In the deepest recesses of our souls, there is a yearning for something that transcends the highest earthly happiness imaginable. 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
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 out his life to God in his writing. David and His wife, Marsha, live in the Pacific Northwest.