No Book Like the Bible

No Book Like the Bible

We believe the most effective way to make everyone everywhere truly, deeply, lastingly happy is to teach them to meet God in his word.

This September, John Piper will be launching an initiative inspired by the legacy he wants to leave. Look at the Book is a new online method of teaching the Bible. It’s an ongoing series of 5–10 minute videos in which the camera is on the text, not the teacher. You will hear John’s voice and watch his pen underline, circle, make connections, and scribble notes — all to help you learn to read God’s word for yourself. His goal is to help you not only see what he sees, but where he sees it and how he found it.

Our National Conference, this September 26–28, here in Minneapolis, will be the twelfth and final fall conference as we have known them. We are calling it Look at the Book: Reading the Bible for Yourself. John will do five sessions, modeling Look at the Book from Romans 8 and unfolding the biblical foundations and fruit of seeing the Bible in this way. Jerry Bridges, Nancy Guthrie, Ben Stuart, and others have agreed to come and speak on topics related to personal Bible reading. Registration is only $150 until July 25.

We’re excited to see how God might use Look at the Book to inspire and equip people all over the world. Would you prayerfully consider investing in our new initiative? We want to make this ministry — and all of our 10,000+ resources — available free of charge. God does that again and again through the prayers and financial support of friends like you. Gifts can be made online.

Marshall Segal (@MarshallSegal) is executive assistant to John Piper, a graduate of Bethlehem Seminary in Minneapolis, and regularly writes on the topics of singleness and dating.