Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn't Enough

Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn't Enough

by Kay Warren

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Ever wonder why some people seem to experience joy in their daily lives--even in the tough times--and others can't seem to find it no matter how hard they search? Is a joy-filled life really possible?

The answer is yes! And it's possible for every woman, no matter what her circumstances may be. In this inspiring book, Kay Warren teaches women what joy really is, where to find it, and how to choose it in the good times and the bad. With compassion and wisdom, she shows readers--even those who live with the constant companions of discouragement and depression--that true joy is deeper, richer, and more accessible than they might think. Perfect for small groups or individual reading, Choose Joy will empower women who feel like their emotions and well-being are at the mercy of others by helping them understand the life-giving truth that joy is within their grasp--every day.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441238870
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/01/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 480,074
File size: 20 MB
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About the Author

Kay Warren, cofounder of Saddleback Church in Lake Forest, California, is also the founder of the HIV & AIDS Initiative at Saddleback Church. She is a Bible teacher, author, and international speaker. Warren frequently travels the globe to encourage HIV-positive men, women, and vulnerable children, and today she is a powerful voice on their behalf. In 2007, Kay authored Dangerous Surrender, and the revised and expanded softcover edition, retitled Say Yes to God, was released in 2010. She also coauthored Foundations, a systematic theology course used in churches around the world. She has three children and five grandchildren and lives with her husband Rick in Southern California. Learn more at, and follow her on Facebook (Kay Warren) and on Twitter (KayWarren1).
Kay Warren cofounded Saddleback Church with her husband, Rick Warren, in Lake Forest, California. She is a passionate Bible teacher and respected advocate for those living with mental illness, HIV, and for orphaned and vulnerable children. She founded Saddleback's HIV&AIDS Initiative. Kay is the author of Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn't Enough and Say Yes to God and coauthor of Foundations, the popular systematic theology course used by churches worldwide. Her children are Amy and Josh, and Matthew who is in heaven, and she has five grandchildren, Kaylie, Cassidy, Caleb, Cole and Claire. Learn more at and follow her on Facebook (Kay Warren) and on Twitter (@KayWarren1).

Table of Contents

Part 1 Joy Is My Inheritance: Embracing the Permission to Be Joyful

1 Seeking a Life of Joy 17

2 Showing Our True Colors 35

3 Rediscovering Jesus, the Man of Joy 49

Part 2 Joy Is a Conviction of My Mind: Discovering a New Way of Thinking

4 Drinking from Dry Wells 75

5 Adopting Heaven's Value System 97

6 Believing Even in Darkness 119

Part 3 Joy Is a Condition of My Heart: Cultivating a Soul-Response That Allows Joy to Deepen

7 Nurturing Joy in Yourself 141

8 Nurturing Joy in Others 165

Part 4 Joy Is a Choice of My Behavior: Ways to Choose Joy Daily

9 Getting Back to Basics 191

10 Loving and Laughing Together 211

11 Seeing Joy in All Things 231

Conclusion 251

Acknowledgments 255

Notes 257

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Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn't Enough 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
DrRickWarren More than 1 year ago
5 STARS! Obviously, I heard the author teach her original seminar on this, and it was fastastic. But then I read the manuscript of this book, and WOW ... I was blown away. I have read maybe 20 books on finding joy and nothing comes close to the wisdom in this book. I learned a lot. I believe it will be an instant classic. It's gutsy, inspiring, and healing. Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
kay warren gives christians alot to look at in their faith. sometimes we are experiencing joy but we also experience the tough times and we have questians and this amzing little book gives strength and courage whean the storms come along that challenge our faith. great for Bible studys and quiet time. lots of scripture and awnsers to things that can be very helpful.
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What a blessing
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Wonderful and a blessing to read. Loved it
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love it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I feel that this is a must read for everyone. Written in an easy style, the content is much deeper than you would expect. It is a very positive, encouraging book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book has given me the tools and confidence to go out and LIVE with joy once again. I recommend it to anyone who has been through tradgedy or has questions about their purpose or wonders why things happen to them. Live with JOY, but feel happiness too!
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Oh. Are you sure?