A Quest for More: Living for Something Bigger than You
Tripp, Paul David
“The kingdom of self or the kingdom of God: which will we pursue on a daily basis? Paul Tripp offers a compelling challenge to pursue God’s with King Christ as the center! Then we will understand the purpose for which we were created. Then we will live a life that truly makes a difference.”See All
Daniel L. Akin
President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, NC
“Many people have read books about purpose or meaning in life, only to find their hearts were still restless, longing for something more. As you read this book, I suspect you will find yourself saying, ‘Yes! That’s it! This guy get its!’ Paul David Tripp not only understands the longing of the human heart for something more, he skillfully leads each one of us to the ‘aboce and more’ for which we were created.”See All
Co–Host, FamilyLife Today
“Artfully portraying the divine essence of existence—God’s unfading glory—Paul Tripp offers a powerful and refreshing view of transcendence captured in the centrality of Christ, the Cross, and the kingdom of God. Spiritually invigorating, intellectually stimulating, and profoundly relevant, A Quest for More offers life–changing insight and practical application regarding mankind’s ultimate search for meaning. Arguably Tripp’s best work yet!”See All
MA President, Association of Biblical Counselors
“Wow! I was doing fine mowing the lawn in my little kingdom—until I read Paul Tripp’s book and found that I had been mowing with a toy lawnmower and the grass was Astroturf. This is a book about the kingdom and your part in it. If you’re satisfied with the toy lawnmower, stay away from this book. But if you really want more (and you know you do), this book could change your life.”See All
Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, FL; President of Key Life Network, Inc.
“I thank God for wise and insightful brothers like Paul Tripp, who help me see my idolatries and show me how I’ve tried to shrink the glorious kingdom of our Savior down to the size of my life and desires. I heartily recommend this book.”See All
author, Because He Loves Me: How Christ Transforms Our Daily Life
“Paul Tripp has an exceptional gift for teaching and illustrating biblical truth in a way that exposes the grasping sins of our selfish hearts, while at the same time showing that the grace of God is available and attractive. A Quest for More is about living for something larger than ourselves, building God’s kingdom instead of our own. Its message is simple: if we try to get more for ourselves of everything this world tries to offer, we will end up with much less; but if we live for Jesus, we will end up getting so much more of everything God wants to give us.”See All
Philip Graham Ryken
Senior Minister, Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, PA
Paul David Tripp expertly traverses the deepest recesses of the human heart and compassionately invites fellow Christian travelers to journey with him into God's bigger kingdom. The author promises readers that they will be encouraged, excited, and motivated by hope as they learn how to set aside their ‘little kingdom’ attachments which can expertly masquerade within the church as Christian activism, legalism, emotionalism, formalism, creedalism, and externalism; in favor of God’s expansive and soul–freeing eternal quest.
Tripp demonstrates though sound biblical principles how humanity is made by God to transcend far beyond the mere physical realm and is likewise created to be ‘glory junkies;’ those whose visionary lives are governed by God’s grand purposes rather than existing only within their narrow self–interested confines. Writes the author, ‘It is a fundamental denial of your humanity to narrow the size of your life to the size of your own existence, because you were created to be an ‘above and more’ being. You were made to be transcendent.’ Tripp then shows Christians how to ‘transcend’ through daily, moment–by–moment, practical methodology that transforms individuals into the image of Christ.
It is within this purpose–driven framework, this ‘Quest for More’, that Paul Tripp compels believers to see beyond the worldly deception of personal achievement, success, materialism, in order to break free from this ungodly fulfillment that is too easily satisfied with a mediocre walk with Christ. Instead the author invites committed sojourners to a life characterized by an unyielding passion that pursues God simply for the pleasure of His glorious company and in the process, affect eternal change in a hurting, hopeless world.