John Piper

John Piper

John Piper is one of America’s most influential pastors. After teaching in the Biblical Studies department at Bethel College for six years, Pastor Piper received a call to the preaching ministry at Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota. By God’s grace, 25 years later, Pastor Piper is still proclaiming the glory of God and extolling the beauty of our Lord Jesus Christ from Bethlehem’s pulpit.

John has written over 20 books, including the life-transforming Desiring God, and regularly speaks at conferences and seminars throughout the world. You can also hear snippets of Pastor Piper’s sermon’s and teachings on Desiring God Radio, which airs on Christian radio stations throughout the country and is accessible through Oneplace.com.

John and his wife Noel have been blessed by five children and four grandchildren. They make their home in Minneapolis.







Books by John Piper

21197: Desiring God, Revised & ExpandedDesiring God
By John Piper

Desiring God reveals how delighting in God can motivate us to glorify Him through worship, stewardship, loving our neighbor, rejoicing in suffering, and other "duties." John Piper reveals that the debate between duty and delight doesn't truly exist: Delight is our duty. Discover how to lay a biblical foundation for a life of celebration by truly desiring the Lord.


44988: Don't Waste Your LifeDon't Waste Your Life
By John Piper

In this provocative work Pastor Piper challenges us to set aside the trivial pursuit of self-fulfillment so that we can develop a deeper passion for God. Piper believes that if we passionately submit the sufferings we endure, the risks we take, and the goals we set to the pursuit of God's glory, then not one moment of our lives will be wasted. Don't miss this opportunity to rekindle your passion for the cross of Christ and the glory of God.


521919: Future GraceFuture Grace
By John Piper

John Piper helps readers discover the key to overcoming sin and living a life that honors God. Many men and women attempt to walk upright out of gratitude for what Christ did in the past, but Piper encourages believers to look ahead to the grace God provides for us on a day-to-day, moment-by-moment basis--putting faith into action by laying hold of God's promises for the challenges we face.


36652: The Pleasures Of GodThe Pleasures Of God
By John Piper

Here's your chance to be among the thousands of believers who are more passionate about God than ever before---because they've discovered what God is passionate about. As Piper reveals the reasons for the Lord's abundant joy, he draws you ever closer to God's self-replenishing, all-encompassing grace.


46528: When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for JoyWhen I Don't Desire God
By John Piper

Have you been looking for joy in all the wrong places? Piper explains that spiritual satisfaction is a gift from God. He then points out the paths where your heavenly Father longs to meet with you and the places where you'll find the gladness of divine fellowship---including Scripture and prayer.


38833: The Dangerous Duty of DelightThe Dangerous Duty of Delight
By John Piper

Each of us is born with a sense of restlessness---an inconsolable longing within. Some try to fill this "empty space" with pleasure, worldly accomplishments, drugs, or material goods---but Piper reminds us that the only real and lasting fulfillment of our desire is God himself. Learn how delighting in Him can revolutionize your life!


47883: Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to DieFifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die
By John Piper

The central issue of Jesus' death is not the cause, but the meaning - God's meaning. That is what this book is about. John Piper has gathered from the New Testament fifty reasons. Not fifty causes, but fifty purposes - in answer to the most important question that each of us must face: What did God achieve for sinners like us in sending his Son to die?


47456: God's Passion for His Glory, SoftcoverGod's Passion for His Glory
By John Piper

Piper passionately demonstrates the relevance of Jonathan 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.


47513: God is the Gospel: Meditations on God's Love as the Gift of HimselfGod is the Gospel
By John Piper

When you ponder what it means to be loved by God, are your thoughts God-centered or self-centered? Piper reveals that the most loving thing about God is not His making much of us, but His enabling us to make much of him. Paradigm-challenging reflections on the gospel message!


1340273: The InnkeeperThe Innkeeper
By John Piper, illustrated by John Lawrence

An advent poem written by Piper for his Minneapolis congregation, this depicts the effect of Jesus' birth on the keeper of the inn where Joseph and Mary stayed. Can be quoted during sermons, Christmas pageants, and Sunday school festivities; or given as a present in the holiday season.


348452: What Jesus Demands from the WorldWhat Jesus Demands from the World
By John Piper

In What Jesus Demands from the World, Piper has gathered fifty of Jesus' demands from the four Gospels. Blending historical context, exegetical insights, and application, Piper concisely examines each demand. The result is an accessible introduction for seekers and new believers as well as meditative meat for mature Christians wanting to know Jesus better!


46239: Seeing and Savoring Jesus ChristSeeing and Savoring Jesus Christ
By John Piper

If you want to know Jesus you do not need to go to seminary or embark on a tour of the Holy Land. All you need to do is to read the gospels with an open heart. In Seeing and Savoring Jesus Christ Pastor Piper will help you explore Jesus' deity, power and wisdom. Once you have "Seen" Jesus for who He is and have "Savored" His beauty, goodness and truth, you cannot help but be changed.


02613X: Let the Nations Be Glad! 2d ed.: The Supremacy of God in MissionsLet the Nations Be Glad!
By John Piper

Worship as the fuel for missions makes sense to a lot of people, but worship as the goal of missions? Piper reminds us that the true reason we share God with others is to make them worshippers (and sharers) as well. He feels that the true goal of missions is "the gladness of the peoples in the greatness of God." If it is true, (as Piper states) that "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him," then increasing the number of people who are satisfied in God will bring God more glory. And missions is the way we can do that.


79661: A Hunger for GodA Hunger for God
By John Piper

John Piper has the remedy for your hunger for God: the ancient Christian practice of fasting and prayer. In this helpful guide Piper will explain the biblical foundations of fasting and provide you with step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate fasting into your life.


70791: Justification of GodJustification of God
By John Piper

The Justification Of God is a compelling exposition of Romans 9:1-23. Piper incorporates exegetical study as discusses the texts presentation of God's sovereignty from a Calvinist standpoint.


38392: A Godward Life, Volume 1A Godward Life, Volume 1
By John Piper

Are you living fully and relentlessly for God? This substantive devotional---features 120 power-packed readings revealing the radical consequences that result when we operate with God at the center of all that we do. Practical and steeped in Scripture, it's an articulate call to joyful submission to God's sovereignty.


34056: A Godward Life, Volume IIA Godward Life, Volume II
By John Piper

Because God is supreme over all things, we have much reason to glorify Him---but how do we go about doing it? Piper shows us in this anticipated follow-up to the first volume. Through 120 daily meditations, he reveals how we can fully delight in the Lord . . . and the comforting knowledge that we belong to Him!


521730: Pierced by the Word:  31 Meditations for Your SoulPierced by the Word
By John Piper

Pierced by the Word takes up thirty-one subjects as unique as "How to Be a Refuge for Your Children," "How to Drink Orange Juice to the Glory of God," and "Embracing the Pain of Shame." Some are longer, some shorter, like the real-world conversations they so closely resemble, and each comes from the fertile mind of John Piper and is written in his own inimitable style. Together, the readings will lead to a deeper understanding of God and a cleaner, clearer relationship with Him. Most of all, Piper's approach shows how meditating on God's powerful Word can affect every aspect of our lives.


523385: Life As a Vapor: Thirty-one Meditations for Your FaithLife As a Vapor
By John Piper

The apostle James tells us that we are like vapors---clouds that appear for a time and then vanish. But as Christians, we have hold of something that will stand forever. Piper offers 31 meditations that express a heart-longing for Christ---our anchor through all our moments and days.


42910: What's the Difference?: Manhood and Womanhood Defined According to the BibleWhat's the Difference?
By John Piper

The topic of manhood and womanhood is still strongly debated today and still greatly impacts our society. But what does the Bible teach about true manhood and womanhood? In what ways are men and women essentially the same? In what ways are they essentially different? And how do these differences affect our roles in the home, the church and the wider society? John Piper looks at these important questions in a positive, sensitive light. His conclusions encourage men and women to live out their unique differences in a fulfilling, godly way.

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