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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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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.

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  • Luann Baker
  • 13952 SE 96th Ave., Summerfield, FL34491
  • 03-18-18

A must read!

An eye opening book to rethink your life! We need to live each day for the Glory of God! How much time have we wasted?

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Don't waste your life!

Fantastic book, right on the money. Ambition to live for Jesus every day! So many good examples of how to change the way you see the world around you and how to go about changing your life.

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A must read.

If all a disciple had were the Scriptures, the Church, and this book, they would fare incredibly well in serving their Lord and Savior.

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Encouraging and Convicting!

I am thankful for this book, I am tired of wasting much of the life God has given me in Christ. I have been challenged to seriously consider my ways as a steward of the gospel and disciple of Christ. I have seen through this work places in my thinking and life where I have been influenced by the world concerning money family and work. I resolve therefore, God please help me to not waste my life! Let us Go therefore and make disciples Matt 28:20

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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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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.

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Stirred Up! Fired Up!

This was worth the listen! Hit the nail on the head fir me. This is one of those books I will listen to multiple times.

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ugh...bad narration

struggled to finish due to narrator.....too flowery and distracted me from the content. very difficult to get through

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Great book that convicts Christians to leave comfort and complacency

Make your graduating student or retiring parent read this book so that they don’t waste their life.

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  • Michael
  • 08-13-17

I don't want to waste my life

If you feel like this then please listen to this book carefully. Then read the word of God and then go do what it says! Praying all the way!

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  • 06-06-17

Go for it

Definitely worth buying, listening and listening again! Covered all of the areas that a Christian should live for God.

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