Joy is not an emotion. Joy is a settled certainty that God is in control (146). If there is one sentence that can sum up this entire book, it is that. In this challenging and truly powerful book, Greg Forster looks in The Joy of Calvinism at the current landscape of Calvinism in regards to joy, and the outside views of Calvinism, and shows that in order to fully understand the joy found in God alone, one must understand Calvinism theology and doctrine. Forster walks through Calvinism, helping the reader to see the joy found in God through a Calvinistic lens when compared to a Roman Catholic or Arminian lens. Looking at four ways God loves His people, Forster is able to help the reader to better grasp the true meaning of joy. No matter what side of the theological Calvinism line you find yourself on, this is a book that I believe all Christians should read. As you read this book, you will begin to understand how God loves your personally, how God loves you unconditionally, how God loves you irresistibly and how God loves you unbreakably. Check it out here.
“We glorify God by enjoying him, and enjoy him by glorifying him. ‘Fully to enjoy is to glorify. In commanding us to glorify him, God is inviting us to enjoy him'” (154).