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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (821 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Piper Narrator: Michael Kramer Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 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.

This book 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 reading this book. 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 Eli Mostrales | 2/10/2014

    " The gospel is God Himself. Simple enough. But the struggle really happens when we keep substituting other things for the gospel! Other things: eternal life, justification, salvation, gifts other than God that are ours to enjoy when we receive the Savior, our own passion for lost souls being saved because of our witness... you get the idea. God is the Gospel disabuse us from all these misconceptions of the central Christian message. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 2/10/2014

    " "The final good that makes the Good News good is God" John Piper. A message well preached. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brandon Crosby | 2/3/2014

    " This was such a helpful, God-exalting read. Often we take our focus off of Jesus and put it on works or behavior, rather than focusing on the greatest treasure of the Gospel: Jesus and His glory. Piper does a tremendous job of both gently reminding and urgently exhorting the reader to consider and act upon this reality, that God is the Gospel and without Him being the focus of the Gospel, it is no Gospel at all. I would highly recommend this book to anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Caroline Fontenot | 1/19/2014

    " So far, out of this world. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Kannel | 1/7/2014

    " I talk about gospel-centeredness all the time...this Piper book helped correct and magnify my understanding of exactly what's good news about the gospel: the gift of God Himself. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lanny | 12/9/2013

    " Overall it was just ok but there were a couple of sections that were most excellent! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Todd Coe | 11/24/2013

    " Awesome reminder that God is the Gospel and we get to see Him in heaven. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth Channell | 11/16/2013

    " Helped me really "get" the gospel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jean | 7/22/2013

    " A very deep book but with much truth and meaning. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Towens23 | 4/8/2013

    " The message of this book is incredibly relevant to American churches. That God Himself is the good news continues to convict me as I wander away to other things. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrew Sauer | 12/8/2012

    " Great book. Highly suggested. It points Christians to see that GOD is the center of the Gospel and it is all about Him, not us. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Max | 11/25/2012

    " Better than "Desiring God," in my opinion. Minimizes the confusion over the term "Christian Hedonist," and dwells instead on God's glory and joy in granting to us our own greatest pleasure: Himself. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 10/14/2012

    " This book stresses the fact that the purpose of the gospel is to bring sinners to God. It's a little technical and a little hard to read (Piper's writing tends to be more complex, i think), but I'm really gaining a lot from it, just the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Stacy Moss | 1/31/2012

    " A great read. One that never gets old. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh Hair | 12/18/2011

    " This book changed my life a few years ago... I would recommend this book to anyone second to the Bible! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tim Plett | 12/7/2011

    " Confirms my hunger to know God Himself, better. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chuck Lowery | 7/23/2011

    " Any review I could give would be inadequate compared to the effect it had on me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 StepHaniE Quintanilla | 4/28/2011

    " Really inspiring! knowing the truth of God and his love. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rich Franzmeier | 4/21/2011

    " Perfect book! Helped me understand the Gospel clearly as being the Glory of God in the face of Christ. Thank you John Piper! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brad | 2/4/2011

    " This is a great book and gives a great description of what the gospel is and the central theme of Christianity. Great read! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Douglas | 11/7/2010

    " Wonderful book. Full of seeds, sufficient to plant orchards.

    As soon as I finished it in November 2010, I went back to the beginning and started over again, which I rarely (if ever) do. Just finished again, March 2011. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Skipper | 10/7/2010

    " Piper explains what the good message about the good news is: God. This is central to the Gospel, yet surprisingly lacking in our American culture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 4/29/2010

    " Attended the DG regional conference on this topic in 07. Enjoying it in more detail in book form! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rich | 8/28/2009

    " Perfect book! Helped me understand the Gospel clearly as being the Glory of God in the face of Christ. Thank you John Piper! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaron | 7/28/2009

    " Salvation is not about escaping hell but gaining God.

    John Piper nails it on the head with this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Samuel | 6/10/2009

    " Amazing book!! A must read! This book does a great job of clarifying the theology of the gospel by putting God's glory at the center of it. It redefines love and our view of it. Overall, a great book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 11/14/2008

    " A must read for every Christian. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 9/10/2008

    " This book stresses the fact that the purpose of the gospel is to bring sinners to God. It's a little technical and a little hard to read (Piper's writing tends to be more complex, i think), but I'm really gaining a lot from it, just the same. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jimmy | 7/19/2008

    " This book makes you step back and examine why you love God. Do you love Him because of what He can do for you or because He is? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Towens23 | 7/3/2008

    " The message of this book is incredibly relevant to American churches. That God Himself is the good news continues to convict me as I wander away to other things. "

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