The Dangerous Duty of Delight (Hardcover)
Multnomah Books, 9781576738832, 96pp.
Publication Date: October 10, 2001
Each of us is hard-wired to pursue our happiness. We long for significant, profound joy. Some try to satisfy it with exotic vacations, high-tech gadgets, career success, sports, academics, drug experimentation, even ascetic rigors. Yet the longing remains. Why? In The Dangerous Duty of Delight, John Piper turns our heart toward the one true object of human desire and happiness: God. Piper shows from Scripture that pursuing our happiness in Christ is not optional for the Christian, but essential. Come along on a journey from desperate desire to infinite delight. Learn how you were created for ultimate satisfaction in Him, and how this new perspective will change your attitudes toward worship, relationships, material goods--and everything. "Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee."
About the Author
John Piper is pastor for preaching at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has written more than forty books, including Desiring God, A Godward Life, Don't Waste Your Life, and The Pleasures of God. John and his wife, Noel, have five children and an increasing number of grandchildren.