The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God's Delight in Being God

The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God's Delight in Being God Review


Isn’t it true—we really don’t know someone until we understand what makes that person happy?  And so it is with God!

What does bring delight to the happiest Being in the universe?  John Piper writes, that it’s only when we know what makes God glad that we’ll know the greatness of His glory.  Therefore, we must comprehend “the pleasures of God.”

Unlike so much of what is written today, this is not a book about us. It is about the One we were made for—God Himself. In this theological masterpiece—chosen by World Magazine as one of the 20th Century’s top 100 books, John Piper reveals the biblical evidence to help us see and savor what the pleasures of God show us about Him.  Then we will be able to drink deeply—and satisfyingly—from the only well that offers living water.

What followers of Jesus need now, more than anything else, is to know and love—behold and embrace—the great, glorious, sovereign, happy God of the Bible.
“This is a unique and precious book that everybody should read more than once.”
Regent College, Vancouver, British Columbia
Includes a study guide for individual and small-group use.

Title:The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God's Delight in Being God
Edition Language:English

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    The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God's Delight in Being God Reviews

  • Coyle

    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 eas...

  • 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. ...

  • Kara

    A phenomenal, life-changing book! It clearly deserves it's place in World Magazine's list of the top 100 books of the twentieth century. This is a rich feast for the soul that requires reading slowly ...

  • Patrick Lacson

    In Piper's God series (Desiring God, Hungering for God, Pleasures of God) this is the best. To be fair, Hunger for God is about prayer and fasting not so much a full theological work. POG distills Pip...

  • Rafael Salazar

    Enjoyable, soul-stirring, absolutely God-centered. From all of Piper's books I've read so far, this is definitely the best (and all of them were really good). The last four chapters were especially po...

  • Ben Connelly

    Described by the author as "the younger cousin" of his Desiring God, The Pleasures of God is a deep, thoughtful, and rich survey of many of the ways that God finds pleasure in his own works & humanity...

  • Chad Barnes

    Absolutely excellent! This is a fascinating study of God based on the premise that what someone delights in reveals much about who they are. So, Piper has written a book unlike any other that I've rea...

  • 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 g...

  • Cathy

    I have been loving this book, loving God. I don't always agree with Piper, but a respected friend quotes him frequently and I find his articles thoughtful and well-phrased.I remember my college campus...

  • Craig Turnbull

    Is it possible to worship your way through an entire book?Read the absolutely masterful book, The Pleasures of God, and find out.The work is a transcription of Piper's meditation upon a central though...