The Joy Project: An Introduction to Calvinism (with Study Guide)
“We all want joy and happiness but they seem such elusive things. We reach for them and fall, we aim and miss. For me thats because I make them dependent on me: how Im doing, how Im feeling. Tony Reinke shows a far sweeter way, a way to solid joy.”– Michael ReevesSee All
“Joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory (1 Pet. 1:8). But what does that mean? Is it for me? How do I get it? What does it feel like? Is it okay for me to want it? How will it change my life? Is this joy the same as being happy? If not, whats the difference? And what does joy have to do with Gods sovereign, saving grace for sinners in Jesus Christ? Yes, there are answers to these questions. And Tony Reinke does a masterful job in providing them. Read on, then, and rejoice with joy everlasting!”– Sam StormsSee All
“At the end of a restless day we look to the self-help gurus, but they can only give us magnifying glasses to gaze more deeply into our own navels. Lift your sights through The Joy Project and rejoice to read that joy is actually coming for you.”– Gloria FurmanSee All
Director, Eternal Perspective Ministries
“Tony Reinkes The Joy Project is a unique and delightful summary of the unfolding drama of Gods sovereign grace. Tony, as usual, is biblical, Christ-honoring, gospel-centric, imaginative, and articulate. Who could ask for more? You will enjoy this book!”– Randy Alcorn, Director, Eternal Perspective MinistriesSee All
Professor, Puritan Reformed Seminary
“What do you get when you combine Gretchen Rubins The Happiness Project with the Five Points of Calvinism and Tony Reinkes compelling writing? Youre looking at it. It sounds like a weird and unworkable combination, but it works well and results in an outstandingly beautiful presentation of the doctrines of grace. This is the most beautiful presentation of Calvinism Ive ever read.”– David Murray, Professor, Puritan Reformed SeminarySee All
Pastor, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
“The Joy Project is a celebration of Reformed theology, and in this way its more in keeping with the Bibles treatment of the subjectbehold the beauty before bemoaning the controversies. We cover this topic briefly in our church membership class, and for those who want to pursue it further, this book, for its accessibility and warmth, is the one Ill recommend first.”– Benjamin Vrbicek, Pastor, Harrisburg, PennsylvaniaSee All
J. I. Packer
“Our eyes of flesh seek joy in the wrong places, define it with a bankrupt vocabulary, and settle for it using mistaken formulas. Because we dont know what to do but try harder and hide our shame, we get stuck and sick, depressed and despondent. This dehumanizes us, discourages us, and defeats us. But there is hope! The Joy Project is applied reformed theology at its best.”See All
Rosaria Champagne Butterfield
True happiness is not found. It finds you.
We think of our chase for joy as a fundamental right—and it’s no surprise. By nature we are pleasure-seekers, though chronically unsuccessful at finding the type of joy that will endure for more than a passing moment.
But what if long-lasting joy isn’t found at all? What if the deepest and most durable happiness breaks into our lives, overcomes our boredom, and ultimately finds us? What if true joy is out of our reach, but reaches for us?