Gods Passion for His Glory

by John Piper

Hardcover, 1998







This is a stunning truth: namely, that God's passion for His glory is the measure of His commitment to our joy. In his essay, " The End for Which God Created the World, " the great theologian Jonathan Edwards proclaimed that God's ultimate end is the manifestation of His glory in the highest happiness of His creatures. Pastor John Piper has devoted the past thirty years of his ministry to exploring the implications of this stunning truth for life and ministry. Understanding that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him has made all the difference for John Piper--and can transform your life as well. Edwards saw the truth more clearly than anyone in his day. His relentless God-centeredness and devotion to the biblical contours of doctrine are desperately needed in our time to counteract postmodern pragmatism and relativism. His radically God-centered view of virtue has great relevance now for cultural transformation and world evangelization. And his moral vision can do much to reform contemporary evangelicalism. Here Piper passionately demonstrates the relevance of Edwards' ideals for the personal and public life of modern evangelicals through his own book-length introduction to Edwards' incomparable essay, and the inclusion of that original, unabridged work (for which Piper supplied almost a hundred notes). The result is a powerful and persuasive presentation of the things that matter most in the Christian life. " One studies the time and backgrounds of some men in order to understand them. Others have such rare greatness that one studies them in order to understand their times.... Jonathan Edwards was such an original." --PaulRamsey, editor of Edwards' ethical writings in the Yale critical edition " No man is more relevant to the present condition of Christianity than Jonathan Edwards." --D. Martyn Lloyd-Jones " The western c… (more)


Crossway Books (1998), 270 pages
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