Defiant Joy: Taking Hold of Hope, Beauty and Life in a Hurting World
The requirement to 'be joyful always' (1 Thess.5:16) can seem to deny life's real heartache. How is it even possible? With a warmth born of personal experience, Stasi Eldredge shows readers how to choose a genuine, deep joy that stands...
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The requirement to 'be joyful always' (1 Thess.5:16) can seem to deny life's real heartache. How is it even possible? With a warmth born of personal experience, Stasi Eldredge shows readers how to choose a genuine, deep joy that stands defiant in the face of this broken world.
Bestselling author Stasi Eldredge shows readers how to choose a joy that stands against the tides of life's real and often overwhelming pain.
Walking in joy often feels crazy and like a denial of actual life. Yet Christians are called to "be joyful always" (1 Thess. 5:16). What does this mean, and how is it even possible?
In her new book, Stasi Eldredge meets readers in their painful realities and offers an invitation to a joy that is defiant in the face of this broken world. This joy does not Pollyannaish-ly ignore life's heartache; rather, it insists that sorrow and loss do not have the final say. This kind of joy is present to both goodness and grief and interprets them in the light of heaven. With deep vulnerability about her own chronic pain, surprising diagnoses, and relational struggles and loss, Stasi demonstrates how to maintain a posture of holy defiance that neither denies nor diminishes the pain, but instead leans fully into the experience of knowing God's presence and promise in the middle of whatever life may bring.
This Item Is In The Following Kit
- Catalogue Code 511462
- Product Code 9781400208692
- ISBN 1400208696
- EAN 9781400208692
- Pages 256
- Department General Books
- Category Christian Living
- Sub-Category General
- Publisher Thomas Nelson Publishers
- Publication Date Sep 2018
- Sales Rank 2041
- Dimensions 212 x 138 x 17mm
- Weight 0.222kg
Stasi Eldredge, who is passionate about mentoring women in finding their true identity as the Beloved of Christ, has been leading women's Bible studies for years. With a BA in Sociology and formerly on staff with Youth for Christ, Stasi now leads the women's ministry of Ransomed Heart. She is married to co-author of CAPTIVATING, John Eldredge, has three sons and lives in Colarado Springs, Colorado.