Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Jeremiah Burroughs in The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

But you will object: What you speak of is very good, if we could attain to it; but is it possible for anyone to attain to this? It is possible if you get skill in the art of it; you may attain to it, and it will prove to be not such a difficult thing either, if you but understand the mystery of it. There are many things that men do in their callings, that if a countryman comes and sees, he thinks it a mighty hard thing, and that he should never be able to do it. But that is because he does not understand the art of it; there is a twist of the hand by which you may do it with ease. Now that is the business of this book, to open to you the art and mystery of contentment.

I hope you find time to read the book.


At 2:07 PM, Blogger Kim said...

I have this book. I've been wanting to read it.

At 2:38 PM, Blogger Marcian said...

I've only skimmed it, and I want to read it. All in good time. I am working through finishing The Mystery of Providence by John Flavel. And after that, I am going to likely tear into Machen's Christianity and Liberalism if I don't set aside Flavel prematurely to do so...


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