Let the Nations Be Glad
The Supremacy of God in Missions
John Piper’s eloquent plea for the church to catch a God-centered vision for engaging in world evangelization. He presents three closely related truths from Scripture:
(1) zeal for the glory of God motivates world missions
(2) a servant spirit and heart of mercy motivate world missions, and
(3) how a witness or missionary can learn to exalt the glory of God’s mercy in men’s sight.
Piper shows that Christians are bound to reach into all the world, because “God’s will for missions is that every people group be reached with the testimony of Christ and that a people be called out for His name from all the nations.”
From the author:
“Missions is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exists because worship doesn’t. Worship is ultimate.”
Let the Nations Be Glad! has become a modern missions classic. A trusted resource for thousands of missionaries, pastors, church leaders, and laypeople, it provides a biblical basis for missions and worship. This third edition has been expanded to include timely new material on the prosperity gospel.
“If I had to choose only one book on missions, Let the Nations Be Glad! would be it–precisely because it’s about so much more than missions. The book’s relentless God-centered focus, with its stress on worship as the ‘fuel and goal of missions,’ provides the crucial biblical counterpoint to the anthropocentric drumbeat of our day.”–Duane Litfin, former president of Wheaton College
“An invaluable resource that keeps worship at the center of the church’s purpose and shows both theologically and practically what that means for mission in the modern world. Missionaries, pastors, teachers, and laypeople with a thirst for God’s passion for the peoples of the world will be challenged and encouraged. I offer it my highest recommendation.”–A. Scott Moreau, editor, Evangelical Missions Quarterly
“Let the Nations Be Glad! is the most important book on missions for this generation, and I hope it will be the most influential as well. John Piper places missions where it belongs: at the heart of God’s desire to be glorified among the nations.”–R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky
“The best biblical study there is on the nature of missions. The best, however, has become better! After building a solid biblical base, Piper confronts some burning issues in missions today in a way that is both spiritually nourishing and inspiringly readable.”–Ajith Fernando, national director, Youth for Christ/Sri Lanka
About the Author
John Piper (BD, Fuller Theological Seminary; DTheol, University of Munich) is founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. For over 30 years, he served as senior pastor at Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. John is the author of more than 50 books and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available free at desiringGod.org. John and his wife, Noel, have four sons, one daughter, and twelve grandchildren.