Brendan Barlow –
In Risk Is Right , author John Piper pleads with Christians to live with risk for the cause of Christ rather than waste their lives. Piper states, “If our single, all-embracing passion is to make much of Christ in life and death, and if the life that magnifies him most is the life of costly love, then life is risk, and risk is right. To turn from it is to waste your life.” Piper shares that the ultimate meaning of life is Jesus Christ, and for Christians that means making much of Christ in all things. Piper says, “It is right to seek to make much of Christ by taking risks of love” and “there is a hypocrisy that lets us take risks every day for ourselves but paralyzes us from taking risks for others on the Calvary road of love.” We selfishly think that such a risk will jeopardize a security that doesn’t even exist. Piper shares stories and truths from the Bible to share that it is the will of the Lord to take risks for the cause of God. In chapter four, Piper says, “It is the will of God that we be uncertain about how life on this earth will turn out for us.” Over and over he says and explains how and why risk is right.
Piper does a phenomenal job of communicating biblical truth, as he explains why Christians should not waste their lives by not taking risks for Christ. Colossians 1:16 says, “All things were created through him and for him.” For Christians, this verse should be recognized as true. This means everything a Christian does should be through Jesus Christ and for Jesus Christ, risks included. I highly recommend this 50-page book by John Piper to all reading this, especially those who profess Christianity. It is a quick and delightful read (found on I-Share) that will only serve one’s daily walk. Don’t risk missing out on this book.