Chasing contentment trusting god in a discontented age

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Chasing Contentment: Trusting God in a Discontented Age by Erik Raymond

Recovering the Lost Art of Contentment

The biblical practice of contentment can seem like a lost art--something reserved for spiritual giants but out of reach for the rest of us. In our discontented age--characterized by impatience, overspending, grumbling, and unhappiness--its hard to imagine what true contentment actually looks (and feels) like. But even the apostle Paul said that he learned to be content in any and every circumstance. Pauls remarkable contentment was something grown and developed over time.

In Chasing Contentment, Erik Raymond helps us understand what biblical contentment is--the inward gracious spirit that joyfully rests in Gods providence--and then how we learn it. Giving us practical guidance for growing in contentment in various areas of our lives, this book will encourage us to see contentment as a priority for all believers. By Gods grace, it is possible to pursue the high calling of contentment and anchor our joy in God himself rather than our changing circumstances.
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Episode 86- Erik Raymond– Chasing Contentment: Trusting God in a Discontented Age

By Erik Raymond. The biblical practice of contentment can seem like a lost art—something reserved for spiritual giants but out of reach for the rest of us. But even the apostle Paul said that he learned to be content in any and every circumstance. Giving us practical guidance for growing in contentment in various areas of our lives, this book will encourage us to see contentment as a priority for all believers. He always challenges me to love Jesus as I trust in the sufficiency of his work on the cross.

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This insightful and thought-provoking book is apt for our spiritually hungry age where both Christians and non-Christians are easily caught out by searching for contentment in the wrong places. Raymond starts by exploring what contentment is and what it is not. He draws on two Christian writers - Jeremiah Burroughs and Thomas Watson, both of whom wrote about contentment in the 17th Century. This gives a helpful, historical depth to the book which reminded me that there have been countless Christians who have struggled with contentment and satisfaction through the centuries. Interestingly the author writes about the contentment of God. Raymond shows that God is fully self-sufficient.

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  1. In this immensely practical and encouraging book, Erik Raymond establishes what contentment is and how to learn it, teaching us to trust in the God who keeps his promises rather than our changing circumstances.

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