This is one theme God has really impressed upon me while I've been recuperating from surgery. During this time, I listened to an incredibly convicting sermon about not neglecting so great a salvation. John Piper's book centers on that idea also. Our lives are not about us. Our lives are all about the God of the universe and His redemptive plan for mankind. Anything less is vanity, temporal and will count for noting in eternity.
Here is a synopsis of Don't Waste Your Life from the back of the book:
Most people slip by in life without a passion of God, spending their lives on trivial diversions, living for comfort and pleasure, and perhaps trying to avoid sin. This book will warn you not to get caught up in a life that counts for nothing. It will challenge you to live and die boasting in the cross of Christ and making the glory of God your singular passion. If you believe that to live is Christ and to die is gain, read this book, learn to live for Christ and don't waste your life!So now that you know what the book is about, if you would like to enter the give-away, here are the rules:
1) Leave a comment* here and provide some way for me to contact you if you win*** - an email or blog link is fine, as long as there's an email address attached to the blog link.
2) Get an additional entry for blogging about this contest by putting it on your website, blog, facebook, twitter, or any other networking site you have. Then make sure you let me know by email (firstname.lastname@example.org) where you've posted it.
Note: You do not have to leave a comment to win. Winning isn't based on what you say. One winner will be drawn randomly...so, it's fine to simply leave your name and email.
* No duplicate comments please.
** Winners will be selected by random, impartial draw, and will notified by e-mail.
*** You will have 48 hours to get back to me, otherwise a new winner will be selected.
****Comments will be open through September 26th, 2009 and I will announce the winner on this blog on Monday, September 28th, 2009.