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

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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.


"In a world characterized by so much discontent, some of it serious and some of it laughably trivial, the virtue of contentment is a rare treasure. This is a book to savor and reread, and then pass on to others."--
D. A. Carson, research professor of New Testament, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School

"Let this book guide you to a deeper faith in the gospel and a richer experience of contentment and hope in God's providence."--
R. Albert Mohler Jr., president, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary