Ladies' Study: A Little Book on Joy

Post date: Sep 08, 2010 4:16:50 PM

Starting September 21, 2010, on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at the church, the ladies will hold a study of the Rev. Matthew Harrison's new book, A Little Book on Joy: The Secret of Living a Good News Life in a Bad News World. The women of Colstrip are invited to participate. You don't have to be a Mt. Calvary member! Call the Church Office at 748-2516 or email pastor for more information.

Make no mistake, this is no wishful-thinking, "how-to" book that belongs shelved in the generic "spirituality'"section of the bookstore. Instead, this little book comes packed with a meaty message that reminds us of what true Christian joy really is...By examining the deep roots of joy—its DNA, really—Rev. Harrison helps us see clearly how the presence of Christ and his mercy is woven tightly through a joy-filled existence.

Maggie Karner, LCMS World Relief and Human Care

"Where Christ is, there is joy," says Luther. Christ Jesus is with us all the way—even in the sewer, Luther was bold to assert...With self-effacing humor and keen attentiveness to the Holy Scriptures, Pastor Harrison is a wonderful tour guide to the places where the good Lord shows up bringing with him joy in the midst of sadness. Harrison demonstrates that Lutheran theology is a theology of joy unbridled and free on account of Christ. Enjoy these Christ-soaked pages!

the Reverend John Pless, Concordia Theological Seminary