Tuesday, October 27, 2009

hear ye! hear ye! the When I Don't Desire God series is about to commence!

I'm going to ask you a question. When I ask it, close your eyes and see what pops into your head. Are you ready? Here's my question:

What brings you joy?

What did you think of? Was it a relationship, a walk along the beach, or a favourite hobby? When I asked the women in my Bible study this question, the answers were as varied as "words", "God's creation", "watching my daughter learn something new". You might like to share your responses in the comments.

My guess is that most of us long to feel this same kind of joy in God. We know we should rejoice in God, but we're not sure how that feels, or how to go about it. Which is where John Piper comes in. When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for Joy doesn't just tell us that joy in God is good, it tells us how to fight for joy, and gives us weapons for the fight. ...

There's still time: why not grab a copy of When I Don't Desire God and read along with us during November as we learn how to fight for joy.

You can read the rest of this post at EQUIP book club today. If you click on the book cover in the right hand column of EQUIP book club, you can order a copy of When I Don't Desire God; or Koorong has plenty of copies at most of its stores, including the Melbourne ones.


Susie said...

Hi Jean,

I enjoyed the little exercise! I am sure you are aware of this but you can download the book for personal use from Piper's site:
Read it on your laptop or print off relevant bits!I am looking forward to reading along.

Suz x

Jean said...

Hi Suz, good to hear from you, glad you'll be reading along!

Great suggestion about the book - I'll have to mention that to people.

Love Jean.