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Monday, August 15, 2011

Desiring God DVDs

Desiring God by John Piper is an excellent book. The ideas presented within it about Christian Hedonism and glorifying God in our joyfulness in Him, are impressive in their backing. And more than that, I feel that have much merit.

I received the Desiring God DVDs with the hopes of listening to Mr. Piper speak and teach from the Desiring God book.  In fact, that is not what these DVDs are at all. Instead of working their way through the book, they are sessions of John Piper speaking at a Desiring God conference. And  rather than using the book as a springboard, Mr. Piper instead gives more of a conglomerate overview of some of the content presented in the book while mixing in new content.

Mr. Piper is an extremely passionate and engaging speaker. I very much enjoyed listening to him speak in manageable thirty or forty minute sessions. And perhaps more so than even the book, though with less of a mounting facts feel, Mr. Piper impresses on the audience the fervor and joy found when seeking our absolute highest enjoyment in God can bring.

I recommend these DVDs not as a heavy weight lecture series, but as an exceptional introduction to Christian Hedonism.

I received this book free from Mulnomah Waterbrook Publishers as part of their Blogging for books book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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