Thursday, April 19, 2012

Be Joyful by Warren W. Wiersebe

book cover

Be Joyful:
Even When Things Go Wrong, You Can Have Joy
by Warren W. Wiersebe

ISBN-13: 9780896937390
Trade Paperback: 156 pages
Publisher: David C. Cook
Released: October 1, 1976

Source: Borrowed from ymr church library.

Book Description from Back Cover:
Discover the Secret! Jesus said: "These things I have spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full" (John 15:11). But perhaps you aren't exactly overflowing with joy. If you could stand a little more joy--or even a lot more!--then Dr. Warren Wiersbe has a message for you. In this book he:
  • Unlocks the treasures of the Apostle Paul's "joy epistle" to the Philippians
  • Pinpoints the joy-stealers
  • Shows why you don't need to worry
  • Outlines the secret of contentment
Author Wiersbe says: "If you master . . . Philippians, then you should enjoy a happy Christian life!" This book, then, could be a turning point for you.

My Review:
Be Joyful is a Bible study, but it reads more like a Christian Living book or commentary on Philippians. This older version of the book has the study questions for each chapter at the back of the book, but the newer version puts them at the end of the chapter they're for.

The book was easy to read and understand, and it drew out some great points from the Bible text. Each chapter covered a chunk of Philippians that covered a similar theme, but you need to read the Scripture from your own Bible as the verses weren't provided in the actual text of the study. It simply assumed you read the verses that were being talked about.

I think this is a great book for any Christian to read. It made some important points that new Christians should hear and older Christians probably could use hearing again. Overall, I'd recommend this book.

If you've read this book, what do you think about it? I'd be honored if you wrote your own opinion of the book in the comments.

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