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Living in the Light: Money, Sex and Power Book Cover Living in the Light: Money, Sex and Power
John Piper
The Good Book Company
May 3, 2016
144

Whether we’re rich or poor, married or single, in a position of great influence or not—all of us face temptation in the areas of money, sex and power. They are the dangerous opportunities of our time—opportunities to destroy our own souls, or to experience the true joy of using them for God’s glory. John Piper shows us that when we have the blazing glory of Christ at the center of our spiritual solar system, the planets of money, sex and power find their true and beautiful orbits.

This book is for every Christian and will help you to wake up to the all-satisfying glory of God, and discover what you were made for.

The Cross Focused Reviewers weigh in on Living in the Light: Money, Sex and Power by John Piper (The Good Book Company, 2016).

“If you have read Piper before, you know he writes very extravagantly and sometimes can be hard to read. This book is one he writes with simplicity and clarity. This is a perfect book on how a Christian should look at sex, money, and power.”
Reviewer: Chris Land
Rating: 5 Stars

“I found this to be an excellent book and one that helped me as I worked out some of my issues with money as an idol in my life. It’s one that I would easily read again for a reminder to myself about the dangers of valuing things other than God and how that plays out practically.”
Reviewer: Rebecca Ray
Rating: 5 Stars

“This book is fully saturated with the Bible and has an amazing conclusion. As with all of the books and sermons I have read from Dr. Piper I am still digesting it and getting my mind wrapped around it, three days after finishing it. This is a book I will go back to and one that I think can bless every single person who reads it.”
Reviewer: Jonathan Roberts
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would recommend this life changing book to anyone who is ready to live in the light… it will change believer’s outlook on how they live their life.”
Reviewer: Andrew Smith
Rating: 5 Stars

Living in the Light: Money, Sex, & Power is short in length but packed with Christ-saturated wisdom. This book should be required reading for every Christian.”
Reviewer: David Steele
Rating: 5 Stars

“…those who are in positions of leadership where these three areas are often a temptation would be especially blessed in reading this little volume.”
Reviewer: Marcia Wilwerding
Rating: 5 Stars

“Because of how significant these subjects are in our culture, this is a book worth checking out.”
Reviewer: Nate Claiborne
Rating: 4 Stars

“Piper continually and plainly points the reader to Christ as the cure over and over again. The great danger in these three areas is actually quite similar: we exchange the goodness of God in Christ for something that is lesser than and can never satisfy. Hopefully this short book will be used to encourage many to find their joy in Christ so that they may live in the light instead of bondage to money, sex, and power.”
Reviewer: Joey Parker
Rating: 4 Stars

“If you’re looking for a short book that applies “treasure Christ above all things” to money, sex, and power, you’ll appreciate this one!”
Reviewer: Shane Lems
Rating: 3 Stars

“I would highly recommend this book for counseling, discipleship, or just a primer on issues related to the many abuses of money, sex, and power in our society and our churches. Living In The Light is a powerful reminder of the darkness in the world around us and how we must constantly look to the Life and Light of men (John 1:4) as we strive to avoid conforming to that world.”
Reviewer: Chrys Jones
Rating: 5 Stars

“John Piper’s newest book Living in the Light: Money, Sex and Power explores with brevity and clarity how the Christian ought to respond to the issue of money, sex and power in light of the gospel. He argues that they are good things that when properly used deliver incredible benefits… Overall, I would certainly recommend this book to help cast a solid vision for these three areas for the Christian.”
Reviewer: Aaron Meservey
Rating: 4 Stars

“Another swing and home run from The Good Book Company, and another solid piece of writing from John Piper. A timely devotional for anyone wanting to live in the light or dealing with temptation from these potential stumbling blocks.f”
Reviewer: William Sipling
Rating: 4 Stars

“This short little book helpfully condenses the essential biblical teaching about money, sex, and power, so that we are not only made aware of the dangers, but also informed about the potential of using them for the glory of God.”
Reviewer: Conrade Yap
Rating: 4 Stars

“Written in Piper’s normal intellectual style, the smallness of this book makes it easier to digest. It’s divided into easy to manage sections that allow for contemplation and reflection.”
Reviewer: Cindy Cook
Rating: 3 Stars

“This is an excellent read and an important book in a day and age when the world around is on the no clue canoe when it comes to a correct system of belief in regards to money, sex, and power. As believers, we can take to heart the encouraging and insightful discussion by John Piper in this book as we assess our lives to ensure we are living to the glory of God with our finances, our leadership roles at home, work, church, or elsewhere, and how we control lustful behavior. I highly recommend this latest effort by John Piper and I encourage you to give it a read and take to heart the godly principles contained in its pages.”
Reviewer: Michael Boling
Rating: 5 Stars

“Piper’s analysis seems sound, and it is refreshing to have an approach that does not flee too quickly to labelling everything ‘idolatry’ (even though that is what it is), but dwells on the implications of that (God is neither valued nor glorified). I highly recommend this short book to Christians at all stages of their journey.”
Reviewer: Tim Campbell
Rating: 4 Stars

“This is a book that will aid us all in reordering our affections so that they are set upon the cross of Christ and the fullness of life he offers.”
Reviewer: Aaron Cerda
Rating: 5 Stars

“Piper as always points us to Christ and reminds us to keep Him at the center and find our satisfaction in Him… I highly recommend this short book of only six chapters. It would be a great book to recommend for someone who hasn’t read John Piper before.”
Reviewer: Debbie Crawford
Rating: 5 Stars

Living in the Light: Money, Sex, and Power by John Piper is a God-glorifying, idol-exposing, and heart-penetrating book that will challenge and exhort the Christian to value Christ in above all things including sex, money, and power.”
Reviewer: Theron St. John
Rating: 5 Stars

“…it is quality content. He writes enough to get us thinking about our own lives and how we should be living in the light of Christ. If we continue to keep ourselves there, we will find ourselves in a graceful position in awe of the beauty of the cross.”
Reviewer: Matthew Lloyd
Rating: 4 Stars

“New and old readers of Piper will find Living in the Light a valuable resource. I recommend it especially to new Christians trying to understand the biblical foundations for these important subjects.”
Reviewer: Zach Barnhart
Rating: 5 Stars

“There is much of value in this short read from one of our most respected theologians. Highly recommended.”
Reviewer: Bill Pence
Rating: 5 Stars

“I would highly recommend this resource to anyone struggling with placing money, sex, or power as preeminent in their lives. Which in one degree or another includes us all!…This short book would be excellent for personal or group study. What a blessing Dr. Piper is for the church!”
Reviewer: Zach Kendrick
Rating: 4 Stars

“The reason there are so many books with similar titles is because these three topics are always relevant – Piper says that he finds it strange how many Christians pursue wealth, despite all the Bible’s warnings. This book will spark helpful thoughts for those doing talks or preaching on these topics.”
Reviewer: Stephen Steele
Rating: 4 Stars

“…a clear and passionate call to live for Christ in today’s sex-crazed and money-obsessed culture. We could all do with a dose of John Piper challenging us to a more Godward focus in this day and age! I highly recommend this short book.”
Reviewer: Robert Hayton
Rating: 4 Stars

“When God is placed at the center and sex, power and money in their respective place, God is honoured and man is free to enjoy these goodness that God has given to us.”
Reviewer: Chris Ho
Rating: 4 Stars

“You’ll be challenged because Piper does not hold punches at all, whatsoever. Expect to be confronted at the roots of your heart.”
Reviewer: Louis Zinc
Rating: 5 Stars

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Whether we’re rich or poor, married or single, in a position of great influence or not—all of us face temptation in the areas of money, sex and power. They are the dangerous opportunities of our time—opportunities to destroy our own souls, or to experience the true joy of using them for God’s glory. John Piper shows us that when we have the blazing glory of Christ at the center of our spiritual solar system, the planets of money, sex and power find their true and beautiful orbits.

This book is for every Christian and will help you to wake up to the all-satisfying glory of God, and discover what you were made for.

Table of Contents:

Introduction
1. Definitions and Foundations
2. The Pleasure-Destroying Dangers of Sex
3. The Wealth-Destroying Dangers of Money
4. The Self-Destroying Dangers of Power
5. Deliverance: The Return of the Sun to the Center
6. Deployment: The New Orbits for Money, Sex, and Power
Conclusion

Praise for Living in the Light:

“This new book is timely and deserves careful consideration by every Christian. It is a theologically rich, biblically faithful exploration of potential stumbling blocks to enjoying God: sex, money, and power. In these pages you will discover not only the spiritual danger of setting your hope in the things of this world but how, as Christians, we can understand sex, money, and power in ways that display God’s glory.”
-R. Albert Mohler, Jr

“If you do not daily wrestle with temptations in the areas of money, sex, or power, it is only because you have surrendered to these temptations. Every Christian must confront our common pull to make idols in these areas. In this book, John Piper equips us to fight temptation by firing up our affections for the glory of God in Jesus Christ. He wisely shows us not only what to avoid, but how to rightly enjoy money, sex, and power as part of a life conformed to Christ through the gospel. I expect to give this book to many friends and fellow combatants in this spiritual war.”
-Russell Moore

John PiperAbout the Author:
John Piper is founder and teacher of Desiring God Ministries and chancellor of Bethlehem College and Seminary. For 33 years, he served as pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church, Minneapolis, Minnesota. He is author of more than 50 books.

Book Information:

  • Publisher: The Good Book Company
  • ISBN: 9781784980511
  • Page Count: 160

Blog Tour Details:

  • Tour Dates:  May 3-8, 2016
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Thank you for your interest in reviewing Living in the Light. This blog tour is now full. You can see our current list of available review books here: LINK.