Tuesday, January 5, 2010

New Book from Pastor Matt Harrison...

...with illustrations by yours truly. And it was truly an honor to be involved with this project.

Here's the description from the back cover:

"So many churches, so many pastors and Christians have so little joy today," my friend observed. "These are difficult times."

With these Words Matthew Harrison embarks on a quest to rediscover the joy of being a Christian—the secret of living a Good News life in a bad news world. In A Little Book on Joy, Harrison takes the reader on a journey . . .

  • from the father’s joy at the prodigal’s return, to the joy of Mary’s Magnificat.
  • from the joy of the Holy Spirit and repentance, to the manifold joys of life together in community, marriage, and family.
  • from the joy of forgiveness and perfect righteousness in Christ, to the joys of humor, worship, the sanctity of life, and the wonders of creation.
  • from the joy of the Gospel mission throughout the world, the joy of everyday life and of a generous and faithful Lutheranism, to the joys in store for us in the life of the world to come.
Study Questions follow each chapter making A Little Book on Joy the perfect guide for a Bible study or sermon series on the topic of Christian joy.

A Prayer Guide for “The Great Ninety Days of Joy after Joy: Daily Texts with Prayers to Gladden the Heart from Ash Wednesday through Pentecost (or any time),” makes this the perfect devotional guide for Lent and Easter, or any time of year.

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