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Pierced by the Word: Thirty-One Meditations for Your Soulby John Piper
Synopses & Reviews
Pierced by the Word takes up thirty-one subjects as unique as "How to Be a Refuge for Your Children," "How to Drink Orange Juice to the Glory of God," and "Embracing the Pain of Shame." Some are longer, some shorter, like the real-world conversations they so closely resemble, and each comes from the fertile mind of John Piper and is written in his own inimitable style. Together, the readings will lead to a deeper understanding of God and a cleaner, clearer relationship with Him. Most of all, Piper's approach shows how meditating on God's powerful Word can affect every aspect of our lives.
Whether you’re steeped in the Word of God or newly acquainted with it, these thirty-one meditations will penetrate to the deepest reaches of your soul.
With a contagious passion, John Piper awakens us to violent prayer, piercing pleasure, and fearless faith.
John Piper, the preaching pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis since 1980, is the
A month's worth of daily devotionals invites readers to experience a deeper understanding of and fuller relationship with God, in a collection that considers such topics as providing a haven for one's children, promoting personal health, and managing feelings.
Table of Contents
How strange and wonderful is the love of Christ! — God is the Gospel — Pierced by the Word : a meditation on Hebrews 4:12 — O be not mere shadows, echoes, and residue — How to drink orange juice to the glory of God — Big, sweeping-but not insipid-prayers — What is humility? — Wilderness, worship, treason, and God : a meditation on Psalm 63 — How to be a refuge for your children : a meditation on Proverbs 14:26 — Going deep with God by having Him carry our load — Persevere in prayer! a meditation on Colossians 4 — Dorothy Sayers on why hell is non-negotiable — To you who believe He is precious — What does Jesus want? — How does the law help me know my sin? — A passion for purity vs. passive prayer — Battle for breakfast blessing : a meditation on Ephesians 4:29-5:2 — You have one precious life : is TV too big a part of it? — Terrorism, justice, and loving our enemies : September 11, 2001 — How is God's love experienced in the heart? — Reasons believers in Christ need not to be afraid — Embracing the pain of shame — How Jesus helped his disciples increase their faith : a meditation on Luke 17:5-10 — The strange ways of our wonderful builder — Anthem : strategies for fighting lust — Mealtime prayers with the pipers — It is never right to be angry with God — The church was spoken against everywhere — By what death will you glorify God? a meditation on Jhn 21:18-19 — John G. Paton's father : a key to his courage — Helping people have an assurance of salvation.
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