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Joy: A Study of Philippians

by Deb Burma

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Rejoice! Every day.

Sure, we find joy in our triumphs, but not so much in the trials. Yet real joy, genuine joy, is always ours in the saving grace of Christ Jesus.

This close look at Paul’s Letter to the Philippians, the “letter of joy,” unpacks messages of contentment, confidence, humility, and hope—all found in Christ and infused with joy—in the mountaintop moments and in the mundane.

Enclosed are eight weeks of study, divided into forty short sessions, to help you realize the gifts from God’s hand more fully. Ample materials are provided to make the sessions flexible for personal or group use and to accommodate changing schedules and individual needs. Targeted study, discussion and reflection questions, and life-application challenges guide you in your exploration of joy.

Download a printable pdf of “40 Days of Joy” designed by Visual Faith Ministry's Pat Maier, to guide you as you study the book. 

About the Author
Deb Burma is a sought-after speaker for women’s conferences, retreats, and ministry events. She is the author of several books, Bible studies, and devotionals, including Stepping Out, Living a Chocolate Life, and Beautiful Feet. Deb is a follower of Jesus, a pastor's wife, and a mom. She's a blogger, a women's ministry leader, and a self-proclaimed coffee/chocolate connoisseur. And she signs this letter to you “Joyfully yours.” To learn more, visit her author page.

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A Study of Pure JOY

I absolutely loved this study! Deb Burma has a way of writing that is engaging and insightful. She always points to Christ and gives wonderful, real life applications of Scripture for you to use. I loved how she brought in examples from her own life to help us understand the message. This study of Philippians is one that will stick with you for a long time. I especially loved how she talked about Paul in prison and how he could still experience joy in the midst of difficult circumstances. This is a great study to do on your own or with a group. I highly recommend using the videos with this study too. Deb draws you in as she speaks and is a joy to listen to. The JOY of Jesus is at the heart of this study. It's a must!

Like opening up a heartfelt letter penned by a trusted and treasured friend!

"With warmth and wisdom, Deb Burma challenges and encourages the reader to examine Paul's timeless teachings to the Philippians. Easy to read and personal, with helpful "special deliveries" and relatable stories, Deb invites the reader into a deeper understanding of God's definition of joy through His Word. Thought-provoking questions allow the reader to consider joy through God's lens and not that of the world. And in doing so, just like Paul, we, too, can be genuinely filled with joy an find reasons to rejoice every day!

An exceptional study of Philippians

Deb's exuberance for Jesus is captivating. She bring's Paul's inspiring message to us from the Book of Philippians, and delivers it with pure elation & JOY, just as the title suggests. Her study reminds us that in any and every circumstances we can find JOY. She guides us through scripture to help cultivate that JOY. This study is probably my most favorite to date (although I love all her bible studies). With any of Deb's books, you can see she's a Jesus girl through and through. Joy is definitely a study to add to your devotion time.

Joy in my heart!

I looked forward to this Bible study by Deb Burma every day, and especially on Saturdays during the weekly Zoom! This concept certainly helped when you became acquainted with fellow Joy friends. One of my faves has been the Special Deliveries posted often, they were timely.and suggested further joy-filled study. Little God-filled pieces of Joy! Thanks and God’s blessings to Deb! Keep writing!

Joy Made Personal

Wonderful study of the book of Philippians. Deb made you feel comfortable in the study because of her personal touches throughout. It is a timely study because of the times we are in. Doing it on-line brought ladies together from all over. The input from them also brought joy to this joy-filled Bible Study. Thanks and God's richest blessings in all of your current and future projects.

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JOY bible study is awesome and totally talks to you everyday. Deb is a great author and has done her research. This study totally was just what I needed for my life and it is a very easy study to do by yourself or with a group. It brought attention where you find JOY everyday in life. Thank you Deb Burma.

Joy Joy Joy

What a wonderful book! So insightful she will get you to dive deep into your Bible. She challenges you to change your thought process and in the process you will discover how to live life with more joy! 😇

Joy in All Circumstances

Deb does a wonderful job digging through the Scriptures and leading us to how we can live joyfully even in the toughest of circumstances. This study is life-changing. It will point you to Christ and change your life!! Live joyful and free.

Fill up on joy and let it overflow!

This joy-filled, deep dive into the book of Philippians teaches how the spiritual gift of true joy comes from God. Whether studied with a small group or by myself, I found encouragement to apply to daily life. Thought-provoking questions, insightful points to ponder, and joy challenges kept me engaged through all 40 sessions. Be motivated to rejoice!

4/11/2020 Jesus now and when He returns!

Deb Burma’s book, Joy, beautifully guides us through Philippians. She gives us 40 days of delight, inviting us to embrace joy even in the midst of life’s difficulties. In a faithful way, Deb keeps the focus on the great hope, the return of our Savior on HIS day! Through Paul’s affection and encouragement to his readers, Deb helps us “shine as stars” in our world. Her “special delivery” notes enhance understanding of the text; each day a “joyful challenge” applies the verses to our lives. Whether studying Joy with a small group or reading it alone, you will be blessed! Renee Gibbs, Teacher, Retreat Speaker, Encourager

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