This book will warn you not to get caught up in a life that counts for nothing. It will challenge you to live and die boasting in the cross of Christ and making the glory of God your singular passion. If you believe that to live is Christ and to die is gain, read this book. Learn to live for Christ and don’t waste you life!
John Piper writes, “I will tell you what a tragedy is. I will show you how to waste your life. Consider this story from the February 1998 Reader’s Digest: A couple took early retirement from their jobs in the Northeast five years ago when he was 59 and she was 51. Now they live in Punta Gorda, Florida, where they cruise on their 30-foot trawler, play softball and collect shells … Picture them before Christ at the great day of Judgment: ‘Look, Lord. See my shells.’
That is a tragedy. God created us to live with a single passion: to joyfully display His supreme excellence in all the spheres of life. The wasted life is the life without this passion. God calls us to pray and think and dream and plan and work. Not to be made much of, but to make much of Him in every part of our lives.”
About the Author: John Piper has been the Pastor for Preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in the heart of Minneapolis since 1980. He has inspired readers toward a passion for the supremacy of God in all things and for the joy of all peoples with his preaching and writing. John and his wife Noël have four sons and a daughter.