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Download Desiring God: Meditations of A Christian Hedonist Audiobook (Unabridged)

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4.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 54.29 out of 5 4.29 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Piper Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 D_y | 2/19/2014

    " I'm enjoying every letter, every chapter, every page of this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Devan | 2/11/2014

    " Will make you re-think everything about your relationship to God, His relationship to you, and your relationship to the world. Piper may call these "Meditations" but don't confuse them with "Musings". These are profound insights. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor | 2/9/2014

    " An excellent summation why we should strive for pleasure and satisfaction in God, even if you could take the thesis much further than Piper does. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe Taylor | 2/3/2014

    " Second reading of this book was even more of a blessing than the first. Highly recommended read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lolita | 1/25/2014

    " Changes the "got to" of Christianity in to the "get to" of knowing God. Completely opened my eyes to the joy God wants for His creation. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Mark Glidden | 1/21/2014

    " The only way this book challenged me was in actually being able to finish it. John Piper doesn't seem to realise that there are alternatives to his views/methods and that his way might not be the best... A testament to the sheer egoism of Piper is all this book should ever be recognised as. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Rindels | 12/31/2013

    " I only wish John Piper himsel narrated the audio book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeff | 12/17/2013

    " Piper has a great exposition for his point of view. But this book could have been a lot shorter. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dostalik | 12/13/2013

    " How he inspires us to have more faith in the Lord God Almaight. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Janay | 12/3/2013

    " i love it so far "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Emily | 11/29/2013

    " This book is such an encouragement for how we should live as believers. I wish I could retain every word in my head! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Klender | 10/14/2013

    " Great book! Places the emphasis in life squarely where it belongs on God, not us. If you are seeking optimal satisfaction in life, read this book adn do what it says. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kari Gray | 9/20/2013

    " This is a good book explaining the position of Christian Hedonists. The book actually changed my life, in a way--I really enjoyed it... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rich | 9/16/2013

    " read this way back, but loved it and still recommend it. overall i really like piper, but sometimes all of his books tend to blend together for me. this was the book that started me off on many reads by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alex | 6/5/2013

    " The joy of loving God is the joy of loving life. I liked this book. Quite a serene reading. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tyson Guthrie | 4/29/2013

    " One of the most formative books in my spiritual life. It's Edwards popularized. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Terah | 2/12/2013

    " The material in this book was worth five stars or more, but it is too long for what it is. Regardless, it is one of a kind and Piper is a man of high caliber who can be trusted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan | 1/28/2013

    " A book I need to read again. Piper has good things to say, but it is mentally draining to read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wesley | 11/6/2012

    " Presents the follower of Christ with thoughts from the Scriptures that are relevant and life-changing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elizabeth Reite | 11/3/2012

    " This book changed the way I related to God. I really liked it and would recommend it to christians new and old. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Miranda | 7/22/2012

    " This one really connected with my heart. Could be taken the wrong way, but if you understand what he's getting at, it can lead you closer to God. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michael McCloskey | 6/26/2012

    " Piper sets us free to admit and even move toward our desires by helping us to realize that God glorifies himself when we are most satisfied in Him. Delight is the duty of those who would know God and seek him. A classic on our motivation to seek Him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ming | 5/25/2012

    " To a mature Christian, there is nothing new in this book. However there is definitely no doubt that this is a good book if you are a fairly new Christian who is unsure about where Christianity can take you in this current life. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anita | 1/2/2012

    " I love how John Piper turns my thinking upside down, so it is really rightside up! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gary M. | 6/28/2011

    " I've read most of Piper's lexicon, but, ironically, never, until now, the cornerstone of his profoundly biblical philosophy of Christian Hedonism. If you seek to embrace Christ-exulting joy, without the guilt, this may prove to be one of the most vital books you will ever read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cbarrett | 5/5/2011

    " Really thankful for this 25th anniversary edition. A delight to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Joe | 4/12/2011

    " Second reading of this book was even more of a blessing than the first. Highly recommended read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/8/2011

    " I have to admit that I didn't read this book cover-to-cover. It was a bit too "heady" for me and I wasn't in the mood to be that "deep". Seemed ok, but I don't think I'm a huge Piper fan. "

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About the Author
Author John Piper

John Piper is founder and teacher of DesiringGod.org and chancellor for Bethlehem College and Seminary, Minneapolis. For thirty-three years, he was pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church. He is author of more than fifty books, including Desiring God and Let the Nations Be Glad!

About the Narrator

Grover Gardner (a.k.a. Tom Parker) is an award-winning narrator with over eight hundred titles to his credit. Named one of the “Best Voices of the Century” and a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine, he has won three prestigious Audie Awards, was chosen Narrator of the Year for 2005 by Publishers Weekly, and has earned more than thirty Earphones Awards.