Future Grace

John Piper

Future Grace

Future Grace

  • Title: Future Grace
  • Author: John Piper
  • ISBN: 9781590521915
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Paperback

This book helps readers discover the key to overcoming sin and living a life that honors God John Piper encourages believers to look ahead to the grace God provides for us on a day by day, moment by moment basis.

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Probably the most readable (not to mention spiritually satisfying!) of Piper's books that I've read so far. The book is divided into 31 chapters, most of them focusing on Piper's thesis--that the way of sanctification is by having faith in God's future grace--but also many chapters on how to apply that faith to battle various sins. Lessons I learned:1) Why do we follow and obey Christ? Our primary motive is not gratitude for what Christ did on the cross (although we are thankful nonetheless), bu [...]

John Piper in the introduction of this book tells something about his mother that I can see as a summary of what the book is all about: "She [John Piper's Mother] taught me to live my life between two lines of 'Amazing Grace.' The first line: ''Tis grace has brought me safe thus far.' The second line: 'And grace will lead me home.'" "Christ is God's Yes to all future grace." "Amen means, 'Yes, Lord, you can do it.'It means, 'Yes, Lord, you are powerful.Yes, Lord, you are wise.Yes, Lord, you are [...]

Pity I can't give it more than 5 stars This book is radically life-changing. I can't recommend it highly enough! Get it, read it and learn how to live by faith in future grace! Learn how anxiety, pride, misplaced shame, impatience, covetousness, bitterness, despondency and lust can be fought, conquered and laid low. This book is not only ultra-practical, but it's also theologically brilliant: it actually helped me understand many issues I'd been thinking about - rewards in heaven, justification/ [...]

The thesis of this book is a game-changer: That our obedient living is not fueled by gratitude to God but by faith in His promises (what Piper calls “future grace”). That idea, introduced in chapter 1, changed my life. The book felt unnecessarily long and at times Piper’s logic was hard to follow. I appreciate, however, his high view of the promises of God and how satisfied a Christian would be to trust in them.

So far I'm not terribly impressed but I have been so saturated as of late with redemptive historical and typological exegesis that Pipers much more "practical" and existential exegesis is almost klunky and uncertain. However it is helpful and he does throw out tons of scripture to support his views. His main argument thus far is against a "debt ethic" (I think that's what he calls it) that gratitude can cause when it is used as an impetus for daily sanctified living. He sees a deep problem with [...]

Very helpful book that breaks through some of the hardened misconceptions I've grown about what grace and faith really are to me as a believer. Piper addresses specific areas of sin that hinder a proper understanding of God's grace. Anxiety, pride and covetousness stood out to me in particular, and I've marked those chapters for rereading.I liked the quote from J.I. Packer on the back page of my copy: "This is a rich and wise book, one to treasure and reread."Good summary - I agree!

This book was a little hard to get through because at first it seems terribly repetitive. I was like "I get it, we need to have faith that God will fulfill his promises while other things won't." He seems to beat it to death.But then starts to get interesting when he really gets into what it means. Matter of fact, it goes way beyond what you initially think of. It's a book I'm going to have to think about.

Upon the recommendation of a friend, I picked up this heavy, 400-page tome, and hoped that John Piper would not disappoint. In the end, he did not, and I’m glad for time spent in each of the thirty-one chapters. Piper’s thesis is woven throughout each chapter: “live by faith in future grace.” He then fleshes out what this means from a variety theological arguments as well as offers practical implications for living by faith in future grace. I especially liked these practical chapters tha [...]

After a year and a half I have finished this wonderful book. I will be forever grateful for the way that this book has formed my theology to model a Godward and all satisfying love for "all that God is for us in Jesus". It has helped point me to the Word. I've wrestled with the questions of "what is the nature of true belief in God?", "How do I walk in holiness?" And "How do I enjoy God for who he is and put my faith in his promises?". It really is a dense book that has taken me a long time to " [...]

I have appreciated John Piper's "The Future of Justification," in using scripture for refuting some of N. T. Wright's wilder claims, and I enjoyed the Biblical verse by verse study of what God finds pleasure in (so we, too, can find pleasure in it and in Him) in "The Pleasures of God."I had a little harder time getting "into" this book than the other two Piper books. I usually choose these types of books as an act of worship, as appreciating God for Who He is and what He's done. And this book is [...]

How would you like a book that takes the concept of grace and interweaves it through the whole of Scripture? By that I mean what grace really means to us. How does faith play out to bring the dramatic power of grace into our lives? How does grace, faith, sin, and the promises of God interrelate to make the Christian life the awesome thing it is? I assure you that Mr. Piper makes one of the strongest explanations I have seen in that regard.Not that I would agree with everything he writes (I don [...]

This is a book that demands the reader's full attention. It didn't always get that from me. So sometime, I'm going to read it in the way John Piper suggests, one chapter a day for 31 days. To the best of my understanding, the theme is that we don't do good works out of gratitude. That comes dangerously close, Piper argues, to trying to pay God for what He has done for us, which would: 1) be impossible; 2) nullify grace. But our good works are evidence of the faith that has transformed us. If the [...]

This is clearly one of Piper's early works, as is evident by the very short list of "other books by the author" in the back (only 7 titles if you can believe it)! :) I don't know if the book being nearly 20 years old was a contributing factor but I found parts of Piper's writing to be confusing and rather complicated. Several times I debated putting the book aside not because I disagreed with what he said but rather it seemed to be said in a tedious and somewhat repetitious manner. However, I pe [...]

Oh manPiper's thoughts in Future Grace are (much like Desiring God) personally revolutionary. Not in the sense that the idea of living by faith in future grace is new to the CHURCH, but that it's new to me.Being raised in a very performance-driven shade of 'Christianity,' the reminder that being ENAMORED with God is the essence of trusting and serving Him is always a precious reminder! Indeed I must allow this reminder to be repeated to my spirit often, lest I return to the bondage of supposed s [...]

This book is completely heterodox to Christianity. I think people gloss over it because of Piper's flowery language, and his reputation, which is insane. The Reformed community venerates Martin Luther, but we can all admit he was waaaay off on things (Communion, The Jews, etc.)Piper is way off here, and it's dangerous. Even the title is misleading: It should be titled: Conditional GraceBecause that's what he's arguing for. And he doesn't seperate it from salvation, at all.

Very mundane.I should have stopped after the intro. The intro was so good that I kept waiting for the rest of the book to say something new. But it was all said in the intro, just reiterated in a long, slow, drawn out way, through the rest of the book. It took me a year to read Future Grace, and I have to say it was a little painful.

Good material in here, but this isn't his best and it isn't in the same league with Desiring God or Pleasures of God. His take-home thesis is good, though: God gives shows mercy/love/hesed to us so that we may glorify him in the future by trusting in his future grace.

Not an easy read by any means but if you are wanting to surrender all to the Lord and grasp a deeper understanding of His amazing grace, highly recommend you read this book. You may have to read each chapter more than once but will be transformed by the experience.

Excellent and truly enriching! One of the best books I've read this year. It truly helped me rethink my viewpoint on faith as a whole and how it impacts my daily life.


"Future Grace" helped me to pause and think about my faith, in the style of 1 Peter 3:15. This was my first Piper book and I will be inclined to read from him again, but this is by no means a quick read, nor should it be. Piper's theology stands in stark contrast to contemporary authors such as Francis Chan, Kyle Idleman, and others. Not that he is opposed to them or vise versa, but the writing is much deeper and is more in line with C.S. Lewis, Jonathan Edwards, or Oswald Chambers. Piper is a t [...]

The most heady theological book I have read thus far by Piper. He is good at making the concepts practical. The fundamental thesis is that we walk in obedience by faith in God's future grace.Poignant Quotes:Gratitude is a spontaneous response of joy to receiving something over and above what we paid for.Past grace is glorified by intense and joyful gratitude. Future grace is glorified by intense and joyful confidence. This faith is what empowers us for venturesome obedience in the cause of Chris [...]

Absolutely loved this book. John Piper is one I'm kinda on the fence about. He sometimes has (what I feel) are some screwy ideas & in fact I believe he often flirts with heresy. There is no doubt though that the man is very committed and on this issue I believe him to be rock solid. This book is now an indispensable part of my library that I will be revisiting again & again often. He was very helpful in my difficulties with understanding the doctrine of grace and helping me to understand [...]

This was on the reading list for a while and I finally had a chance to go through it. The book is written to be used as a devotional for 31 days (one chapter a day). The intention is to marinate in the sole satisfying pleasure of the future grace in God over a period of time. My understanding of the main message has to do with Christ's atonement, not simply justifying us (a one-time event), but also purchasing that future grace by which we are perpetually sanctified by Him for the remainder of o [...]

A beautiful, contemplative book by Piper on the centrality of future-focused faith in the life of a Christian. The book functions well as a devotional reading spread out over an entire month. This format also helps, as the repetition of concepts can sometimes cause the book to feel tedious. The book also touches on doctrinal aspects of Reformed soteriology and highlights their devotional aspect. I disagree with Piper's view on Grace and the Garden, which he espouses in one chapter of the book, b [...]

I nearly gave this book a 5, and the central idea of hoping in Future Grace is more than worthy of 5. My only real qualm is that it was too long and a bit repetitive. But, you could adjust for that by simply reading the first several chapters straight, and then only the ones that interest you after that. And if you don't know what it means to be motivated by hope in Future Grace, then you should absolutely read this book until you do

Fantastic. Piper takes the truths he outlines in Desiring God and applies them to the ongoing process of Sanctification routed in faith. This book very much deepened my understanding of faith's role in salvation bringing aspects of sanctification and justification.

That is must read for every christian

It is a great long book to read and read!

Good book on living life with the future promises and guarantees of grace in mind!

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