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4.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 54.21 out of 5 4.21 (28 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: John Piper Narrator: Wayne Shepherd Publisher: Crossway Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2010 ISBN:
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John Piper's newest book will help Christians think about thinking. Focusing on the life of the mind helps us to know God better, love him more, and care for the world. Along with an emphasis on emotions and the experience of God, we also need to practice careful thinking about God. Piper contends that thinking is indispensable on the path to passion for God.

So how are we to maintain a healthy balance of mind and heart, thinking and feeling? Piper urges us to think for the glory of God. He demonstrates from Scripture that glorifying God with our minds and hearts is not either-or, but both-and. Thinking carefully about God fuels passion and affections for God. Likewise, Christ-exalting emotion leads to disciplined thinking. Readers will be reminded that the mind serves to know the truth that fuels the fires of the heart.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kala | 2/12/2014

    " Challenged me to think for the Glory of God! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shane | 1/25/2014

    " A great book for those who have experienced anti-intellectualism in the church. For those who do not come from that background, the book is less helpful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gary M. | 1/22/2014

    " Piper attempts to rescure evangelicalism from its historic anti-intellctual sin. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mike Ivaska | 1/21/2014

    " Very helpful in understanding how the mind, and rigorous thinking, can serve the glory of Christ. Appendix 2, the Fish, the Student and Agassiz, had a big impact on how carefully and how long I spend on a biblical text unaided by commentaries, encouraging me to spend longer on the passage itself to the point of boredom and beyond to new insights. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joshua Parks | 1/18/2014

    " Aptly named. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josh | 1/15/2014

    " Excellent. If you're familiar with Piper's preaching and writing, you'll recognize many of the ideas here (thinking leads to affections, etc.), but it's nice to have them in one place. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Zeke | 1/3/2014

    " Very stimulating, certainly well written, but when it's all over, kind of obvious. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aaron Harlow | 12/26/2013

    " Much of the beginning is painfully basic but there are some gems throughout. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marshall Walter | 12/22/2013

    " Been a few months since I've read a Piper book. This one, his most recent, takes a look at the importance of thinking (primarily in the form of reading) in the Christian life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 12/9/2013

    " Some interesting thoughts on anti-intellectualism and relativism. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Fowler | 11/23/2013

    " Particularly recommended for educators, students entering high school or college, or for parents who homeschool or are considering homeschooling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ron | 9/5/2013

    " John Piper gives a clear challenge to use the minds God gave us in our approach to life and to Him. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary Ann | 3/4/2013

    " John Piper does a thorough job of explaining our need to glorify and love God with our mind. He shows the error of both elevating intellect and anti-intellectualism. I recommend this book to both the intellectual and the non-thinker. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauralea | 2/4/2013

    " Nothing astoundingly deep, written from a Christian hedonist's perspective. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor | 12/11/2012

    " Another wonderful book by John Piper. Really well done. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John Funderburg | 4/24/2012

    " Wonderful, humble insight on using logic and understanding to love God and others better. Piper's emphasis on God's demand that we eliminate pride from our lives is humbling and challenging. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jason Twombly | 2/20/2012

    " How do you balance feeling, faith and thinking? Follow John Piper burrow into a thought and with passion and precision light logic on FIRE, connecting mind and heart. Enjoyable book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tyler Hurst | 5/31/2011

    " Do not be fooled by the three star rating. That rating is in comparison to Piper's other works rather than my general feel about the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chase | 4/23/2011

    " Another great book by Mr. Piper. The premise of this book is that thinking is a legitimate and important part of a Christian's life. He presents a great case for the of "The Life of the Mind" and how it correlates with "the Love of God." This is quite a thought provoking book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jennifer | 4/12/2011

    " I found Think to be a beautifully written encouragement to love God and people more through thinking well, and I would highly encourage it for anyone. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Chris | 3/24/2011

    " Really good - like a drink of cool water on a hot day. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Seth | 3/24/2011

    " This is a must read. Best I have read on the topic. Second best Piper I have read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 2/5/2011

    " The book is a good analysis of how to use our mind for the glory of God. It addresses anti-intellectualism that is still common today. I enjoyed the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Luke | 1/22/2011

    " A really good book. One of my favorites from JP.
    The section on relativism is the best part. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gradon | 1/2/2011

    " A clear, intelligent call for the combination of logic and faith. A good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher | 12/1/2010

    " To the point, immediately relevant, and clear. Excellent. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Douglas | 10/19/2010

    " This was a very fine book. I enjoyed it immensely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danny | 10/12/2010

    " Wonderful Biblical exposition and call to think hard for the love of God and neighbor, all for the glory of God and our enjoyment in Him! Great chapters on the poison of relativism and others. "

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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

Wayne Shepherd’s voice is heard widely in Christian radio and television, as well as numerous audiobooks and special projects. With nearly forty years of broadcast experience, Wayne serves a growing number of clients as a radio host, interviewer, voice-over talent, and consultant.