John Piper’s book will help Christians think about thinking. I’ve seen it given out to college students, and believe that it would be helpful to them in the face of sophisticated intellectual challenges to their faith. Yet, it is not a book about Christian intellectualism. It is a helpful book for all believers to keep thinking in balance with emotions and experience. As Piper says, “the mind serves to know the truth that fuels the fires of the heart” and you may read the quote below to understand his intention for the book.
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Yes, I have concerns. For example, I hope this book will help rescue the victims of evangelical pragmatism, Pentecostal short-cuts, pietistic anti-intellectualism, pluralistic conviction aversion, academic gamemanship, therapeutic Bible evasion, journalistic bite-sizing, musical mesmerizing, YouTube craving, and postmodern Jell-O juggling. In other words, I believe thinking is good for the church in every way.