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  • Desiring God

  • Meditations of A Christian Hedonist
  • By: John Piper
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 12 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 571
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 457
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 451

Scripture reveals that the great business of life is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever. In this paradigm-shattering work, John Piper reveals that the debate between duty and delight doesn't truly exist. Delight is our duty. Join him as he unveils stunning, life-impacting truths you saw in the Bible but never dared to believe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Blueprint for Living Life Honoring Christ

  • By G2 on 06-24-14

What I learned

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-05-19

Two things off the top of my head:
1. Don’t do things out of “duty” but out of love(agape) for the Lord. IE, give, pray
2. Christian Hedonism is...well, I don’t want to give away ending...I’ll just say, it was better than I expected!

  • Knowing God

  • By: J. I. Packer
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,078
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 924
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 910

A lifelong pursuit of knowing God should embody the Christian's existence. According to eminent theologian J.I. Packer, however, Christians have become enchanted by modern skepticism and have joined the "gigantic conspiracy of misdirection" by failing to put first things first. Knowing God aims to redirect our attention to the simple, deep truth that to know God is to love His Word.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible!!!

  • By Jim on 03-28-15

The sum of all parts

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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-18-18

JJP sums it up well in the end; that knowing God is to know Christ as described in the Bible.
Many thanks!

  • Business Secrets from the Bible

  • Spiritual Success Strategies for Financial Abundance
  • By: Daniel Lapin
  • Narrated by: Stephen Bowlby
  • Length: 11 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 893
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 891

It's safe to say that nearly everyone is seeking a happier, more successful life. So then why do so few attain it? Business Secrets from the Bible proposes a new way to view and approach success—one based upon key concepts from the Bible that are actually surprisingly simple. Written especially for those seeking success in the realms of money, relationships, and spirituality, this book encourages listeners to realize their common mistakes, come to terms with them, and turn those mistakes into future triumphs.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Bad philosophy, short on theology

  • By Michael on 06-14-16

Good major points but not completely Biblically correct

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-28-18

Bad points: regarding Moses & Abraham as just guys who happened by chance to do the things God called them to do. Also, favors for people should be considered an act of giving and not expecting in return.
Good points: Money is not evil. The love or focus on it no matter the cost is evil. Giving money should always be part of our lives. Giving ahead is a good concept/instruction.

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