Sunday, September 16, 2007

Seeing and Savoring Christ

I've just finished reading John Piper's Seeing and Savoring Christ. If you haven't read it yet, I suggest you do. The book can be downloaded for free at

Piper has faithfully created a Biblical sketch of the Person of Christ, from his birth, crucifixion, resurrection, up to his second coming. The book has 13 very short chapters, each ending in a prayer.

Piper argues that since "the deepest longing of the human heart is to know and enjoy the glory of God," one must know Christ to satisfy that longing. Christ, after all, is the image of the invisible God.

The author also talks about Christ's humility. Our Lord left the thrones of heaven to assume the despicable frame of man. He endured mockery, rejection, and hypocrisy, and the most painful suffering imaginable: death on the cross. He came to save us because He loved the Father, He loved His glory, and He loved us.

Piper expounds on Jesus' power, wisdom, and mercy, explains why Jesus had to die to disarm Satan rather than kill the deceiver in an instant, and highlights the mercy of God.

Chapter 7 (The Glorious Poverty of a Bad Reputation: The Desecration of Jesus Christ) is, to me, the most moving of all. While reading, I had to repeatedly pause to let my eyes and my throat recover.

I highly recommend the book for meditation. Chew on it, savor it, and process every idea presented. This sketch of Christ, although inferior compared to Scriptures, will help you a great deal.

If you can't download it, drop a comment here, and I'll gladly send you the file.



Blogger Jac Libatique said...

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Mon Sep 17, 08:26:00 AM GMT+8  
Blogger Jac Libatique said...

i found it! must have missed it the first time i looked. salamat lance!


Mon Sep 17, 08:28:00 AM GMT+8  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kuya, pa-email naman po ng file sa salamat... =)

Wed Sep 19, 05:28:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Lance said...

ebook sent, rem. :)

Wed Sep 19, 07:39:00 PM GMT+8  
Blogger Lance said...

you're welcome, jac!

Thu Sep 20, 08:35:00 AM GMT+8  

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