Book Review

Taste and See

27177625A Devotional Powerhouse!

This revision of the follow-up to the popular A Godward Life adds twenty fresh entries to the original 120 daily meditations that are solid meat and sweet milk from God’s Word. The new entries broach current and controversial subject matter, such as partial-birth abortion and gay marriage. Piper asks the hardest questions and finds wonderfully poignant but practical and applicable truths from the Bible. These 350 pages of substantive spiritual nourishment will brace readers’ minds with truth and nourish their hearts with God’s sovereign grace. Pastors and lay leaders particularly will appreciate the three indexes included. They don’t need to look any further to find a pertinent illustration or tidbit of inspiration!

Expanded Edition of the Popular Godward Life II Devotional

Taste and see…The Lord is good.
Psalm 34:8

The soul tastes truth like the lips taste food. Spiritual hunger cries out for rich, substantial nourishment. It is remarkable how much meat these daily portions contain.

Skillfully presented by pastor John Piper, this devotional of contemporary meditations on biblical reality will whet your appetite for more of God Himself and refresh you in your daily communion with Christ.

**I received a copy of this book from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

5 Star

When my copy of this book came in the mail, I quickly flipped through it. I was pleased to see that all of these meditations are quite short (about 2 pages give or take a page). It was clear that these would be quick little nuggets to read.

Off and on over the past years, my husband and I have tried various things to study the Bible or do some sort of devotional together. He’s a morning person and I’m a night owl. We both tend to have a lot of things we want to spend our free time doing and it’s hard to set aside time to talk or dive into Biblical truths together. Well, we decided to start going through this book. One meditation in the evening at a time and it’s been a pretty easy habit to start and continue.

Each passage of this book is a quick little message of God’s truth. Some passages incorporate a lot of scripture and some of them involve a bit more of an anecdote from Piper’s life (such as the value of regular time in the Word). If you’ve ever read anything by John Piper before, you know he has a wonderful way with words and that remains true in this book. Some of these small devotions just fascinate me with things that he writes about (do you know how many pounds of water are in the sky?!?!–that comes through in one of these meditations). Each one tends to be thought provoking and sometimes a bit challenging.

All in all, this is a wonderful book that I would highly reccommend. If you struggle with getting into the Bible on a daily basis, this might be a book to help you get into a habit. While it isn’t a replacement for the Bible, it still might help you want to dig in a bit deeper.

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