And what a book it is. If you haven't become familiar with John Piper and his teachings, you need to do so for the good of your soul. This book is actually a series of messages delivered at a Desiring God National Conference a few years ago and the messages were just compiled into book format with some really nice additional content that is helpful.
Have you ever struggled in life when you've gone through hard times and suffering. Have you ever thought of giving up on your faith. Has God ever felt so distant you didn't know if he was there. If that's the case, then I think this book would be nourishment to your soul. It's an easy read (205 pages) with some AWESOME appendices. Don't miss reading those.
To give you a flavor of what you'll get in the book, I'm including a poem and a hymn that a couple of the speakers used in their messages. I hope they are as helpful to you as they were to me.
How firm a foundation, you saints of the Lord,is laid for your faith in his excellent WordWhat more can he say than to you he has saidto you who for refuge to Jesus have fled?Fear not, I am with you, O be not dismayedfor I am your God, and will still give you aid;I'll strengthen you, help you, and cause you to stand,upheld by my righteous, omnipotent hand.When through the deep waters I call you to go,the rivers of sorrow shall not overflow;for I will be with you, your troubles to bless,and sanctify to you your deepest distress.When through fiery trials your pathway shall lie,my grace, all-sufficient, shall be your supply;the flame shall not hurt you, I only designyour dross to consume and your gold to refine.E'en down to old age all my people shall provemy sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love;and when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn,like lambs they shall still in my bosom be borne.The soul that one Jesus has leaned for repose,I will not, I will not desert to his foes;that soul, though all hell should endeavor to shake,I'll never, no never, no never forsake.
It's good stuff. God honoring, Christ exalting, soul nourishing words. Add this one to your library and add it's transforming power to your soul.