(Sam Storms, One Thing: Developing a Passion for the Beauty of God, p149)
Worth the price of the book alone is the chapter titled “Sweeter Than All Pleasure.” On p. 129 Storms writes, “. . . the only way to liberate the heart from servitude to the passing pleasure of sin is by cultivating a passion for the joy and delight of beholding the beauty of Jesus.” And so goes the book’s premise: In Christ, God is not the thief of pleasure but the fulfillment of it.
Dr. Storms writes with a lay-friendlier pen than Piper, but with no less passion. As pastors direct their congregants to Bible-based, God-centered literature I would recommend One Thing before Desiring God simply for its digestible value. One Thing will stretch the atrophied muscles that a Desiring God will strengthen. Visit Storms’ media ministry, Enjoying God Ministries, for more information.