HOW many times have you heard, Jesus wants you to be filled with joy! My guess is you haven't heard it very much. Or if you have, you've wondered Really? Why is life so t about joy? But it's true. Jesus does want you to have joy. And wondrously, He wants you to be filled with His joy. He says so in John 15:11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. The New Living Testament translation of the Bible adds even more to Jesus' joy invitation as it translates this: I have told you these things so that you will be filled with my joy. Yes, your joy will overflow! This book is about finding such full, even overflowing joy in your life. You'll see what caused Jesus His greatest joy. You'll understand how His disciples came into His joy, and you see how even the persecuted Apostle Paul repeatedly express his life of overflowing joy in Jesus. You'll come to this joy in the study and kwing of God's Holy Bible. My hope you see the Bible as God's joy letter to you as we journey into new steps to discover who God is. Indeed, it is only in our kwing God's persistence to draw you near to Him that you will be filled to overflowing with true joy.
THIS is the 3rd book for Bob James, who has authored Can You Really Trust God? and Finding Jesus, Following Jesus. He has worked in lay ministry and professional ministry during the past 25 years, serving as a pastor for Hope Crossing Community Church, a new church in Madison, Wisconsin, and as Senior Pastor of First Reformed Church, Waupun, Wisconsin. Bob has also worked with church leaders in Kenya, where he has taught at pastors' conferences and helped support an orphanage in Kenya. He writes devotional mediations daily to distribute internationally. Many of his writings have been translated for the education and use of pastors in Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Congo and Rwanda. Bob grew up on a farm near Livingston, Wisconsin and currently resides in Arlington, Tennessee with his wife Barb.