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“The overriding concern of this book is that in all of life God be glorified the way He Himself has appointed. To that end this book aims to persuade you that the chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever” (p. 18).


About the Book

For 25 years, pastor John Piper has been provoking Christians with the simple but paradigm-shattering truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him.

Satisfaction. Happiness. Joy. The pursuit of pleasure in God is not only permissible; it’s essential.

Building his message on hundreds of Scriptures, especially from the Psalms, the apostle Paul, and Jesus himself—and echoing the likes of Blaise Pascal, Jonathan Edwards, and C.S. Lewis—Piper beckons us to approach God with the hedonist’s abandon. Finally, we are freed to enjoy Jesus not only as our Lord and Savior, but also our all-surpassing, soul-satisfying Treasure.

As important today as ever, Desiring God may turn your Christian world upside down. And that will be a good thing, for the glory of God, and for your deepest joy.

First Edition 1986; Revised Edition 2011
Multnomah Books (Colorado Springs, Colorado)


This is one of those life changing books that we want to recommend to all of our members and visitors to this site to read.

Now, there are a few ways to get hold of it.

First Prize. Purchase the actual book at:


Piper J.
Meditations of a Christian hedonist. Learn More
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It is always good to own a hard copy as you can read it, mark it, reference it.

Second Prize: MP3 Audio (Lekker to listen to in your car or to play it to a group.)



Piper J.
Audio book.
Meditations of a Christian Hedonist. 
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Third Prize. PDF Download.


Ctrl Click on the above link or copy it to your address bar in your browser. Hit enter and it will open the whole book in PDF format. Find the icon that will allow you to save it and save it to your computer, and enjoy reading it.

For now, we want to recommend that you sit back and listen to John Piper preaching a sermon on the exact same topic. The sermon is entitled 'When I don't desrie God'.