The Power of Christian Contentment: Finding Deeper, Richer Christ-Centered Joy

The Power of Christian Contentment: Finding Deeper, Richer Christ-Centered Joy

by Andrew M. Davis

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Overview

It may surprise modern Christians that our current problems with discontentedness are anything but new. In 1643, Puritan pastor Jeremiah Burroughs wrote a work titled "The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment" that has as much resonance in our day as it did in his. Now pastor and author Andrew M. Davis helps contemporary Christians rediscover the remarkable truths found in this largely forgotten work.

With powerful new illustrations and a keen sense of all that makes modern Christians restless, Davis challenges readers to confront the sources of discontent in their lives and embrace Paul's teaching on contentment in all circumstances. He gives special attention to maintaining contentment through poverty and prosperity, as well as in our marriages, and offers tips on teaching children how to be content in an age of smartphones and social media.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781493416318
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/19/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 22,248
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Andrew M. Davis is pastor of First Baptist Church of Durham, North Carolina, and a visiting professor of church history at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chairman of the governance committee of the Gospel Coalition, Davis has written articles for TGC's popular website and has spoken in plenary and breakout sessions at TGC's national conference. He is the author of Revitalize and An Infinite Journey, named by Tim Challies as one of the top ten books of 2014.
Andrew M. Davis is pastor of First Baptist Church of Durham, North Carolina, and a visiting professor of church history at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Chairman of the governance committee of the Gospel Coalition, Davis has written articles for TGC's popular website and has spoken in plenary and breakout sessions at TGC's national conference. He is the author of An Infinite Journey, named by Tim Challies as one of the top ten books of 2014.

Table of Contents

Part 1 The Secret of Contentment

1 A Rare jewel in a Discontented World 11

2 Paul Teaches the Secret of Christian Contentment 19

Part 2 How to Find Contentment

3 The Definition of Christian Contentment 39

4 Contentment and Providence 55

5 The Mysterious Mindset of Contentment 69

6 How Christ Teaches Contentment 80

Part 3 The Value of Contentment

7 The Excellence of Christian Contentment 99

8 The Evils and Excuses of a Complaining Heart 108

9 Contentment in Suffering 128

10 Contentment in Prosperity 156

Part 4 Keeping Content

11 Contentment Is Not Complacency 171

12 How to Attain and Protect Contentment 185

Notes 207

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