Broken Cisterns: Thirsting for the Creator Instead of the Created

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Author(s): Sarah Ivill
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
Price: $2.99       (Sept 22-23)
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Today many of us are figuratively drinking from broken cisterns that hold no water. Rather than finding satisfaction in God, the Fountain of living waters, we seek to satisfy ourselves with the broken cisterns of this world, and we remain discontented.

In Broken Cisterns, Sarah Ivill exposes these broken cisterns—addictions to things like social media, physical appearance, shopping, sex, and others. She helps us understand why we are drawn to these things and how dangerous it is to seek contentment in them. Using Scripture, she also gently and practically leads us to the Fountain of living waters, who will transform our hearts and eternally satisfy our thirst.

Table of Contents:
Part One: Broken Cisterns Lead To…
1. An Imperfect World
2. Disorder, Discontentment, and Death
3. Impure Passions and Incorrect doctrine
4. Enslavement and Infinite Consequences
Part Two: The Fountain of Living Waters Has…
5. Clean water
6. Living water
7. Nourishing water
Part Three: We Respond By…
8. Loving and Enjoying God
9. Trusting and Obeying God

Sarah Ivill (ThM, Dallas Theological Seminary) is a Reformed author, wife, stay-at-home mom, Bible study teacher, and conference speaker who lives in Matthews, North Carolina, and is a member of Christ Covenant Church (PCA).

“In Broken Cisterns, Sarah Ivill shares from what she has taught many times to groups of women. But that teaching and these pages represent more than the fruit of faithful Bible study. They also clearly draw from much personal experience in seeking to turn away from broken cisterns to the living waters found only in Jesus Christ and walking with other women seeking to do the same. The result is a valuable guide for women experiencing spiritual thirst in today’s world that is honest, hopeful, biblical, and practical. It will be a helpful resource not only for personal study but also for use in discipleship relationships, women’s small groups, or wherever women are seeking to learn and grow together in Christ.” — Dave Baxter, pastor of congregational life, Christ Covenant Church, Matthews, North Carolina

“Pleasure, success, reputation—they never deliver the satisfaction they promise. That’s because God has designed us for something infinitely better—abundant life in His Son. Ivill illuminates what tempts us to wallow in broken cisterns and then shows us biblically and practically how to avoid those pitfalls and live life to the full in Christ our Savior. A terrific read for individuals and book groups!” — Lydia Brownback, author, Flourish Bible Study series

“We are all looking to have our hearts filled, but often we drink from the sludgy water of broken cisterns instead of from clear, clean springs. Sarah Ivill writes Broken Cisterns with insight into the Scriptures and women’s hearts. You will see the mud of your heart on the pages of this book, but even more you will see the Living Waters that can make you clean and quench your thirst eternally. With questions to help you examine your life, Broken Cisterns is ideal for reading and discussing with a friend.” — Keri Folmar, author of The Good Portion: Scripture and the Delighting in the Word Bible Study series.

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