My rating: 5 of 5 stars
“Great Joy Waits in Life’s Greatest Battles. Joy is stamped on coffee mugs, sewn onto decorative pillows – even displayed on dish soap. But what if there’s a deeper power and purpose to this mighty virtue? Through vulnerable story telling, a difficult diagnosis, and a good dose of humor, Margaret Feinberg revels how joy is more than whimsy. Its’ the weapon you can use to fight life’s battles.”
This is an extraordinary book that will take you by surprise. When I read the first few pages of the first chapter, I though to myself… here we go, another book that is going to try to teach me the how’s and why’s of being joyful. And then came chapter two.
Wow, was I wrong. Yes this is a book about joy. Intentional, defiant, bold, in-your-face JOY! And not just joy for the sake of being joyful. No, this joy was drawn from somewhere deep inside of this author. It is joy that is drawn from the same place where a horrific cancer diagnosis goes in order to take root and stifle joy.
In this book, Fight Back with Joy by Margaret Feinberg, we are taken on a journey — Her journey of diagnosis through treatment to recovery to zero. Having taken this journey with my husband (though not with the same outcome), I understand about wanting to grab onto anything that has a glimmer of hope. This woman, and her amazing husband, do more than that; they intentionally choose joy. If you are facing, or have faced a situation that seems beyond horrendous and you don’t know if you’ll ever breathe easy again, this book is for you. I can’t recommend it enough.
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