Why Everything Matters: The Gospel in Ecclesiastes

Why Everything Matters: The Gospel in Ecclesiastes

by Philip G. Ryken


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Ecclesiastes is for people who have their doubts about God, but can't stop thinking about him. The author of Ecclesiastes had his doubts, too, and these have enabled him to speak to skeptics as well as believers down through the centuries.
Ecclesiastes is a book rich in literary artistry and multi-layered depths of spiritual meaning. Philip G. Ryken explores this wonderful Old Testament book, and reminds us again of the need to trust God with the questions, even when we do not have all the answers.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781781916452
Publisher: Christian Focus Publications
Publication date: 09/20/2015
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Philip G. Ryken became President of Wheaton College in July 2010. Prior to that he was Senior Minister of Tenth Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is also a prolific author and a member of the council of The Gospel Coalition.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Why Bother? 1

2 The Ultimate Quest 17

3 Meaningful Hedonism 31

4 Working Things Out 45

5 All in Good Time 59

6 Death and Injustice 73

7 Satisfaction Not Guaranteed 87

8 The Crook in the Lot 101

9 Don't Forget! 115

10 The Final Analysis 127

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... Why Everything Matters is a remarkable read that will inform and elevate every heart with essential wisdom for living a life that matters. ~ R. Kent Hughes (Senior Pastor Emeritus, College Church, Wheaton, Illinois)
•.. I've preached through Ecclesiastes once and am not so sure I got it right. That's why when I preach the book again I will have Philip Ryken's warm and insightful book at the top of my resource list. ~ Bryan Loritts (Pastor for Preaching and Mission, Trinity Grace Church and President, The Kainos Movement, New York City)
•.. a wonderful treatment of the book of Ecclesiastes. In his study of the text the author beautifully blends the mind of a scholar with the heart of a pastor. It is a faithful exposition of a book that is troubling to many. ~ Daniel L. Akin (President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Wake Forest, North Carolina)

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