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3.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 53.9 out of 5 3.90 (30 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Piper Narrator: Lloyd James Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2009 ISBN:
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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. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nic | 2/16/2014

    " Really good book. Calls us to a proper perspective of this life and urges action. One that I will probably re-read throughout the roller coaster life of my faithfulness and discipline. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Rouse | 2/6/2014

    " A wake up call to Christians -- are you really a Christ-follower? This book, along with "Not a Fan" and "Radical" should be mandatory reading for anyone who considers themselves a believer. Warning: Don't read it if you don't want to change. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lia zaozianguangliu | 2/4/2014

    " ans is Love. not to waste life :D "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lauren | 2/2/2014

    " I agreed with everything this book had to say... it was just a bit drawn out for me. I imagine it to be written for a slightly younger audience... perhaps late teens. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck | 1/22/2014

    " One of my all time favorite books. Beware: God will challenge you to grow through this book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Wayne Larson | 1/16/2014

    " Don't waste your time. Piper needs an editor or style consultant in the worst way. I've tried too many times, but can never get much out of his books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jkplayschess | 1/7/2014

    " This is a book that every young adult should read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 12/12/2013

    " This book was tough to stick with at first, but I'm so glad I did. Much to recommend about this book. Very convicting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jimmy | 11/25/2013

    " Great book to put your life in perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angie | 11/9/2013

    " I LOVED this book. Full of truth, encouragement and challenge. Definitely worth the read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alecia | 10/20/2013

    " Great book about what it means to live solely for Christ and glorifying Him, which actually brings much more lasting satisfaction, joy and purpose than living for self. Also has a great balanced discussion of serving Christ in the secular workplace as well as on the mission field overseas. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Svihel | 10/9/2013

    " Starts off great. Gets repetitive towards the end. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily | 10/2/2013

    " There is some very good spiritual instruction here - it's just buried beneath a difficult writing style and major repetitiveness. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor | 8/31/2013

    " Another solid book by John Piper. Only differences I had with Piper involved missions and his approach to (for lack of a better phrase) "material things". "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emilyp | 8/24/2013

    " I appreciated what he had to say, but he seemed very repetitive to me. I respect John Piper but I have a hard time reading his books in general because he seems to be overly wordy, repetitive and drawn-out. Still, it provides some really important ideas to think about. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 5/6/2013

    " This book changed my life and the way I think about many things. I recommend to people all the time. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dana | 3/18/2013

    " life changing if you let it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris Fowler | 2/10/2013

    " This book will stop you in your tracks as you seek to answer the question, "Am I wasting my life?" Another must read for the follower of Jesus Christ. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alberto Filos | 7/17/2012

    " Very inspiring book, thought provoking, deep and challenging at the same time... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/10/2012

    " It took me a while to get through the beginning, but it was well worth it. It challenged me to serve my God wholeheartedly, not just having good intentions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Skirvin | 12/23/2011

    " Very good. One I will certainly read again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adam Carlson | 6/9/2011

    " good overall message. but i can't get into pipers writing style. the book feels more like a long sermon than a book. he restates everything six times over. i can appreciate the use of this style to make a point but just restate it three times instead of six please. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Charlie | 5/17/2011

    " A must read. Enough said. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nick | 3/20/2011

    " Jesus books. At some point they all blend together. I'm assuming it helped me level up in the faith. READ IT. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Billy | 3/16/2011

    " A great challenge from Piper to make our lives a living sacrifice for the glory and reknown of Christ! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger | 2/18/2011

    " Great book... a must have! Love chapter 7 to 9, great thoughts. It was a true blessing for my life and ministry. I recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 carla | 2/2/2011

    " absolutely loved it. challenged me in just about every day to day activity. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Fred | 1/5/2011

    " I love Pipers idea that the Cross is the center if all of life! All that you are comes from the cross. I also like the focus on the things in life that try to compete with Christ and cannot compare. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brett | 12/26/2010

    " A deep perspective by Piper. I read this as a brand new Christian and it helped me to understand that God doesn't want me to sit still and waste the gifts he's given me! "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Tara | 12/7/2010

    " The first chapter was somewhat interesting, but I threw it out after I realized the rest of it was just a paraphrase of another book I'd already read of his. Trash! "

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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

Lloyd James (a.k.a. Sean Pratt) has been narrating since 1996 and has recorded over six hundred audiobooks. He is a seven-time winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award and has twice been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award. His critically acclaimed performances include Elvis in the Morning by William F. Buckley Jr. and Searching for Bobby Fischer by Fred Waitzkin, among others.