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Actually, Steve has a lot to say, with fifteen songs that give the total project an epic length of 72 minutes. The album's title draws inspiration from John Piper's best-selling book of the same title, though the Calvinistic leanings of the author or the artist don't really present themselves in the music. Instead, Steve presents a bevy of songs that mostly express God's goodness and unfailing love, as well as some songs of worship, all set to the adult contemporary ballads Steve has become known for in recent years, and a few classic rockers reminiscent of his early days. "Why, Why, Why" is a slow classic rocker with biting satire, written in response to 9/11 and as a reminder that it's not our place to understand the reasons behind all the suffering and confusion of this world, or how one man's death can mean the salvation of all mankind. The title track surprisingly sounds a bit like Thunder Road -era Bruce Springsteen, with a little bit of David Meece. As you'd expect, it's a song that centers on the theme of Piper's book: "God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him." You can almost imagine Steve beating his breast while singing "The Sovereign Hand," a progressive rock ballad reminiscent of Larry Norman: "How foolish I've become, thinking, I control my destiny / Questioning God in what he's done, rather than trust his sovereignty." A similar Springsteen influence can be heard on "If I Were a Singer," a simply expressed desire to live life for the Lord. This is one of the first songs Steve ever wrote, and interestingly enough, it was co-written by Larry Norman.

The Pursuit of Pleasure Is Not Optional. It Is Essential

In this DVD version of Desiring God —the classic description of Christian hedonism—John Piper explains how the supreme calling of life is to “glorify God by enjoying Him forever.”  
    Drawing upon Scripture after Scripture, Piper shows why pursuing maximum joy is essential to glorifying God and, in what may be surprising to some, how God is ready to pursue with all His might our pleasure in Him! The implications of this truth are discussed in regard to conversion, worship, love, Scripture, prayer, money, marriage, missions, and suffering.
   In ten sessions Piper teaches on: 

   • One Great Mission and Motivation
   • A Summary of Christian Hedonism
   • The Foundation of Christian Hedonism
   • The Essence of Christian Hedonism
   • The Grand Obligation
   • How Then Shall We Fight for Joy?

Recorded in HD with subtitles in English, these video sessions are ideal for use in adult and youth Sunday-school classes, small groups, retreats, classrooms, and families. To get the most from this resource, use it along with the Desiring God DVD Study Guide .

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Desiring god christian dating

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