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Best-selling author Stasi Eldredge shows listeners 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 listeners 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.

©2018 Stasi Eldredge (P)2018 Thomas Nelson

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a good addition

This is an excellent addition to your Stasi Eldredge library. Read by the author, thank goodness. you may need to buy a hard copy also so you can highlight the messages that speak to you. In my case practically entire chapters. This book touches on things not common in Christianity like boundaries and benevolent detatchment. Definitley recommend!

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A Heartsaver!

Wonderful Read! With the state of the world we are in there is so much pain, bait, and sadness. Even genuine happy people these events can really break you down and steal your joy. Stasi’s book revived the hope inside of me of being Defiantly Joyful, not denying the occurrences and situations but defiantly deciding to be joyful through the pain - and provided so much relief that I don’t have to do it all! Even in my darkest hours, all I have to do is choose to be joyful, and He fulfills the rest as I look to Him instead of my situation.