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Thursday, August 31, 2017

The Satisfied Soul - John Piper

120 daily meditations, showing the supremacy of God. Great reminder that only God can satisfy your soul. A word to the readers begins this book and speaks to the importance of not just books, but paragraphs and sentences that can make a difference in a person's life. This is one of those books, Meant to be a companion volume to Piper's other book, Taste and See, featuring short chapters that can be read as a daily devotional. I actually prefer the shorter chapters, bursts of concentrated wisdom to think about. the purpose of the book is to "reorient you to the eternal rather than the popular."
These selection are actually are selected from previously published work titled, Pierced by the Word, Life as a Vapor, and A Godward Heart. They all stress God's sovereignty through scripture and meditation on God's Word. There is also a subject, person, and scripture reference to easily find something that you have read, and want to go back to. John Piper is founder of www.desiringGod.org, which is a great resource for learning more about the sovereignty of God. And the purpose being"to help you find truth, purpose and satisfaction that never end." God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him, is am ongoing motto of his ministry.
I look forward to reading this devotional daily and referring back to the subjects when needed.
I would recommend this rich book of observations for anyone looking for a solid daily devotion with short chpters that can be easily incorporated into your day.
Published by Multinomah, a division of Penguin Random House.
I have received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for this review.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

The Treasure Principle - Randy Alcorn

Unlock the secret of joyful giving. I must admit first that Randy Alcorn is one of my favorite authors. So, I have read most of his non-fiction work and enjoyed all of his previous books. This one is no exception. Randy is founder of Eternal Perspective Ministries and is unashamedly pro life. His whole idea of life is to build treasures in heaven and always keep in mind an eternal perspective. The Treasure Principle is updated and revised from a previous edition, but is still timeless. Included is a new preface and added chapter among other features. Also included are 31 radical, liberating, questions to ask God about your giving. In the first chapter he lays out his on going theme - You can't take it with you, but you can send it on ahead. That is an eternal perspective.
I have received a copy of this book in exchange for a review.