About the Book
Many people think religious writing ought to be dull, uninteresting and boring. Don’t you believe it. If it’s interesting, why isn’t it written interestingly? If it’s important, why doesn’t it have a tinge of thrill in it? If it’s humorous, why can’t you laugh at a funny story, or smile at a witticism? If there’s joy, why not sing it?
Getting to heaven is the most exciting experience in every believer’s life, a gift that continues through eternity. This is a book for those who feel they are missing the joy, peace, and promise of heaven. It’s about getting some no frills, no nonsense support to change a life from failing to fulfilling, from superficial to significant, from ordinary to extra-ordinary.
Joy is a frame of mind that applauds personal freedom, yet gives glory to the one who established the universe and directs traffic among the planets. Joy is a bond between the Savior and the redeemed, a companionship with the almighty God who never leaves us to fend for ourselves, never ignores us, never breaks a promise. Joy is a philosophy of life that exalts the freedom to choose, yet finds its greatest excitement in accepting God’s will without reservation. It’s a point-of-view that considers the world a way station where laughter and sorrow combine on the way to an eternity with God. Joy is a way of life, a disposition, a conviction.
If you want to cower in your cormer of the world like a whipped puppy, or fan moonbeams with your nine iron, go ahead. But when your self-pity runs dry, turn on the power of joy and start living again in Christ. Think about that power. Live in that power. Let it excite you. Rejoice in it.
With such joy the only restrictions are those you impose on yourself. You can be joyful when the only kind of luck you have is dismal, when hope is only a word that comes after hell in the dictionary, or when your troubles make a trip to the hangman seem inviting. A destitute beggar can rejoice in the riches of God’s grace._A cancer sufferer can anticipate singing soprano or tenor in a heavenly choir. If you can’t do anything right, sit at the feet of him who rules the universe and can, with the flick of a finger, cancel the world.
Unbridled joy can be a fountain in your heart, not because of what you are, but because of what God has made you.
Download book here