Wellspring of Joy
Wellspring of Joy is one of the entry-level texts in the series, generally the second taken up for study by junior youth. It is designed to strengthen basic reading and comprehension skills and to develop, to some degree, the capabilities associated with articulating ideas with precision and clarity. There are ten lessons altogether, each consisting of a reading and several exercises. The readings tell the story of Saw Tu, a twelve-year-old refugee who is adjusting to life in his new country. Though he is experiencing difficulty at the outset of the story, he gradually comes to recognize where the source of true joy lies. It is hoped that those who study the text will, similarly, take the opportunity to reflect on this theme, one of many they will need to consider as they think about what it means to live an integrated and fruitful life.