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Piper, John 1946-

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Works: 444 works in 915 publications in 11 languages and 15,156 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Sermons  Textbooks  Handbooks and manuals  Study guides 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: BS2417.L7, 248.4
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Love your enemies : Jesus' love command in the Synoptic Gospels and in the early Christian paraenesis : a history of the tradition and interpretation of its uses by John Piper( Book )

22 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 634 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'Love Your Enemies.' This is one of the few statements Jesus made that is readily accepted by believers and skeptics alike. Its authenticity is not seriously questioned and yet it is a revolutionary command. Giving attention to various critical theories, John Piper presents evidence that the early church earnestly advocated for non-retaliatory love, extending it to those who practiced evil in the world. Such love was key to the church's own ethical tradition or paraenesis. Piper illuminates the Synoptics and passages in Romans, as well as 1 Thessalonians and 1 Peter, with non-canonical evidence, investigating the theological significance of Jesus' love command. Originally published as #38 in the Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series, this is John Piper's doctoral dissertation from the University of Munich. It is a serious work of Christian scholarship by a long-time respected author and pastor. This repackaged edition features a new, extensive introduction and will be of interest to scholars, students, and lay people who have training in New Testament studies" -- BACK COVER
Desiring God : meditations of a Christian hedonist by John Piper( Book )

21 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piper reveals that the debate between duty and delight doesn't truly exist: delight is our duty. Join him as he unveils stunning, life-impacting truths that you saw in the Bible but never dared to believe
The Passion of Jesus Christ : fifty reasons why He came to die by John Piper( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifty reasons why Jesus came to die
Let the nations be glad! : the supremacy of God in missions by John Piper( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since its publication a decade ago, Let the Nations Be Glad! has provided thousands of seminary students, missionaries, and pastors with a sound theological foundation for missions. Piper now offers a revised and expanded edition of this theological and biblical defense of God's supremacy in all things. Drawing on texts from the Old and New Testaments, Piper demonstrates that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship drives missionary outreach. He describes prayer as the fuel of missions work because of its focus on a relationship with God rather than the needs of the world. He goes on to illustrate that while suffering is the price of missions, God is worthy of any sacrifice. He examines whether Jesus is the only way to salvation and discusses the extent of the missionary enterprise, seeking to define the scope of the task and the means to reaching "all nations." This revised and expanded edition contains updated references to contemporary literature and debates and new illustrations and quotations. This edition also boasts a new preface and a final section devoted to the practical outworking of compassion and worship. Included in this new section is a chapter encouraging passion for God's supremacy and compassion for man's soul, based on Jonathan Edwards's musings on the unity of motives for world missions. Concluding this section is a chapter containing Piper's reflections on New Testament worship as an inner reality more than an external form. - Publisher
Don't waste your life by John Piper( Book )

25 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"John Piper writes, "I will tell you what a tragedy is. I will show you how to waste your life. Consider this story from the February 1998 Reader's Digest: A couple 'took early retirement from their jobs in the Northeast five years ago when he was 59 and she was 51. Now they live in Punta Gorda, Florida, where they cruise on their 30-foot trawler, play softball and collect shells. . . .' Picture them before Christ at the great day of judgment: 'Look, Lord. See my shells.' That is a tragedy"--Cover page 4
Recovering biblical manhood and womanhood : a response to Evangelical feminism( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The past decade has seen the rise of a movement, "evangelical feminism," that has had a profound impact. In Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, 22 men and women commit their talents to produce the most thorough response yet to evangelical feminism. The book combines systematic argumentation with popular application. It deals with all the main passages of scripture brought forward in this controversy. All who are concerned with the fundamental question of the proper relationship between men and women in home, church, and society will want to read this important and informative book. - Back cover
The supremacy of God in preaching by John Piper( Book )

9 editions published between 1990 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Argues that God should be the central focus of every sermon and discusses how to integrate God more fully into one's preaching
The justification of God : an exegetical and theological study of Romans 9:1-23 by John Piper( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in English and held by 330 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What Jesus demands from the world by John Piper( Book )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduction : the aim of the book --; A word to biblical scholars (and those who wonder what they are doing) --; Demand #1 : you must be born again --; Demand #2 : repent --; Demand #3 : come to me --; Demand #4 : believe in me --; Demand #5 : love me --; Demand #6 : listen to me --; Demand #7 : abide in me --; Demand #8 : take up your cross and follow me --; Demand #9 : love God with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength --; Demand #10 : rejoice and leap for joy --; Demand #11 : fear Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell --; Demand #12 : worship God in spirit and truth --; Demand #13 : always pray and do not lose heart --; Demand #14 : do not be anxious about the necessities of daily life --; Demand #15 : do not be anxious about the threats of man --; Demand #16 : humble yourself by making war on pride --; Demand #17 : humble yourself in childlikeness, servanthood, and broken-hearted boldness --; Demand #18 : do not be angry--trust God's providence --; Demand #19 : do not be angry--embrace mercy and forgiveness --; Demand #20 : do the will of my Father who is in heaven--be justified by trusting Jesus --; Demand #21 : do the will of my Father who is in heaven--be transformed by trusting Jesus --; Demand #22 : strive to enter through the narrow door, for all of life is war --; Demand #23 : strive to enter through the narrow door, for Jesus fulfills the new covenant --; Demand #24 : strive to enter through the narrow door, for you are already in the kingdom's power --; Demand #25 : your righteousness must exceed that of the Pharisees, for it was hypocritical and ugly --; Demand #26 : your righteousness must exceed that of the Pharisees--clean the inside of the cup --; Demand #27 : your righteousness must exceed that of the Pharisees, for every healthy tree bears good fruit --; Demand #28 : love your enemies--lead them to the truth --; Demand #29 : love your enemies--pray for those who abuse you --; Demand #30 : love your enemies--do good to those who hate you, give to the one who asks --; Demand #31 : love your enemies to show that you are children of God --; Demand #32 : love your neighbor as yourself, for this is the Law and the Prophets --; Demand #33 : love your neighbor with the same commitment you have to your own well-being --; Demand #34 : love your neighbor as yourself and as Jesus loved us --; Demand #35 : lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven by giving sacrificially and generously --; Demand #36 : lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven and increase your joy in Jesus --; Demand #37 : lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven--"It is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom"--; Demand #38 : do not take an oath--cherish the truth and speak it simply --; Demand #39 : do not take an oath--let what you say be simply "yes" or "no"--; Demand #40 : what God has joined together let no man separate, for marriage mirrors God's covenant with us --; Demand #41 : what God has joined together let no man separate, for whoever divorces and marries another commits adultery --; Demand #42 : what God has joined together let no man separate--one man, one woman, by grace, till death --; Demand #43 : render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's and to God the things that are God's --; Demand #44 : render to Caesar the things that are Caesar's as an act of rendering to God what is God's --; Demand #45 : do this in remembrance of me, for I will build my church --; Demand #46 : do this in remembrance of me--baptize disciples and eat the Lord's Supper --; Demand #47 : let your light shine before others that they may glorify your Father who is in heaven --; Demand #48 : let your light shine before others--the joyful sacrifice of love in suffering --; Demand #49 : make disciples of all nations, for all authority belongs to Jesus --; Demand #50 : make disciples of all nations, for the mission cannot fail
The pleasures of God by John Piper( Book )

15 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning where the foundational truth of Desiring God left off, that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him, this expanded rerelease of another classic by John Piper will further explore a life-changing essential -- We will be most satisfied in God when we know why God himself is most satisfied in God. Fully understanding the joy of God will draw the reader into an encounter with His overflowing, self-replenishing, all-encompassing grace -- the source of living water that all Christians desire to drink. The Pleasures of God will again put God at the center of Creation and leave the reader very satisfied in Him
A hunger for God : desiring God through fasting and prayer by John Piper( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2013 in English and held by 248 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is an appetite for God. And it can be awakened. I invite you to turn from the dulling effects of food and the dangers of idolatry, and to say with some simple fast: & quot;This much, O God, I want you. & quot; Our appetites dictate the direction of our lives--whether it be the cravings of our stomachs, the passionate desire for possessions or power, or the longings of our spirits for God. But for the Christian, the hunger for anything besides God can be an arch-enemy. While our hunger for God--and Him alone--is the only thing that will bring victory. Do you have that hunger for Him? As John Piper puts it: & quot;If we don't feel strong desires for the manifestation of the glory of God, it is not because you have drunk deeply and are satisfied. It is because we have nibbled so long at the table of the world. Our soul is stuffed with small things, and there is no room for the great. & quot; If we are full of what the world offers, then perhaps a fast might express, or even increase, our soul's appetite for God. Between the dangers of self-denial and self-indulgence is this path of pleasant pain called fasting. It is the path John Piper invites you to travel in this book. For when God is the supreme hunger of your heart, He will be supreme in everything. And when you are most satisfied in Him, He will be most glorified in you
Seeing and savoring Jesus Christ by John Piper( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can we really know who Christ is? That question has been pondered through the ages. Yet the answer is simply that Jesus, as He is revealed through God's Word, has a glory- an excellence, a spiritual beauty- that speaks to our souls and says, "Yes, this is truth." It is like seeing the sun and knowing that it is light, or tasting honey and knowing it is sweet. There is no more important issue in life than seeing Jesus for who He really is, and savoring Him above all else. Let this book be your companion as you discover Him
Brothers, we are not professionals : a plea to pastors for radical ministry by John Piper( Book )

7 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Piper pleads with fellow pastors to abandon the secularization of the pastorate and pursue the prophetic call of the Bible for radical ministry. We pastors are being killed by the professionalizing of the pastoral ministry. The mentality of the professional is not the mentality of the prophet. It is not the mentality of the slave of Christ. Professionalism has nothing to do with the essence and heart of the Christian ministry. The more professional we long to be, the more spiritual death we will leave in our wake. For there is no professional childlikeness, there is no professional tenderheartedness, there is no professional panting after God. Brothers, we are not professionals. We are outcasts. We are aliens and exiles in the world. Our citizenship is in Heaven, and we wait with eager expectation for the Lord (Phil. 3:20). You cannot professionalize the love for His appearing without killing it. And it is being killed. The world sets the agenda of the professional man; God sets the agenda of the spiritual man. The strong wine of Jesus Christ explodes the wineskins of professionalism. - Back cover
Think : the life of the mind and the love of God by John Piper( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Dutch and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Piper urges us to think for the glory of God. He demonstrates from Scripture that glorifying God with our minds and hearts is not either-or, but both-and. Thinking carefully about God fuels passion and affections for God. Likewise, Christ-exalting emotion leads to disciplined thinking. --from publisher description
The future of justification : a response to N.T. Wright by John Piper( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is in response to N.T. Wright, a world-renowned New Testament scholar and bishop of Durham in the Church of England. Wright's confidence that the church has gotten it wrong for 1,500 years, given his enormous influence, has set off warning bells for Christian leaders such as John Piper, a pastor and New Testament scholar, If Wright's framework for interpreting the New Testament text and his understanding of justification find a home in the church, not only could the doctrine of justification be distorted for generations to come, but the New Testament writers' original intent could be silenced. So Piper is sounding a crucial warning in this book, reminding all Christians to exercise great caution regarding "fresh" interpretations of the Bible and to hold fast to the biblical view of justification
The legacy of sovereign joy : God's triumphant grace in the lives of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin by John Piper( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 196 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

If ever you are complacent about sin, if ever you lose the joy of Christ, if ever you are dulled by the world's influence, the lives of these men can help you recapture the wonder of God. And so John Piper takes you to the time of Augustine, Luther, and Calvin, inviting you to look at their imperfections, read of their transformations, and behold the reflection of God in their lives so that a greater passion for God's glory may be inspired in your own
God's passion for His glory : living the vision of Jonathan Edwards, with the complete text of The end for which God created the world by John Piper( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his essay The End for Which God Created the World, the great theologian Jonathan Edwards proclaimed that God's ultimate end is the manifestation of his glory in the highest happiness of his creatures. Pastor John Piper has devoted his years of ministry to exploring the implications of this stunning truth for life and ministry. Understanding that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him has made all the difference for John Piper-and can transform your life as well. Here Piper passionately demonstrates the relevance of Edwards's ideals for the personal and public lives of Christians today through his own book-length introduction to Edwards's The End for Which God Created the World. This book also contains the complete essay supplemented by almost a hundred of Piper's insightful explanatory notes. The result is a powerful and persuasive presentation of the things that matter most in the Christian life
This momentary marriage : a parable of permanence by John Piper( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reflecting on forty years of matrimony, John Piper exalts the biblical meaning of marriage over its emotion, exhorting couples to keep their covenant for all the best reasons. Even in the days when people commonly stayed married "'til death do us part," there has never been a generation whose view of marriage was high enough, says Pastor John Piper. That is all the more true in our casual times. Though personal selfishness and cultural bondage obstruct the wonder of God's purpose, it is found in God's Word, where his design can awaken a glorious vision capable of freeing every person from small, Christ-ignoring, romance-intoxicated views. As Piper explains in reflecting on forty years of matrimony: "Most foundationally, marriage is the doing of God. And ultimately, marriage is the display of God. It displays the covenant-keeping love between Christ and his people to the world in a way that no other event or institution does. Marriage, therefore, is not mainly about being in love. It's mainly about telling the truth with our lives. And staying married is not about staying in love. It is about keeping covenant and putting the glory of Christ's covenant-keeping love on display." This Momentary Marriage unpacks the biblical vision, its unexpected contours, and its weighty implications for married, single, divorced, and remarried alike. - Publisher
Bloodlines : race, cross, and the Christian by John Piper( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Genocide. Terrorism. Hate crimes. In a world where racism is far from dead, is unity amidst diversities even remotely possible? Sharing from his own experiences growing up in the segregated South, pastor John Piper thoughtfully exposes the unremitting problem of racism. Instead of turning finally to organizations, education, famous personalities, or government programs to address racial strife, Piper reveals the definitive source of hope -- teaching how the good news about Jesus Christ actively undermines the sins that feed racial strife, and leads to a many-colored and many-cultured kingdom of God. Learn to pursue ethnic harmony from a biblical perspective, and to relate to real people different from yourself, as you take part in the bloodline of Jesus that is comprised of "every tongue, tribe, and nation." - Publisher
Beyond the bounds : open theism and the undermining of biblical Christianity by John Piper( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays written by theologians analyzing the issue of open theism. Discusses the question of God's ability to repent and the influence of Greek philosophy on Christianity
 
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The Passion of Jesus Christ : fifty reasons why He came to die
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John Piper Amerikaans auteur

John Piper US-amerikanischer praktischer Theologe, baptistischer Prediger und Autor

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The Passion of Jesus Christ : fifty reasons why He came to dieLet the nations be glad! : the supremacy of God in missionsDon't waste your lifeRecovering biblical manhood and womanhood : a response to Evangelical feminismThe supremacy of God in preachingThe justification of God : an exegetical and theological study of Romans 9:1-23What Jesus demands from the worldThe pleasures of God