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.
Publisher: Reformation Heritage Books
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) has been leading, teaching, or writing women’s Bible studies since she was eighteen. She has served at the Howard G. Hendricks Center for Christian Leadership, in Bible Study Fellowship, and as director of women’s ministry in the church. She is the author of other studies in this series on the biblical books of Romans, Ezra, Nehemiah, 1 Peter, 2 Peter, and Jude. She is a member of Christ Covenant Church (PCA) in 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 all have thirsty hearts and seek to quench that thirst through the murky, stagnant cisterns of this world. But Jesus offers more. He offers the living water that truly satisfies. In Broken Cisterns, Sarah Ivill helps us see how our hearts are prone to wander, prone to fill our thirst with shallow counterfeits. She then points us to Christ, who meets all the longings of our hearts. For all those who thirst, Broken Cisterns will lead you to the well that never runs dry. — Christina Fox, counselor, writer, speaker, and author of several books, including Idols of a Mother’s Heart.