A Godward Heart
by John Piper
Most of John Piper’s books are hefty tomes of deep theological thought, and he has become one of my favorite scholars and authors. This little volume, A Godward Heart, is neither a devotional nor a theological treatise. It is, as he describes, a series of “meditations for your journey.” The book doesn’t have one particular theme. Instead, Piper collects previous essays and short writings about a variety of Christian topics and offers them together in this book.
It accomplishes Piper’s goal of directing our hearts to God. When you want to look to Him, want to meditate on godly things and consider His Word, this book allows you to do just that in a few short minutes at a time. For those who like to listen to the brief videos called “Ask Pastor John” where John Piper is asked questions about anything from Scripture commentary, to marriage advice, to political issues, to Christian leadership, this will feel like the written form of that. In this book, you’ll find short writings on everything from nudity, to loving Muslims, to commentary on specific Scriptures, and why Satan hurts Christian people.
I loved the brevity of the chapters, the ease and accessibility of the writing and the chance to sit down in a few short minutes (so important for a young mom with kids!!) and meditate on godly things.
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