John Piper's brief book challenges fellow baby boomers to forego the American dream of retirement and to grow old with a zeal that shows God to be the all-satisfying Treasure that he is.Publishers Description
John Piper challenges fellow baby boomers to forego the American dream of retirement and live out their golden years with a far greater purpose in mind.
They say it's a person's reward for all those years of labor. "Turn in your time card and trade in your IRAs. Let travel plans and golf-course leisure lead the way." But is retirement really the ideal? Or is it a series of poor options that ignore a greater purpose-and will kill a person more quickly than old age?
John Piper responds: "Lord, spare me this curse " And his resounding message is for anyone who believes there's far more to the golden years than accumulating comforts. It's for readers who long to finish better than they started, persevere for the right reasons (and without fear), experience true security, value what lies beyond their cravings, and live dangerously for the One who gave his life in his prime. With this brief book, Piper is sure to spur fellow baby boomers in their resolve to invest themselves in the sacrifices of love-and to grow old with godly zeal.
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.7" Width: 3.8" Height: 0.6"
Weight: 0.05 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2009
Publisher Crossway Books/Good News
Availability 0 units.
Reviews - What do our customers think?
|Too much for too little Oct 24, 2009|
|This booklet is OK, but it is only a BOOKLET!! It is mostly anecdotes of Christians from long ago and really is not for practical advice.|
|Just the right size Sep 12, 2009|
|This was bought for a mom who didn't want to haul her heavier study bible to church on Sunday. This Bible not only looks great but fits into the diaper bag easily. It is larger and easier to read than the pocket-sized (read that - VERY small print) Bibles. The ESV is new but quite close to the NIV version she is used to.|
|NOT a book, this is a PAMPHLET Aug 19, 2009|
|I don't think I've ever given a product one star before.|
My husband and I were shocked when we found this pamphlet hidden among the shipping paperwork in the box. At first we thought it was some sort of complementary study guide for the book, because I've purchased many full-length novels for roughly this price. We're wishing we had read the reviews, because the issue was raised there, but we've been stressing over the retirement issue and the title looked so promising that we just clicked and ordered. We're not going to bother reading it; we've already done enough legwork on the subject that I'm sure this dinky little pamphlet won't offer us anything new. It's going back to this site.
I recommend that you save yourself the outrageous price by doing this: open your Bible to the concordance. Look up "wealth". Follow the references. Use your brain.
And whatever you do, don't waste your money on this "book"!
|I think there's a glitch here Aug 11, 2009|
|For some reason the only reviews that have appeared here are actually reviews of "Rethinking Retirement: Finishing Life for the Glory of Christ " by John Piper NOT the ESV Personal Size Reference Bible....|
|Disappointed Jun 9, 2009|
|I thought for the price, the book was small. It was actually just a booklet. Moreover, there was no groundbreaking information.|
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