Living in a world of sound-bites, spin, and hype, where most folks spend their free time watching TV, a computer screen, texting, or enjoying some form of evangelical entertainment, who has time to read a book, let alone really think about theology? It was refreshing to read John Piper's new book Think. His premise is succinct: It "is about using the means God has given us to know him, love him, and serve people." In Finally Alive, Piper emphasized the new birth as our basis of loving others with the love of God. In Think, his plea is "to embrace serious thinking as a means of knowing and loving God and people." I can think of no true believer who would not greatly benefit from his challenge.
Beryl Clemens Smith, a former faculty member of Bob Jones University, is an ordained PCA ruling and teaching elder, associate editor of The Blaisdell Papers, and author of Embers-Poetry for Everyday Living.
Issue: "Embassy of Grace" May/June 2011 Vol. 20 No. 3 Page number(s): 60-61
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