There are certain times that a book appears to be written for one's circumstances. "Choose Joy" by Kay Warren is one of those special books.
Some of you may be familiar with her spouse Rick Warren who wrote the "Purpose Driven Life". It was a very popular book several years ago.
Sadly Kay's book was written about a year before her son tragically committed suicide in 2013. It was repackaged in 2020.
She addresses the fact that happiness is often based on what is happening in our lives but joy is something we choose even in the midst of tragic or sad happenings. I found her transparency and honesty refreshing. One of the major thoughts that I took away from "Choose Joy" is that sorrow and joy are like railroad tracks. They run along side each other ...it is possible to be joyful even when sorrow or sad moments happen.
This book I highly recommend for anyone who has struggled with challenging times and been depressed.
To all my dear friends who expressed their comforting words from my previous post - thank you. God Bless! Have a good week.
"Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy." Psalm 126:5 (NIV)