‘Where is that joyful and grateful spirit you felt then?’
It can seem to easy to lose joy. Issues, theologies, implications, and dictums can soon mount up, and that joy at first faith can seem long past. The Galatians themselves had same that same thing. They had lost the joy of being in God’s presence, as God’s people, and became weighted under problems that were not of God’s word.
But how do you return to that simple place?
In Rediscovering Joy, the answer isn’t found by simple, facile decluttering. Nor by looking ahead, past present problems. Rather, Tim Chester calls on us to look back, back to those who were weighed by ordinance and worldly precepts.
Timed to coincide with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, Tim Chester rediscovers the message of the pivotal moment in Church history. The point where, nailed to the door were the ideals that sought to bring the Church back to God. That there is a need to regain a purity and joy in God’s presence.
Rediscovering Joy is a book which brings back simple truths, and shows faith as a life-giving, and joy-bringing, source of contentment and wholeness. It is as fresh today as it was 2,000 years ago.