- Format: NTSC
- Language: Castilian
- Number of discs: 1
- Studio: Multnomah Pub
- Release Date: Jan. 17 2012
- Average Customer Review: 19 customer reviews
- ASIN: 160142289X
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The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God's Delight in Being God
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In this DVD version of his landmark book, The Pleasures of God, John Piper fully discusses the question: What brings delight to the happiest Being in the universe? The answer is crucial to joyful Christian maturity, because its by knowing what makes God glad that we can drink deeplyand satisfyinglyfrom the only well that offers living water.
In ten sessions, Piper teaches on:
The Worth and Excellency of Gods Soul
Our Pleasure in Gods Well-Placed Pleasures
Gods Pleasure in His Eternal Son
Gods Pleasure in the Display of His Glory
Gods Pleasure in All That He Does
Gods Pleasure in All of Creation
Gods Pleasure in Election
Gods Pleasure in Bruising His Son
What followers of Jesus need now, more than anything else, is to know and lovebehold and embracethe great, glorious, sovereign, happy God of the Bible.
Recorded in HD with subtitles in English, these video sessions are ideal for use in adult and youth Sunday school classes, small groups, retreats, classrooms, and families. To get the most from this resource, use it along withThe Pleasures of God DVD Study Guide
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The genre of this book is hard to peg. Its theology runs deep - very deep, yet it is at the same time devotional; it stretches the intellect but cuts straight to the heart. Piper's style is truly unique. His convictions are unashamedly Biblical.
The essence of the book may be condensed down to this: God does just as He pleases. Yet this thesis opens a universe of implications and questions, some of which Piper addresses in the book's ten chapters. They are titled, "The Pleasure of God in His Son, The Pleasure of God in All He Does, The Pleasure of God in His Creation, The Pleasure of God in His Fame, The Pleasure of God in Election, The Pleasure of God in Bruising the Son, The Pleasure of God in Doing Good to All Who Hope in Him, The Pleasure of God in the Prayers of the Upright, The Pleasure of God in Personal Obedience and Public Justice, and The Pleasure of God in Concealing Himself from the Wise and Revealing Himself to Infants."
The Appendix, "Are There Two Wills in God? Divine Election and God's Desire for All to Be Saved" is also worth reading and should be considered an eleventh chapter.
Piper's God is the Sovereign God of the Bible. Although we can only understand what He has revealed, He makes no apology for being God nor for His nature; instead, He glories in Who He is. Because the believer is in union with Him through Christ, we are included in the great love felt between the Persons of the Trinity.
Piper takes the reader through numerous theological and daily issues, like election, why a good God would allow evil, foreign missions, prayer, the holiness of God, the Sovereignty of God, the purpose of Christ's atonement - and a whole lot more.
I found that this book stretched not only my mind but my soul. World Magazine rightly included this volume on its list of the top 100 books of the Twentieth Century. It will take you a while to journey through these 340 thoughtful pages, but it will be a journey you will long remember.
Piper also updated the missions information from the original edition, as well as added an appendix containing his article, "Are There Two Wills in God? Divine Election and God's Desire for All to Be Saved." The appendix alone is worth the price of the book, as I consider it to be the most helpful article Piper has ever written.
James Montgomery Boice writes, "No contemporary author of whom I'm aware understands and articulates the glorious depths of God's character like John Piper does. This excellent book will not only stir up your passion for God, it will also help you obey the psalmist's command: 'O taste and see that the LORD is good!' (Psalm 34:8). John has tasted and here shares his delight in the supremacy of God in all things.
It is theology of the best and deepest sort, welling up from the heart of a man who has learned to love God by enjoying him deeply."
The feast Piper set before us in 1991 is now even more better.
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