Off the Shelf: Think: The Life of the Mind and the Love of God

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Think: The Life of the Mind and the Word of God

By John Piper

“The American people and the American church have a long history of anti-intellectualism. When you think of how God-dishonoring much intellectual life has been, this is understandable. But it has not served us well. When the faithful, rigorous life of the mind is diminished, the spiritual benefits don’t last much longer than a generation. The very thing we wanted to protect is eventually weakened. The Great Commandment is to love God with everything in us, including our minds (Matthew 22:37). When that means of love is marginalized, love for God weakens.”

About Stan Guthrie

Stan Guthrie is an editor at large for Christianity Today magazine and for the Chuck Colson Center for Christian Worldview. His latest book is God's Story in 66 Verses. He also is author of All that Jesus Asks: How His Questions Can Teach and Transform Us, Missions in the Third Millennium: 21 Key Trends for the 21st Century, and A Concise Guide to Bible Prophecy. He is co-author of The Sacrament of Evangelism. Besides authoring, writing, and editing books, Stan is a literary agent, bringing together good authors, good books, and good publishers. Stan writes the monthly Priorities colum for He has appeared on National Public Radio's €œTell Me More,€ WGN's Milt Rosenberg program, and many Christian shows, including The Eric Metaxas Show and Moody Radio'€™s €œNew Day Florida.€ A licensed minister and an inspirational speaker, he served as moderator for the Christian Book Expo panel discussion, Does the God of Christianity Exist, and What Difference Does It Make?
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