True Joy – Readings and Resources

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This fall, we invite you to continue (or begin) personal spiritual practices by spending fifteen minutes a day with God in scripture, prayer, and solitude. Use this guide for your daily reading and enrich your time with recommended music and books.


  1. Listen to a song from the playlist.
  2. Read a scripture passage from this week’s selections
  3. Spend 3-5 minutes in silence
  4. Write down something that you sense God would want you to believe in or do today.

True Joy Playlist

September 13 – Community (Philippians 1:1-21)

September 20 – Perseverance (Philippians 1:21-30)

September 27 – Humility (Philippians 2:1-13)

October 4 – Confidence (Philippians 3:4b-14)

October 11 – Rejoicing (Philippians 4:1-9)


Book Recommendations

Eat This Book, Eugene Peterson
The Pursuit of God, A.W. Tozer
How to Read the Bible for All Its Worth, Gordon Fee and Douglas Stuart
The Spirit of the Disciplines, Dallas Willard
The Return of the Prodigal Son, Henri J.M. Nouwen
Here and Now, Henri J.M. Nouwen
Life of the Beloved, Henri J.M. Nouwen
More, Greg L. Hawkins
The Gift of Being Yourself, David Benner
Surrender to Love, David Benner
Desiring God’s Will, David Benner
Celebration of Discipline, Richard Foster
Messy Spirituality, Mike Yaconelli
Not a Fan, Kyle Idleman
Open Mind, Open Heart, Thomas Keating
In Search of Guidance, Dallas Willard
Abba’s Child, Brennan Manning
The Way of the Heart, Henri Nouwen
The Ragamuffin Gospel, Brennan Manning
Mere Christianity, CS Lewis
Living By the Book: The Art and Science of Reading the Bible, Howard G Hendricks & William D Hendricks
Draw the Circle: The 40 day prayer challenge, Mark Batterson
Sacred Rhythms: Arranging Our Lives for Spiritual Transformation, Ruth Haley Barton
Soul Keeping: Caring for The Most Important Part of You, John Ortberg
Living Christ’s Presence, Dallas Willard

Series Artwork

Art: O Master Let Me Walk with Thee
Artist: Mike Moyers (USA)

Art: The Lord Is My Light
Artist: Mike Moyers (USA)

Art: The Gift of Love
Artist: Mike Moyers (USA)

Art: Be Thou My Vision
Artist: Mike Moyers (USA)

Art: Praise To The Lord
Artist: Mike Moyers (USA)


  1. Dorothea Wilson : October 10, 2020 at 4:59 pm

    I cannot print the Daily readings and the playlist…the blue printing will not copy even with color printer…possible to get a printed copy ?

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