An instant New York Times bestseller Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question. Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships—or, as they would say, because of them—they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering? They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye. We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy—from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.
Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. “We create most of our own suffering, so it should be logical that we also have the ability to create more joy. When it comes to personal happiness there is a lot we as individuals can do.” Based on a 7 day meeting by theologian and anti-apartheid activist Desmond Tutu and his holiness the Dalai Lama at the latter’s home in Dharamsala, India The Book of Joy addresses the question; how can we find joy in the face of suffering?
‘The ultimate source of happiness is within us.’ Dalai Lama ‘We grow in kindness when our kindness is tested.’ Desmond Tutu Archbishop Desmond Tutu and the Dalai Lama have been friends for many, many years. Between them, they have endured exile, violence and oppression. And in the face of these hardships, they have continued to radiate compassion, humour and above all, joy. To celebrate His Holiness’s eightieth birthday, Archbishop Tutu travelled to the Dalai Lama’s home in Dharamsala. The two men spent a week discussing a single burning question: how do we find joy in the face of suffering? This book is gift from two of the most important spiritual figures of our time. Full of love, warmth and hope, The Book of Joy offers us the chance to experience their journey from first embrace to final goodbye.
This companion to the instant New York Times bestseller The Book of Joy guides journalers with inspiring quotes from the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu to help them find joy in their own lives. In The Book of Joy, two great spiritual masters, Nobel laureates, and dear friends met for a landmark discussion on how we can live with joy even in the face of adversity. His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu shared their personal stories of struggle and renewal as well as the joy practices they use themselves every day. Now this elegantly designed, 365-day journal prompts us with inspiring quotes to help transform the joy practices into an enduring way of life. This journal is the perfect companion for The Book of Joy's many passionate readers as well as an ideal gift for anyone looking to live a more joyful life.
A Christian Novel That Was Too Real for Christian Publishers to Publish
Author: Monique Jesiolowski,Robert Jesiolowski
Pubpsher: LifeRich Publishing
Have you ever had God grab you by the ankles, pick you up, and shake all the change out of your pockets? Joy did. A young, Christian woman headed towards the life she always dreamed of, when everything goes topsy-turvy, Joy finds herself wondering why God would allow her dreams to be ruined. From this place of imbalance, Joy starts a job as an advocate for survivors in a new town filled with odd, inspired people. She is confronted with topics like relationships, work, sex, death, and more in an authentic, surprising spiritual journey for Christian and Non-Christian alike. Her path crosses with the disenfranchised, faithful, crazy, hurting, and God Himself in a way that is funny, sad, stimulating, eye-opening, and thought-provoking. With innovative inclusion of music and lyrics bringing this strange book to life, it engages new and veteran Christians, as well as, for those interested in the Christian faith.This book may be the one thing that God wants to use to shake you up.
In his gospel, John gives eyewitness details that help us "be there" with Jesus. Now, Michael Card, with his unique blend of artistic craft and scholarly research--including his own translation of the gospel from the original Greek text--introduces us to the apostle and his gospel in a fresh new way. Scholarly insights and imagination make John's stories come to life and help us know in our hearts that his friend Jesus is truly the Son of God. "But these things have been written so you might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name" (John 20:31).