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Let the Nations be Glad

The supremacy of God in missions

John Piper

ISBN: 9781844745012
280 pages, Paperback
Published: 19/11/2010

'Mission is not the ultimate goal of the church. Worship is. Missions exist because worship doesn't. Worship is ultimate.'

John Piper's contemporary classic draws on key biblical texts to demonstrate that worship is the ultimate goal of the church and that proper worship fuels missionary outreach. Piper offers a biblical defence of God's supremacy in all things, providing a sound theological foundation for missions. He examines whether Jesus is the only way to salvation and issues a passionate plea for God-centredness in the missionary enterprise, seeking to define the scope of the task and the means for reaching 'all nations'.

Let the Nations Be Glad! is a trusted resource for missionaries, pastors, church leaders, youth workers, seminary students, and all who want to connect their labours to God's global purposes.

This third edition has been revised and expanded throughout and includes new material on the 'prosperity gospel'.


'The best biblical study there is on the nature of missions. The best, however, has become better! After building a solid biblical base, Piper confronts some burning issues in missions today in a way that is both spiritually nourishing and inspiringly readable.' - Ajith Fernando, National Director, Youth for Christ (Sri Lanka)

'If I had to choose only one book on missions, Let the Nations Be Glad! would be it - precisely because it's about so much more than missions. The book's relentless God-centred focus, with its stress on worship as the "fuel and goal of missions", provides the crucial biblical counterpoint to the anthropocentric drumbeat of our day. Don't read it unless you're willing to have your eyes reopened to the highest possible motive for being about the business of reaching the world for Christ.' - Duane Litfin, President, Wheaton College