Contentment is an essential Christian virtue-so why do we often lack it? In The Secret of Contentment, William Barcley, explores 9 ways to think about making contentment part of your life. He uses key concepts from the classic text on the subject, Jeremiah Burroughs's The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment. Rediscover the peace and joy that contentment brings in our age of "never enough."
It is an amazing truth that we in the West live at a time when almost all of us have more of everything than we need, and possibly on average more than any other generation in history; and yet dissatisfaction abounds. Indeed, the very consumerism that underpins our economies depends precisely upon such dissatisfaction for its dynamic; and such pervades the church as an insidious, lethal but often unnoticed form of worldliness. In this context, it is a great pleasure to recommend this book by Dr. William Barcley, who addresses the issue head on and offers practical, pastoral advice, firmly rooted in the teaching of the Bible. Carl R. Trueman
William B. Barcley is Pastor of Sovereign Grace Presbyterian Church, and
Adjunct Professor at Reformed Theological Seminary.
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