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The Greener Grass Conspiracy: Finding Contentment on You Side of the Fence
Author: Stephen Altrogge

What can a self-professed “raging discontent” teach others about contentment? Turns out, quite a bit. Altrogge reminds us that the desire for contentment is part of the spiritual war in which we are constantly embroiled in (p. 18). The image of the “Greener Grass Conspiracy” is quite helpful in helping us see the things that fight against our contentment. Altrogge reminds us of the Scriptures’ teaching that the world, our hearts, and our enemy Satan are all working against our true and greatest happiness, joy in God (p. 12). It’s a theme and a point he makes clear throughout the book.I appreciated Altrogge’s unflagging commitment to Jesus Christ as the means and the end of our pursuit of true joy and contentment. Jesus Christ is clearly presented as our ultimate hope. The Gospel is presented and the Scriptures are held up as God’s promises, and our weapons in the fight for contentment (p.94). Continue Reading…