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Best John Piper Books Reviewed & Ranked

Our list of some of the best John Piper books & series in recent years. Get inspired by one or more of the following books.

When I Don’t Desire God: How to Fight for Joy (2013)

 Best John Piper Books Reviewed & RankedIn this 10th anniversary edition, Piper offers us practical encouragement for holding onto the only source of true and lasting joy: God himself. Redesigned with an updated cover and new preface.
Author(s): Dr John Piper

Desiring God, Revised Edition: Meditations of a Christian Hedonist (2011)

 Best John Piper Books Reviewed & RankedSatisfaction…Happiness…Joy. According to John Piper, the pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible, it’s essential.Desiring God is a paradigm-shattering work that dramatically alters common perspectives on relating to God.  Piper reveals that there really is no need to choose between duty and delight in the Christian life.
Author(s): John Piper

Why I Love the Apostle Paul: 30 Reasons (2019)

 Best John Piper Books Reviewed & Ranked“Besides Jesus, no one has kept me from despair, or taken me deeper into the mysteries of the gospel, than the apostle Paul.” –John Piper No one has had a greater impact on the world for eternal good than the apostle Paul–except Jesus himself. For John Piper, this impact is very personal. He does not just admire and trust Paul. He loves him. Piper gives us thirty glimpses into why his heart and mind respond this way. Can a Christian-killer really endure 195 lashes from a heart of love?
Author(s): John Piper

This Momentary Marriage: A Parable of Permanence (2012)

 Best John Piper Books Reviewed & RankedReflecting on forty years of marriage, John Piper rivets our attention on its Christ-exalting, covenant-keeping essence–the rich soil for genuine growth. “An instant classic. It is at once biblical and devotional, the fruit of seasoned theological reflection and four decades of ‘momentary’ marriage.” –Andreas J.
Author(s): Dr John Piper, No Piper

Preparing for Marriage: Help for Christian Couples (Revised & Expanded) (2018)

 Best John Piper Books Reviewed & RankedAs you prepare for marriage, dare to dream with God. Getting to know that special someone naturally involves learning about family and friends, education and athletics, favorite pastimes, and your hopes and dreams. Ideally, you’ll talk about life’s best moments and worst, the brightest places in your background and the darkest. But what about God? What is his role in your relationship? What do each of you believe about him, and how do you understand his dream for marriage—for your marriage?
Author(s): John Piper

Astonished by God: Ten Truths to Turn the World Upside Down (2018)

 Best John Piper Books Reviewed & RankedFor more than thirty years, John Piper pastored in the rough and tumble realities of downtown Minneapolis, preaching his people through the ups and down of life one Sunday at a time. When it came to capturing a generation of joy in one final sermon series, he turned to ten trademark truths to leave ringing in his peoples’ ears. These ten are world-shaking truths—each astonishing in its own way. First they turned Piper’s own world upside down. Then his church’s.
Author(s): John Piper

When the Darkness Will Not Lift: Doing What We Can While We Wait for God–and Joy (2006)

 Best John Piper Books Reviewed & RankedJohn Piper examines depression from a spiritual perspective, guiding and encouraging those for whom joy seems to stay out of reach.
Author(s): John Piper

A Hunger for God: Desiring God Through Fasting and Prayer (2013)

 Best John Piper Books Reviewed & Ranked“We encourage you to read this book, asking great things from God.” –David Platt and Francis Chan, best-selling authors 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 archenemy, while our hunger for God–and him alone–is the only thing that will bring victory. Do you have that hunger for Him?
Author(s): Dr John Piper, David Platt, et al.

Seeing And Savoring Jesus Christ (2004)

 Best John Piper Books Reviewed & RankedPastor John Piper unveils the person of Christ so that everyone can understand Jesus’ deity, power and wisdom. This accessible volume can awaken unbelievers and sweeten any Christian’s view of the Lord’s character.
Author(s): John Piper

The Pleasures of God: Meditations on God’s Delight in Being God (2000)

 Best John Piper Books Reviewed & Ranked Isn’t it true—we really don’t know someone until we understand what makes that person happy? And so it is with God!  What does bring delight to the happiest Being in the universe? John Piper writes, that it’s only when we know what makes God glad that we’ll know the greatness of His glory. Therefore, we must comprehend “the pleasures of God.” Unlike so much of what is written today, this is not a book about us.
Author(s): John Piper

Future Grace, Revised Edition: The Purifying Power of the Promises of God (2012)

 Best John Piper Books Reviewed & RankedIn this revision of a foundational work, John Piper reveals how grace is not only God’s undeserved gift to us in the past, but also God’s power to make good happen for us today, tomorrow, and forever. True life for the follower of Jesus really is a moment-by-moment trust that God is dependable and fulfills his promises.  This is living by faith in