When I Don’t Desire God
How to Fight for Joy
For over 25 years, John Piper has been widely known for trumpeting the truth that “God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him.” Sometimes this truth encourages us, and sometimes it devastates us, when it dawns on us that we do not desire God as we ought to.
When the urgent question to you becomes, “How can I remedy my lack of joy in God?”, you’ll find reading this new book by Piper offers help from a thoughtful pastor’s heart, who yearns to inspire his readers with a radical passion for Christ.
We all want to experience liberating, love-producing, risk-taking satisfaction in God. But the reality is that we often struggle to find and hold onto true and lasting joy – even when we have embraced the good news of God’s grace. So we face a crucial question: What should I do when I don’t desire God? This is a book that can help you fight for joy daily by leading you to rediscover the soul-satisfying glory of God.
“I long to be of help to believers who are seeing some of the radical heart-changes demanded by the Bible – especially that we must desire God more than anything. I’d like to help those who are beginning to see that salvation is the awakening of a new taste for God, or it is nothing. I want to help those who are finding that their desires, not just their decisions, really matter … and the many who, with tears, want to know: What do I do when I don’t desire God? God willing, I would like to help.” — John Piper
- Why I Wrote This Book
- What Is the Difference between Desire and Delight?
- The Call to Fight for Joy in God
- Joy in God Is a Gift of God
- The Fight for Joy Is a Fight to See
- Fighting for Joy like a Justified Sinner
- The Worth of God’s Word in the Fight for Joy
- How to Wield the Word in the Fight for Joy
- The Focus of Prayer in the Fight for Joy
- The Practice of Prayer in the Fight for Joy
- How to Wield the World in the Fight for Joy
- When the Darkness Does Not Lift
About the Author
John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for 33 years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than 50 books, including Desiring God, Don’t Waste Your Life, This Momentary Marriage, and Let the Nations be Glad.