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Book Report John Pipers

Bruce Allman

Dont Waste Your






Dont waste your life is an exceptional book written by a noted

Christian author John
Piper. He has served in many capacities during his Christian walk,
speaker as well as
Author. This book was an easy read because his writing style grabs
you at the onset.

His method of challenge to the Christian community invokes interest in

doing what really
Matters only one life, twill soon will past ;only whats done for Christ
will last (page
12-13). He further challenges us to become involved by stating ,You
dont have to
know a lot of things for your life to make a lasting difference in the
world . But you do
have to know the few great things that matter, perhaps just one , and
then be willing to
Live for them and die for them. The people that make a durable
difference in the
world are not the people who have mastered many things ,but who
have BEEN
mastered by one great thing.( page 44 ) His argument to us is that
the One Great Thing

this: to live our lives in a way that looks like the beauty and the glory
and the infinite


is to glorify God and not ourselves with our lives. He clearly saysGod
created us for

Worth that he really is . (Page 32).

we live?

So how do we do just that? How do

our lives in a manner which glorifies God? God is most glorified in you,
You are most satisfied in him. God created me and you to live with a
single , all
embracing and transforming passion to glorify God by enjoying and
displaying his
excellence in all areas of your life .Enjoying and displaying are crucial
The wasted life
is the life without a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for
the joy of all
Peoples. Be sincere in all you do it really does show on your face if
you are just going
Through the motions. In order to truly glorify God we must enjoy God ,
our Lord and
Savior for who he is. That means finding our satisfaction and maximum
happiness in the
Lord. We MUST display the glory as we live our lives in such a way
that demonstrates
The greatness , beauty ,and worth of the God we enjoy . We are to
direct people to
The all supplying , all fulfilling We love and worship in all we say
and do. Not just lip
Service but actually carrying out the Great Commission Making
disciples of all men. The bedrock

Gives us solid biblical direction on how to live for the glory of God in
our daily lives.


Purpose of the book is to help ALL OF US to live with passion for the
glory of God. He

Chapters 5 and 7 proved most beneficial for me. Chapter 5 Risk is

Right, spoke
To the problem I myself am dealing with as this report is written;
we , myself included ,
Avoid risk and seek a level of personal comfort, of personal safety and
security. We
Are admonished by
safety and security

Mr. Piper to take risks for the cause of Christ,

Is found in God alone.

Chapter 7 Living to prove he is more precious than life to me
gives us wisdom on
How to evaluate our actions. I, as well as Mr. Piper believe we must
adapt wartime
lifestyle, ever seeking to advance the cause, taking risks and making
sacrifices to bring
About victory. How will my actions show that I really treasure the
love of Christ?
How do I display that in my daily living? Thought rendering questions
we all need to

In summary this book calls us to question Who I am ?, Why am I

here ? And What
Am I called to do? It really opened my eyes to who
in Christ , and

and what I am

what I need to do to fulfill my calling ! 1 Corinthians 10:31 states

Whether therefore


ye eat , or drink , or what so ever ye do do all to the glory of God.

We the church

must always strive to keep this at the core of our being all to the
glory of God not
our glory , not your recognition
fend so much

All to the glory of God we will then


better in our attempts to spread the Love and glory of God.