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Don't Waste Your Life Audiobook

Don't Waste Your Life

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Publisher's Summary

John Piper writes, "I will tell you what a tragedy is. I will show you how to waste your life. Consider this story from the February 1998 Reader's Digest: A couple 'took early retirement from their jobs in the Northeast five years ago when he was 59 and she was 51. Now they live in Punta Gorda, Florida, where they cruise on their 30-foot trawler, play softball and collect shells. . . .' Picture them before Christ at the great day of judgment: 'Look, Lord. See my shells.' That is a tragedy.

"God created us to live with a single passion: to joyfully display his supreme excellence in all the spheres of life. The wasted life is the life without this passion. God calls us to pray and think and dream and plan and work not to be made much of, but to make much of him in every part of our lives."

This work is a passionate call for this generation to make their lives count for eternity. John Piper acknowledges that the risks for those who seek to accomplish something in life - risks in relationships for the sake of righteousness and authenticity, risks with money for the cause of the Gospel, and risks in witnessing to the truth and beauty of Christ. Readers will find their passion for the cross of Christ enlarged as a result of listening to this title.

©2007 John Piper; (P)2008 christianaudio.com

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    Dan 05-17-09
    Dan 05-17-09 Member Since 2014
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    "Piper is Passionate about an unwasted life"

    This book is an essential for any christian who wants to seek God and live in a way that radiates love and truth to the world. Piper uses bible passages throughout this book and weaves in compelling ideas that are supported by scripture. This book contains wisdom and guidance on how to not waste our lives. This book has changed my life.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Knitting Nerd Melbourne, Australia 10-22-10
    Knitting Nerd Melbourne, Australia 10-22-10 Member Since 2007
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    "Inspiring listen"

    A truly inspiring book. Helped me to focus on the fact that life is all about preparing for eternity, and that true purpose and meaning in this life can only come from that preparation.

    For any serious Christian who really wants to focus their life on serving Jesus.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Wilton Craig Knowles 02-28-16
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    "My response.I yield Father,what next."

    CHALLENGED TO ACT NOW. What is the next step in our lives so that they count for eternity. Our comfort is not His purpose. The best life now is one lived joyfully for His glory.🙌

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    Logan 02-15-16
    Logan 02-15-16
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    "Reading this book will not be a waste of your life"

    As a young man I'm not sure there could have been a more important book for me to listen to at this time. However, no matter what your age is, I think that it will be extremely beneficial for you to read it. I will recommend this book to my friends and family, and I recommend this to you. Well done narration by Lloyd James. Great authorship by John Piper as usual.

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    Ralph Carson 09-28-15
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    "I would recommend this to anyone."

    A very good reminder of how we should be living as saints of Christ.

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    Vince Arter Jr. St. Louis, MO, USA 07-21-15
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    "Fantastic book that has helped everyone in our family"

    A friend gave this book to our son when he went to college. We love Piper and so I wasn't surprised when my son said how much it affected him and handed it down to our daughter in college. It has been years since I looked at it and listening to it again just stirs up that desire for God in the midst of the craziness of life. I pray, dear Lord, we don't waste our lives.

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    Joan 05-25-15
    Joan 05-25-15 Member Since 2015
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    Wanted to "get" this book, but found it very difficult intellectually. I did take away life application section, at the end.

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