Books

Don't Waste Your Life

In this best-selling book, John Piper makes a passionate plea to the next generation to avoid the dangers of a wasted life, calling us to take risks and make sacrifices that matter for eternity — with a single, soul-satisfying passion for the glory of God that seeks to make much of him in every sphere of our lives.

Author: John Piper


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Acting the Miracle

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This book draws on a wealth of wisdom derived from God’s Word and personal experience in order to encourage Christians to strive for holiness without falling into the trap of legalism. Here is a practical resource from leading evangelicals that helps Christians to pursue godly living.


Author: John Piper


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Doctrine Matters

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Doctrine Matters is the theological summary of one preacher’s lifetime of investment in a local church. Completing three decades of pastoral ministry at Bethlehem Baptist, John Piper gave a final sermon series on the doctrinal emphases from his years of preaching. These ten emphases, delivered as ten sermons in 2012 and now edited into this volume, embody the legacy Piper hopes to leave.

Author: John Piper


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Finally Alive

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The term “born again” has been devalued both in society and in the church. Those claiming to be born again live lives that are indistinguishable from those who don’t; they sin the same, embrace injustice the same, covet the same, do almost everything the same. In this book John Piper explores what it truly means to be finally alive. 


Author: John Piper


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Five Points

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These five points are about how Christians come into being, and how we are kept forever. It reaches back into times past when we were freely chosen. It reaches forward into the future when we will be safe and happy forever. It reaches down into the mysteries of the work of Christ, purchasing the gift of faith for all God’s children. And it reaches into the human soul, glimpsing the mysteries of the Spirit’s work as he conquers all our rebellion and makes us willing captives of King Jesus.

Author: John Piper


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Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood

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In this new edition of an influential and award-winning best-seller, more than twenty men and women have committed their talents to produce the most thorough response yet to this modern movement. Combining systematic argumentation with popular application, this volume deals with all of the main passages of Scripture brought forward in this controversy regarding gender-based role differences.

Edited by: John Piper and Wayne Grudem


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What's the Difference?

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The topic of manhood and womanhood is still strongly debated today and still greatly impacts our society. For Christians there is no doubt that the Bible must be the last word. But what does it teach about true manhood and womanhood? In what ways are men and women essentially the same? In what ways are they essentially different? And how do these differences affect our roles in the home, the church, and the wider society?

Author: John Piper


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Good: the Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood

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Good: The Joy of Christian Manhood and Womanhood is a unique volume from 14 different contributors who set out to cast a vision for manhood and womanhood that is rooted more in beauty than mere ideology, more in gladness than mere position. This book’s aim is to capture and highlight this indispensable accent for an emerging generation of Christians.

Edited by: Jonathan Parnell and Owen Strachan


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Sex and the Supremacy of Christ

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The Bible has a way of shocking us. If Americans could still blush, we might blush at the words God uses to describe Sex.

But, of course, sin always tries to trash God’s gifts. So we can’t just celebrate sex for what God made it to be; we have to fight what sin has turned it into. The contributors to this unique volume encourage you to do both: celebrate and struggle.

Edited by: John Piper and Justin Taylor


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When People are Big and God Is Small

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When People Are Big and God Is Small: Overcoming Peer Pressure, Codependency, and the Fear of Man

Overly concerned about what people think of you? Welch uncovers the spiritual dimension of people-pleasing and points the way through a true knowledge of God, ourselves, and others.

Author: Edward T. Welch


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How People Change

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What does it take for lasting change to take root in your life? If you've ever tried, failed, and wondered why, you need How People Change. This book explains the biblical pattern for change in a clear, practical way you can apply to the challenges of daily life. But change involves more than a biblical formula: you will see how God is at work to make you the person you were created to be. That powerful, loving, redemptive relationship is at the heart of all positive change you experience.

Authors: Timothy S. Lane and Paul David Tripp


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Suffering and the Sovereignty of God

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In Suffering and the Sovereignty of God, contributors John Piper, Joni Eareckson Tada, Steve Saint, Carl Ellis, David Powlison, Dustin Shramek, and Mark Talbot explore the many categories of God's sovereignty as evidenced in his word. They urge readers to look to Christ, even in suffering, to find the greatest confidence, deepest comfort, and sweetest fellowship they have ever known.

Authors: John Piper and Justin Taylor


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Preparing for Marriage by John Piper

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John Piper wants to help you faithfully walk the road to becoming husband and wife. Here you’ll find his counsel on practical topics like engagement, wedding planning, finances, and sex. But most importantly, John shares his single most important word on marriage: a vision grander than many of us have ever dared to dream, about what God is doing in every Christian marriage.

Author: John Piper


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Killjoys The Seven Deadly Sins

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Our hearts were designed to enjoy a full and forever happiness, not the pitiful temporary pleasures for which we’re too prone to settle. Pride, envy, anger, sloth, greed, gluttony, and lust are woefully inadequate substitutes for the wonder, beauty, and affection of God. They will rob you, not ravish you. They will numb you, not heal you. They will slaughter you, not save you.

Killjoys was written to lead you deeper in love with our God and further into war against your sin. The truths, warnings, and promises in these pages are meant to chart a life-giving path to greater holiness and greater joy.

Authors: John Piper, David Mathis, Johnathon Bowers, Joe Rigney, Jonathan Parnell, Jason Meyer, Tony Reinke, Ryan Griffith, and Marshall Segal


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A Hunger For God: Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer

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Between the dangers of self-denial and self-indulgence is this path of pleasant pain called fasting. It is the path John Piper invites you to travel in this book. For when God is the supreme hunger of your heart, he will be supreme in everything. And when you are most satisfied in him, he will be most glorified in you.

Author: John Piper


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Desiring God: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist

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For a generation now, John Piper has been provoking Christians with the simple but paradigm-shattering truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.

Satisfaction. Happiness. Joy. The pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible; it’s essential.

Author: John Piper


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Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ

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Look at the Jesus of the Bible. Keep your eyes open, and fill them with the portrait of Jesus in God's Word. Jesus said, "If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority." Ask God for the grace to do his will, and you will see the truth of his Son.

John Piper has written this book in the hope that all will see Jesus for who he really is and will come to enjoy him above all else.

Author: John Piper


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Because We Love Him: Embracing a Life of Holiness

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What does it mean to be holy? A holy life is the only true way to show our love for God, according to Clyde Cranford, who spent his life perfecting this way of being. Now in heaven himself, Cranford passes on his discoveries about pursuing holiness, revealing two practical steps for the reader to follow in his deep yet simple book: First, strive to know God, then, to please Him. This accessible and life-changing guide offers unique "how-to" sections on daily quiet times, why and how to memorize Scripture, witnessing, worship, forgetting self, dealing with temptation, and knowing God's will. Readers will find inspiration and empowerment to live their love for God out loud.

Author: Clyde Cranford


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Glimpses of the Inner Life of Our Lord and the Emotions of Jesus

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This double volume contains the classic work by William Garden Blaikie on the Inner Life of Christ, together with “The Emotions of Jesus” by Robert Law. These two books, especially Blaikie’s, cover a little thought of subject but with great sensitivity and profound insight. We have received more letters of appreciation for this volume than all our other books put together.


Authors: William G. Blaikie & Henry Law