- By John Piper

Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die

  • Title: Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die
  • Author: John Piper
  • ISBN: 9781581347883
  • Page: 189
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die The most important questions anyone can ask are Why was Jesus Christ crucified Why did he suffer so much What has this to do with me Finally who sent him to his death The answer to the last question

    The most important questions anyone can ask are Why was Jesus Christ crucified Why did he suffer so much What has this to do with me Finally, who sent him to his death The answer to the last question is that God did Jesus was God s Son The suffering was unsurpassed, but the whole message of the Bible leads to this answer.The central issue of Jesus death is not theThe most important questions anyone can ask are Why was Jesus Christ crucified Why did he suffer so much What has this to do with me Finally, who sent him to his death The answer to the last question is that God did Jesus was God s Son The suffering was unsurpassed, but the whole message of the Bible leads to this answer.The central issue of Jesus death is not the cause, but the meaning That is what this book is about John Piper has gathered from the New Testament fifty reasons in answer to the most important question that each of us must face What did God achieve for sinners like us in sending his Son to die

    1 thought on “Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die

    1. Far from a simple overview of the death of Christ and the Christian faith. This book was the end of a long search to find something for my father that would be challenging and to-the-point, but not overly theological in words or loaded with the same 'ol americanized christian jargon. Perfect for those who seem to be stagnant or complacent in their walk and understanding in Christ.

    2. This is the perfect "Morning Time" book since its chapters are very short and its concepts are basic. Piper is so good clearly communicating truth and passion for Christ. For those who know about our family MT you might remember that we started this late last January. It only has 50 chapters so technically we should have finished it a long time ago. The thing is it took us much longer than I anticipated as life threw us a series of curve balls. The point is that we kept on reading when we could, [...]

    3. I was looking for a short book about the atonement to put on a book rack. Piper's book will fit that need. However, it is not perfect. As one reviewer said, there is a lot of overlap between the chapters. He is repetitive. Second and more glaring, though typical for Piper, he does not really bring the Old Testament into it. There is no big picture of Jesus as fulfilling the covenant or Jesus as Israel. This might be because he was trying to get at what the atonement achieved instead of what caus [...]

    4. This very small book packs a very hard punch! Do not be overwhelmed by the thought of 50 chapters. They are small. Most are just two pages in length, which allows the reader to be able to read the book as a devotional thought each morning or evening.The book helps its reader by grasping some of the most foundational truths of the Bible. Dr. Piper answers the questions such as: Who killed Jesus? Who is Jesus? Why did Jesus have to die? What impact does Jesus death have for a person living today?E [...]

    5. This isn't a "sit-down-to-read-it" kind of book. I tried to read it as a Bible Study and that didn't work either. It's rather a reference style book. It lists and explains the fifty reason Jesus came to die, backing it up with scripture. It's an excellent book for the unsaved who may be wondering exactly what God's purpose was in sending Christ to His death on the cross. It's also perfect for the follower who wants chapter and verse information for sharing the love of Jesus Christ with others.

    6. Small book (for Piper at least), but still so much to ponder and let penetrate the heart!! Oh but, to live daily in light of what the cross accomplished. A beautiful read with so much to hold to. Highly recommend. One I look forward to reading again.

    7. Read this in preparation for Resurrection Sunday. Contains 50 reasons why Christ came to Earth to die. Very helpful reminders.

    8. A good book proved to be a good reflection on the reasons why Christ died. Piper can be a bit verbose, but this book doesn't demonstrate that.

    9. Free audiobook. Some very good things to be reminded of and I definitely profited from it, but I'm pretty sure the number is arbitrary and the material covered in many other places.

    10. To be honest, I didn't really learn anything from this book. Although it was a good refresher for me! Nothing in this book was new for me, BUT Piper did manage to word some concepts/ideas, that I already knew, in an interesting kind of way. He made a few points that caused me to do a-- "Huh, never thought of it that way. Well said, chap." --number in some areas. I didn't feel very fed after reading this book, but I didn't find anything wrong with it either. I just found myself trying to read as [...]

    11. These short devotionals about the reason behind Christ's passion (his suffering and death) all add up to a wonderful, multi-faceted (and accessible) theological reflection on why Christ had to die on the cross. Some great nuggets here that could be (and deserve to be) expanded into full blown sermons. Each 2-page chapter covering 50 different reasons why Christ came to die is based on a scripture text. There is some overlap, but that simply reflects the various biblical emphases and reminds us t [...]

    12. I loved how this book was organized - you could have a short read or use each reason as a devotional. I read this book in a week or so but I think it would be very beneficial to use it as a devotional. Piper uses a lot of scriptures to back up everything he says. Many scriptures were repeated throughout the book. This would be a great way to do a devotion with scripture memorization and/or just familiarizing yourself with the scriptures. A wonderful little book full of big treasures and reminder [...]

    13. I finished this book on Easter and it was wonderful! There are so many reasons as to why Jesus came and died on a cross. Shows just a glimpse of the depth of God's love for reconciling sinners to himself through Jesus! Great synopsis of a bunch of aspects of the cross, would highly recommend it to the regular church go-er who has grown numb to the gospel and to non-Christians that are questioning who Jesus is and his purpose.

    14. I often give (or at least recommend)this book to interested non-Christians or new believers. I do this for several reasons. First, it is sure to deepen one's appreciation for a central theme of the Christian faith, the cross. Second, the question of what God has done for us is logically prior to the question of how we should live for God. Third, the format of two pages per reason ensures that anyone can read this book. I first read it as a daily devotional.

    15. I actually listened to it as an audiobook, which I as ChristianAudio's free download of the month. The audio is great, and the reader's voice is clear and easy to understand. The only thing that might be better is to listen to John Piper read his own work.Though I'm not sure I learned anything new, it was good to break down Christ's Passion into such basic elements for consideration, especially at this time of year. I may listen to these again over the coming days.

    16. What I like most about this book is that, while most people simply say "Christ died for our sins," Piper explores the rich diversity of reasons (direct and indirect) that Scripture gives for Christ's death. I read it over the forty days or so leading up to Good Friday and Easter, and found it to be edifying preparation.

    17. I think this book is going to be of great use to ministry. I plan to give it to a girl who wants to know more about the death and resurrection of Christ before she truly claims him as her own. I love how this book speaks on all the vast amount of things Christ on the cross accomplishes.

    18. Truly excellent. Great for reading one a day. Piper does a great job of explaining deep theological concepts behind each reason, all in two pages each day. It's great for remembering some basics and discovering aspects you didn't think of. I recommend it to anyone.

    19. A great book on the fifty reasons why Jesus' death is so important to humans and to Christianity in general.

    20. “The Passion of Jesus Christ” is a thin book that gives John Piper's 50 reasons that Jesus suffered and died. Piper excludes all human reasons (why Judas betrayed him, why the Jewish leadership put him on trial, why the Roman government executed him) as unimportant. He says that because God wanted Jesus to suffer and die, any human motivations are insignificant. A subtitle that Piper would find appropriate could be “50 reasons God the Father wanted Jesus dead and Jesus Christ submitted to [...]

    21. Been in church all my life and was always told that Jesus loved me so much and died for me and that believing in Him and what He did would save me from my sins. I heard this over and over but never was it ever truly unpacked as to why my sin dooms me to hell without a Savior that was perfect and sinless. I never fully understood why it was necessary for Jesus to die and didn't fully understood the scripture that backed this up. Well Piper unpacks this reason and explains in detail the scripture [...]

    22. Warning: This is a heavy, heavy book. Not that it's physically heavy, because it's quite small, but this isn't a book you can read in two or three days. It has taken me months--months--to finish this and it's because it's so tightly packed that you can only read a few pages at a time before having to stop or else you'll get confused. And tbh, I'll need to read it again because I know I just barely got anything out of it--again, it was heavy. Despite all that, it really is a marvelous book, and I [...]

    23. 50 reasons why Christ suffered and died are presented in 50 individual devotional type readings. While easy to understand, they are meaty enough for even a mature Christian to chew on. This is a book I expect to re-read, and one which I would happily recommend. The Passion of Jesus Christ is a book for all seasons, but especially meaningful leading up to the remembrance of His death and the celebration of His resurrection!

    24. This book is a wonderful reflection of Jesus' death, especially during this season leading up to the celebration of His resurrection (Easter)! Though I have been a Christian for most of my life, the truths that this book expounds on are powerful reminders of what Jesus' obedience and death have accomplished. "While we were still sinners, Christ died for us," Romans 5:8 tells us, but what does this really mean? Piper profoundly demonstrates 50 reasons why Jesus died - or, rather, 50 results of Hi [...]

    25. Copyright 2004. Then published as "Fifty Reasons Why Jesus Came to Die".Distributed at ALAG for Easter 2017

    26. Good theology and great thoughts worth quoting. Each chapter does a wonderful job of answering the question of why Jesus came to die, but I wish it was more cohesive as a story.

    27. John Piper did a good job compiling just about every verse he could speaking to the crucifixion of Christ and writing a short summary about each of them. This book would be a great introduction to a new believer or to someone who is trying to wrap their head around the crucifixion. Don't read it straight through, however as this book would be better as a daily devotional.

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