There are people who enjoy life to the fullest; people who carry joy with them wherever they go. People like the apostle Paul, who, when he found himself in a prison cell in Philippi, started singing praises to God. That’s joy! Real, magnetic, joy! The kind you don’t see very often in today’s society. It’s certainly not in the mass media. It’s not even in many evangelical churches. That’s where Philippians is different. Written by a man beaten and imprisoned for his joy in Christ, Philippians shows us what true joy really looks like. It shows us the route to take—one of suffering, hardship and overwhelming joy.