Synopses & Reviews
When Faith Flickers, Stoke the Fire
No one sins out of duty. We sin because it offers some promise of happiness. That promise enslaves us-until we believe that God is more desirable than life itself (Psalm 63:3). Only the power of Gods superior promises in the gospel can emancipate our hearts from servitude to the shallow promises and fleeting pleasures of sin.
In ten thirty-minute sessions, pastor John Piper shows how to sever the clinging roots of sin that ensnare us, including anxiety, pride, shame, impatience, covetousness, bitterness, despondency, and lust.
Delighting in the bounty of Gods glorious gospel promises will free us for a less sin-encumbered life, to the glory of Christ. Rooted in solid biblical reflection, this book aims to help guide you through the battles to the joys of victory by the power of the gospel and its superior pleasure.
Conquer Life's Greatest Struggle You have the faith that first saved you. But now you struggle to apply that faith in everyday circumstances. You are battling unbelief, fighting lies with the purifying power of God's truth. Popular pastor and bestselling author John Piper will equip you to live by faith in future grace and demolish the struggles that stem from anxiety, pride, impatience, bitterness, lust, and more. Use the multi-session DVD by John Piper, and the corresponding study guide developed by Desiring God, on your own or in a group to apply the faith-grounding truths from the book. And claim the peace that's yours in Christ.
About the Author
John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 1980, is a respected theologian and author. More than two million copies of his works have sold, including The Passion of Jesus Christ, Desiring God, Pierced by the Word, The Pleasures of God, and Life as a Vapor. He received his doctorate in theology from the University of Munich and taught biblical studies for six years at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota, before becoming a pastor. He and his wife, Noël, have four sons and one daughter.