Tuesday, December 22, 2009

John Piper is the MAN!!

Tim and I have loved John Piper since the first message we heard by him. We then had the privilege of visiting his church. We had the chance to go up and talk to him but due to a fight that morning, hormones, and downright anger on my part, I declined (something I still regret doing). Tim was thoroughly disappointed, but to be honest I think it will be our ticket to go back and visit again!!

Anyhow, this morning I just happened to stumble upon the place at desiringgod.org where they offer free downloads of many of John's (and others) books!!
I don't know if this is common knowledge or not, maybe it is and it was just me that didn't realize it. But I wanted to share it all with you all because for a person like me this is like.... AWESOME!!

I am a "book" girl, I like to have a copy of the actual book in my hand, but let's be honest, this can become a pricey hobby, so if you are not able to purchase an actual book, maybe it's possible to download and read it on the computer or even print it off. I feel like this is a GREAT gift for anyone who enjoys John Piper's books.

To see and download visit here

Some of the ones I saw that I would recommend would be:
Spectacular Sins
Desiring God (I haven't read this one yet, but got it for Christmas)
What Jesus Demands from the World
Future Grace (another Christmas gift... looks great!) 
This Momentary Marriage

Other ones I saw that I haven't read much on but that look good: 
The Future of Justification
Sex & the Supremacy of Christ
The Power of Words and the Wonder of God 

The list goes on!! I can't tell you how excited I am, if you could see how fast my fingers are typing and that doesn't even compare to my heart rate... seriously books, they have an affect on me... and free.... wow!! It's just too much!

Does anyone understand what I'm saying and see how exciting this is?!?


Mandi Miller said...

Awesome! I am going to check it out today!

Michelle said...

That is awesome!

If you like John Piper a lot. Check out Paul Washer. He has two awesome sermons that we love...

1. On youtube search for Shocking Message

2. The 10 Indictments against the Modern Day Church

He also has a couple of studies you can download and print...The Truth About Man and The One True God (I'm not 100% on the last title.) Anyways, worth your time for sure.

Have you read Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan?

Amber said...

One of my husbands friends actually recommended Paul Washer to us a month or so ago, we went on youtube and watched a couple of his videos... yeah, we liked him!

I didn't see the studies... I'm going to check them out today - thanks for passing it along.

I have not read Pilgrim's Progress (I can actually hear my mom saying "yes you did, we read it in school" but to the best of my recollection... no, I haven't read it) :) Maybe I'll check that out too.

Amber said...

I found the link to the free paul washer studies... here it is if anyone's interested http://www.heartcrymissionary.com/about/resources/online_books

Connie said...

I know it's the best isn't it?!!! You can also listen to the conferences he puts on every year. The one on words, I think in 2008, has some awesome speakers and great messages also, the conference on suffering and the sovereignty of God. check those out. Driscoll spoke at the one on words and I love, love, love what he said and have thought of it often.