John Piper’s bestselling book on missions (more than 300,000 copies sold) draws on key biblical texts to demonstrate that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship fuels missionary outreach. Piper offers a biblical defense of God's supremacy in all things, providing readers with a sound theological foundation for missions.
This 30th anniversary edition of a contemporary classic incorporates insights from the author’s refined thinking over the past 10 years. Used extensively as a textbook for missions courses and a resource for ministries, Let the Nations Be Glad! provides a passionate plea for God-centeredness in the whole enterprise of world evangelization and explores the role of prayer and spiritual warfare. The book is essential reading for those involved in or preparing for missions work. It also offers enlightenment for students, pastors, youth workers, campus ministers, and all who want to connect their labors to God’s global purposes.
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Twenty-five years ago this book lit the fires of my soul for overseas mission work. It took me beyond a mere emotional yearning for conversions to an awareness that God’s pursuit of redeemed worshipers from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation is the driving passion of his heart. This book changed how I read the Bible and how I saw my life, and I believe it will do the same for you too. I’m excited to commend this new edition to a new generation of readers.
—J. D. Greear, pastor, The Summit Church, Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina; author of Just Ask and What Are You Going to Do with Your Life?
When working on my PhD, I asked top missiologists for their list of the best books on missions. Let the Nations Be Glad! featured on every one of those lists. This book has become a classic on missions. John Piper has etched these unforgettable words on our hearts: ‘Missions exists because worship doesn’t. . . . Worship, therefore, is the fuel and goal of missions.’ Thirty years after it was first published, may this new edition of Let the Nations Be Glad! give yet another generation of God’s children a high view of God in missions!
—Conrad Mbewe, pastor, Kabwata Baptist Church; founding chancellor of the African Christian University
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