In this short book, John Piper explains how to fight eight of our most common sins by embracing God’s superior promises. Battling Unbelief: Defeating Sin with Superior Pleasure [John Piper] on Amazon. com. *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Pastor John Piper shows how to. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. John Piper, Pastor for Preaching and Vision at Bethlehem.

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Battling Unbelief: Defeating Sin with Superior Pleasure by John Piper

Suppose you had been having pain in your stomach and had been struggling with medicines and diets of all kinds to no avail. If you think you don’t, this book will reiterate why it is you don’t, and why it is you should. Meditations on God’s Delight in Being God. John is the author of more than 50 books and more than 30 years of his preaching and teaching is available free at desiringGod. When I sin, I am believing a lie that there is more pleasure, happiness, or gain to be found in that sin than in obedience.

However, the odor, faint kohn it may be, nubelief still present. Want to Read saving…. We just simply don’t believe that God is going to supply all of our needs, even though God sees the future, past and present much clearer than we can, He calls us to a relationship of trust and this book will help you in acquiring weapons to help you fight the battl This is just a shortened version of Future Grace, I would definitely start here before tackling the much larger work of Future Grace.


In Future Grace, each of these chapters is accompanied by two or three chapters setting forward the promises of God that we are to believe and put our hope in in order to win the battle with sin. Explore the Home Gift Guide. God’s Word, Our Story: Jan 07, Bekah rated it it was amazing. Anxiety about relationships can make you withdrawn and indifferent and uncaring about other people. Pastor John Piper shows how to sever the clinging roots of sin that ensnare jihn, including anxiety, pride, shame, impatience, covetousness, bitterness, despondency, and lust.

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I didn’t realize till after I started it that Battling Unbelief comprises eight chapters extracted from the 31 in Piper’s Future Grace. His expounding on the definitions of various heart attitudes and laying them bare for what they are, namely unbelief, is both a challenge to my heart as well as a breath of fresh air to remove staleness in my walk with the Lord.

And it is all about how we run to all of these things and all sins when we are not trusting in God’s grace to be better for us than the promises that sin hold out in front of us. Sep 07, Matthew rated it it was amazing.

Battling Unbelief Study Guide: And faith is the victory that overcomes the lie, because faith is satisfied with God. I only remember that I made it through.


This book is basically made up from the Application chapters from Future Grace. Piper is real and practical about the difficulties of each of the sins he addresses. There were some good points and the main thesis is a good one, focus on future grace to help you deal with current issues.

So finding out that you have cancer is not good news. A great book that I re-read a lot.

Battling Unbelief: Defeating Sin with Superior Pleasure

Simply put this book is excellent. Mar 22, Ron Reffett added it. Dec 10, Jonathan Roberts rated it it was amazing Shelves: The root cause of anxiety is a failure to trust all that God has promised to be for us in Jesus.

In all these years, the grace of God had driven me deeper into God in desperation, rather than driving me away from God in anger. Many people move from application back to foundation rather than the reverse. One of the most important texts has been the one I underlined when I was fifteen—the whole section of Matthew 6: I was staying at college for summer unbelied.

Upon finishing, I put the book down and pondered for a good long while how I’d like to apply this book to my life. Defeating Sin with Superior Pleasure.