I have often wondered what book I would want every one in the church to read (assuming I could get that to happen). Imagine everyone here was open to the suggestion and would let me give them one book that they must read. I have some "must reads" I could choose from, but I think John Piper's "Don't Waste Your Life" would be my current favorite. My buddy Mike "Soren" Kjergaard sent it to me and when I finally got around to reading it I was shocked by how compelling it was. I've never read Piper but I now I'm eager to read more from him. I wish that every teen would read it...every college student...every retired person. It is challenging, I mean really challenging. Sure there are a few hints of Piper's calvinism and some undertones of reformed theology but not enough to keep me from highly recommending this book.
Piper: "If there is only one life to live in this world, and if it is not to be wasted, then nothing seemed more important to me than finding out what God really meant in the Bible, since he inspired men to write it."