The Satisfied Soul
The 120 devotional readings in this collection cover a diverse array of topics, from traditional themes of Christian faith and discipleship to current issues like terrorism, media, racism, mental health, and voting. In all, beloved pastor John Piper reveals the...
In Stock28 available
You May Also Like
The 120 devotional readings in this collection cover a diverse array of topics, from traditional themes of Christian faith and discipleship to current issues like terrorism, media, racism, mental health, and voting. In all, beloved pastor John Piper reveals the awesome majesty of God.
:If you want to understand more clearly the awesome majesty of God, this collection of one hundred twenty classic devotional readings by beloved pastor and author John Piper will reveal a deeper understanding of God and how to enjoy His involvement in every facet of life. Whether already intimately acquainted with Scripture or just beginning to experience the Bible's rich truths, readers will find their faith stirred and strengthened on a variety of topics, including traditional themes like anger, Satan, prayer, grace, worship, prayer, and heaven, as well as topics in the daily news like terrorism, media, racism, loving Muslims, marriage challenges, mental health, politics and voting, and much more.
John Stephen Piper was born 11 January 1946 in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to Bill and Ruth Piper. The Pipers soon moved to Greenville, South Carolina, where John spent his growing-up years. His father was an itinerant evangelist who also ministered through international radio and Bible courses. John has written a tribute to his mother, who died in 1974, in the booklet, What's the Difference (Crossway Books, 1990) which is also chapter one of the book, Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Crossway Books, 1991).
At Wheaton College (1964-68), John majored in Literature and minored in Philosophy. Studying Romantic Literature with Clyde Kilby stimulated the poetic side of his nature and today he regularly writes poems to celebrate special family occasions and rich, biblical truths. At Wheaton John also met Noel Henry whom he married in 1968.
Following college, John completed a Bachelor of Divinity degree at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California (1968-71). While at Fuller, John discovered the writings of Jonathan Edwards.
John did his doctoral work in New Testament Studies at the University of Munich, Munich, West Germany (1971-74). His dissertation, Love Your Enemies, was published by Cambridge University Press and Baker Book House (and is now available through Crossway). Upon completion of his doctorate, he went on to teach Biblical Studies at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota for six years (1974-80).
In 1980, sensing an irresistible call to preach, John became the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he ministered for 33 years, until 2013. Together with his people, John was dedicated to spreading a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ - a mission he continues now for the wider church through the ministry of desiringGod.org. John says of his ministry:
"The ministry of preaching is the central labor of my life. My prayer is that through that ministry and everything else I do the great glory of our God and Savior Jesus Christ would be magnified as more and more people come to live out the obedience of faith more and more deeply."
John is the author of over 50 books and now frequently travels to speak, and writes regularly, through Desiring God.
John and Noel have four sons, a daughter, and twelve grandchildren.