John Piper

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(Chinese) The Legacy of Sovereign Joy


We admire these men for their greatness, but the truth is Augustine grappled with sexual passions. Martin Luther struggled to control his tongue. John Calvin fought the battle of faith with worldly weapons.

Yet each man will always be remembered for the messages he declared-messages that still resound today. John Piper explores each of these men's lives, integrating Augustine's delight in God with Luther's emphasis on the Word and Calvin's exposition of Scripture. Through their strengths and struggles we can learn how to live better today. When we consider their lives, we behold the glory and majesty of God and find power to overcome our weaknesses.


China, the largest nation in the world, is home to the fastest growing church movement in Asia. While Chinese nationals have emigrated throughout the world, over a billion people still live in China and its provincial nations. With 1 in every 5 people in the world reading the Chinese language there is a need for strong, biblically sound Christian books, theological training materials, and discipleship materials. The church, both registered and un-registered, is rapidly expanding and yet these pastors are in need of good study and training materials and Chinese doctrinal books that will help them lead and guide their congregations in times of difficulty and in times of great blessing. Without good materials, false teachings, error, and division have stunted the growth of the Church in China.

Geography of the Language

The primary countries with Simplified Chinese-speaking populations include China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, and Taiwan.

Chinese Demographics*

Population: 1,373,227,000

98% First Language Chinese Speakers

92% Literacy Rate

3-10% Protestant

* Statistics are from Operation World, World Factbook, IWSPartner

Project Details


Celebrating the truth that God is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in him, Desiring God exists to produce and distribute resources that spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples through Jesus Christ.

ZDL aims to be the leading Chinese language Christian media provider so that by 2020 China has a wide variety of legally available Christian resources and that every city and every village in China has the opportunity for positive engagement with ZDL content.