Book Review: The Satisfied Soul by John Piper

At first glance, The Satisfied Soul by John Piper looks to be a devotional. On the front cover is the notice that there are 120 daily meditations. This is true, but the daily meditations are not actually devotional material. Instead, they are what best could be described as articles.


That is the best word I know to describe them. It is almost like they were destined for a newspaper or blog site and then got compiled into a book. I suppose when you are Piper, this is your natural way of writing. Regardless, the topics that are covered are quite broad. They range from racism to depression to self-control to pray. Throughout the book, Piper’s goal is to show the supremacy of God in all of life.

After reading the book, I can definitely say that he accomplished his goal. There is no one who has done more for the thought process of the global church in the last few decades than John Piper and this collection is no shortage. While there are other books that take a deeper look at the topics, this brief compilation is a good addition to any library. The writings are long enough to get the point across without boring someone to sleep.

I enjoyed this book and would recommend it to any Christian looking to take a glance at how God rules over everything. If we say we believe something to be true, we should have the ability to back that claim up when confronted. This book simply makes that task easier.

I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased review. The words above are my own and have not been influenced in any way by the author or publisher outside of the book’s manuscript.

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