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Joy: A Godly Woman's Adornment (Brownback)

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God's Word tells us of all that is ours through his Son. Our security is guaranteed, our provision is sure. In the face of such abundant life, why is our joy so often stolen from us? Undoubtedly we pass through seasons of difficulty, sorrow, and uncertainty. But real joy isn't conditional on circumstances, is it? How are we to pursue joy in seasons of both plenty and need?

This newest addition to a series of small devotional books for women teaches that we will only find perpetual joy when we pursue Christ. Brownback helps women understand that their joy is not circumstantial, but built on the promises of God and the work of Jesus. Forty-two short devotionals look to Scripture for words of encouragement, correction, wisdom, and guidance to help women adorn themselves with joy.

Table of Contents:

The Devotions

  1. Joy in Going Forward
  2. Joy in Repentance
  3. Joy, No Matter What
  4. Joy in God’s Place
  5. Joy In Thanksgiving
  6. Joy in Letting Go
  7. Joy in the Present
  8. Joy in Eternity
  9. Joy in Discipleship
  10. Joy in Wisdom
  11. Joy in Waiting
  12. Good Joy and Bad Joy
  13. Joy in the Path of Life
  14. Persevering for Joy
  15. Joy in Forgiveness
  16. Joy in Being Home
  17. Joy in Drawing Near to God
  18. Joy in the Blessings of Others
  19. The Responsibility of Joy
  20. Counterfeit Joy
  21. Joy in Vulnerability
  22. Joy in Knowing Jesus
  23. Joy in Abiding
  24. Joy in Eating and Drinking
  25. The Joy of Wonder
  26. The Fruit of Joy
  27. Joy in All God’s Gifts
  28. Joy in Hard Things
  29. Joy in Today
  30. Joy in God’s Providences
  31. Joy from Failure
  32. Joy in God’s Care
  33. Joy in Prayer
  34. Joy in Discernment
  35. Joy in Trust
  36. Joy in Full Provision
  37. Joy from Rejoicing
  38. Joy in Christ Alone
  39. Joy in Submission
  40. Joy in God’s Love



Lydia Brownback (MAR, Westminster Theological Seminary) is the author of several books and a speaker at women’s conferences internationally. When time allows, Lydia blogs at She has served as director of editorial for Crossway’s Book Division; writer-in-residence for Reverend Alistair Begg; and broadcast media manager for Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, where she produced The Bible Study Hour radio program with James Montgomery Boice. Some of Lydia's books include the On-the-Go Devotional series as well as A Woman's Wisdom: How the Book of Proverbs Speaks to Everything.



"Skillful devotionals for those who face the challenge to 'fit it all in.' Biblically rigorous and deeply perceptive. Godly insights from a godly sister." — Elyse M. Fitzpatrick, counselor; speaker; author, Found in Him

"A ready resource for keeping our thinking focused on God himself. The devotionals helped me understand my fear or discontent and our Heavenly Father's provision." — Barbara Hughes, author, Disciplines of a Godly Woman; coauthor, Disciplines of a Godly Family

"Lydia Brownback calls Christian women to lift their eyes upward and find security, rest, and peace in a sovereign God whose promises never fail!" — Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author; radio host, Revive Our Hearts