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Be Joyful (Philippians): Even When Things Go Wrong, You Can Have Joy (The "Be" Commentary Series)

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Discover the Secret! Jesus said: "These things I have spoken unto you, that My joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full" (John 15:11).

But perhaps you aren't exactly overflowing with joy. If you could stand a little more joy--or even a lot more!--Then Dr. Warren Wiersbe has a message for you. In this book he:

• Unlocks the treasures of the Apostle Paul's "joy
Paperback, 156 pages
Published October 1st 1976 by David C. Cook (first published June 1974)
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Jan 20, 2017 Michaela rated it it was amazing
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I really enjoyed this book. I am studying Philippians and it very much aligned with what I had already understood and helped to deepen my understanding and bring new ideas I hadn't thought of. Very helpful, as well as the practical section at the end for living out what I've learned. I recommend this book.
Jan 20, 2017 Linda rated it it was amazing
This was a reread for me. I had read it as a teenager and loved it. it was still just as fascinating to me the second time.
Feb 16, 2017 Nathan rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: exegesis, bible
A good study of a joyful epistle. It was an excellent accompaniment to my teaching of Philippians in Sunday School.
david kerney
Oct 08, 2016 david kerney rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wonderful messages

In each study there a many wonderful messages for a tried soul. Warren Wiersbe is one of my favorite pastors.
Apr 19, 2012 Debbie rated it it was amazing
"Be Joyful" is a Bible study, but it reads more like a Christian Living book or commentary on Philippians. This older version of the book has the study questions for each chapter at the back of the book, but the newer version puts them at the end of the chapter they're for.

The book was easy to read and understand, and it drew out some great points from the Bible text. Each chapter covered a chunk of Philippians that covered a similar theme, but you need to read the Scripture from your own Bible
Mar 03, 2015 Marianne rated it it was amazing
Wierbe's "Be" Series has the perfect mix of "devotional" and "Bible study". His application is rooted in serious, but approachable study for any believer. Unlike some devotionals that are "fluff" or "studies" that get lost in Greek, Wiersbe has the uncanny ability to take Greek word study and apply it in a timeless fashion. Indeed, this book was originally published in 1974 (the year I came to know the Lord) but is still as fresh today as back then.
LoRee Peery
May 03, 2012 LoRee Peery rated it it was amazing
I was amazed by Wiersbe's continual use of alliteration. He makes seeing and using what we have as Christians so easy to understand. Of course, it all began with the Apostle Paul, who wrote the book of Philippians.
In a nutshell, according to Wiersbe, we believers have:
Single mind, Phil. chapter one
Submissive mind, Phil. chapter two
Spiritual mind, Phil. chapter three
Secure mind, Phil. chapter four.
Those four S's express adoration, supplication, appreciation, and contentment.
Clara Roberts
Mar 20, 2013 Clara Roberts rated it it was amazing
Wiersbe says that if we have the single mind of Phillipians 1 we can give God adoration. If we come with the submissive mind of Phillipians 2 we can come with supplication. If we come with the spiritual mind of Phillipian 3 we can show appreciation. All of this gives us the secure mind of Pillipians 4. I loved this book.
Feb 10, 2016 Richard rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
These commentaries are fantastic! Warren Wiersbe really brings scripture to life in a way that gets right to the heart of the matter but isn't too heavy or theological.

The Be series is a must for anyone preparing a sermon or undertaking Bible study.

Frans Karlsson
Sep 24, 2015 Frans Karlsson rated it it was amazing
Great commentary to Philippians. I liked the way he was speaking about different mindsets. The single mind, submissive mind, a spiritual mind and a secure mind. A helpful book to read while studying Philippians, recommended.
Jun 30, 2015 Danielle rated it it was amazing
I have yet to read a book by Dr Wiersbe that isn't great! He's incredibly insightful, gives lots of Scripture references to back up his points, and doesn't write over our heads. God definitely speaks through Dr Wiersbe!
Samantha McEnhimer
Was very useful in helping me to teach my Joy class. I love the first couple of chapters. Good read for those seeking to delve deep into the book of Philippians.
Mike Eccles
Jun 19, 2015 Mike Eccles rated it it was amazing
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One of the easier books in the bible is expanded by Wiersbe with subtle and practical interpretation. An excellent, insightful commentary.
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Warren W. Wiersbe, former pastor of the Moody Church and general director of Back to the Bible, has traveled widely as a Bible teacher and conference speaker. Because of his encouragement to those in ministry, Dr. Wiersbe is often referred to as 'the pastor's pastor.' He has ministered in churches and conferences throughout the United States as well as in Canada, Central and South America, and Eur ...more
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