Taste and See by John Piper Review


Synopsis: Taste and see…The Lord is good. Psalm 34:8

The soul tastes truth like the lips taste food. Spiritual hunger cries out for rich, substantial nourishment. It is remarkable how much meat these daily portions contain.

Skillfully presented by pastor John Piper, this devotional of contemporary meditations on biblical reality will whet your appetite for more of God Himself and refresh you in your daily communion with Christ.

This revision of the follow-up to the popular A Godward Life adds twenty fresh entries to the original 120 daily meditations that are solid meat and sweet milk from God’s Word. The new entries broach current and controversial subject matter, such as partial-birth abortion and gay marriage. Piper asks the hardest questions and finds wonderfully poignant but practical and applicable truths from the Bible. These 350 pages of substantive spiritual nourishment will brace readers’ minds with truth and nourish their hearts with God’s sovereign grace. Pastors and lay leaders particularly will appreciate the three indexes included. They don’t need to look any further to find a pertinent illustration or tidbit of inspiration!

My Thoughts: I have been in search of a good devotional for a while. This book is just what I was looking for. The devotions tend to range from 2-4 pages but instead of skimming the surface, they go deep into the meat of God’s word.

There is a very helpful subject index in the back of the book that allows the reader to search for various topics such as anxiety, poverty, suffering, and many more. It also has a person and scripture index.

This would be a great resource for pastors and Biblical teachers but it’s also written in terms that anyone could understand and benefit from.

Each devotion references one or various Bible verses that go with the application from the author. This is extremely important to me in this day and age, as devotions need to be backed by the Bible.

I like that I can read a devotional in 3-5 minutes and then meditate on it throughout the day. It will be very handy in the morning before work.

Overall, this is a very great devotional that will help Christians grow in their walk with Christ.

My Rating: 5 stars

I received this book from Blogging For Books in exchange for an honest review.

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