Cover of: Assaulted by Joy | Stephen W., Ph.D. Simpson

Assaulted by Joy

Published by Zondervan .
Written in English

About the Book

When the author made a commitment to the Lord at age seven, he believed the Christian life would be simple. Over the years, his beliefs about God were challenged by painful and confusing experiences in church as a teenager, the death of a beloved friend in college, and bouts of doubt and despair in graduate school.

He married the girl of his dreams, yet he was still not happy. Then came the quadruplets. And the author thought God had gone nuts. He was terrified of the disruption that one child would bring to his life, let alone four. God, however, knew exactly what he was doing.

Assaulted by Joy follows the growth and spiritual renewal of a self-proclaimed 'jerk' who discovers the inescapable tension between joy and suffering. Each chapter recounts events---from the suspenseful to the heartbreaking to the hysterical---that teach lessons about God, life, love, marriage, and the assaulting joy of being a new father.

The Physical Object

Format
Paperback
Number of pages
256

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL10360553M
Internet Archive
assaultedbyjoyre0000simp
ISBN 10
0310283779
ISBN 13
9780310283775
OCLC/WorldCat
166391546
Library Thing
6549974
Goodreads
1984860
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