This book is for anyone who has ever wondered why God is withholding the very thing their heart desires. I found myself nodding in agreement on every page. Biblical, insightful and immensely helpful.

Vaneetha Risner
The Scars That Have Shaped Me

This is a timely message for our generation, filled with the wisdom that comes from living something rather than merely talking about it. Jennie’s meditations on contentment will strengthen anyone wrestling with an ‘if only’ in their Christian life.

Andrew Wilson
The Life You Never Expected

If only…

If only I had this. If only that area of my life could get sorted out. Then I’d be content…

We all have those ‘if onlys’ in our lives. Some are low-level niggles, that we putter on without thinking about for the most part. Others are bigger, more serious issues that loom large in the landscapes of our minds.

Jesus claimed that he had come to give us life in all its fullness, but sometimes it just doesn’t seem as if he’s making good on his promise.

In my new book, If Only, I look at this question of how we can find joyful contentment even before our circumstances match up to the vision we have for our lives.

My publisher explains:

Drawing on encouragements from the Bible and the stories of others, this book helps readers to trust in God’s plan for their lives and enjoy true contentment through a genuine conviction that Jesus is better than even our most keenly-felt hopes and longings for this life.

The book is available now as a paperback or ebook from The Good Book Company and all your usual book sources:

UK: The Good Book Company UK 
USA: The Good Book Company USA 
Australia: The Good Book Company AUS 

If you liked that, why not have a browse on my blog, or check out my other writing from around the web via the ‘Portfolio‘ tab at the top of the page.

Top posts:

If you’re wondering where to start, I’d suggest these posts – they have been the most popular things I’ve written to date, and give a good overview of my style and subject matter:

How I Made the Hardest Decision of my Life

This IS Your Life

~ Seeing Martha

~ The Mass Murderer You’ve Never Heard Of

~ Marriage or Career?

And the all-time runaway favourite, written about the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics:

O Thou Who Changest Not

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