"In Sheila's book, you can almost hear God's laughter and see his smile in the pages. . . she has captured the joy principle, and her insights will be helpful to readers as they read, in plain language, how we can all seek out joy." -- Barbara Johnson
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From the Publisher
Sheila Walsh invites Women of Faith to reclaim the joy One of the distinctives of the Christian faith is joy--an abiding, overflowing gladness of heart that wells up from within. Joy that exists independent of circumstances, rejoicing in the best of times and triumphing in the worst. We all know this. We've memorized the Scripture verse that says the joy of the Lord is our strength. But, if we're honest, many of us will admit that our own experience of joy is a far cry from what the Bible seems to promise. Have we missed something? Where did the joy go--and more important, how can we get it back? Sheila Walsh knows the importance of joy. Her own difficulties ultimately became a journey to the kind of joy that can't be withered by life's dry seasons or overturned by circumstances--because it's rooted in Christ himself. In Bring Back the Joy, Sheila calls us to a deeper joy. With wisdom, she exposes the the negative forces designed to steal our joy--sin, law, fear, anger, unforgiveness, hopelessness, loss of vision, and shame. And she shows how to sow life-changing seeds of joy--through obedience, transparency, friendship, grace, simplicity, risk, surrender, and learning to simply lighten up! Capturing the theme of the 1998 Women of FaithSM conferences, Bring Back the Joy is a warm, encouraging, and richly personal invitation to experience the joy that comes from loving and being loved by the Most Important Person in the Universe.