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  1. I have just completed week one of Courageous Joy in my personal study. Not only am I reading Scripture and studying but also answering thought provoking questions about my life in Him and how I am experiencing and could experience life changing joy. it has been an inspirational challenge to both my head and heart.

  2. I am finding this confusing.

    “2. Sign up for the Online Bible Study (it’s free to join!). Click here to register, and when you do, we will send you the first week of the Courageous Joy Bible study for FREE!”

    What’s the difference between “Online Bible Study” and the “Courageous Joy Bible Study”? If only the first week of the “Courageous Joy” study is free, what does it cost for the whole six weeks? I looked around and couldn’t find anything about the cost for the whole study.

    Much as I’m very interested in this because I’m struggling to find joy in both my spiritual life and my regular life, I long ago decided not to sign up for anything that doesn’t state fees and costs up front. There were a few too many times when I got involved with something, was really enjoying or getting a lot out of it, only to then find out I couldn’t afford to continue.

    Could you please make it clear what the ongoing cost for the “Courageous Joy” study is.

    Thank you, 🙂

    • I think the only cost is for the book. You get first chapter, as a free preview, when you join the study. The study is free.

      • That is correct. I’ve done these studies before. Just completed Courageous Simplicity.

    • The book is $14.99 and worth every penny. You will definitely enjoy it! You can get it through this email at click on the picture.

    • Hi Sandy,

      Sorry for the confusion. Yes, the gals you answered are correct. You purchase the Courageous Joy Bible Study for less than $15 (available wherever books are sold). Going through the study online as a community is free. When you sign up, you’ll get access to a private Facebook group, six teaching videos, and more. (The first week free is just in case people want to start reading right away.) I hope that helps clarify things and that you’ll choose to join us!


      Becky Keife
      (in)courage community manager

      • Thank you Becky, Kathy, Gail and Nina!

        I’ll be signing up later today (will be leaving for church soon ) and will also purchase the book.

        Thanks, hugs and blessings!

    • Hi Sandy! All our friends chiming in here are correct — the only cost to you is for your full copy of Courageous Joy. Studying with us is free, no ongoing costs at all. And we will indeed send you the first week of the study for free, digitally, so you can start reading right away. Feel free to ask any more questions, we’re here to help! 🙂

  3. In Courage,

    All ready finished week one & working on week two of Courageous Joy. Loved Courageous Simplicity so I know this will be just as good. Mary Carver is an excellent writer. Prayers for everyone to realize what true joy is. Unlike happiness that depends on emotions joy is being content with what God has given us both here on Earth & in Heaven.

    Blessings 🙂