Thursday, September 8, 2016

Taste and See by John Piper

This book of 125 daily meditations was the first book I’ve read by John Piper. It covered a wide variety of topics from the theological to the mundane. Many of the readings reflected the wisdom of a man who has lived a long time and who has given great thought to the subject of what it means to be human and what it means to walk with God. There is something helpful in this book for everyone. I found a few of the meditations particularly stimulating, such as the one that challenges people not to retire, and the excellent one on how to approach Sunday worship. At times, however, Piper’s choice of topic and/or writing were almost incomprehensible to me. They seemed to be answering questions no one is asking. The meditations entitled, “How Does the Spirit Produce Love?” and “Cherishing Truth for the Sake of Love” were cases in point. There were times when Piper went so deeply into a subject that he lost me. All in all, this book was good. It did not, however, make me want to read more of Piper’s writings. I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.

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