April 26, 2011

The Dangerous Duty of Delight

Here is another book that I finished last month that once again disturbs your soul as we pursue Christ. What I love about this book is that it summarizes the book DESIRING GOD by John Piper, getting into the meat of what Pastor John was discussing about Christian Hedonism ( a very controversial term) which I was glad he explained really well.

Here are some of the sections that hit home:

“The radical pursuit of joy in God may cost you your life….But it will be worth it.”

The world has an inconsolable longing, which it tries to satisfy with anything but God. Scenic vacations. Sexual exploits. Ascetic rigors. Managerial excellence. Sports extravaganzas. We have turned our back to the breathtaking beauty of God and fallen in love with our shadow. To delight in the Light is a dangerous duty indeed. It may cost you your friends. It may cost you your reputation. It may cost you your life. But it will be worth it. Because the steadfast love of the Lord is better than life (Psalm 63:3)!

And great news you can download chapters 1 to 3 of the book  for free, click here