We live our lives with unquenchable longings from birth until death. These are usually focused on material possessions, human relationships, or personal recognition. While our longings are constantly changing, they never seem to be satisfied. Oftentimes, when we obtain what we think we're longing for we still feel incomplete and dissatisfied. Deep inside we continue to have a nagging feeling that something is missing. If we manage to see beyond our earthly pursuits, we will see that what we are really longing for is a personal relationship with the Creator of the Universe and a desire to be like Him. In Longing for Godliness you will experience a deeper understanding of your longing for God and your natural desire to restore His image within you. Twelve traits of God's nature are given and how He intends for you to possess each of these once again. You can experience contentment and purpose through your longing for godliness.
Ramsey Coutta, MDiv, PhD, is a graduate of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. For the past decade he has served a full-time Army National Guard Chaplain and is currently the Joint Forces Headquarters Chaplain for the State of Mississippi. He and his wife Jenny and their three sons live near Hattiesburg, MS. His previous works include A Practical Guide for Successful Church Change, Living the Amish Way, Divine Institutions: The Nature of Denominational Growth and Decline in America, and The Trail. He also publishes a bi-monthly Christian e-magazine titled Believer Life found at www.believerlife.com.