The Greener Grass Conspiracy: Finding Contentment on Your Side of the Fence

The Greener Grass Conspiracy: Finding Contentment on Your Side of the Fence

by Stephen Altrogge


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The Greener Grass Conspiracy: Finding Contentment on Your Side of the Fence by Stephen Altrogge

With humor and honesty, Stephen Altrogge helps us do battle with discontentment by steering us back to the central truths of the gospel. He addresses issues such as complaining and idolatry, reminding us of all that we have, and will have, in Christ.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781433521157
Publisher: Crossway
Publication date: 04/07/2011
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Stephen Altrogge is a freelance writer living in Tallahassee, Florida. He writes regularly at The Blazing Center. He and his wife, Jen, have three daughters.

Table of Contents

The Conspiracy 11

1 Why Am I So Unhappy? 15

2 I'm Not the Center of the Universe 21

3 So What Am I, a Monk? 27

4 I Worship My Television 35

5 The King's Madness 47

6 Bloody Contentment 59

7 Some People Have to Learn the Hard Way 75

8 In Search of the Secret 85

9 Eat the Meat and Die 101

10 Count Your Blessings-Literally 111

11 The Furnace of Suffering 119

12 The End of Tears 129

Notes 141

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“Often we are not content, sometimes we are content with too little. We need help with contentment, and Stephen Altrogge offers it. His style is friendly, funny, and easy to read. He’s perceptive, clear, relevant, biblical and Christ-centered, drawing as readily from the Puritans as contemporary culture. God spoke to my heart through The Greener Grass Conspiracy. Don’t be content not to read it.”
Randy Alcorn, Founder and Director, Eternal Perspective Ministries; author, Heaven, The Treasure Principle, and The Ishbane Conspiracy

“This book should be titled, ‘how to be happy.’ Not the superficial, frivolous, world-saturated happiness either. No, the soul-quenching, perspective-shaping type flowing from springs of gospel contentment. Stephen Altrogge has found the source and invites us to come and satisfy our thirst. Get this book, drink deeply, and be happy.”
Dave Harvey, Pastor of Preaching, Four Oaks Community Church, Tallahassee, Florida; author, When Sinners Say I Do and Am I Called?

“Stephen Altrogge skillfully polishes off the rare jewel of Christian contentment collecting dust for generations and lets it shine brightly to a new generation of gospel people whose cluttered and discontented hearts long for less to live with and more to live for. His timeless insights are most timely. I highly recommend it!”
Tom Nelson, author, Work Matters; Senior Pastor, Christ Community Church, Overland Park, Kansas; President, Made to Flourish

“We crave the other grass when Christ has given us the lushest, all-satisfying plains of hope and joy. With humor and grit, and written within the crucible of suffering, Altrogge exposes and scorches these discontented dreams by magnifying how rich we are in Christ.”
Eric C. Redmond, Assistant Professor of Bible, Moody Bible Institute; Pastor of Adult Ministries, Calvary Memorial Church, Oak Park, Illinois

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