Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn't Enough

Joy is a Choice You Can Make Today

When all your fondest hopes and wildest dreams come true, and your heart nearly explodes with happiness, it's easy to feel joyful. But what about the valleys? When nothing seems to go your way? When everything is falling apart? When God is silent, and you feel all alone? Where does joy fit in those moments?

In Choose Joy, acclaimed author and Christian leader Kay Warren shares the path to experiencing soul-satisfying joy no matter what you're going through. Joy is deeper than happiness, lasts longer than excitement, and is more satisfying than pleasures and thrills. Joy is richer. Fuller. And it's far more accessible than you're thought. Joy comes from God...and it can be yours! Today.

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"Joy is the settled assurance that God is in control of all the details of my life, the quiet confidence that ultimately everything is going to be all right, and the determined choice to praise God in all things."
-Kay Warren



Choose Joy video-based small group study


In this four-week video-based study, Kay Warren shatters common stereotypes about joy and uncovers unsatisfying sources of joy that many of us depend on. You may be surprised to discover that joy isn't all what you expected it to be, but rather something deeper and richer and accessible to every woman.




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Choose Joy Devotional


With deep compassion, Kay offers thirty devotions based on the life-giving principles of her book, Choose Joy. Each devotion begins with an encouraging Scripture, followed by Kay's wise words on how to live with joy even when life is hard, our plans are shattered, our health fails, or it feels like we are walking through life alone. Each devotion ends with a short prayer to help bring you closer to the source of all joy - our loving God.





Meet Kay

Kay Warren cofounded Saddleback Church with her husband, Rick Warren, in Lake Forest, California. She is a passionate Bible teacher and tireless advocate for those living with mental illness, HIV&AIDS, and for orphaned and vulnerable children. She is a board member of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention. She founded Saddleback's HIV&AIDS Initiative. Kay is the author of Sacred Privilege: Your Life and Ministry as a Pastor's WifeChoose Joy: Because Happiness Isn't Enough, Say Yes to God, and coauthor of Foundations, the popular systematic theology course used by churches worldwide. Her children are Amy and Josh, and Matthew who is in heaven, and she has five grandchildren, Kaylie, Cassidy, Caleb, Cole, and Claire. Learn more at and follow her on Facebook (Kay Warren) and on Twitter (@KayWarren1).

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