Where is God when it hurts? What do I do when I struggle with anxiety, depression, discouragement, fear, and face suffering? Many Christians ask these questions in a desire to grow in their communion with the Lord. Some struggle to know whether they should even ask these questions. Others struggle even more through these questions with great doubts that impact their daily walk with the Lord. How do we grow in the grace of God amidst the daily grind of life? How do we not only practically but biblically grow in contentment?
In a personal and yet accessible way Dave in his latest book, Contentment: The Journey of A Lifetime takes readers on a personal journey of discovering contentment as defined in Scripture. Masterfully incorporating the Church’s rich teaching and literature on contentment, he provides very practical help for readers, equipping them in their efforts to gain contentment in their own lives.
“As Paul states in Philippians 4:11 he had to learn to be content. Contentment was learned by the hardships of Paul’s life. Join Dave Jenkins in his book, “Contentment: The Journey of a Lifetime” as he shares how the hardships of his life taught him the art of divine contentment.”
Susan Heck, With the Master Ministries
“What an encouraging and uplifting book this is! Contentment: The Journey of a Lifetime points us to Scripture and anecdotes to remind us to lean upon God’s wisdom and sovereignty, and keep our eyes on the cross, during seasons of suffering and trials. Dave Jenkins helps us to see that contentment is a result of trusting in the Lord.”
–Doreen Virtue, MABTS, YouTuber and contributor to Contending for the Word
“Contentment: Journey of a Lifetime is biblical in that Dave unpacks Paul’s classic contentment passage, Philippians 4. It is theological in that he reminds us of the doctrines of Providence and of the central place of our Union with Christ for our contentment. It is classical in that he quotes extensively from the classic Pilgrim’s Progress and from numerous famous Puritans. This book is Christ-Centered, theologically rich, thought-provoking soul food that reminds us what others who have gone before us learned about the secret of contentment. Why wouldn’t you want to read it?”
Ernie Baker, Chair of the online BA in Biblical Counseling, The Master’s University and Director of Training for Overseas Instruction in Counseling. Author of Marry Wisely Marry Well and editor of the book series, “Critical Issues in Biblical Counseling.”
“I was wonderfully blessed reading this book. My friend, Dave, hits the nail on the head again and again. He defines contentment as “having peace amid the trials of life because of Jesus.” I love that definition! We all face trials and difficulties, and this book clearly delineates how we face them, setting our eyes on Christ. For that reason I think this book is for every Christian, but especially for those who feel like they are in a ‘rut.’ I promise that you will read it and be encouraged to stay the course on your Christian journey.”
Grant Castleberry, Senior Pastor of Capital Community Church in Raleigh, North Carolina and President of Unashamed Truth Ministries
“My friend and brother in Christ has written a book that will encourage you and challenge you in considering what it means to be content as a believer in Christ. His references to this subject in correlation with Pilgrim’s Progress were personally touching, as this story has brought much personal reflection over the past several years. I appreciate that he is willing to share his own struggles and walk with God, which makes it very relatable.
Dave brings pause to think about our individual lives with regard to having contentment in God in the midst of a world where many things vie for our attention and leave us with the temptation to turn our worship from God to another. There is only One who can give us the peace and rest we seek, and that Person is Jesus Christ. Most importantly, I believe you will be edified in reading this book and remembering what Scripture has to say about the Living God who is your hope and who gives you the joy of His salvation.
The Word of God is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. (Psalm 119:105) To know His Word is to know the Living God more, and when we abide in His Word, we will find contentment in every season and every storm. We remember from where our peace comes and that Jesus Christ does not give as the world gives. He is our contentment, and you will be reminded of that in reading Dave’s book.”
Dawn Hill, writer, blogger- Lovesick Scribe, podcaster- The Lovesick Scribe Podcast, and contributor, Contending for the Word.
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