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This close look at Paul’s Letter to the Philippians, the “letter of joy,” unpacks the message of contentment, hope, and joyfulness in the mountaintop moments and in the mundane.

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40 Days of Joy

Joy: A Study of Philippians comprises eight weeks of study, divided into forty short sessions, to help women realize the gifts from God’s hand more fully.

Individual Study

Targeted study questions help you learn the meaning of the highlighted Philippians passages and understand contextual references to other parts of the Bible.

Reflection questions help you see how the passages apply to your life.

JOYFUL Challenges give opportunities to live out your faith through interactions with others.

Group Study

Open-ended discussion prompts help your group review what they learned in their individual study.

Reviews of JOYFUL Challenges help women share successes or challenges they face living lives of joy.

Express JOY! prompts get the group up and moving with activities like singing, exercising, and going on adventures.


About the Author

Deb Burma is a sought-after speaker for women’s conferences, retreats, and leadership workshops. She is the author of several books, Bible studies, and devotionals, including Living a Chocolate Life and Beautiful Feet. Deb is a follower of Jesus, a wife, and a mom. And she signs this letter to you “Joyfully yours.”

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“Deb Burma draws each reader into a three-way conversation with herself and Saint Paul . . . and with the Philippian congregation.” Robert Kolb, Professor Emeritus of Systematic Theology, Concordia Seminary

“You will better understand the humility, confidence, and contentment you have in Jesus.” Christina Hergenrader, author of Family Trees & Olive Branches and Love Rules

“Like opening up a heartfelt letter penned by a trusted and treasured friend.” Carol Fedewa, Director of Women’s Ministry, Hales Corners Lutheran Church