It’s not a book you really read continuously from cover to cover like most. Piper’s A Godward Heart is more of a devotional that you pick up every day or from time to time in order to be inspired by a portion of Scripture or a inspirational theme concerning our relationship with God.
It’s a mixed bag – some meditations are better than others. But, as always, John Piper is an excellent writer and communicator and has insights that are at times brilliant. What I love is that you sense that he is not just exposing the Scripture but he is exposing his own heart as he grapples with God and the Word. Piper is very real and in that way he takes us along in his journey.
My favorite moment revealing that intimacy was when he tells of how he came face to face with a seminary professor who simply said: “I love Jesus.” (p. 22) That simple phrase had a huge impact on Piper – a simple profession that means everything. This is a book that will draw you closer to the Lord in so many ways and so we can thank John Piper for bearing his heart and revealing the Lord in the Word.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from the Blogging For Books program from WaterBrook Multnomah in exchange for this fair and unbiased review.