Los Deleites de Dios: Meditaciones Acerca del Placer Que Siente Dios en Ser Dios

ISBN: 0829746854
ISBN 13: 9780829746853
By: John Piper

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SPANISH EDITION. You really don't know somebody until you know what makes them happy. From a theological view, Pastor John Piper shares the Biblical evidence which will help us see and feel what the things that please God show us about Him in order that we may become more like Him. What the church and the world need today more than anything is to know and love the great, glorious, sovereign and joyful God of the Bible.

Reader's Thoughts

Toby Knoblauch

What should I say? John Piper on the sovereignty of God. It doesn't get any better than this. Granted, John Piper's style is not everybody's cup of tea as it tends to be a little bit too academic. Well, there is always CH Spurgeon to resort to for simpler, more powerful language. But in regards to a thorough study of and presentation of God's delight in His Son and in the election of the saints there is nobody alive who does a better job than John Piper!

Mark Ward

The foundation of all reality is the eternally rejoicing and self-sufficient triune God. An epochal book—for me, at least. The appendix, "Are There Two Wills in God?," is particularly helpful, a great example of bringing careful exegesis to sound theological conclusions.

Josh

This is a theological treat that only lures the believing heart into a deeper intimacy with Christ. Helping us understand what our great God takes pleasure in, Piper really emboldens and gives weight to the evangelical taglines that the church claims to understand; things like "Jesus loves you," and "Jesus saved me." Offering us an overcooked steak dinner, we could chew on the truths presented in this book until our devotional jaws are sore. Books like these completely dismantle the erroneous claim that love of doctrine and love of Jesus are somehow separate in their nature.

Karen Johnson

This book is revolutionary to the average American Christian.We tend to think we are at the center of God's love, will, plans...well, think again says Piper (and God!). Piper wisely points out that if, as Henry Scougal says, "The worth and excellency of a soul is to be measured by the object of its love", then the object of God's love must be Jesus Christ. The author then gives an amazing, detailed discussion of the intra-trinitarian love. It is a beautiful piece that really applies and gives life to the concepts that Jonathan Edwards discusses in his "An Unpublished Essay on the Trinity".

John Rabe

Perhaps the best book from my favorite Christian author. In an age of man-centered theology, Piper mines the rich biblical teachings on the God-centeredness of God. Understanding God's delight in being God is the key to understanding our part in God's plan.

Daniel Alvers

This book was better then desiring God to me. Not that Desiring God left something to be desired. This work was just overwelming on every page. I found plenty to repent about. Chapter five and chapter ten are purely awesome. Chapter ten throws down and some good Biblical epistemology. Everyone should read this book. If you are not a Christian you shoud read this book. If you are a Christian you should read this book. It is awesome.

Rachel

My mothers favourite book- she wrote this about it in the flyleaf of a copy sent to friends before she died: "Other than the Scriptures, no book has brought such sheer delight to my soul as this one. It is not to be consumed in one sitting, but read one delicious section at a time; to be chwed on, ruminated upon before going on to the next juicy morsel! My hope and prayer is that this book will encourage your heart to delight even more, and cherish with greater passion, the God, who in loving abandon, took upon Himself human flesh. For our God and His Glory! Love, Susan (Becker) "

Heath Marion

This a great theological book. From the beginning of the book the reader is challenged with this statement, "There never has been an era when too many people thought too deeply about God or knew him too well. It is impossible to know God too well." The pursuit of this book is to understand, "The good news of God’s gladness in being God.”Each chapter heightens the understanding of what God finds pleasure in. It may take readers by surprise to read that God has joy in "His Creation," "His Fame," and "In Bruising the Son." All of which are partial quotes of the chapter titles.While this book was written a few years after Desiring God, Piper's first book, he mentions this book lays the theological groundwork for the first book. Piper continues to challenge readers to think long and hard about their theology. He writes, “I recall hearing one of my professors in seminary say that one of the best tests of a person's theology was the effect it has on one's prayers.” For Piper, when you understanding God impacts everything else in life.One of my favorite parts is how Piper handles the topic of sin. God has great pleasure in forgiving sin because it demonstrates how wonderful He is. “Grace is not simply leniency when we have sinned. Grace is the enabling gift of God not to sin. Grace is power, not just pardon.” As we understand sin and grace we are then free to enjoy God the way we were created to.For Piper, the quest to know God is the great quest. God is not seen as a distant deity, but one that can be known. "Yet he is known in and through created reality, which is known naturally. Therefore the glory of God is exalted most not when we know God apart from observation and reading and study, but when we know God as a result of his free and gracious self-revelation in and through our earnest observation of and meditation on his work and Word in history."If you are looking to think, to be strengthened in your faith, I recommend this book. You may not agree with everything, but you certainly will have a higher view of God after reading this book.

Karlene

God has used this book to transform my life. Of course it is only one of many things He used and I cannot promise the same results to you, but is is a very worth-while read. It helped me to see that my view of the gospel was way too self-focused. It shifted my theology and made it way more God focused, and the more I meditate on the delight of God in Himself the more I delight in delighting in Him! But this book is not for the faint hearted, or the uninterested... I mean I wrestled, pondered, meditated, and rejoiced. It's one of my all time favorites.

David

John Piper's books are slow reading for me, not because they are dull but because their subject matter takes time to digest and reflect upon. This book was a spiritually enriching read and an aid to getting to know who God is. And guess what? He is actually quite happy and wants to share his perfections with others so that their happiness will be complete.

Kristi

What a wonderful book that gets at the heart of God! Piper explores the pleasures of God, the things He delights most in, and deftly handles even some of the more difficult subjects, like those of divine election, sending His son to the cross, and God hiding Himself from the wise and revealing Himself to infants. I found this book illuminating and am grateful for Piper's treatment of this subject.

Julie Lewis

It took me a year to read this, but has become my favorite Christian book of all me. This book introduced me to John Piper. And I haven't been the same since. I still refer to this book often, or just pick it up to read a chapter or two here and there. My perspective of God blossomed remarkable as a result of the truths within this book.

Maki

I read this book while I was in college, searching for the reality of God. It changed my walk. It showed me that God loves me passionately. To not do so would be for Him to be unfaithful to Himself. The mediations of this book made me leave behind trying to please God who was always upset and knit picking, but to see that He loved me out of His own great pleasure.

Lindsay Kennedy

Incredibly 'challenging' book. In the best way. Revolutionised many of my views. Blew my mind a number of times. Many times I would turn to my wife and say "you have to hear this!" I can't recommend it highly enough; read it and God's greatness will expand in your mind.

Eric

Like everything that Piper does this is very God-centered in a man-centered world. This helped me a great deal in knowing God better for who He is. Like Piper says "God loves Himself more than He could ever love us, or else God would be an idolater". Also this book essentially reformed me. Great book!

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