In a World-Induced Haze? Breathe Some Pure Kingdom Oxygen

In a World-Induced Haze? Breathe Some Pure Kingdom Oxygen

If you mainly breathe the world’s air—the atmosphere controlled by the “prince of the power of the air” (Ephesians 2:2)—it’s like breathing pot smoke. It alters your mind and mood. It produces everything from a false sense of well being to paranoia, or even hallucinations. It’s seductive, addicting, and distorting.

You know you’re breathing too much of it when God and his priorities feel trivial or uninteresting or unreal to you.

So here’s a drug test. First, read the following paragraph:

Everything in redemptive history has been God acting for his glory, therefore everything in your life is to join him in that purpose. The reason you’re on the planet is to join God in making much of God. Every human being that you’ll ever meet, anywhere in the world, in any culture, according to Romans 5, is disobedient and rebellious and needs to be justified by faith alone. They’ve all stopped glorifying God for who he really is and we go to call them back to glorify God.

Now, how does it hit you? Does it excite you or does it feel hum-drum? How do you think it would it hit your family or church or Sunday School or small group or Bible study members?

When we are intoxicated and not thinking or feeling straight, we need to breathe the pure oxygen of God’s kingdom. We need our heads cleared. We need to stick our faces in the Bible and in God-saturated books and sermons and inhale deeply.

A Holy Ambition is a tank of kingdom air. It’s a collection of 12 invigorating messages by John Piper steeped in God-drenched Scripture. Reading it reminds me what’s really real and helps wake me up out of a world-induced haze. It re-stokes my passion for God’s glory and his global purposes.

So we want to help you get some of these kingdom air tanks and hand them out. You can get 68 copies of A Holy Ambition for a donation of only $79 ($1.16 ea.). Just click-through to our outreach case specials at the bottom of this page.

Join us in helping others escape the noxious, hallucinogenic air of a godless planet and breathe the oxygen of God’s kingdom.


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While our ministry energies are focused primarily through our website, we also stand ready to move books in bulk so you can help us in the spreading. We've arranged for extraordinary case-lot specials on some of John Piper's books geared especially for small groups and outreach efforts. These titles are packaged in bulk, priced at the lowest possible rates (as donations), ready to be distributed, and once you receive them, are for giveaway only.

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Jon Bloom (@Bloom_Jon) is the author of Not by Sight: A Fresh Look at Old Stories of Walking by Faith and serves as the President of Desiring God, which he and John Piper launched together in 1994. He lives in the Twin Cities with his wife, Pam, their five children, and one naughty dog.