January 25, 2011

Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of GodI just finished listening to another John Piper book.  This one was called, Think:  The life of the mind and the Love of God.  This title is very descriptive of, what I believe, is the purpose and point of this book.  In it,  Piper weaves the fabric of these two topics (knowing God and loving God) together to reveal their fundamental connectedness. In other words, you can't truly have one without the other.

Piper also does a great job in this book of revealing the nature and importance of good thinking.  He accomplishes this, not only through his own use of reason, but also through several Biblical examples of the correct use of our mental faculties and a few examples of thinking gone wrong.

I am fighting the desire to blog about several different aspects of this book.  I want to do that, but I am more interested in persuading you to pick up a copy of this book and reading it for yourself.  Of course, this first time through the book, I experienced it via a Christian Audio, audio book.  I also received this as a Christmas present, so now I am even more persuaded that this is a book that I need to plow through again, one page at a time.  The truth is, it really made me think.

The audio talent for the audio book also did an exceptional job. He brought the words to life in such a great way.  I always enjoy the audio books, they bring things out that I might have missed by only reading through the book.