“Tilly’s own joy in freedom from envy is contagious, and you will find yourself challenged, encouraged, and wondering what needs to be uncovered in your life.” -Rachel Jankovic, What Have You podcast “Seeing Green gently but persistently exposed the envy in my life and made me want something better.” -Betsy Childs Howard, The Gospel CoalitionWhat Do You Do When Envy Clouds Your Heart?
You know that feeling, don't you? That heart sting when someone else receives the very thing you desire. When your best friend announces her engagement. When your sister says she's pregnant. When your coworker gets the promotion. You tell yourself you're happy for her, but you feel a hint of something else. That something is envy.
What if, in those moments, you were able to turn away from the green glow of envy, and see the spotlight of God's glory shine on your friend? What if your first response was joy?
Join Tilly Dillehay as she uncovers seven common sources of envy and challenges you to change the way you think about God's glory. In doing so, you will learn to rejoice with others, you will experience greater contentment, and you will discover how to truly love your neighbor as yourself.
|Publisher:||Harvest House Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Tilly Dillehay holds a degree in journalism from Lipscomb University. In the past, she has been the editor of a weekly newspaper and of a lifestyle magazine, and now she serves as homemaker and mother to two little girls. She writes at www.justinandtilly.com and contributes occasionally to The Gospel Coalition. She is the host of The Green Workshop, an event for women on the subject of envy that is held at local churches. Tilly's husband, Justin, is a pastor in the small town east of Nashville where the family resides.
Table of Contents
When the Music Hurts 15
1 What Is Glory? And What Does Envy Have to Do with It? 21
2 The Unbearable Inequality: Understanding Envy 35
3 Borrowed Dust: The Envy of the Body 47
4 Borrowed Magnets: The Envy of Charm and Influence 63
5 Borrowed Ideas: The Envy of the Intellect 77
6 Borrowed Money: The Envy of Options 93
7 BorrowedArt: The Envy of Creativity 107
8 Borrowed Tasks: The Envy of Competence and Control 123
9 Borrowed Trinity: The Envy of Relationship 139
10 Put Off, Put On 155
11 The Eyes That Matter: Why We Need God's Approval After All 173
12 The Glory You Will Wear Forever 185
Happiness Is the Best Revenge? 197
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This was an enlightening bible study book. It would work well for a group bible study because there are questions at the end of each chapter to recap and encourage conversation. The author explains the difference between jealousy and envy. I never thought of myself as an envious person, but when I learned what the bible has to say about envy I realized I was struggling with it. The author also points out how raging against inequality is a form of envy. After reading this book I can understand the selfish aspect of feelings I did not previously realize were envious. I have read many Bible study books on joy and being content. However, this book listed seven sources of envy and explained how they can be stealing your joy. This was a unique point of view in comparison to other books I have read. I would recommend this book for an individual or group bible study. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own. If this review was helpful to you please click the link below.