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Swindoll challenges the notion that Christians must go through life in some joyless regime of pat answers and stereotypical behavior. Drawing from the book of Philippians--where joy is referred to over 20 times--Swindoll invites Christians to live life from the perspective of true joy. By knowing our true source of joy, happiness is no longer dependent on outside circumsta ...more
Hardcover, 250 pages
Published July 1st 1992 by W Publishing Group (first published 1992)
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Kim Justice
Aug 31, 2013 Kim Justice rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
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Alright, I will totally say that at first I was not impressed with this book. I am not an avid reader of this author. BUT I TOTALLY LOVED IT!!!

I have went through depression and have anxiety attacks at times. This book on giving yourself permission to be happy is awesome. And the fact that the author Charles R. Swindoll uses Christian based stories makes it even better.

I am not going to go into this book, just know that if you need to LAUGH AGAIN this book is for you.

So due to the above, if I
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Perlita
Apr 08, 2016 Perlita rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Light, humorous yet insightful treatment of the letter of Paul to the Philippians. Very helpful for when one's feeling jaded about living a life of faith.
Rae
Apr 19, 2014 Rae rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: religiosity, 2014
A delightfully uplifting look at the book of Philippians through the eyes of a well-known and very optimistic pastor. A most happy read.
Charlie
Feb 18, 2016 Charlie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a wonderful book, it tell us to stay with joy and live, even die with joy.
Dwayne
Aug 18, 2013 Dwayne rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Bought this book a long time ago. At the time, I did not really like it; just could not get into it. I picked it up again and started reading. Seems like it changed, or should I say, I've changed. There are so many applicable things that I now see and understand. What started as a good but boring book 15 years ago has now become a meaningful treasure. Granted, I have just started it, but each page seems so relevant. I needed to hear those "joy stealers" and confront them. I needed to be reminded ...more
Job Dalomba
May 24, 2014 Job Dalomba rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
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Kailey
Feb 14, 2015 Kailey rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
Boring boring boring. I like his writing when it sticks strictly to the Bible, but I hate his stupid illustrations and idiotic stories from his boring life. I don't want to hear about when you took your son fishing, and how you think that illustrates some Biblical point. It doesn't. It's just boring. I started completely skipping any personal story and going straight to the verses.
Read1000books
Mar 15, 2015 Read1000books rated it liked it
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Not a commentary in the traditional sense but rather an easy talk through the New Testament book of Philippians. Uplifting and insightful, Swindoll centers his thoughts around one of the key words of the epistle, joy. I've read quite a few of his books and this is one of his best. If you've had problems with what you have been going through lately, give this one a read.
Samantha
Apr 29, 2008 Samantha rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I read this book, I laughed almost everyday. It is encouraging and funny. I reread it almost every year. The first time I read it, a family member commented that I seemed to have a more positive outlook and was laughing at the little things in life more - that made the book worth reading for me.
H
Jan 05, 2014 H rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
read this when i was in my in one of the crossroads of my life
Sylvia
When I read a self help book I usually implore myself to be more open to suggestions. But sorry to say I don't find this book applicable. I agree, though, that you need to pursuit your happiness. It doesn't just fall in to your lap.
Christine
Jun 08, 2012 Christine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the books that restored Joy in my life...finding joy in pain is the most precious thing I've ever got to know...
Apryl Anderson
How to understand Paul's letter to the Philippians like an American without actually reading it for yourself.
Joyce
It was in my collection, has been recycled.
It was okay. Someone I worked for recommended it to me.
Wanda Cooper
Jan 06, 2013 Wanda Cooper rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent read...makes you laugh. I love how he speaks of the importance of laughter...
Craig
Dec 01, 2008 Craig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Swindoll's ode to joy, based on the New Testament letter to the Philippians.
Hapzydeco
Apr 27, 2010 Hapzydeco rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 common “joy stealers” --- worry, stress, and fear.
Martha
Feb 05, 2014 Martha rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very timely for me and was worth reading again.
Kim
Apr 09, 2013 Kim rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So far I am laughing and being encouraged!
Beth Olson shultz
Jan 03, 2016 Beth Olson shultz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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One of Swindoll's best books. Loved it.
Jeff Noble
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Charles Swindoll has devoted over four decades to two passions: an unwavering commitment to the practical communication and application of God's Word, and an untiring devotion to seeing lives transformed by God's grace. Chuck graduated magna cum laude from Dallas Theological Seminary and has since been honored with four doctorates. For his teaching on Insight for Living, he has received the Progra ...more
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