John Piper Talks Books
John Piper sits down with Kevin DeYoung to discuss human purpose, pastoral leadership, the advantages of reading slowly. And of course they discuss books, too. So many books. Reading them; writing them; loving them; but most of all desiring God through them. (See the full list below.) And in this conversation you will get a picture of what will perhaps be John Piper’s magnum opus.
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An Excellent Book for 2021 [1:11 – 2:37]
What did John Piper do for Christmas during coronavirus? [2:37 – 4:58]
Why Piper doesn’t like the word ‘retirement’ [4:58 – 12:45]
Especially Formative Books for John Piper [12:45 – 19:57]
On the Pros and Cons of Reading Slowly [19:57 – 34:48]
Books to Kickstart Pastoral Ministry [34:48 – 43:54]
Favorite Biographies [43:54 – 46:32]
Books to Return To [46:32 – 51:59]
The Hardest Book John Piper Had to Write and His Favorite [51:59 – 57:38]
Providence: John Piper’s Latest Book [57:38 – 1:03:15]
Enjoying the Process of Writing; Praise for Pastors Who Don’t Write Books[1:03:15 – 1:09:33]
More Questions on Providence and Providence [1:09:33 – 1:20:40]
The Most Important Verse in the Bible [1:20:40 – 1:25:08]
Books and More Books:
New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional, by Paul David Tripp (get 30% off)
Thinking God’s Thoughts: The Hermeneutics of Humility, by Daniel P. Fuller
The Unity of the Bible: Unfolding God's Plan for Humanity, by Daniel P.Fuller
Freedom of the Will, by Jonathan Edwards
The End for Which God Created the World, by Jonathan Edwards
The Religious Affections, by Jonathan Edwards