Simple Joys: Discovering Wonder in the Everyday

Simple Joys: Discovering Wonder in the Everyday

by Candace Payne

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Laughter that makes your stomach hurt, the perfect cup of coffee, a few moments alone with your Bible - these are moments of joy to be found on even the most difficult days. When you know you can trust God no matter what, lasting joy will be yours. Find your joy in Simple Joys: Discovering Wonder in the Everyday by Candace Payne.

Who hasn’t struggled with discontent, being overwhelmed, and the fight to be happy? You know that you have much to be grateful for, but sometimes the world feels so heavy and it’s hard to recognize the good stuff, let alone find and experience true, lasting joy.

Candace Payne, better known as “Chewbacca Mom,” reached more than 200 million people when her surprise outburst of joy at the simplest pleasure of a Star Wars mask went viral. Her story of struggling with loneliness, discontent, and unhappiness came out soon after, which made the world question: What makes her different?

“I could write a million words, books, and even songs to explain this,” Candace says, “but my gut feeling tells me you didn’t buy this book for a theology debate. You are reading these pages hoping to find joy - real, authentic, and unwavering in any and all circumstances. The kind of contentment that says, ‘I’m not only happy, but I’m satisfied as well. I have enough and I am enough.’ Because what I’ve discovered is this: contentment will often lead to more joy.”

Do you have that kind of joy?

Do you want it?

Find the secret to happiness, satisfaction, joy, and more in Simple Joys, a beautiful, full-color book that walks you through Candace’s journey so that you can replicate it in your own life. Read about several simple ways you can reclaim joy in your day-to-day routine and start living more joyfully today.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310090731
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 09/25/2018
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 46,203
File size: 5 MB

About the Author

Candace Payne is a viral sensation whose Facebook Live video of trying on a Chewbacca Mask became the most-viewed Facebook Live video to date (165+ million views). She has been featured in more than 3,000 media outlets and has interviewed with major media such as “Good Morning America,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” The New York Times, PEOPLE and Cosmopolitan. Candace recently launched a video series with TLCme and her first book will release in the fall of 2017. Candace lives in Texas with her husband, two children, and ornery pug. Connect with Candace online at

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Ellybean More than 1 year ago
Candance Payne's joy is truly contagious and not just over the viral video that most know her for.  We get to know more about this sister in the Lord through her book Simple Joys as she challenges us and shares about discovering wonder in the everyday. What an absolute delight this book has been. Reading the author's words as she shares her stories feels like sitting across from a dear friend over a cup of coffee or tea. She has a way of drawing you in and keeping you there from start to finish. Needless to say, this book was a very quick read for me! It's not huge but definitely leaves one with big feelings. In talking ab0ut joy and happiness, I like how she doesn't sugar coat and stray away from sharing the hard parts of her life. She, in turn, opens up and bares her soul in how she got through those times so that like her we can look up in such times to find that joy that God so wants us all to have. There are eight chapters in this bite-sized book. Throughout are lovely styled illustrations in the form of typography that either spotlight a Bible verse or a saying of some sort. At the end of each of the chapters, we are challenged with a question pertaining to the reading. The final pages of the book are lined for notes you may want to take of perhaps something that stood out.  This book is pretty. The hardcover is strong and durable making this a nice book to travel with without worry of it wearing out. It would make a great gift for a friend or loved one that needs some encouragement or for yourself. I enjoyed this book and am excited to see what else Candance may be putting out into the world to share.  I received this book in exchange for an honest review from BookLookBloggers.
cscott9 More than 1 year ago
Simple Joys Candace Payne We all know who Candace Payne is, if you don’t then she is the “Chewbacca Mom,” who reached millions with her outburst of joy over the Star Wars mask. Her laugh is contagious! She did what a lot of us dream about, using our laughter and craziness to make others laugh with us not at us. Candace Payne has written a devotional called Simple Joys: Discovering Wonder in the Everyday. She is taking us on a journey to find the secret to happiness, satisfaction, and joy. This book is filled with her own joy, her own stories, stories she wants to use to help you find that simple joy. The joy that comes from knowing that you are not alone, that you don’t have to be unhappy. Are you ready to find joy? Are you ready to step out of your comfort zone? Are you ready to laugh? Then Simple Joys and Candace Payne can help you with the answers to these questions. I really loved this book and can’t wait for you to love it. Simple Joys is definitely a life changer. One you will want to share with others. I received a copy of this book for free, a favorable review was not required, all opinions stated here are my own.