Book Reviews

A list of great books and resources for reinvigorating your spirit.



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Joy is stamped on coffee mugs, sewn onto decorative pillows—even displayed on dish soap. But what if there’s a deeper power and purpose to this mighty virtue?

Through vulnerable storytelling, a difficult diagnosis, and a good dose of humor, Margaret Feinberg reveals how joy is more than whimsy. It’s the weapon you can use to fight life’s battles. Fight Back With Joy will help you:

  • Expand your joy threshold by awakening to God’s fierce love for you

  • Escape fear and regret by applying biblical strategies to whatever crisis you’re facing

  • Overcome depression as you reignite your imagination for laughter and celebration

  • Discover freedom from the past by learning how to turn mourning into joy

  • Rise above endless demands and become more winsome, cheerful, and thankful

No matter what your circumstances, you can practice defiant joy. When you do, you will embrace a life that’s richer and fuller than you’ve ever known before—a life radiant with joy.