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Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Battling Unbelief by John Piper. We sin because it offers some promise of happiness. That promise enslaves us—until we believe that God is more desirable than life itself Psalm Pastor John Piper shows how to sever the clinging roots of sin that ensnare us, including anxiety, pride, shame, impatience, covetousness, bitterness, despondency, and lust. Rooted in solid biblical reflection, this book aims to help guide you through the battles to the joys of victory by the power of the gospel and its superior pleasure.
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Upon finishing, I put the book down and pondered for a good long while how I'd like to apply this book to my life. This is what I love about Piper: his own satisfaction and joy in God spills out onto every page. His serious love is infectious.
It makes me want to follow Jesus harder, to treasure Him more, and to know Him and his word better. Essentially, this book is all about how to fight sin by trusting in God and His precious promises. Piper, in the classic Piper way, argues for superior joy i Upon finishing, I put the book down and pondered for a good long while how I'd like to apply this book to my life. Piper, in the classic Piper way, argues for superior joy in Christ as the proper method of sin-slaying, using the 'Sword of the Spirit', God's word.
A thoroughly good book on fighting sin by trusting God. Massively recommended. Aug 31, Susan rated it really liked it. What a wonderful little book! John Piper applies the understanding of future grace to unbelief in 8 different areas. Excellent content in each chapter deftly applied to the heart of a person struggling with unbelief. Great stories that help get at the heart of each struggle. Jan 11, Cindy rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: all.
Shelves: favorites , bible-study-group. I highly recommend this book for all people. John Piper is used by God as a voice calling out His great love and grace He so desires to pour out on His Creation, human beings. I like the size of this book, not over powering, and right to the meat of his goal to share the way to battle unbelief and why.
Either in hell, or at the cross. Moment by moment, as we bank on ever-arriving future grace, we go deeper and deeper into glorious debt. In the area of our time, all the disease, natural disaster, the poor and hungry, the neglected and abused, Christians can quickly start to doubt, and thus others begin to doubt our Faith and our Savior. John Piper illustrates the freedom from such doubt using Biblical applications of Scripture. John Piper did an excellent job of narrowing down his first book Future Grace to give us Battling Unbelief.
Awesome Book!!! View 1 comment. Apr 16, Isaac rated it really liked it Shelves: spiritual-growth. This is a really great book. Any follower of Christ will benefit and grow greatly as they prayerfully read and meditate on the contents of this book.
Outstanding for it's practical focus on various areas of sin that we all fail in many times e. Grab the audio book on audible and tune in while you wash the dishes, you'll be better for it. Aug 07, Margaret rated it really liked it Shelves: audiobook , spirituality , christian-non-fiction , non-fiction.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and there were a lot of 'ah ha'! I had forgotten how deep and spiritually rich John Piper's books are. Apr 29, Alena rated it it was amazing. A cracker of a book about the way our faith in God's future grace to us helps us fight against unbelief.
It's a selection of the application chapters from the longer and more theological book Future Grace. Worked very well as an audio book, although the bloke's vo A cracker of a book about the way our faith in God's future grace to us helps us fight against unbelief. Worked very well as an audio book, although the bloke's voice did nearly send me to sleep -- he sounded like he was narrating a kids story book : I think I'm figuring out that I should stick to practical life application type books for audio books, I struggle to concentrate enough for heavy theology when I'm driving.
Apr 07, Jamie Park rated it liked it Shelves: christian. At the core, what you really struggle with is not believing in God's promises. This is what John Piper says. He terms the object of this belief "future grace" or the grace that you are promised to experience. If you think you have faith, this book is a good re-evaluation or checkpoint for you. If you think you don't, this book will reiterate why it is you don't, and why it is you should.
Dec 10, Jonathan Roberts rated it it was amazing Shelves: own , john-piper , The title of this book is a little misleading, it sounds like it's an outreach book, not what it actually is an explanation of sin and how to defeat it. The sub title really gives it plainly saying "defeating sin with superior pleasure". I highly recommend this book. Jan 07, Bekah rated it it was amazing. Excellent read.
A lot to think on though. Jul 09, Mindy Denigan rated it really liked it. John Piper again evidences the wisdom of the Puritans in addressing issues of the heart. His expounding on the definitions of various heart attitudes and laying them bare for what they are, namely unbelief, is both a challenge to my heart as well as a breath of fresh air to remove staleness in my walk with the Lord.
Mind you, we can sometimes smell the mold growing in a space for a moment, only to have the olfactory nerve be overwhelmed and the smell is no longer so evident. However, the odor, f John Piper again evidences the wisdom of the Puritans in addressing issues of the heart.
However, the odor, faint though it may be, is still present. Sinful attitudes of the heart are much the same way. We may not be aware that our words of murmuring and disillusionment are truly sinful at the core, yet such a heart truly is one dominated by unbelief. Piper is pastoral in his tone, fully desiring that his reader grab hold of God's faithfulness, love, compassion.
I am being challenged all the more to trust God's grace for today, a powerful grace which redeemed me in the past and will sustain me until glory. Sep 07, Matthew rated it it was amazing.
Piper's books are excellent because they continually point the reader away from themselves and towards Jesus Christ and his grace. This book is highly encouraging because it urges the reader not only to depend upon past grace displayed in salvation, which of course is incredible, but also lifts our eyes to focus on 'future grace', which God will show to us as we trust in Him. Piper is real and practical about the difficulties of each of the sins he addresses.
No one sins out of duty. We sin because it offers some promise of happiness. That promise enslaves usuntil we believe that God is more desirable than life itself Psalm Only the power of God's superior promises in the gospel can emancipate our hearts from servitude to the shallow promises and fleeting pleasures of sin. Pastor John Piper shows how to sever the clinging roots of sin that ensnare us, including anxiety, pride, shame, impatience, covetousness, bitterness, despondency, and lust.
Battling Unbelief: Defeating Sin with Superior Pleasure