In Christian circles, John Piper needs no introduction. If you are a Christian, chances are you have heard of him. He has written numerous books on various topics. He would easily be considered one of the leading theologians of this time. He is a sought after speaker, teacher and writer. From the first time I heard him speak at Passion One Day in 2003 on a farm in Texas, I have loved what God has used him to produce. From Desiring God to When I don’t Desire God, his books are worth the time. Though they might be deep and hard to understand at times, they are books full of truth from God’s Word.
A Godward Heart is a compilation of 50 short devotionals from various other works by Piper. It is arranged in such a way, as the front of the book says, to help you “Treasure the God who loves you.” So often, in our walk with the Lord, we go through periods where our heart for the things of God weakens. It is not that we do not care about our walk with the Lord, life just happens and sometimes gets in the way and ultimately distracts us from what truly matters. This book will help you through times like this while also strengthening your hunger and desire for the things of God.
Topics range from “How is God’s Passion for His Glory not selfishness” to “Rebellion of Nudity and meaning of clothing” to “Christian’s voting” and “How the cross conquers Satan’s work.” Needless to say, this short book will be a great addition to your devotional life and most readings can be completed in 5 to 10 minutes. So if you are looking for a supplement to your devotional life, check out A Godward Heart. You will be challenged, encouraged, enriched and your walk with the Lord will be renewed.
I received this book for free from WaterBrook Multnomah Publishing Group for this review as a part of their Blogging for Books program in exchange for an honest review.