About Joy of Living

For over 50 years Joy of Living has been effectively establishing individuals around the world in the sound, basic study of God’s Word.

Evangelical and interdenominational, Joy of Living reaches across denominational and cultural barriers, enriching lives through the simple, pure truths of God’s inspired Word, the Bible.

Studies are flexible, suited for both formal and informal meetings, as well as for personal study. Each lesson contains historical background, commentary and a week’s worth of personal application questions, leading readers to discover fresh insights into God’s Word. Courses covering many books in both the Old and New Testaments are available. Selected courses are also available in several foreign languages.

Joy of Living Bible Studies was founded by Doris W. Greig in 1971 and has grown to include classes in nearly every state in the Union and many foreign countries.

The Aim of Joy of Living

We desire…

To help people enter into a joyous, intimate relationship with God the Father, as they come to know His Son, Jesus Christ, as Lord and Savior.

To help believers discover the fulfillment and joy that comes from daily Bible study and personal, devotional time with the Lord.

To enrich lives by helping people know, understand, and apply to their lives the truths in God’s inspired Word, the Bible.

To help believers grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, so that they may please Him in every way, and experience the abundant life He has promised to His people.

To build confidence and enthusiasm in believers for sharing their faith and the joy of knowing the Lord with others.

To provide Bible study materials, at a reasonable cost, to those desiring to study God’s Word, and to those desiring to teach the truth in God’s Word to others.

Statement of Purpose

Joy of Living Bible Studies is an evangelical, interdenominational, nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing the study and teaching of God’s Word.

The Joy of Living office is here to serve you and to provide Bible study materials. There are no rules regarding who may begin a Joy of Living class. Any person may order any quantity of studies.

All money not used for printing and office costs goes toward developing new Bible study courses. Your contributions are tax deductible.

Doctrinal Statement

Joy of Living Bible Studies cooperates with Christians of many denominations, standing firmly within the historic evangelical Christian faith.

We believe in one God, eternally existent in three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We are Christ-centered, believing in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His approaching personal return in power and glory.

We believe in salvation by grace through faith.

We recognize the Bible as the inspired, infallible Word of God and the authority for what we believe and how we live.

We desire to manifest the love of God, blending the teaching of personal salvation and the imperative of acting in Christ-like compassion toward the hurting people in our communities and the world.

We believe in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for the salvation of lost and sinful man; and in the present ministry of the indwelling Holy Spirit who enables each believer to live a godly life.

We believe that the true church comprises all who have been justified by God’s grace through faith alone in Christ alone. They are united by the Holy Spirit in the body of Christ, of which He is the Head.

We believe in the resurrection of all people—they that are lost unto damnation, and they that are saved unto eternal life.

Persons of all denominations and creeds are welcome to use our materials for studying God’s Word of Life, the Bible.