Choosing Joy: The Secret to Living a Fully Christian Life

Choosing Joy: The Secret to Living a Fully Christian Life

by Dan Lord
     
 

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What is joy? Ask ten different people and you'll get ten different answers.

Yet if you asked:

  • a man who grew up fatherless and destitute in the slums of Atlanta
  • a young widow who decided to bring a neglected garden back to life in spite of agonizing physical pain and a deeply wounded spirit
  • or author Dan Lord himself, ex-frontman for a

Overview

What is joy? Ask ten different people and you'll get ten different answers.

Yet if you asked:

  • a man who grew up fatherless and destitute in the slums of Atlanta
  • a young widow who decided to bring a neglected garden back to life in spite of agonizing physical pain and a deeply wounded spirit
  • or author Dan Lord himself, ex-frontman for a popular indie rock band

each would point to the one source of their joy: Jesus.

They made the choice for joy, against all odds, and so can you, though the obstacles might seem insurmountable. Worry and anxiety, pain and suffering, the daily grind -- all these and more can block your path. When faced with such challenges, is it possible to get past the barriers, let go, and experience God's joy?

When you look around, you might wonder -- although joy is a fruit of the Spirit, it doesn't seem to be hanging visibly from many Christian boughs. Choosing Joy aims to change that -- and change your life in the process -- as it helps you discover the key to this most attractive but seemingly elusive gift.

Choosing Joy will help you overcome the obstacles and focus your heart, mind and strength on God so that you can receive the happiness and peace that the world cannot give.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781612782751
Publisher:
Our Sunday Visitor, Publishing Division
Publication date:
11/15/2012
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
898,467
File size:
277 KB

Meet the Author

Dan Lord is a capricious misanthrope living alone in a ramshackle hut by the railroad tracks. That is, he would be if not for the grace of God and his return to the Catholic Church. He spent years as a traveling musician in the sub-famous rock band, Pain, and he now has a BS from Spring Hill Jesuit College and an MTS from the University of Dallas. His numerous articles have appeared in Crisis, National Catholic Register, Catholic News Agency, and Fathers For Good, and he is the editor of Catholic Exchange. He still enjoys composing and recording music. He is the proud father of five loud children and is married to the lovely and fashionably dressed Hallie Lord, editor and contributing author of Style, Sex and Substance (OSV, 2012).

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