Choose Joy

Because Happiness Isn’t Enough

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Everyone knows how to be joyful in the peaks of life.

I've graduated!

I'm engaged!

I've been hired!

I'm having a baby!

I'm cancer-free!

When all your fondest hopes and wildest dreams come true, and your heart nearly explodes with happiness, it's easy to feel joyful.

But what about the valleys? When nothing seems to go your way? When everything is falling apart? When God is silent, and you feel all alone?

Where does joy fit into those moments?

In Choose Joy, acclaimed author and Christian leader Kay Warren shares the path to experiencing soul-satisfying joy no matter what you're going through. Joy is deeper than happiness, lasts longer than excitement, and is more satisfying than pleasure and thrills. Joy is richer. Fuller. And it's far more accessible than you've thought.

Joy comes from God . . . and it can be yours! Today.

The Author

  1. Kay Warren
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    Kay Warren

    Kay Warren cofounded Saddleback Church with her husband, Rick Warren, in Lake Forest, California, in 1980. After the death of her son, Matthew, who lived with serious mental illness for most of his life, she founded Saddleback's Hope for Mental Health...

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"Choose Joy has changed my life. I have learned to live in joy no matter the season or circumstances."--Laura Sullivan

"Choose Joy reminds me that my past is a cancelled check and God has given me a promissory note for my future. I choose to believe this promise from God which gives me joy unspeakable."--Tanya Hutchison

"Every minute of Choose Joy touched my heart with new light and perception of how joyful my life could be, can be, will be."--Airma LeGere

"God just showered me with blessings in friendships, my marriage, and as a mom as I choose joy. This gave me a refreshed perspective."--Sarah Donahou

"Choose Joy was life-changing. To know that joy and sorrow go side by side and it's our choice as to what side we will stand on empowers me to intentionally stand on the joy side."--Maria Hickman

"Choose Joy saved my marriage."--Samantha Stewart