Contentment: A Godly Woman's Adornment  -     By: Lydia Brownback
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Contentment: A Godly Woman's Adornment

Crossway Books & Bibles / 2008 / Paperback

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Ever notice how contentment seems as fleeting as a pre-dawn dream? Actually, it's something God enables you to experience on a daily basis! Learn what Scripture teaches about the satisfaction derived from living and longing for the right things. Devotional readings include "Hungry Hearts," "Going Without," "Triumph in Tragedy," "Cravings and Camels," and more. 128 pages, softcover from Crossway.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 128
Vendor: Crossway Books & Bibles
Publication Date: 2008
Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 1581349580
ISBN-13: 9781581349580
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Series: On-the-Go Devotionals

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Buying into the lie of "I can only be happy if..." guarantees a frustrated existence. But God desires something far better for his daughters. This convenient On-the-Go Devotional will direct you away from empty distractions and toward what you really long for: a satisfaction that never fades.

Author Bio

Lydia Brownback (MAR, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the author of several books and a speaker at women’s conferences internationally. When time allows, Lydia blogs at lydiabrownback.com. She has served as director of editorial for Crossway’s Book Division; writer-in-residence for Reverend Alistair Begg; and broadcast media manager for Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, where she produced The Bible Study Hour radio program with James Montgomery Boice. Some of Lydia's books include the On-the-Go Devotional series as well as A Woman's Wisdom: How the Book of Proverbs Speaks to Everything.

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Of all the virtues, contentment most eludes our culture. Companies build business plans on enticing customers to want more. To get elected, politicians hawk discontent, and women’s magazines glorify other women’s air-brushed perfect face and body to make us unsatisfied with our own.

However, God intends for us to be content. In Contentment: A Godly Woman’s Adornment, Lydia Brownback takes us on a daily walk in scripture to help us find contentment, which she says is synonymous with happiness. Each of her thirty-two short, two-to-three page devotionals introduces a scriptural passage, such as Ecclesiastes 3:1-8, Matthew 13:45-46, and I Timothy 6:6-8. Brownback then applies them to our lives in a friendly, straightforward manner. Though brief, they are not trite, shallow, or silly.

In fact, Contentment impressed me with its depth. Brownback points the reader to the fact that sin destroys contentment and to the importance of immediate obedience. She offers the hope of contentment through seeking to find God as our all while acknowledging our pain and cultural temptations.

This little booklet would make an excellent personal devotional, a great gift, or a fine mother-daughter resource. -- Debbie W. Wilson, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com

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