“Taste and See: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life,” by John Piper

I recently had the chance to read Taste and See: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life, by John Piper. This nonfiction book was republished on June 21, 2016, by Multnomah.

About this book (from the back cover):

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. 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!

Expanded Edition of the Popular Godward Life II Devotional

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.

Final Verdict:

This book is just lovely. I have been a fan of John Piper for a long time, but sometimes I find his books hard to read because they’re so meaty. I have to read little bits at a time and then ponder what I’ve just read. I love that this book is broken up into small, 2-3 page meditations on different topics, and I found them to be just the right length: long enough to give me something good to think about, and short enough that I don’t feel overwhelmed. Piper is not just an intellectual, but also an artist with words (having written books of poetry as well as theology) and he chooses beautiful words to express his ideas. For example: “God’s omnipotent exuberance to do us good is one of the most freeing discoveries a human an make. Oh, that we might believe it and savor it and bring it to mind again and again, until it is our very nature to feel the truth that the godly are designed for inconceivable happiness.”

Finally, I love this version of Piper’s book because the cover is just to lovely. It’s a small thing, but looking at that gorgeous cover sitting on my coffee table brings me joy! The publishers chose a beautiful, peaceful scene for the front of this book. This is definitely a book I’ll be keeping in my library long after I’ve finished reading it.

You can find our more about author/pastor John Piper by visiting his website here.

 If you’d like to check out Taste and See: Savoring the Supremacy of God in All of Life it is currently on sale for $13.99 for the Kindle version. (Regularly $15.99.) If you prefer a hardcover copy, it’s currently on sale for $14.02. Remember, Amazon’s prices can change at any time.
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