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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (539 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Piper Narrator: Raymond Todd Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2009 ISBN:
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Why is the church so ineffectual and characterized by the mosaic generation as unchristian? The term born again has been devalued both in society and in the church. Recent social studies surveys have shown that those who regard themselves as born-again Christians have the same tendency to divorce as people who aren't Christians at all! In these surveys, being born again is defined by what people say they believe.

The New Testament defines Christians very differently. Piper defines new birth biblically and helps us to embrace the reality of it: I hope that showing that the new birth is not in our control helps make pastors and other Christians desperate for the supernatural in their ministries. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron Lumpkin | 2/2/2014

    " Great introduction to the topic. Piper's use of question help present the content in a precise and beneficial manner. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Angela | 1/27/2014

    " This is my new favorite John Piper book. A fairly quick read. Piper walks through the true definition of "born again" and discusses both God's role in this work and our role in it. Probably my favorite part is the last segment of the book where he shows why we still evangelize if God elects those who will be His own. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caleb Ripple | 1/14/2014

    " John Piper clearly and simply expounds on biblical truths, namely of the new birth, that fly in the face of some of the most rampant and devastating Christian myths of our day. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 12/31/2013

    " Our pastoral team read this together. The book stimulated much more conversation than we expected. We examined Scripture, compared our thoughts with one another and John Piper. Recommend. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christopher | 12/30/2013

    " This is a very fine book. Piper simply, yet gloriously explains directly through Scripture why Christ is necessary and what it means to be born again. A wonderful and needed reminder. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 12/17/2013

    " A wonderful treatise on salvation. "

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

    " The most book written of what it means to be "born from above." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan Sudfeld | 12/1/2013

    " Loved it! Great help in understanding the texts having to do with the new birth. Loved especially the last two chapters on the necessity of evangelism and the call to "preach this Good News." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryan Coon | 11/5/2013

    " Piper is another of my favorite authors. His ability to look long and hard at a subject and stir our hearts with Biblical truth is unmatched by any contemporary author. This book is about the new birth, a subject that is fuzzy for far too many Christians today. I have liked what I have read so far. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Andy Deane | 7/24/2013

    " I'm loving this book. I'm in a book club with a few pastors at the church using this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Wendy | 6/1/2013

    " This has got to be my favorite Piper book to date, perhaps in small part to having read it during a difficult time in my life, making it very timely. Many of his books I read part way, re-reading some parts, skipping others. I've read this one twice through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michaelpatrick Keena | 12/19/2012

    " Time to get back to Basics; especially foundational. Piper has never disappointed when he writes. Looking forward to reading, studying and teaching through this great work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary M. | 9/6/2012

    " A magnificent book on the theology, efficacy, necessity and certainty of the precious doctrine of regeneration. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brian | 6/30/2012

    " Good theologically, but poorly written and edited. Not up to Piper's normal standard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 paul atanta | 6/7/2012

    " Basic, but often neglected treatment on salvation. I anticipated it, moderately enjoyed it, but at the same time dissapointed of the incomprehensive treatment on sin and believers "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 5/21/2012

    " Heard Piper preach on this book at Basics Conference in Cleveland in May of 2009. Worth reading "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Justin Brown | 12/9/2011

    " This book makes me want to live up to the calling of Christ that I have already been given. It was very refreshing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh Hair | 9/27/2011

    " Piper explains the Biblical new birth like no one I have ever heard. Please read and allow it to change your mindset of what happened to you as a believer! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zachariah | 9/12/2011

    " A pretty light read (theologically). I very much enjoyed learning more about the miracle born again experience. The book is mostly exegetical, in that Piper uses a chunk of scripture and then analyses it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jerry | 6/26/2011

    " A wonderful study in the new birth. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dan | 3/31/2011

    " Loved it! Great help in understanding the texts having to do with the new birth. Loved especially the last two chapters on the necessity of evangelism and the call to "preach this Good News." "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dennis | 3/1/2011

    " Our pastoral team read this together. The book stimulated much more conversation than we expected. We examined Scripture, compared our thoughts with one another and John Piper. Recommend. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lindsay | 12/18/2010

    " A great introduction into a topic I hadn't yet fully explored in my entire Christian life! Probably my first step towards accepting a Reformed position "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Davestuartjr | 10/1/2010

    " My lasting impression from this book is of the infinite value of Christ's blood. Because Christ was infinitely valuable, his death beneath God's infinite wrath must be infinitely able to overcome any evil within me, giving me life forever. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Glenn | 10/8/2009

    " The most book written of what it means to be "born from above." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pam | 8/7/2009

    " One of the best books John Piper has written, and I have read a lot of them. What does a real Christian live like? He carefully shows you from scripture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cyndia | 8/3/2009

    " His might be one of Piper's best books as he explores the importance of the new birth. The sermon series was better, but the book is a good resource that is readily accessible. Encouraging and challenging, Piper's passion for God and the church are evident on every page. "

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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

Raymond Todd is an actor and director in the theater as well as a poet and documentary filmmaker. He plays jazz trombone for the Leatherstocking quartet, an ensemble that gets its name from one of his favorite Blackstone narrations, The Deerslayer. Todd lives in New York.