As women, we are often encouraged to "count our blessings". But truly biblical gratitude is much more than this.
Mary K. Mohler unpacks Scripture to help us grow in gracious gratitude (thanking God for who he is) as well as natural gratitude (thanking him for his blessings) — and to identify and deal with some of the things that hinder us — to help us rediscover the joy of a thankful heart.
This thoroughly Bible-centred unpacking of the reasons for gratitude builds on Mary K. Mohler's 25 years experience in mentoring seminary wives at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky.
Discussion questions at the end of each chapter make this book ideal for group use as well as for individuals.
Introduction: A Life of Thankfulness
Section 1: What is gratitude?
1. An Overflowing Fountain
2. The Gratitude Twins
Section 2: Four hindrances to gratitude
3. Longing for the Lost
4. Too Busy to Bother?
5. If Only Life Were Different…
6. The Doubt Slayer
Section 3: An attitude of gratitude
7. Thanking God When It Hurts
8. Let's Do It!
Conclusion: Gratitude That Honors the Lord
Gratitude is a lost art in our entitled and consumeristic society. Even in the church we have lost a sense of thankfulness for not only what we have, but also for all that God has done for us in Christ. Mary Mohler exhorts us to fight that tendency, and she does so with care and with insight. I was convicted and encouraged to not only grow in my gratitude towards the Lord, but also to pass on this legacy to my children. This book is a gift to God's people, who must learn to not forget all his benefits.
--- Courtney Reissig, Author of Glory in the Ordinary and The Accidental Feminist