The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment (A short review)

The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

By Jeremiah Burroughs

I started reading this book, providentially, at the same time I faced chronic health issues that sapped my energy and forced me to be house bound and mostly couch bound. What a blessing from the Lord! This book challenged me to keep my heart in the right place, trust the Lord, and seek the spiritual growth that comes from affliction.

This is an excellent, easy-to-read, manual for every believer on the importance of contentment and keeping a pre-ash, treasure in heaven mentality. He covers health issues, money issues, and many many heart issues poking in deep to help you root out a complaining heart.

This book isn’t without a small handful of doctrinal issues. At one point Burroughs declares that God is more interested in your private bible study than He is with your church attendance. There aren’t so many that value can’t be gleaned, but don’t read this book blindly. Keep your theology cap firmly in place.

I can see myself reading this book again, or referencing particular parts of it during times of struggle. God has taken care of His church through good times and bad, down through the ages, by giving us pastors and teachers. We are fortunate to get to read the shepherds of the past.

(If you follow the link above, it will take you to Amazon where you can order the book for $0.99 on your Kindle.)


Quote of the Weekend

“A little before daybreak you will observe it is darker than it was any time before, so God will make our condition a little darker before the mercy comes.”

“. . .that this is the way of God, to bring the greatest good out of the greatest evil.”

– The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs

(God is just amazing: that he would bring the greatest good out of the greatest evil. What beauty. This is also the philosophy behind my storytelling. I always like to go to the darkest possible point in the story before I bring on the dawn.)

Quote of the Weekend

“A little in the world will content a Christian for his passage, but all the world, and ten thousand times more, will not content a Christian his portion.” – The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs

(This little book is rich with encouragement and conviction.)