The Dangerous Duty of Delight (Book Review)

The Dangerous Duty of Delight

John Piper, Multnomah, 2001, 96 pages


Some of the enjoyable books come in short pages. And this one just added to my list. Over the years I have read several of John Piper’s books. For instance:

  • Don’t Waste Your Life
  • Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ
  • Brothers, We Are Not Professionals
  • Let the Nations Be Glad!
  • The Supremacy of God in Preaching
  • Recovering Biblical Manhood & Womanhood

What I appreciate about this particular book is to call Christians to Bible-saturated affections to Christ. For example, Piper writes:

Perhaps you can see why it is astonishing to me that so many people try to define true Christianity in terms of decisions and not affections. Not that decisions are unessential. The problem is that they require so little transformation. Mere decisions are no sure evidence of a true work of grace in the heart. People can make “decisions” about the truth of God while their hearts are far from Him (p. 28).

If you’re looking for an easy and quick reading (like when waiting for your kids at the dentist, practice, airport, or whatever) this book would do your soul good.


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