The Satisfied Soul: Showing the Supremacy of God in All of Life (Hardcover)
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"May these meditations become in your life the living embodiment of God's Word and penetrate to the deep places of your soul. God has a good work to do there."
-John Piper ONLY GOD CAN SATISFY YOUR SOUL. Every day, the world takes another step away from God's truth and into greater moral and spiritual relativism. If your view of life is fed by a steady diet of television news and popular opinion, you'll find yourself starved, parched, and confused. But there is a way for your soul to be satisfied and at peace during these turbulent times. The answer is to turn those hungers, questions, and desires towards God. These meditations offer a daily serving of God's Word along with practical insights from beloved pastor and author John Piper. Each reading reorients you to the eternal rather than the popular. In a world where ephemeral feelings are valued more than firm facts and eternal joys, each selection will awaken you to the truth of who God is--and who you are. These 120 devotional readings celebrate God's sovereignty in every aspect of our world, from how to feed our soul, the danger of hero worship, and loving our enemies, to suffering, having a passion for purity, and ways we can be a refuge for our children. This collection offers a daily feast of truth and wisdom that places God right where He belongs--at the center of our lives. These meditations originally appeared in John Piper's Pierced by the Word, Life as a Vapor, and A Godward Heart. YOU ARE INVITED TO ENJOY THE RAREST OF TREASURES... The world tries to distract our minds. Deaden our hearts. Water down our beliefs. If there are no absolutes, then we can pursue whatever tickles our fancy. We are the captain of our destiny. But, sadly, the result is that we remain hopelessly adrift in a constantly changing sea of confusion. There is a better answer: Rather than numb our soul, we can fully satisfy it. Instead of letting the world squeeze us into its mold, we can be molded into sons and daughters of God. The solution is to feast on God's Word and drink deep from His river of life. These daily meditations invite us into this central promise about God: You are good and do good;
Teach me your statutes.
-Psalm 119:68 Discover the supremacy of God in every area of your life...and as the only source of a truly satisfied soul.
About the Author
JOHN PIPER is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For thirty-three years, he served as pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis. He is the author of more than fifty books, including the contemporary classic Desiring God, and more than thirty years of his sermons and articles are available, free of charge, at desiringGod.org. John and his wife, Noel, have five children and twelve grandchildren.