In Better, Tim Chaddick explores the ancient book of Ecclesiastes to find an answer for readers who ask, “what does it take to find satisfaction? Will I ever find something in life that’s better than this?” Most people live a life they never would have planned. The good news is that coming to the end of their expectations means they’re on the brink of great wisdom, peace, and joy. That’s what the ancient author of Ecclesiastes helps us figure out—it is possible to face detours in life and still find more satisfaction than you ever could have imagined.
Better explores the mysteries, scandalous lines, and deep truths of Ecclesiastes and applies them to life today. Chaddick asks the questions that are on readers’ hearts today, and points to answers from the heart of God. Here readers will find a vision of life that is neither naive nor cynical, but rather realistic and hopeful. Through this book Chaddick helps us discover that when God answers the questions, it always gets better.
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- Exposits Ecclesiastes to answer questions of satisfaction in life
- Explains how to orient plans, possessions, and point of view for God’s glory
- Uses Scripture to wrestle with questions of ultimate purpose and fulfillment
- Part 1: Aspirations
- Part 2: Assets
- Part 3: Attitudes
- Part 4: Epilogue
Praise for the Print Edition
Tim Chaddick’s Better is an important call to seek after God, as well as an insightful commentary on today’s media-obsessed culture. With characteristic passion and wit, Chaddick unpacks the book of Ecclesiastes for the modern leader and reader, engaging the hard questions and many paradoxes found in this Old Testament book. Here is a work stocked full of ancient wisdom for this age of seekers, skeptics, and young visionaries. Don’t miss it!
—Brad Lomenick, author, The Catalyst Leader
Tim Chaddick has written an important book. Not simply because it highlights the beauty of Jesus, but because it unmasks the temptations and distractions that leave us empty and unfulfilled. An insightful, thoughtful, and compelling vision of why life in the Kingdom of God is better than life in a shallow, consumer culture.
—Jon Tyson, author, Rumors of God
In this powerful book, Tim Chaddick winsomely explores how the writer of Ecclesiastes speaks to the human search for significance, calling us to face the cosmic anxiety of the meaninglessness of life without God and pointing us to the mind-blowing reality that Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection change every part of our lives. Chaddick is an important voice in the church who is doing fantastic work in Hollywood, and I am thankful for his ministry and for this book.
—Justin Holcomb, author, On the Grace of God
- Title: Better: How Jesus Satisfies the Search for Meaning
- Author: Tim Chaddick
- Publisher: David C. Cook
- Publication Date: 2013
- Pages: 240
About Tim Chaddick
Tim Chaddick is the founder of Reality LA church in Hollywood, California. He is the author of Better: How Jesus Satisifes the Search for Meaning.