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Discovering Joy in Philippians
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Release Date: May 2019
Page Count: 224
Size: 8 1/2 x 11
Binding: Perfectbound Layflat
ISBN: 978-0-7369-7518-6
Case Lot Quantity: 18

Discovering Joy in Philippians

A Creative Devotional Study Experience

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If difficult days have ever left you discouraged, this interactive 11-week journey will help you engage creatively with God’s Word and establish habits that lead to greater joy and peace. Refresh your delight in the Lord through:

Daily Lessons with an introduction and key questions for each chapter to help you dive deeper into the heart of Scripture and incorporate it into your life with joy builder activities

Choosing Joy Devotions and inspirational quotes to stir hope even in difficult times as you learn to trust God’s faithfulness and rest in his strength no matter what circumstance you find yourself in

Creative Connections including bookmarks and coloring pages that provide an outlet to knit your heart to God and explore your faith through artistic expression

 “…that your joy may be full.” John 15:11

This unique discovery book includes ideas for group studies, verse-inspired artwork to color, fascinating details about the Bible, and online connections and communities so you can build up your joy and build up others!

To find out more about the complete series, explore many creative resources, and connect with the authors and other readers, visit

Meet the authors

Jean E. Jones

Jean E. Jones

Jean E. Jones is a Bible teacher, an author of three books, a contributing writer for, and a member of Women in Apologetics. She has published in Today’s Christian Woman and Home Life. She’s happily married to her high school sweetheart, Clay, an associate professor of Christian apologetics at...

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Pam Farrel

Pam Farrel

Pam Farrel and her husband, Bill, are the authors of more than 50 books including Men Are Like Waffles—Women Are Like Spaghetti (more than 350,000 copies sold) and Red-Hot Monogamy. In addition, Pam has written 52 Ways to Wow Your Husband and 7 Simple Skills for Every Woman: Success in Keeping It All Together. They are cofounders...

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Karla Dornacher

Karla Dornacher

Karla Dornacher has written and illustrated 15 Christian gift books. She continues to inspire and encourage others through her coloring books, blog, Bible journaling, and social media. She and her husband, Michael, make their home in Washington State.

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“There is no joy without Jesus! This is what our distraught world needs. Read Discovering Joy in Philippians, a new creative Bible study experience.”
Jill Briscoe, author and international speaker

“This study of Philippians is…meaty in its content and delightful in its presentation. I can't recommend it more highly. Many lives will be changed by the spiritual growth that this study beautifully facilitates.”
Craig J. Hazen, Ph.D., Biola University apologetics program director and author of Fearless Prayer

“A totally different kind of Bible study. Deep truth is woven throughout each session, combined with uplifting practical applications, exquisite artistic touches, and fascinating sidebars about the historic and cultural backdrop.”
Carol Kent, speaker and author of He Holds My Hand

“A beautiful collection of thought-provoking devotions and scripture-infused art.”
Saundra Dalton-Smith, MD, author of Sacred Rest

“What a beautiful journey through the book of Philippians!”
Jill Savage, author of Real Moms...Real Jesus

“I am enamored by Karla’s charming illustrations, which enhance every chapter of this powerful book and allow readers to grow closer to God as they reflect on God’s Word and express their own creative gifts.”
Joanne Fink, artist and coauthor of Complete Guide to Bible Journaling

“A perfect tapestry…simple enough for the new believer, but deep enough for the veteran.”
Donna Jones, pastor’s wife, national speaker, and author of Seek

“Wow, not gonna want to miss this one! Practical, blessing-filled devotionals that pack a deep and scriptural happy-punch paired with fun, creative activities that bring principles to life. A joyously wild ride!”
Rhonda Rhea, TV personality, author of Messy to Meaningful and Turtles in the Road

“These authors bring the joy of Philippians to life. They take you deep, but also play with the nuances of the text that make it fun. As I read this book, I wanted to linger. The drawings and creative activities provided the perfect chance to settle in.”
Gari Meacham, author of Spirit Hunger and Watershed Moments

“The perfect tool to help you choose joy while walking hard places.”
Rachel Wojo, author and encourager

“These authors know that hardship is unavoidable, and joy is a choice. This book is relatable whether you've been reading the Bible all your life or are new to it.”
Kerri Pomarolli, Hollywood comedian, actress, and author of Mom's Night Out devotional

Discovering Joy in Philippians is a rare gem: a Bible study…that beautifully blends the elements of personal story, meaningful creativity, and serious study. I will be recommending it to all the women in my life!”
Melissa Cain Travis, assistant professor at Houston Baptist University, author of Science and the Mind of the Maker

“A magnificent, interactive study that will bless and bring joy to women for years.”
Carole Lewis, author of Give God A Year, Change Your Life Forever

“This isn’t just a Bible study. It’s an all-out, interactive adventure…right to the source of true joy: Jesus. The inspiring journey your heart, mind, and soul need.”
Gwen Smith, host of Graceologie with Gwen Smith podcast and author of I Want It All

“I absolutely love the ‘Discovering’ Bible study series! These books are rich in biblical insight, accessible in approach, personal in tone, practical in application, and beautiful in appearance—a rare combination.”
Natasha Crain, author of Keeping Your Kids on God’s Side and Talking with Your Kids About God

“An enlightening Bible study and devotional packed with creative and practical ideas. Questions and Scripture readings lead one to become a joyful worshiper. Beautiful, whimsical coloring pages and bookmarks offer a visual way of learning and remembering.”
Valerie Sjodin, artist and Art & Faith workshop teacher

“Off-the-charts amazing! Both interactive and inductive as it leads the reader into a place of lingering with the Lord. Invites the reader to engage all senses while entering into a place of worship.”
Lisa R. Pacheco, director of women’s ministry at Calvary Chapel Oceanside

Discovering Joy in Philippians give[s] readers a big picture understanding of how they can live a more joy-filled life. From the ‘The Little Details’ sidebars to the ‘joy builder’ suggestions, this study has something for everyone.”
Kristi Clover, author of M.O.M.=Master Organizer of Mayhem and host of the Simply Joyful podcast

“Takes you by the hand and leads you on a journey through the Scriptures to discover lasting joy through the ups and downs of life.”
Sharon Jaynes, author of more than 20 books, including Enough

“Choosing joy amid life’s tough stuff isn’t our natural bent. Discovering Joy in Philippians walks us through historical details surrounding Paul’s letter and shows us how to apply timeless, transformational truths.”
Grace Fox, global worker and author of Moving from Fear to Freedom

“Thought provoking and dynamic. The creativity of God is presented in such an inspirational and delightful way. In fact, having read this, I am motivated and inspired to start creating new faith art myself!”
Mary Anne Fellows, moderator for Bible Journaling Jumpstart

“I can't imagine a more senses-engaging, biblically solid, beautifully written, and beautifully presented feast for the soul than Discovering Joy in Philippians.”
Cynthia Ruchti, speaker and author of Miles from Where We Started

“Pam, Jean, and Karla have given women another tremendous resource for studying the Bible. By engaging the imagination as well as the intellect, they…have made studying Philippians a true joy!”
Alisa Childers, host of The Alisa Childers Podcast and contributor to Mama Bear Apologetics

“It is such a joy to open this beautiful Bible study! So many opportunities to be creative…to connect with God on a deeper level…through your own unique creativity.”
JoDitt Williams, author/artist of Delight in the Word of God

“Perfect for those of us who want to experience the Bible in fresh and unique ways!”
Shawna Clingerman, freelance graphic artist and contributor to Illustrated Faith

“You are in for a delightful surprise! This is an exciting and interactive adventure…to help you realize that joy is a choice that can transform your life.”
Danna Demetre, speaker, health coach, and coauthor of The Eat Live Thrive Diet

“What a joy to have the visual-kinesthetic dimension added to a valuable Bible study that allows a journey in Scripture to become story.”
Connie Denninger and Patricia Maier, founders of Visual Faith Ministries

“Like having a best friend who is willing to listen, empathize, and give tough-love advice. It reminded me of the power of forgiveness and spurred me on toward…being a joyful worshiper even when life is harsh.”
Hillary Morgan Ferrer, Mama Bear Apologetics founder and director, editor of Mama Bear Apologetics

“A treat for anyone who wants to learn how to find joy in all circumstances. The teaching is biblically solid, and the artwork is a joy. This book is a treasure.”
Janet Holm McHenry, author of more than 20 books including PrayerWalk

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