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JOY [Kindle Edition]

David Young
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Book Description

Let Let me introduce you to Pastor David Young. Though recently retired from the pulpit, he served as senior pastor to Trinity Baptist Church in Lakewood, WA, for 30 years, thereabouts. Dave is a very good friend, exceptional prayer partner, and passionate minister of the gospel. He in the process of publishing two books Joy and . . . In the Spirit. I have read both of these and they are absolutely fantastic. These two books are the result of what may have seemed like a life-time of pastoral ministry and well reflect the heart and soul of a pastor who deeply loves his Lord and his congregation.

I encourage you to read these for yourself as soon as possible. I truly believe you will be comforted, uplifted, and inspired by the wonderful gospel message that comes through David’s writing.

-U.S. Army Chaplain Roy Butler


Our lives are often spent, in what seems like an endless search for . . . JOY.
The joy we long for comes not from acquiring or achieving anything, but by surrendering everything.

In JOY, David Young leads you into the presence of God . . .
where you’ll find yourself savoring God’s grace until you’re consumed by JOY.
It’s beyond your loneliness, emptiness, pain, and fears, that you’ll find the JOY that is not subject to circumstances, but transcends them all.


“Beyond happiness, David Young will take you on a journey to joy—a wellspring of spiritual vitality and blessing only possible through God’s grace–filled intervention in your life. Joy is the amazing response God enables in every circumstance—including the most troubling, painful difficulties you endure.” -Dr. Jeff Iorg, President of Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary

“Simply wonderful and filled with truth. I’m not easily moved, but I sense an important work here. In this work, David Young gives to the child of God a pure heart . . . David literally reveals God to us in our lives. We actually learn to “see” God, and the result is JOY.” -Chuck Winters, Pastor of Cedar Heights Baptist Church, North Little Rock, Arkansas

“Although this is a book on joy, David Young directly confronts the age old dilemma: why must we suffer so? With statements such as “One of the most astounding characteristics of the joy of the Lord is that it flows out of tragedy,” he gives us God’s perspective on suffering. I was greatly helped by this book which served as a timely reminder that, in this life, there will be many opportunities to learn to lay earthly treasures at Jesus’ feet, and experience true joy, even with a broken heart. This highly readable book can serve as a lamp shining a path through the darkest storm.” -Tony Singleton, Pastor’s wife and Christian Counselor

“For the Christian, joy springs from a close relationship with Christ. In the same way, the book, JOY, springs from the pen of a man who walks close to Jesus. In this delightful book, David Young invites us to experience anew, an important part of our Christian birthright, a joy that is deeper than emotion and stronger than feelings.” -Gene Daniels, author of Searching for the Indigenous Church

“Joy is far more than a bottle of dish soap. Joy is something that is longed for and yet seems so illusive to us because we often misunderstand its true meaning. The biblical joy that Pastor David speaks of in this book is the joy that comes from living a vibrant relationship enlightened by God. It is the joy that carries us through the valleys of questioning and despair and gives us resource to praise God on the mountaintop. As you read this book you will learn of the godly joy that our Heavenly Father so desires to lavish upon us. I have watched my brother and friend, as he learned the truths of real joy, through the challenges and trials of his own life. Read, enjoy, and embrace God’s JOY.” -Dennis Fredricks, Director of Missions, Sacramento Baptist Association

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About the Author

For more than 40 years Pastor David Young has regularly published articles, poetry, plays, Bible studies, devotionals, and sermons for various venues. While facing terminal cancer, David Young continues to pour his life out to God in his writing. David and his wife, Marsha, live in the Pacific Northwest. David would love to hear from you. You can visit him at:

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  • File Size: 460 KB
  • Print Length: 338 pages
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  • Language: English
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Joy June 14, 2012
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I read the entire book and found that it was very entertaining and informative. I did like the reflections at the back of each chapter. Bringing out each point of Joy showing what man thinks and what God thinks, puts thing into perspective. I now have a greater understanding and appreciation for Joy as God gives it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely fantastic! June 22, 2012
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After nearly twelve months of chaplain ministry in the war-torn nation of Afghanistan it seemed Joy had all but abandoned me. The eloquence of this author's writing confronted me with gentle conviction allowing the power of God's word to cleanse and heal my troubled soul.

Joy found me in the midst of my trials, hardships, bitterness, anger and despair. Joy brought comfort to my hurt and challenged me to embrace my hardships as God's way of conforming me to image and ministry of Christ. Joy found me in the shadows of despair and uplifted me into the light of my Savior's love. Joy encouraged me and challenged me to shout and praise in spite of my present circumstances.

Today is a new day and my Joy has returned.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great encouragement June 18, 2012
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I have read David Young's latest offering and found it to be encouraging and uplifting. He correctly refocuses us on the biblical, Christian orientation toward "joy" as opposed to the secular humanist focus on "happiness." Bravo David!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Joy September 9, 2012
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I was both chastised and blessed by this book. It is, scholarly and informative, yet warm-hearted and practical. I have known David Young for many years and his life gives credibility to his words. And what well crafted words they are! His theology is distinctly Calvanist, but those from other perspectives will resonate with his profoundly Christian insights. Readers will not only be uplifted and made more thankful; but will be called to a deeper and more responsible walk with Christ.
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More About the Author

For more than 40 years David Young has regularly published articles, poetry, plays, Bible studies, devotionals and sermons for various venues. His writings have been translated in to several languages.

For most of that time he served as Pastor of churches in Oklahoma, Texas and Washington state. For 28 years he was pastor of Trinity Baptist Church of Lakewood, (Suburban Tacoma, WA)

David graduated from Central State University (now The University of Central Oklahoma), Edmond, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Ft. Worth. He has taught extension classes for Oklahoma Baptist University and Goldengate Baptist Theological Seminary.

He has spoken, ministered and taught in Western and Eastern Europe, Central and Southeast Asia and North America.

David has retired from active pastoring because of cancer that has metastasized in his bones. While he is still in fairly good health he is devoting himself to prayer and writing.

He and his wife Marsha have 3 grown children. They live with one of their daughters and her family in the American Pacific Northwest.


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