Unsatisfied: Finding Contentment in a Discontented World

By Ann C. Sullivan

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You should be happy, right? Everyone else is. Look at your friend’s perfect vacations on Facebook and smiling faces on Instagram. But, you feel unsatisfied and unhappy with your life. You struggle to find contentment even though you recognize that you are blessed. Ann C. Sullivan has been there. As an active speaker, she found herself scheduled to speak about contentment at a time she was struggling with her own depression. After going through the process to address her depression, she realized she had to rethink her idea of contentment, this thing she had been speaking about for years.


In Unsatisfied: Finding Contentment in a Discontented World, Sullivan sorts through the reasons for our frustrations – Drama, Judgement, Fear, and Comparison – and leads readers on a path to genuine contentment through Hope, Purpose, and Fulfillment. Unsatisfied dares readers to believe that God is closer than you think, sorts through the reasons for unhappiness and frustrations, helps define fulfillment, and leads readers to find genuine contentment.



  • Unravels our cultural definition of fulfillment.
  • Identifies the empty spaces the comparison game leaves behind.
  • Connects the dots that lead to genuine contentment.

“Life is a journey, and contentment is all about heading in the right direction. Happiness is a byproduct of doing the right thing, though there’s no guarantee that every step of the journey will feel good. Sometimes we need to get comfortable with being uncomfortable, at least for a while.”

From Unsatisfied


Praise for Unsatisfied

“In Unsatisfied: Finding Contentment in a Discontented World, Ann C. Sullivan accomplishes something I wish could be taught yet fear that it can’t: She writes an in-your-face book about a deeply difficult subject, yet she avoids preaching. Rather, Ann takes a come-alongside approach and shares her life, warts and all, revealing what she’s learned and how she’s grown—allowing us to apply the morals and principles for ourselves. It’s a work of art.”

– Jerry B. Jenkins, Novelist & Biographer, The Jerry Jenkins Writers Guild

Unsatisfied Sample Chapter One

Ann C. Sullivan

Ann C. Sullivan is an author, blogger, and freelance writer. Her articles have been included in many publications including Christianity Today. Sullivan is also an active speaker, empowering men and women in their personal and professional lives. She graduated from Northern Illinois University where she studied education, history, and philosophy. She worked more than 10 years as a coordinator and teacher in the women’s ministry at Elmbrook Church in Brookfield, Wisconsin, with Jill and Stuart Briscoe. Sullivan loves tackling the tough topics and finding humor in weighty issues. Read more at anncsullivan.com.