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Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ

John Piper
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Pastor John Piper unveils the person of Christ so that everyone can understand Jesus' deity, power and wisdom. This accessible volume can awaken unbelievers and sweeten any Christian's view of the Lord's character.

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Pastor John Piper unveils the person of Christ so that everyone can understand Jesus' deity, power and wisdom. This accessible volume can awaken unbelievers and sweeten any Christian's view of the Lord's character.


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<p>Who is Jesus Christ?</p> <p>You've never met him in person, and you don't know anyone who has. But there is a way to know who he is. How? Jesus Christ-the divine Person revealed in the Bible-has a unique excellence and a spiritual beauty that speaks directly to our souls and says, "Yes, this is truth." It's like seeing the sun and knowing that it is light, or tasting honey and knowing that it is sweet.</p> <p>The depth and complexity of Jesus shatter our simple mental frameworks. He baffled proud scribes with his wisdom but was understood and loved by children. He calmed a raging storm with a word but would not get himself down from the cross.</p> <p>Look at the Jesus of the Bible. Keep your eyes open, and fill them with the portrait of Jesus in God's Word. Jesus said, "If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority." Ask God for the grace to do his will, and you will see the truth of his Son.</p> <p>John Piper has written this book in the hope that all will see Jesus for who he really is and will come to enjoy him above all else.</p>
^You've never met him in person, and you don't know anyone who has. But there is a way to know who he is. How? Jesus Christ--the divine Person revealed in the Bible--has a unique excellence and a spiritual beauty that speaks directly to our souls and says, "Yes, this is truth." It's like seeing the sun and knowing that it is light, or tasting honey and knowing that it is sweet. ^The depth and complexity of Jesus shatter our simple mental frameworks. He baffled proud scribes with his wisdom but was understood and loved by children. He calmed a raging storm with a word but would not get himself down from the cross. ^Look at the Jesus of the Bible. Keep your eyes open, and fill them with the portrait of Jesus in God's Word. Jesus said, "If anyone's will is to do God's will, he will know whether the teaching is from God or whether I am speaking on my own authority." Ask God for the grace to do his will, and you will see the truth of his Son. ^John Piper has wr

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Meet the Author

John Piper

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.

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Must Read for every Christian
4 stars By Julz, Jan 07 2015
Jesus said in John 17:3: "And this is eternal life, that they know you the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.". The way for us to know God is through His one and only Son, Jesus Christ, and this book will help you do that. John Piper faithfully expounds the scriptures to portray a picture of Jesus Christ. I've read this book twice, and each time I read it, I become more and more amazed of my Saviour. 
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A great Christ-exalting read
4 stars By Steve N, Jul 08 2013
In the introduction to this book, Piper says:

When I speak of seeing Jesus Christ, I don't mean seeing with the eyes of your head, but the eyes of your heart. ... When we see with our spiritual eyes, we see the truth and beauty and value of Jesus Christ for what they really are.  Thus a blind person today may see Christ more clearly than many who have eyes.

Everyone can read the stories of Jesus and "see" the portraits painted by the words of those who knew him.  But not everyone sees truth and beauty and infinite value.  Some see only myth.  Some see foolishness.  Some see offense.  "Seeing they do not see."  ...

Savoring Jesus Christ is the response to this second spiritual kind of seeing.  When you see something as true and beautiful and valuable, you savor it.  That is, you treasure it.  You cherish and admire and prize it.  Spiritual seeing and spiritual savoring are so closely connected that it would be fair to say: If you don't savor Christ, you haven't seen Christ for who he is.  If you don't prize him above all things, you haven't apprehended his true worth.

The aim of this book is to help you see and savor Christ.

I just read chapter 4 about Jesus' joy.  It was a 4.5 page meditation on how Jesus is joyful, rejoices, pursued joy, and gives us his joy.  This is fantastic and amazing because his joy is indestructible despite being concomitant with suffering (his and ours and others').  We can think Jesus was just bland and stoic or worse, sad, so we can live our Christian lives like this too.  But just like Jesus, we can possess an indestructible joy in God as well as live sensitively and effectively in a broken world while waiting to live forever joyfully with him.

mmmm, I thought.  I'd like to grow in this joy.  How good to be able to pray Piper's indefatigable prayers at the end of each chapter; an excerpt -

May Christ so dwell in our hearts with his indestructible joy that day by day we are conformed more and more to his glad image.  And so may we be a place of refuge and eternal refreshment for a hopeless, joy-seeking world of people who do not know they are starved for the glory of the gladness of God in Jesus Christ.  In his name we pray, amen.

Amen indeed.

Appetite whetted?  But, read and grow in affection for Jesus
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Come see and savor
5 stars By Hour_Unknown, Mar 11 2009
Whether you are searching for who Jesus is or simply wanting to grow in and savor our awesome Saviour Jesus Christ, this book would be well worth the read. I'm not a big reader but I turned this book around in 48 hours. It is saturated in scripture and clear in its explanations.  
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  • Catalogue Code 335752
  • Product Code 9781433517310
  • ISBN 1433517310
  • EAN 9781433517310
  • Department General Books
  • Category Christian Living
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Good News Publishers
  • Publication Date Oct 2004
  • Sales Rank #68257
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