John Piper’s Answers to Hundreds of Questions about Ethics, Theology, the Bible, and More
Navigating the Christian life in a secular world will inevitably stir questions in the lives of thoughtful believers. Motivated by the need for sound biblical advice, Ask Pastor John was formed, a podcast featuring pastor-theologian and bestselling author John Piper’s answers to audience-proposed questions about life’s toughest topics. Podcast episodes have been played over 230 million times and have become a staple in the lives of Christians around the world.
In this unique book, Ask Pastor John host Tony Reinke summarizes and organizes ten years of their most insightful and popular episodes into accessible, thematic sections. Readers will be able to quickly and systematically access Piper’s insights on hundreds of topics including Bible reading, dating, social media, mental health, and more. We discover afresh how asking good questions strengthens faith and grows our understanding of God’s word.
Based on John Piper’s Well-Known Podcast Ask Pastor John: Questions and answers are distilled by journalist, author, and host Tony Reinke
Widely Accessible: Appeals to new believers, seasoned Christians, church leaders, and young adults alike
Useful Reference Tool: Great for looking up commonly questioned topics related to life, Christianity, and the Bible
Table of Contents
Foreword by John Piper A Little History of APJ (and Why I Wrote This Book) A Word Before We Begin
Chapter 1: On Bible Reading, Bible Neglect, and Bible Memory Chapter 2: On Politics, Patriotism, and Culture Wars Chapter 3: On Careers, Calling, and Overworking Chapter 4: On Purpose, Productivity, and Laziness Chapter 5: On Money, Shopping, and the Prosperity Gospel Chapter 6: On Gambling, Lotteries, and the Stock Market Chapter 7: On Pouting, Sulking, and Self-Pity Chapter 8: On Cussing, Lying, and Gossip Chapter 9: On Dating, Romance Idols, and Fornication Chapter 10: On Married Sex, Bedroom Taboos, and Fading Attraction Chapter 11: On Barrenness, Conception, and Birth Control Chapter 12: On Hard Marriages, Divorce, and Abuse Chapter 13: On Male Headship, Guns, and the Midlife Crisis Chapter 14: On Fearless Women, Feminine Beauty, and Modesty Chapter 15: On Gyms, Exercise, and Body Image Chapter 16: On Food, Fasting, and Feasting Chapter 17: On Alcohol, Tobacco, and Pot Chapter 18: On Smartphones, Social Media, and Selfie Sticks Chapter 19: On Television, Movies, and Fun Chapter 20: On Lust, Porn, and TV Nudity Chapter 21: On Satan, Demons, and the Unforgivable Sin Chapter 22: On the Reprobate, Capriciousness, and Divine Unfairness Chapter 23: On Trials, Sorrow, and Chronic Pain Chapter 24: On Deadness, Depression, and Desertion Chapter 25: On Writing, Grammar, and Poetry Chapter 26: On Joining, Leaving, and Finding a Church Chapter 27: On Retirement, Snowbirding, and Finishing Well Chapter 28: On Suicide, Euthanasia, and the Will to Live
Favorite Episodes Full Index of Episodes Featuring John Piper (2013–2022)