This new edition of a bestselling textbook draws on key biblical texts to demonstrate that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship fuels missionary outreach. John Piper offers a biblical defense of God’s supremacy in all things, providing readers with a sound theological foundation for missions. He examines whether Jesus is the only way to salvation and issues a passionate plea for God-centeredness in the missionary enterprise, seeking to define the scope of the task and the means for reaching “all nations.” The third edition has been revised and expanded throughout and includes new material on the prosperity gospel. The book is essential reading for those involved in or preparing for missions work. It also offers enlightenment for college and seminary students, pastors, youth workers, campus ministers, and all who want to connect their labors to God’s global purposes.
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At a time when the church seems to be majoring in minor factors in its marketing of missions, it is good to know that we have a new edition of the best biblical study there is on the nature of missions. The best, however, has become better! After building a solid biblical base, Piper confronts some burning issues in missions today in a way that is both spiritually nourishing and inspiringly readable.
—Ajith Fernando, national director, Youth for Christ/Sri Lanka
If I had to choose only one book on missions, Let the Nations Be Glad! would be it—precisely because it’s about so much more than missions. The book’s relentless God-centered focus, with its stress on worship as the ‘fuel and goal of missions,’ provides the crucial biblical counterpoint to the anthropocentric drumbeat of our day. Don’t read it unless you’re willing to have your eyes reopened to the highest possible motive for being about the business of reaching the world for Christ.
—Duane Litfin, president, Wheaton College
John Piper is a widely respected theologian and bestselling author. He has been the pastor for preaching and vision at Bethlehem Baptist Church since 1980. His preaching and teaching is featured daily on the radio program Desiring God.
Several of Piper's books have been Evangelical Christian Publishers Association Christian book award winners including What Jesus Demands from the World, Pierced by the World, and God's Passion for His Glory. The John Piper Collection (24 vols.) offers 24 titles from John Piper including The Pleasures of God and Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die.