• Let the Nations Be Glad

  • By: John Piper
  • Narrated by: Raymond Todd
  • Length: 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (148 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Since its publication a decade ago, Let the Nations Be Glad! has provided thousands of seminary students, missionaries, and pastors with a sound theological foundation for missions.

Piper now offers a revised and expanded edition of this theological and biblical defense of God's supremacy in all things.

Piper explains who this book is for: "This book is not just for missionaries. It is for pastors who (like me) want to connect their fragile, momentary local labors to God's invincible, eternal, global purposes. It's for lay people who want a bigger motivation for being world Christians than they get from statistics. It's for college and seminary classes on the theology of missions that really want to be theological as well as anthropological, methodological, and technological. And it's for leaders who need the flickering wick of their vocation fanned into flame again with a focus on the supremacy of God in all things."

©2003 John Piper (P)2008 christianaudio.com

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Let the Nations be Glad

this book was very helpful in giving a full or bed missiology. I didn't agree with everything, but I think it's one of my top pics ever, and it's the best book on missions I've ever read

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Great book, but not for Audio

I read this book years ago and appreciated its powerful message of God's passion for the nations. I wanted to review the content on a recent business trip but found that the audio version was very tough to endure. Piper ties everything to scripture. That's a good thing, but in an audio reading the citations were tedious and distracting. I listen to far more books than I read these days and many of them are non-fiction, but I could not get through this audio book. I would heartily recommend the content to anyone, but not in the audio form.

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A must-read for all Christians

Excellent book by John Piper. Every Christian should read this for a great walk-through of Scripture with regard to missions. Very encouraging and challenging book for all Christians. The reader of this audiobook isn't my favorite to listen to for several hours, but overall does a fine job.

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Great book on the premise for missions!

In some ways this book might have been better to sit down and read, than to listen to, because of so many scripture references and thoughts to consider, but it was still good on audio and worth listening to.

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Biblical basis

Piper offers a biblically informed view of missions that is both challenging and inspiring. This is well worth the time.

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Passion for God resultis in Mission

Clear message for everyone to hear!
Must listen for every Christian! It is very inspiring.

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About as engaging as a concordance

This was a painfully dry recitation of one thesis in a research-paper style book that seemed heavier on the references than the supported statements. I’m so glad it’s over I can’t even spend time articulating my rebuttal to the thesis itself, except to say that to love God and one another is the first mission of the Church. This was likely my last Piper book.

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Required reading for every believer!

Would you listen to Let the Nations Be Glad again? Why?

Yes, I would listen to it again, in fact I have gone through certain portions of it a few times! I don't read/listen to books, I study them, so it takes time to work through them.

What other book might you compare Let the Nations Be Glad to and why?

The Bible, but not saying this book is equal to Holy Scripture, but that it lines up with it. The Bible is the final rule of authority!

Have you listened to any of Raymond Todd’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

No.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

This book is on Christian Evangelical Missions, but first it's a book about the Glory of God. Piper sets a stage for his reader to keep "first things first" which is God's majestic glory and, His sovereignty over all of life, including missions. In fact, God is most concerned about His own glory! Piper says it this way, "The chief end of God is to glorify God and to enjoy himself forever." (using the first question of the Westminster Catechism).

The highlights for me have been:
1. The focus of worshipping a holy, mighty, powerful, just, glorious, merciful, loving God!
2. The necessity and the power of prayer! We so underestimate prayer in all of life and Piper nails it here!
3. The purpose, joy, and worth of suffering for the sake of Christ.. I went through this section a number of times.
4. The section on hell was important since we live in an age where this doctrine is falling by the way side. People don't read and know their Bibles and John Piper clarifies, Biblically this doctrine.
5. The significance of Jesus' work for the salvation of all who believe in Him! What a chapter!!

I end with this quote from the "Conclusion":
"The ultimate goal of God in all of history is to uphold and display his glory for the enjoyment of the redeemed from every tribe and tounge and people and nation." (pg. 255)