John Piper, “The Dangerous Duty of Delight”
“Our hearts are restless until they find their rest in Thee.”Saint Augustine
Each of us is hardwired to pursue our happiness. We long for significant, profound joy. Some try to satisfy it with exotic vacations, high-tech gadgets, career success, sports, academics, drug experimentation, even ascetic rigors.
Yet the longing remains. Why?
In The Dangerous Duty of Delight, John Piper turns our heart toward the one true object of human desire and happiness: God. Piper shows from Scripture that pursuing our happiness in Christ is not optional for the Christian, but essential.
This short but punchy book will take us on a journey from desperate desire to infinite delight. We will learn how we were created for ultimate satisfaction in Him, and how this new perspective will change our attitudes toward worship, relationships, material goods—and everything.
This book is available for purchase here.
The first two chapters are available here as a free sample download.