Besides the Bible, When I Don’t Desire God is the most life-changing book I’ve read. I use “life-changing” carefully and intentionally. It has changed the way I go about my day-to-day life more than any other book written by men.
As I read this book, I desperately wanted my life to radiate with joy in God. And as Jesus told his disciples, “These things I have spoken to you, that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full” (John 15:11). So, the joy of Jesus comes into our lives and gives us fullness of joy through his word, “these things I have spoken to you.”
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Therefore, Piper highlights “The Worth of God’s Word in the Fight for Joy” (chapter 7) and then t…