Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment (Google eBook)

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Sovereign Grace Publishers,, Mar 1, 2001 - Religion - 108 pages
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Anyone who lacks true contentment may find it in this book. If not, it will be because that one would not follow the very clear and simple instructions given. The teaching is from the Bible, yet it must be described as unique. Nowhere else will you find such unusual, but Biblically authenticated thoughts: He will teach you that contentment lies in subtraction, not in addition; that the ABC's of Christianity are nothing like what you thought them to be; that there is a mystery of contentment, but that once you have learned the way from Christ's word, you will be able to attain such a depth of contentment as you never before dreamed existed. Book jacket.
  

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Like any Puritan writing, this is a deep thinking book. - Goodreads
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User Review  - Stephanie Willis - Goodreads

Like any Puritan writing, this is a deep thinking book. It is worth diving deep for, especially in our discontent culture. Highly recommend going through with a friend or group. Read full review

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User Review  - Cameron Pitts - Goodreads

This is the first Puritan writing I've ever read. The 'Rare Jewel' has so refined my taste in reading that my library will never be the same! Nor is this the last time I'll sit down to devote months ... Read full review

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Contents

Christian Contentment Described
1
The Mystery of Contentment
12
TThe Mystery of Contentmentcontinued
19
The Mystery of Contentmentcontinued
28
How Christ Teaches Contentment
33
How Christ Teaches Contentmentconcluded
41
The Excellence of Contentment
48
The Evils of a Murmuring Spirit
56
The Evils of a Murmuring Spiritconcluded
64
Aggravations of the Sin of Murmuring
72
The Excuses of a Discontented Heart
79
How to Attain Contentment
89
How to Attain Contentmentconcluded
93

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About the author (2001)

Jeremiah Burroughs (1600-1646) was an English Congregationalist and a well-known Puritan preacher. Burroughs studied at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, and was graduated M.A. in 1624, but left the university because of non-conformity. He was assistant to Edmund Calamy at Bury St. Edmunds, and in 1631 became rector of Tivetshall, Norfolk. He was suspended for non-conformity in 1636 and soon afterward deprived, he went toRotterdam (1637) and became "teacher" of the English church there. He returned to England in 1641 and served as preacher at Stepney and Cripplegate, London. He was a member of the Westminster Assembly and one of the few who opposed the Presbyterian majority. While one of the most distinguished of the English Independents, he was one of the most moderate, acting consistently in accordance with the motto on his study door: "Difference of belief and unity of believers are not inconsistent.

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