Desiring God Pastor’s Conferences (Christian Biographies) – John Piper

These are the best of the best, the Top Guns of Christian audio. 

Each year at the Desiring God Pastor’s Conference, John Piper covers the life of a notable saint.  The manner in which he presents the material is both interesting and convicting, honest and insightful, challenging and encouraging.  I cannot say how much I have appreciated these lectures over the years. 

Not only is the past brought to life, but God is magnified through the unfolding of a Christian life.  That’s what I really appreciate.  The saint is honored, no doubt, but it is God who is at the center of the discussion.  He is the One working all things after the counsel of His will.  He is the one who makes the saints great, for He is the One who wills and works in them (Phil 2:12-13).  And Piper doesn’t lose sight of this fact.  God is the One ultimately praised, not man. 

As Augustine once said, “When God crowns our merits, He crowns nothing else but His own gifts.”

I could certainly highlight each biography, but there is no need.  Every single one is good.  Very good (But I recall especially enjoying the ones on Calvin, Augustine, C.S. Lewis, John Patton and Adoniram Judson).

Feast away, dear listeners.

Difficulty: Intermediate

Must Listen Factor: Must Listen!

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