certainly this year. John Piper sets out in very clear terms that we are not our own but that we belong to Christ.
Our lives should therefore be used for Him and in seeking to make Him known, not only to those round about us but to all men everywhere from whatever country or culture they may come from.
To be highly recommended to everyone everywhere.
John Piper seems to regard this as "wasted life." How incredibly judgemental! What does he know of their lives? Maybe in the
gentleness of their lifestyle they are honouring God in their appreciation of His wonderful creation... There is nothing worse than
an evangelical Christian who judges the lifestyle of others as being "wasted" or "less than" just because it doesn't equate to his
standards of doing, doing and more doing. He can know nothing of the workings of the inner lives of this couple.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have read almost all of this book but I am not sure what is the argument of this text.Published 22 months ago by stephen Walsh
As a 27 year old I am very grateful to John Piper for writing these God inspired words. I have made a highlight on almost every other page. Read morePublished on 7 Jan. 2014 by mike
From reading other reviews and reading the product information, I would only suppose that this is an actual book. Read morePublished on 13 July 2013 by KieronRiley
Not an easy read, has to be read slowly with lots of thought put into it Great content by John just take your time readingPublished on 20 Mar. 2013 by David McConnell
An eye opener, a powerful book, you will never be the same again as you realise the true meaning of life as a christian here on earth and begin to live it daily........ Read morePublished on 10 Mar. 2013 by rose
Thought provoking, worth reading and applying to one's life. You certainly won't be wasting your time reading this. I recommend it.Published on 29 Jan. 2013 by Mrs C In Wales
Well worth reading. An established American evangelical preacher, giving excellent, and common sense advice - especially for young folks at senior schools.Published on 23 Jan. 2013 by firstname.lastname@example.org