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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (993 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Piper Narrator: Cris Obrien Publisher: christianaudio.com Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: February 2009 ISBN:
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There is an appetite for God. And it can be awakened. I invite you to turn from the dulling effects of food and the dangers of idolatry, and to say with some simple fast: This much, O God, I want you.Our appetites dictate the direction of our lives - whether it be the cravings of our stomachs, the passionate desire for possessions or power, or the longings of our spirits for God.

But for the Christian, the hunger for anything besides God can be an arch-enemy. While our hunger for God - and Him alone - is the only thing that will bring victory. Do you have that hunger for Him?

If we are full of what the world offers, then perhaps a fast might express, or even increase, our soul's appetite for God. Between the dangers of self-denial and self-indulgence is this path of pleasant pain called fasting. It is the path John Piper invites you to travel in this book. For when God is the supreme hunger of your heart, He will be supreme in everything. And when you are most satisfied in Him, He will be most glorified in you. 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 Stacy Moss | 2/20/2014

    " What is the purpose in fasting? Should we fast today? John Piper takes up the historical practice of fasting and will give you a full understanding of the importance in significance of fasting today. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 2/16/2014

    " For me, this was a whole different way to look at fasting, with desiring God as the focus. A great help right when I needed it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 April | 1/22/2014

    " Very informative but dry! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Betsy | 1/22/2014

    " Fasting is saying...I choose you, God. Over the basest desire of my flesh that makes me feel comfortable and satisfied. I choose God to satisfy me fully...still trying to get through it...you know, one of those JP books "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 1/9/2014

    " If pressed - you could just read the introduction and maybe the appendix quotes, but spending more time thinking through and concentrating on the practice of fasting isn't time wasted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eileen | 12/28/2013

    " it is hard to find books on fasting and this certainly will inspire you to 'want' more of God through fasting, such grace from Him "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gabriel | 12/18/2013

    " remarkable... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Peter Kim | 12/13/2013

    " Not only a book that teaches about what fasting actually means but dives deeper into the realities of our flesh's tendency to desire everything but God - must read "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dr. David Steele | 12/4/2013

    " Probably the best book ever written on fasting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 12/1/2013

    " This was one of the most helpful books on Biblical fasting I have read. Especially convicting was the section on taking care of the poor as the fast God desires. I recommend this book to anyone seeking to understand what is involved in fasting from a Biblical, rather than a health, perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jordan | 11/27/2013

    " Piper does a great job laying out the biblical case for fasting and why it will always be a relevant practice for Christians even though it seems to have fallen out of favor with the modern church. Really enriched my perspective on fasting and has made the practice much more meaningful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kyle | 10/15/2013

    " A great read on prayer and fasting. It will probably change the way you look at this topic, and encourage you to fast more. I recommend this to anyone looking for a good, short look at this topic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric Morgan | 1/13/2013

    " This book is a life changer "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brian | 11/11/2012

    " Also read 9/5/98 "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Becky Pliego | 8/14/2012

    " Best book on what fasting means; and its place in the life of every believer. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Wade | 7/31/2012

    " An excellent book on fasting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah Watson | 4/14/2012

    " The most amazing book on fasting available! Opened my eyes to the depth of sacrifice fasting truly is! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 1/9/2012

    " I like John piper generally speaking but I enjoyed other books I've read by him more than this one. But if you're looking to take on the great spiritual discipline of fasting this is surely a great resource book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenn Straznicky | 1/5/2012

    " This is one of my favorite books by Piper. It's about developing a deeper desire to know the Lord and about fasting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Eric | 10/22/2011

    " Interesting. I never really thought much about fasting before, but this book help change my thoughts and opinions. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mark-robyn | 10/14/2011

    " Good, though the end of the book seemed to drag a bit. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Butch | 9/27/2011

    " Classic Piper. Let's you understand just why fasting actually is an important part of your spiritual life. Other books I've read on the topic emphasize an increase in prayer effectiveness. Piper relates it more to delighting in the God who gives and not in His gifts. Reading it again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Olive Chan | 8/2/2011

    " An excellent book on fasting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca Harris | 4/30/2011

    " Best comprehensive book on fasting I have found! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Becca | 4/25/2011

    " Best comprehensive book on fasting I have found! "

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

    " Interesting. I never really thought much about fasting before, but this book help change my thoughts and opinions. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah | 3/25/2011

    " This is a a great book and tool to have a closer walk with the Lord thru fasting and prayer. Piper goes into detail what fasting really is and what it accomplishes in a believers walk. Its one of those books that you want to keep and others to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lisa | 3/3/2011

    " go to book for strength through fasting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mark | 1/13/2011

    " I like John piper generally speaking but I enjoyed other books I've read by him more than this one. But if you're looking to take on the great spiritual discipline of fasting this is surely a great resource book "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nikki | 10/23/2010

    " Awesome read on hungering after God and fasting. Deep thinking required. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Charity | 6/16/2010

    " I like John Piper's books. I did not review it more highly because I had greater expectations - I didn't know the topic was fasting and the role it has in our spiritual lives. It's a single-issue theme, and could be thorough, which it was. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 4/6/2010

    " Another good book for Christians on fasting and prayer although he does take a detour into the political, but it only strengths the points he makes about fasting and prayer. Yes it could have been said in less words, but then it wouldn’t be John Piper. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laura | 3/28/2010

    " The last chapter was the best in the book and lifted my rating up a star. I also appreciated the appendix. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 9/18/2009

    " I thought this book was outstanding... another one I am making my husband read after me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eric | 9/17/2009

    " This book is a life changer "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Benjamin | 7/23/2009

    " Way more than a book on mere fasting from food. It's about loving God for His person more than his gifts. "

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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!