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Not all of life's situations are happy ones, and it becomes easy for believers to seek instant gratification rather than pursuing godly joy as the Bible commands. In Pure Joy, best-selling author R. T. Kendall explains why we have the right to the pursuit of joy and where to find these promises in God's Word. Beginning with the joy of forgiveness of sins and ending with th ...more
Hardcover, 194 pages
Published May 23rd 2006 by Charisma House
(first published February 19th 2004)
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R.T. Kendall has a very pastoral way of approaching most of the subjects he writes about, and this book is no exception. Rather than systematically and thoroughly explaining Biblical joy in the way that John Piper does in several of his books, Kendall approaches the subject more as one who is admiring a diamond one facet at a time. Piper seems to examine the diamond of joy on the molecular level, as much as a mineral as a gemstone, but Kendall simply turns the stone in his hand to examine and ex ...more
R.T. Kendall is one of my favorite theologians. I have learned a lot from his teaching. Joy is something many Christians lack, yet is something we are called to have. Kendall gives biblical insight and personal examples that make this book a joy to read.