6 Truths That Change Everything You Thought You Knew about Joy
Know joy. Keep joy. Live joy!
Joy can feel elusive when defined by how you feel in a given moment or what your circumstances are at the present. Sometimes joy feels like it can be taken away, even when things are good.
During a long season, Suzanne Eller discovered six surprising biblical truths about joy. Those truths helped her see joy and God in a new light. You are invited to embrace those same truths! JoyKeeper will help you
· replace the need to hide emotions with honesty about how you feel
· redefine joy from an up-and-down feeling to who God is in the right-now
· discover how joy guides you through the hard places as well as the good
· run freely to your Source of joy, rather than try to do it on your own
· confront everyday joy stealers to live day-to-day as a JoyKeeper
Thirty practical and inspirational daily exercises are also included so you can intentionally practice these truths.
Includes a small-group study guide
Suzanne (Suzie) Eller is a bestselling author, Bible teacher, and cohost of the More Than Small Talk podcast. Suzie has been featured on hundreds of TV and radio programs. When she's not writing, you'll find her kayaking, hanging out with her "littles," finding the best food truck, or hiking. Learn more at www.suzanneeller.com.
"Suzie has not only written but lived these beautiful, powerful words. In our uncertain world, we all need to know how to hold on to our joy no matter what happens. Suzie is the wise friend and insightful guide who will show you."--HOLLEY GERTH, Bestselling Author, Life Coach, and More than Small Talk Podcast Cohost
"Some books fill your mind and others fill your heart. JoyKeeper does both, and then goes a step further, taking you by the hand to guide you through the process of knowing, keeping, and living joy in the midst of challenging circumstances. Suzie Eller shares honest struggles and hard-earned wisdom on every page, always pointing us to Scripture, always circling back to Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross. And what a delight to find a thirty-day devotional included in the book, offering daily encouragement for all of us who want to embrace a JoyKeeper life. So well done, and so needed."--LIZ CURTIS HIGGS, author of 31 Proverbs to Light Your Path
"For everyone who has ever thought that joy was for other people (you know, those super-spiritual people who have the inside track to what God wants . . . ). Suzie is here to tell you joy, deep soul-satisfying joy, is available to all of us who love God in our own imperfect way."--KATHI LIPP, bestselling author
"Each of us wrestle with sticky spots in our lives that try, on a daily basis, to steal the joy Jesus has promised for us. JoyKeeper helped me to identify a robber in my life. As I have put the truth I learned through JoyKeeper into practice, I have found a new joy I've never known. I now know that specific robber's identity and can send him packing when he comes into view."--LYNN COWELL, author of Make Your Move and member of the Proverbs 31 Ministries speaking and writing teams
"During family struggles, health challenges, and disappointment, joy can seem elusive. In JoyKeeper, Suzie Eller intimately shares her path to joy through cancer diagnoses and heartache. Using insightful reflection questions and engaging storytelling, Suzie invites every woman with scars on a journey to becoming a JoyKeeper."--DR. SAUNDRA DALTON-SMITH, author of Sacred Rest: Recover Your Life, Renew Your Energy, Restore Your Sanity
"A fresh wind of hope comes as you read Suzie Eller's newest book, JoyKeeper. Suzie grants her reader permission to be real about what we feel, while equipping us with the tools needed to leap into action as God's joykeepers. Say good-bye to worry, and hello to deep, lasting joy!"--KRISSY NELSON, author, speaker, TV hose, Krissy Nelson Ministries
"I have watched Suzie maintain joy in the face of adversity. JoyKeeper is written with vulnerability and profound insight guiding readers to encounter joy in a way they haven't yet--by knowing. Joykeeper is a lifeline when joy seems like a lost cause and a fleeting feeling."--JENNIFER RENEE WATSON, More Than Small Talk podcast cohost and author of Freedom!: The Gutsy Pursuit of Breakthrough and the Life Beyond It
"To learn and know joy that supersedes our circumstances is not only life-sustaining, it's life-giving - to us and to everyone whose lives intersect with ours both now and in the future. This truth, this hope, has become the testimony of Suzie's life amidst real struggle and through this book she has chosen to become a kind and gentle mentor, a friend who is willing to teach us how we can choose joy in both the mountains and valleys as well."--KATIE WESTENBERG, author of I Choose Brave
"Suzie's transparency, wisdom, and biblical teaching make you feel right at home and safe. I felt seen, understood, and mentored throughout this entire book. Not only does she offer powerful truths, but she equips you with practical application for breakthrough. This book helped me rediscover the joy I've been longing for and I'm forever grateful."--CHRISTY RODRIGUEZ, speaker and writer; host, The Brave Place Podcast with Christy Rodriguez; director and CEO, BraveGirlCommunity.com