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Hunger for God: Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer | [John Piper]

Hunger for God: Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer

There is an appetite for God. And it can be awakened. I invite you to turn from the dulling effects of food and the dangers of idolatry, and to say with some simple fast: "This much, O God, I want you."Our appetites dictate the direction of our lives - whether it be the cravings of our stomachs, the passionate desire for possessions or power, or the longings of our spirits for God.
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There is an appetite for God. And it can be awakened. I invite you to turn from the dulling effects of food and the dangers of idolatry, and to say with some simple fast: "This much, O God, I want you."Our appetites dictate the direction of our lives - whether it be the cravings of our stomachs, the passionate desire for possessions or power, or the longings of our spirits for God.

But for the Christian, the hunger for anything besides God can be an arch-enemy. While our hunger for God - and Him alone - is the only thing that will bring victory. Do you have that hunger for Him?

If we are full of what the world offers, then perhaps a fast might express, or even increase, our soul's appetite for God. Between the dangers of self-denial and self-indulgence is this path of pleasant pain called fasting. It is the path John Piper invites you to travel in this book. For when God is the supreme hunger of your heart, He will be supreme in everything. And when you are most satisfied in Him, He will be most glorified in you.

©1997 John Piper; (P)2009 christianaudio.com

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    J. Tague 11-13-09
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    Excellent book on the correct perspective of fasting and how it fits into the Christian life. Permeated with the author's fervency to glorify and serve God, and exhorts the reader to do the same.

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    DJ Van Cleve 06-06-14
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    cj Hayward, CA, United States 02-13-11
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    "A thorough disappointment"

    Went to this book with high expectation to be encouraged instead I @ first felt attacked. Piper sounds more like a theologian writing from some castle and not really living where the common folk live. Although I found redemption through parts of the book I was not truly encouraged to fast anymore than I already do. A better read is Jenetzen Franklin's book on Fasting. That book spawned and compelled me to fast and believe God for the miraculous. Piper does a good job to cover the subject but I think two starts is about right. I will not read any more of his stuff from my experience. The best parts of this book were the quotes from Mother Teressa about Abortion and our call to fast for the unborn. Again 2 stars @ best.

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