Risk Is Right: Better to Lose Your Life Than to Waste It

By John Piper, Foreword by David Platt

Risk Is Right

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Risk Is Right: Better to Lose Your Life Than to Waste It

By John Piper, Foreword by David Platt

A choice lies before you: Either waste your life or live with risk.

Either sit on the sidelines or get in the game. After all, life was no cakewalk for Jesus, and he didn’t promise it would be any easier for his followers. We shouldn’t be surprised by resistance and persecution. Yet most of us play it safe. 

We pursue comfort. We spend ourselves to get more stuff. And we prefer to be entertained. We are all tempted by the idea of security, the possibility of a cozy Christianity with no hell at the end. But what kind of life is that really? It’s a far cry from adventurous and abundant, from truly rich and really full, and it’s certainly not the heights and the depths Jesus calls us to.

Discover in these pages a foundation for fearlessness. Hear God’s promise to go with you into the unknown. And let Risk Is Right help you see the joys of a faith-filled and seriously rewarding life of Jesus-dependent abandon!

Risk Is Right is a significantly expanded version of a chapter previously published in the book Don't Waste Your Life (chapter 5).


John Piper (DTheol, University of Munich) is the founder and teacher of desiringGod.org and the chancellor of Bethlehem College & Seminary. He served for thirty-three years as the senior pastor of Bethlehem Baptist Church in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and is the author of more than fifty books, including Desiring GodDon’t Waste Your LifeThis Momentary MarriageA Peculiar Glory; and Reading the Bible Supernaturally.


“This book is absolute dynamite. While probably Piper’s smallest work, I would argue it's content is the most critical. I plead with all my heart that you buy it, read it and with God's help, live it out.”
Jonathan Carswell, Founder of The 10 Group of Companies (incorporating www.10ofthose.com)

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Category: Christian Living
Format: Paperback
Case Quantity: 10
Page Count: 64
ISBN-10: 1-4335-3534-3
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-3534-5
Size: 5.0 in x 7.0 in
Weight: 2.69 ounces
Published: January 31, 2013