The Greener Grass Conspiracy isn't new but well worth the time, effort and thought the reader devotes to it. The "If Only" syndrome hits us all, even Christians, and we must deal with and deal with it Biblically. Below is a review from sometime ago and a video from the publisher, Crossway. Invest in this one and put it to use in your life today.
Happiness is such an elusive thing. We all want it and can never seem to
get our arms around it. We seem to always be searching for that next
thing that will make us happy. In his book, The Greener Grass Conspiracy, Stephen Altrogge lays out our problem of discontentment and
with wit, humor and a compelling easy to read style, directs us on a
Biblical path to obtain that happiness we are all so desperately
In twelve concise chapters the author spells out our
issues with discontentment, idolatry and complaining and then carefully
and humorously guides us scripturally to the answers we seek. I
repeatedly found myself making connections to many of the real life
issues he used as examples. Those things that drag us down and cause us
to complain and search for answers in the world and in ourselves rather
than letting them drive us to Christ. His chapter on complaining, Eat
the Meat and Die (you'll just have to read the book to understand the
witty chapter titles), was especially meaningful to me as it likely will
be to many readers. Likewise, the last several chapters on counting our
blessings, suffering and heaven were warmly written and spoke to some
of the serious concerns I have faced and that we all deal with in our
On the surface this may seem like just another self
help book but I earnestly contend it is far more than that. Every
Christian should be examining their lives for these issues and carefully
contemplating their resolution. This little engaging book from Crossway
can help you do that.
"Greener Grass Conspiracy" Trailer - Stephen Altrogge from Crossway on Vimeo.
Want to read more from Stephen Altrogge? Check out his blog here.