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In a world that honors outward achievement, tells people they’ll never have enough, and encourages an impossibly busy life, peace and contentment can feel like a distant dream. But Dr. Richard Swenson, the best-selling author of Margin, shows that it really is possible. We can experience the contentment we long forthe peace, the fulfillment, the joy. But it is found in only one place: in Christ. Come along on a journey of discovery and uncover the simple truths and practices that inspire a truly contented life.
|Publisher:||Tyndale House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Dr. Richard Swenson is the best-selling author of Margin and In Search of Balance. He holds an MD from the University of Illinois and has worked in both private practice and academic medicine within the University of Wisconsin system. Today he is an author, educator, researcher, and futurist with a focus on the connection between health, faith, and culture. Perhaps most important, he is a lifelong student of margin, contentment, simplicity, and balanced living.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Freedom of Contentment: A Gift from Another World 13
Chapter 2 Jesus and Contentment: The Man Who Needed Nothing 25
Chapter 3 Contentment in History: Seated in the Place of Honor 45
Chapter 4 The Modern De-Emphasis of Contentment: A Dangerous Neglect 61
Chapter 5 The Secret of Contentment: Increasing Our Joy and Contentment Range 79
Chapter 6 Godliness with Contentment: Spiritual Wealth for All 101
Chapter 7 Be Content… Because God: Commended and Commanded 119
Chapter 8 Contentment and Simplicity: Setting Aside the Things That Hinder 137
Chapter 9 Contentment and Money: A Different Kind of Wealth 155
Chapter 10 Contentment and Suffering: The Indispensable Gift 177
Chapter 11 Contentment and Authenticity: What Jesus Knows Us to Be 191
Chapter 12 On Final Approach: Contentment on the Road Home 205
Appendix: Dysfunctional Math 211
About the Author 229