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

ISBN: 0829746854
ISBN 13: 9780829746853
By: John Piper

Check Price Now


Christian Christian Living Christianity Currently Reading Faith Favorites Non Fiction Religion Theology To Read

About this book

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


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) "


What a powerful book! It brought me closer to God and inspired me to live for Him in all honesty and strength. It's one I should read over and over again, just to recharge my soul in its emotional fuel. Christians, rejoice that there exists such books as these that expose God's glory in its shameless entirety.

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 It is a beautiful piece that really applies and gives life to the concepts that Jonathan Edwards discusses in his "An Unpublished Essay on the Trinity".


this book more than any other of my books has the margins crammed with counter-arguments. (if you don't dialogue with the books you read, you're not reading them well.) piper pushes calvinism in this book much more heavily than in "Delighting in God". but the mental chewing and arguing is what made it an enjoyable read, plus his brilliant insights into God's delight in His own glory as the center of God's being.


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!


Perhaps the most important book I've ever read.


I think this is the best book I’ve read this year(and I've read several really good ones)! It satisfied my thirsty soul and made my heart sing to read, study and meditate on God and His great delight in being God. Scripture really does teach that God delights in His Son, in being merciful, just and gracious to His children because He is God and Piper does an excellent job in teaching these truths.

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.

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.

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.


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.


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.


Saying I have a love-hate relationship with John Piper would be too strong a statement. It's more a love-meh relationship. I love his preaching- heck, I'd be willing to say that in my opinion he's easily the best living preacher. But I've regularly found his books to be, well, meh. Not that they're theologically bad, it's just that they're long and dry and only really work if you read them in his voice in your head, and that gets tiring after a while. So I picked up The Pleasures of God (provided free by the publisher on the condition that I write a review- not necessarily a good one) with no more than moderate expectations. The book lived up to my expectations.Summary: The Pleasures of God is about just that: what makes God happy? To that end, Piper broke the book into two sections: 1) The pleasure of God in Himself (in Jesus, in His actions, in creation, in His own Glory); 2) the pleasure of God in His people (in election, in justification, in providence, in our prayer, in our obedience).Analysis: Like pretty much every Piper book I've ever read, it's theologically correct, full of wonderful insights, dry, and about a hundred pages longer than it really needs to be. Also, it is about how God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.Who Should Read This Book: People who will likely never pick up Jonathan Edwards. Really, The Pleasures of God is an interpretation of Edwards' theology in The End for which God Created the World.  Which is a dense and difficult book that most people will never even start, let alone finish. Even though this book is longer, it's a much easier read and the place to begin if you want to get the gist of Edwards' ideas.Who Should Not Read This Book: People who've read more than three of Piper's other books, or who've never had any encounter with Piper before. If you've read a good number of Piper's books, you know that he just applies the same theme (God's Glory) to different topics. Which isn't a bad thing, of course. It just means that after a while it gets repetitive. On the other hand, if you've never encountered Piper, his books just aren't the place to start. I recommend getting on his website (www.desiringgod.org) and listening to a few of his sermons. If you enjoy them, pick up the book and give it a read.Having said all of that, the idea behind the book is a critical one for modern Christianity. Especially in modern America, where our idea of God bounces between a kindly, inept grandfather figure and a buddy who mildly approves of everything we do, Piper's revelation of the Biblical theme that God is ultimately delighted in Himself, rather than in us. So I suppose technically another category of people Who Should Read This Book  is that of those modern Americans who've bought into the various lies about God that modern American culture shills to us 24/7...Overall, this is a worthwhile read, and very useful as a devotional. I recommend reading it with a group and taking advantage of the study guide in the back.

Darren Sapp

John Piper wrote this book stating that, "one way to meditate on the Excellency of God is to meditate on His [God's] pleasures." The pleasures of God in His creation, fame, Son, and yes, even in the bruising of his Son are thoroughly exposed in this book. Reading this will drive you to the Scriptures and the appreciation for God's glory rather than ours.


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.

Share your thoughts

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *