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Ordinary Joy: Finding Fresh Promise in Routine Moments

Ordinary Joy: Finding Fresh Promise in Routine Moments

The discovery of true joy, says Joe Campeau, begins not by breaking out of the daily grind, but by learning to recognize a joy that is already at hand. Written in an easy conversational style the author includes compelling personal stories and illustrates his message by using stories of minor and even anonymous characters from the Gospels. This book nourishes the reader's faith in the place where it matters most — the familiarity of their daily environment.

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  • Publisher Augsburg Books
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9780806651453
  • Dimensions 5.5 x 8.5
  • Pages 160
  • Publication Date August 15, 2005


"Christians on the go will find these chapters to be 'soul food' for their busy lives."
— Bishop Dean W. Nelson, Southern California Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.


"The first key to finding uncommon joy at the center of common life is to recognize God in the middle of it. It involves training our spirit to discover God on ordinary days, working grace in ordinary ways.... The second key to finding ordinary joy is to recognize the ways in which the simplest areas of life can also be the most profound arenas for serving God."
– From the Introduction