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Overview Piper asks the hardest questions about such controversial topics as abortion and gay marriage and finds wonderfully poignant but practical and applicable truths from the Bible.
Publishers Description A Devotional Powerhouse This revision of the follow-up to the popular "A Godward Life" adds twenty fresh entries to the original 120 daily meditations that are solid meat and sweet milk from God's Word. The new entries broach current and controversial subject matter, such as partial-birth abortion and gay marriage. Piper asks the hardest questions and finds wonderfully poignant but practical and applicable truths from the Bible. These 350 pages of substantive spiritual nourishment will brace readers' minds with truth and nourish their hearts with God's sovereign grace. Pastors and lay leaders particularly will appreciate the three indexes included. They don't need to look any further to find a pertinent illustration or tidbit of inspiration Expanded Edition of the Popular "Godward Life II "Devotional Taste and see...The Lord is good. "Psalm 34:8 "The soul tastes truth like the lips taste food. Spiritual hunger cries out for rich, substantial nourishment. It is remarkable how much meat these daily portions contain. Skillfully presented by pastor John Piper, this devotional of contemporary meditations on biblical reality will whet your appetite for more of God Himself and refresh you in your daily communion with Christ. "This volume is a treasure of true doctrine applied to life." "-R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary " "Going to sleep with John Piper's words on your mind will coax you from complacency and wake you up to a passionate faith." "-Phil Callaway, speaker and bestselling author " Story Behind the Book John Piper's life-long love affair with his church is evidenced in each of the 140 articles included in Taste and See. Originally, each article was written for his flock at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis . They are sometimes follow-ups to Sunday sermons; sometimes meditations of a pastor's heart, expressing his longing for the holiness of his congregation. Many of the entries are his own relentless interrogations of a biblical text. A few are colorful anecdotes from a pastor's daily life--a pastor whose heartbeat for God pulsates through every word.
Citations And Professional Reviews Taste and See: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life: 140 Meditations by John Piper has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 10/01/2005 page 82
Christian Advance - 09/01/2005 page 32
Ingram Advance - 09/01/2005 page 119
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Studio: Multnomah Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 1.25" Width: 5.75" Height: 8.5" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Aug 9, 2005
Publisher Multnomah Books
ISBN 1590524497 ISBN13 9781590524497
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More About John Piper
John Piper, the preaching pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis since 1980, is the author of numerous books" "and a senior writer for "World "magazine,"" He received his doctorate in theology from the University of Munich and taught biblical studies for six years at Bethel College, St. Paul, before becoming a pastor. He and his wife, Noel, have four sons and one daughter.
SPANISH BIO: John Piper es pastor de Bethlehem Baptist Church, en Mineapolis. Sus muchos libros incluyen: Cuando no deseo a Dios, No desperdicies tu vida, Lo que Jesus exige del mundo.
John Piper currently resides in Minneapolis, in the state of Minnesota. John Piper was born in 1946.
Reviews - What do customers think about Taste and See: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life?
Outstanding! Apr 7, 2008
This book is an outstanding help to spur readers on to think more Biblically about God and to ponder the meaning of His Word! I usually don't like devotional type books because many water down the power of God's Word. This book explains the Word and points the reader to the richness of the scriptures and to the greatnesss of God!
Great Essays Feb 23, 2007
This book is a collection of essays of how the author relates on a life that savors God. It is a practical illustration of his more theological books. The essays are basicly meditations on his relationships, something he has read or something he has just preached about. I agree with over 95% of his interpretation of scripture so take this review with that in mind. The book was challenging and thoughtful. There were essays on the nature of love and the nature of suffering. The essays about adopting a child and the essays concern the relationships with his familial members were the most touching. It is just a nice collection of essays of which to read one or two before you go to sleep at night so you can think about God and His relationship with us.
Glorified and Satisfied Jul 9, 2006
John Piper understands that God designed us in His image as relational beings who thirst, long, desire, and hunger with passion. Piper also understands that "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him" (learned well from the writings of Jonathan Edwards). It is this combination of truths that motivate Piper whenever he speaks and writes. "Taste and See" is no exception. As his subtitle suggests, Piper focuses upon helping his readers to move toward "Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life." In other words, don't only know God ratonally (which is vital), don't only obey God volitionally (which is our duty), but pursue Him passionately.
By the way, another reviewer seems to confuse our God-given emotionality with our God-given relationality. Emotions are our God-given capacity to respond to our longings, thoughts, and actions. Affections are our God-given capacity to be motivated by and pursue what our soul craves. Put another way, "We pursue what we perceive to be most pleasing" (from "Soul Physicians" by way of Church history and biblical exegesis). Piper is simply teaching us who we are and how we relate. We can no more cease to follow our affections than the deer can seek to drink from the waterbrook.
Reviewer: Bob Kellemen, Ph.D., is the author of "Soul Physicians," "Biblical Psychology," "Spiritual Friends," "Martin Luther's Pastoral Counseling, and "Beyond the Suffering: Embracing the Legacy of African American Soul Care and Spiritual Direction."
Focusing In Feb 28, 2006
This book helps to get one's mind focused on biblically sound ideas of God in the morning or whenever one may choose to read it. I am dreading reaching the end of this book, so great are the bits of truth it contains.
Taste and See: Savoring the Supremacy of GOD in All of Life Oct 16, 2005
Outstanding book. Piper obviously has a phenomenal relationship with GOD, and chooses to use his gifts of communication to aid other followers closer to CHRIST.