There are books that of great help, rise to the top of book lists and fade with time. There are also books that stand the test of time to become books that help shape the face of Christian culture. From the moment I read Desiring God 10 years ago, I realized that I was reading a book that would shape the world of Christianity.
Desiring God is book about a simple concept that “the chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying him forever.” I remember growing up in church, hearing lessons about morals, bible characters, and salvation. I never understood that my joy as a person was directly tied to my satisfaction in God. Desiring God has helped me understand that the abundant life that God desires all believers to have is found in Him.
In this book, Piper moves through the major doctrines of the Christian faith by showing how each exists to glorify God and lead man in a fulfilled relationship with His creator. If you have not read Desiring God, it is a book worth your time and effort.