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A Hunger for God: Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer

A Hunger for God: Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer

Written by John Piper

Narrated by Cris O'Bryon


A Hunger for God: Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer

Written by John Piper

Narrated by Cris O'Bryon

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4.5/5 (20 ratings)
Length:
5 hours
Released:
Sep 1, 2006
ISBN:
9781596443983
Format:
Audiobook

Description

There is an appetite for God. And it can be awakened. I invite you to turn from the dulling effects of food and the dangers of idolatry, and to say with some simple fast: "This much, O God, I want you."Our appetites dictate the direction of our lives - whether it be the cravings of our stomachs, the passionate desire for possessions or power, or the longings of our spirits for God.

But for the Christian, the hunger for anything besides God can be an arch-enemy. While our hunger for God—and Him alone—is the only thing that will bring victory. Do you have that hunger for Him?

If we are full of what the world offers, then perhaps a fast might express, or even increase, our soul's appetite for God. Between the dangers of self-denial and self-indulgence is this path of pleasant pain called fasting. It is the path John Piper invites you to travel in this book. For when God is the supreme hunger of your heart, He will be supreme in everything. And when you are most satisfied in Him, He will be most glorified in you.

Released:
Sep 1, 2006
ISBN:
9781596443983
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

John Piper es pastor de Bethlehem Baptist Church, en Mineápolis. Sus muchos libros incluyen: Cuando no deseo a Dios, No desperdicies tu vida, Lo que Jesús exige del mundo.


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  • (5/5)
    A masterful work by John Piper. The most thorough and enlightening treatise on fasting I've read.
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    I've never read a book on fasting before, so I guess I don't have anything to compare this with. Yet, it seems to me that Piper has done a wonderful job with this book. I can testify that this book has given me an increased interest in the spiritual discipline of fasting.Piper does a wonderful job of communicating basic truths about fasting and also instilling in readers a hunger for God. This book is very emotional, and yet also provides a very solid Biblical basis for what it communicates. Of particular significance is the fact that the book doesn't present fasting not as a way to sway God, or as a mere Old Covenant ceremony, or as an "ordinace" to be routinely followed, but rather as a heartfelt expression of our hunger for God. He presents it as a hunger which we are willing to pursue to such a degree that we occasionally will set aside the things that "fill" us, whether they be food or some other gift from God. The book also separates Christian fasting from mere ascetism and also handles a number of the common objections to the practice of fasting.Also, in the Appendix there is an index of quotes on fasting from Christain leaders ranging form Ignatius to modern day people. What a nice touch!I suppose that this book will be the standard by which I evaluate other books on fasting that I may read in the future.

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  • (5/5)
    I had never fasted before. I picked this book up after reading Desiring God and just felt that I was called to fast during Lent. I chose Wednesdays, and except for one Wednesday while I was on a mission trip, I was successful. It wasn't easy. I love food. But in the evening when I was hungry, I sat down with this book and read a chapter or two for inspiration. I wasn't disappointed. John Piper brings out the biblical reasons for fasting, as well as the idolatrous aspects food had taken on in my life. It is a book to read over and over for the depth that Piper brings to the subject.
  • (5/5)
    Absolutely outstanding. This book was far better than I anticipated and I had high expectations. I had hoped for a biblical solid explanation of fasting, particularly with New Testament/Christ-centered perspective. It was that and more.This book challenged me afresh on the idolatry in my life and the place of honor that belongs only to Jesus. It helped my understand not only the place of food (or other things) in the midst of fasting but the place of food in my life in general. I am more prepared to honor Christ with food in my life than ever before and I'm more prepared to use food as a tool in the battle to take all thoughts captive to Christ, to delight myself in the Lord, and to live for His glory.This book would be a worthwhile read even for someone not yet interested in fasting, though, to be honest, they'd probably be interested in it by the time the completed the book.