Book Review: The Joyful Heart

One thing that a Christian should always prioritize is his daily Bible reading and meditation. As a Christian we should always crave for the word of God. As in the book of Joshua, he was commanded to meditate in it day and night (Joshua 1:8) and so are we. Through this our faith will be strengthen, our spirit will be rejuvenated so we can fight all the schemes of the devil.

Watchman Nee’sbook: “The Joyful Heart: Daily Meditations Through the Year” is a very good help in doing your daily meditations. As the title describes itself, it’s for 365-day use. However, the writings on the book were not specifically written for this purpose, all of its content were taken or just an excerpt from Nee’s collection of writings, works and devotional gems which makes them short. Each day on this devo book is composed of two paragraphs, those are short but meaty, straightforward and effective; every page is full of wisdom and great insight. With this, I recommend it for students and those who are in the work field with very tight schedules; and for those who are new to devotional.

Each day you’ll spend with this book will surely make an impact to your life, and will gear you up for the day.

“Some of us force ourselves to do things we don’t want to do and to live a life we cannot in fact live, and think that in making this effort we are being Christians. That is very far removed from what God offers us in Christ. The Christian life is lived when [we] receive the life of Christ within [us] as a gift; to live by that life.” –Excerpt from The Joyful Heart

Watchman Nee 
(1903-1972) is remembered for his leadership of an indigenous church movement in China, as well as for his books, which continue to enrich Christians throughout the world. Beginning in the 1930s, Nee helped establish local churches in China that were independent of foreign missionary organizations and were used to bring many into the Kingdom of God. 

CLC Publications (formerly Christian Literature Crusade) is the English language publishing house for CLC Ministries International. Headquartered in Fort Washington, PA, CLC has published books for the Deeper Christian Life for over 50 years. Our focus has been to publish books by trusted authors with a clear and timeless message. Some of our better known authors from the past include Watchman Nee, Corrie ten Boom, Amy Carmichael, Andrew Murray and Roy Hession. Today we are also publishing books by well known authors like Warren Wiersbe and Michael Catt.

Many of our books are influenced by the message of the Keswick movement starting in 1875 in England and therefore some of our older authors have British origins or spoke on the Keswick stage at one time or another. While we do not limit our publishing to the theology of this movement, we are certainly excited to be able to convey the message of the Victorious Christian Life to a new generation.
As a part of CLC International, our books are sold and distributed in countries all over the world including but not limited to the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, South Africa, India, the West Indies, and the Philippines. We are committed to being a significant part of fulfilling CLC’s international purpose of making evangelical Christian literature available to all nations so that people may come to faith and maturity in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Disclosure: A review copy of this book is provided for review by CLCPhilippines

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