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5.0 out of 5 starsIs the Son Your Sun?
Reviewed in the United States on March 26, 2017
Pastoral, penetrating, peppy, pithy and profound. Here are some salient bits. “They are ways of displaying God’s supreme worth in your life, or they are ways of displaying what you think is the supreme worth of something else.” “Our sinful hearts do not love to glorify God— to treasure God as glorious, delight in God as supremely beautiful, and display God as our greatest treasure. Our sinful hearts do not want to treasure God as glorious and thank him for everything.” “The human heart hates a vacuum. We never merely leave God because we value him little; we always exchange God for what we value more.” “It is a deadly mistake— literally. It is absolute folly to claim a power for ourselves that belongs only to God. It is, strictly speaking, treason. And that is a capital offense.” “We are not meant to revel in his creation instead of him or more than him but because of him, and because there is something of him in all that is good and beautiful.” That remedy is to wake up to the all-satisfying glory of God. If that could happen— if the blazing beauty of the sun could be restored to the center of the solar system of our lives— then money, sex, and power would gradually, or suddenly, come back into their God-glorifying orbits, and we would discover what we were made for. We would escape the broken solar system we made when we exchanged God for something else.” “The Son is the sun.”
5.0 out of 5 starsI highly recommend this book for anyone looking for ways to grow ...
Reviewed in the United States on August 13, 2016
John Piper once again makes you realize that ALL things are for the Glory of Christ and this book specifically challenges you to consider how you make Christ Lord and supreme with your money, sex and power. You'll be challenged to examine your heart in the light of your decisions and attitudes toward these three glorious gifts from God that often cause men to stumble. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for ways to grow in holiness. It is a great book for a men's group or men's study.
Reviewed in the United States on September 7, 2017
The content here is good. It's a good resource. But it's not real readable - it comes across more like a theology textbook than anything else. I haven't read a lot of Piper, so maybe that's par for the course.
Reviewed in the United States on February 23, 2017
I liked that this book was very Biblically based and addressed issues that are common to today's Christians. This book spoke deeply to me, as a Christian woman, wife, mother and business owner. It's a must read!
5.0 out of 5 starsMore Fresh Perspectives from John Piper
Reviewed in the United States on September 19, 2016
I have to disclose that I am positively biased with anything written by John Piper. Having said that, he did not disappoint me with this recent book. I had been coincidentally meditating on man's love of Self, Money, and Pleasure in 2 Tim 3:1-4 when I learned of the coming release of this book. So, I was curious to hear what God was saying to John and how it might relate to what I was learning. It turns out there is almost a 1-for-1 correlation between Money, Sex, and Power; and Money, Pleasure, and Self. John's insights have added nicely to my understanding. John also discusses the interdependencies of his three subjects, which he states in a fresh and clear way. While the title includes Money, Sex, and Power, I sensed a heavier treatment of Sex in this book.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 2, 2017
What a vital book, and so needed. John Piper reveals the reality behind the land grab from God of His good. gifts to us, and how these push Him out and become the ruling passions of our life. The call to find the joy of God on the throne and these good gifts used to.glorify Him is vital and compelling.
I recommend this book to anyone who desires a renewal of mind on the topics of sex, money, and power. Perfect book to read for the summer ; short, easy to read, and allows you to get closer to God and increase in love and righteousness.