Mark’s #35 – Don’t Waste Your Life by John Piper (2003)

As this is not the first time I’ve read Don’t Waste Your Life, I wondered if reading this book again would be beneficial in any way.  As it turns out, I underestimated the book and its impact on my life and soul.

Before Crazy Love, before Radical, this book was written to inspire a generation of Christ-followers to radical and joyful risk for the glory of Christ.   As the title suggests, this is Piper’s passionate plea to make our lives count for eternity.

As I finished the book today, and the second-to-last chapter about world missions, I realized how deeply Piper’s teachings and thoughts have penetrated and shaped my own thinking and teaching.  I am grateful for any reminder to live for what matters for all of eternity, as this world and its stuff pulls like gravity to distraction and a wasted life.

If you haven’t done so, make Don’t Waste Your Life a priority on your reading list.

Here’s Lecrae’s rap by the same title to spur you on:

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