We are moving away form novels this week on Bookaholic and bringing you a superb book which looks at the experience of Christian Joy.
In this excellent book Ken Edwards examines Joy, as lived by Paul, and demonstrated in his letter to the Phillipian Church. Despite, what many would consider, unsurmountable difficulties, Paul lived a life of joy whatever his circumstances. However, as Edwards points out in his book, many Christians today do not live a life of Joy. We look for our joy in all the wrong places rather than turning to God. It is only through God we can find lasting joy.
Edwards outlines 11 principles which can be gleaned form Paul's life. He then looks at them in depth and applies them to our life today. This book is easy to read but do not be deceived into thinking it does not have depth. The text is thought provoking and encourages us to go beyond what we consider to be the normal things which bring joy to our life. The book encourages us to think about our circumstances and the way in which God is at the centre of any situation in which we find ourselves.
I would say this book is essential reading for all Christians. It is not a quick read as it is meant to be studied and applied to our own circumstances. It certainly made me think about where I am and where I would like to be. This is definitely a highly recommended book for all Christians.
I was given a copy of this book by the author in return for a fair and honest review. I was not at any time asked to provide a positive review. My review is based on the reading and study of this book and was not influenced by any other factor.
That's it for Bookaholic today. I will be bad soon with another great review. Grab a book, keep reading and enjoy every last book.