What more could a Christian reader ask for? God’s Passion for His Glory contains the complete text of Jonathan Edwards’ The End for Which God Created the World, illumined by John Piper’s enthralled and humble thoughts on this thesis. Two great Christian men, one of the greatest of contemporary Bible teachers, John Piper, and one of our great (if not the greatest) Bible teachers from American history, Jonathan Edwards, collaborate via the Holy Spirit to lift us ever closer to the Lord.
As in all of Piper’s books, the format is simple, the wording understandable, and the depths profound. Divided into two sections, each part flows into the other, leading the reader upwards. In Part One, Piper explains why he decided to publish this book, looks at Edwards’ physical and spiritual life, and considers the impact Edwards has on modern evangelical Christianity. Part Two explains how Piper has prepared this thesis for the reader, suggests methods of reading, and takes a look at the particular edition Piper chose to use. Edwards’ The End for Which God Created the World then follows, replete with footnotes. Several effective indices conclude this volume.
This in-depth look at the foundation of our passion for God is crucial reading. Piper’s books are dedicated to leading us into ever-growing desire for God. God’s Passion for His Glory capably achieves this aim. This is a book to take your time reading. You'll find value in pausing now and then while reading to think, meditate, pray, and to wait before your Lord. – Donna Eggett, Christian Book Previews.com
In his essay The End for Which God Created the World, the great theologian Jonathan Edwards proclaimed that God’s ultimate end is the manifestation of his glory in the highest happiness of his creatures.
Pastor John Piper has devoted his years of ministry to exploring the implications of this stunning truth for life and ministry. Understanding that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him has made all the difference for John Piper—and can transform your life as well.
Here Piper passionately demonstrates the relevance of 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.