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The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment

By: Jeremiah Burroughs
Narrated by: Derek Perkins
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The Rare Jewel of Christian Contentment by Jeremiah Burroughs is a classic work featuring clear and simple instructions on how to be content as a Christian. Burroughs will teach you that contentment lies in subtraction, not addition; that the workings of Christianity are nothing like what you thought them to be; and that once you have learned the way from Christ's word, you will be able to attain contentment as you never before imagined.

Public Domain (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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critical book for all Christians

I read it on Kindle the first time, and the 1651 language is slow going, but virtually every sentence is pure gold for the believer. Listening to it on audio book was even better. Derek's British accent is a perfect fit and adds a pleasant nuance. His reading is excellent, and I got even more out of the book listening to it. I look forward to going through it many more times in the coming years.

Discontentedness is at an all time high in our modern era, and Christians are struggling with it as much as secular folks. This book provides a solid theological set of reasons why that occurs, and the solutions. It is rock solid doctrinally, and inspires an honest and critical look inward at our true motivations and thought processes. You will be challenged.

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I will come back to this book OFTEN!

I loved listening to this book because I was able to listen as I was cooking, cleaning, taking care of my 3 babies and husband... when I tend to "murmer" the most in discontentment- truth spoken in this book caused contentment in my soul. As a homeschool mom, pastors wife, and missionary we face a lot of trials, and I needed every one of these words and am so thankful this book has been preserved so I may listen to it 100's of years later.

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Amazing

Written hundreds of years ago and still relevant today, this is an absolute masterpiece. Easy to read and definitely a top 5 all-time Christian must-reads!

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Dated, but true

The language is the only reason this isn't getting 5 stars - it was sometimes hard to follow and had portions where I felt it wandered with little direction. Otherwise, I think the message is fantastic and something every person, of religious values or not, can get something out of it. Contentment is a hard emotion and reaction to seize control of, but I think Burroughs captures the topic with great accuracy and useful instruction.

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I will be listening to this again and again.

This book has been so helpful and very convicting.I plan to get the hard copy to look back over again.

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A True Treasure

A very helpful book for those who seek to understand this wonderful doctrine. This book is pleasant to listen, has many helpful illustrations for grasping this topic that is unknown to the church today. Will totally change the way you see things, especially afflictions. This book is not watered down by any means, as all puritan writings are. Listen and enjoy as this narrator brings this book to life.

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Great Insights on Contentment

Great insights on Contentment that transcend time oeriod. Truth is truth in the late 1600's and today. I found it interesting that some of the insights I have never heard beforeboth from scripture and everyday life. this book left me with a lot to chew on and I will listen to it again.

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Very Content with the performance.

This is a fantastic book, very difficult to apply but ought to be sought after by those who call themselves Christians.

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A must for every obedient Christian

A crucial book that deals with a crucial yet neglected subject: contentment. You'll return to this classic time and time again for as long as you live.

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Most excellent indeed!!!

most excellent indeed. this book is a most read ,not once but aleast once a month. A great resource to lead one unto godliness and piety. its a treasure saturated with scripture and application. any Christian will profit from it .

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  • Melisa Ogundare
  • 01-15-22

If you want to grow in your faith this is the book

Brilliant illustrations
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Is more like a study book rather than a novel to be read in one go cover to cover

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  • 12-29-20

Excellent

Many many insights, challenges and encouragements. One of most valuable Christian books I have read.

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  • Victor Czerwinski
  • 07-24-18

To learn, to live and practice.

Excellent book, this was well read, and is applicable to todays Christian. Recommended as an exposition of a practical life skill for today.

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  • Flashback Haresears
  • 11-08-22

Excellent Christian material

brilliant material, wholesome and so well illustrated throughout. well worth listening to or reading

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  • Julie A.
  • 06-02-22

Timeless

As applicable today as it was in the 17th century. A must read in these uncertain times.

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  • Obsidion
  • 03-20-22

still immensely relevant

Well read, no confusion as to what it meant then, and what it means now. The length of it is immaterial as each part can be listened to separately.

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  • SingaporeSling
  • 09-21-21

Some great insights

It’s well worth listening as there are some really powerful insights that are both counter cultural and inspiring…

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  • Woodies
  • 08-10-21

a rare jewel indeed

there a few pertinent rare jewels in the book mixed in with some flights of fancy

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  • andrew warton
  • 07-20-17

Hits the mark. Reveals how contentment is gained.

Worth the hard work of listening to and comprehending old English. Many gems are in here.