These are tough times. Amid global isolation, economic downturn, and social unrest, could you use a dose of happy right about now? Learn the secret to lasting joy that will endure through any season of life.
In How Happiness Happens, Max Lucado shares the unexpected path to a lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy amidst any life circumstance. Based on the teachings of Jesus and backed by modern research, this book presents a surprising but practical way of living that will change you from the inside out.
In this book, Max will help you discover:
Happiness is not selfishPeople are a joyThere is strength in choiceHappiness happens when you give it away
What are you waiting for? Open the unexpected door to joy and walk in. There’s no better day than today to start your happiest life yet.
How Happiness Happens is also available in Spanish.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Happiness isn’t something you feel—it’s something you do. At least that’s the message renowned Christian author Max Lucado (Anxious for Nothing) imparts in his deeply relatable self-help guide. In this quick, light read, Lucado balances scripture and science to argue that little actions are what lighten the day. Whether it’s offering a friend a word of encouragement or showing compassion to the barista if they mess up our coffee order on a busy morning, we reap the benefits of happiness by showing it to others. In a complex, consumer-centric world, adopting Lucado’s positive outlook helped us shift how we think about our daily lives.
Lucado (Anxious for Nothing), pastor at Oak Hills Church in San Antonio, suggests strategies for living a happier life in this hopeful work. Rising rates of depression and suicide, Lucado argues, are the result of a culture obsessed with fortune and accomplishments. To counter this, Lucado suggests readers live with more empathy toward others. To that end, he lays out 10 steps for increasing happiness, beginning with encouraging one another and cultivating patience. Readers are urged to turn away from self-promotion and to focus on others; Lucado also stresses the importance of prayer and attending church regularly to foster community. He counsels readers to accept one another's differences with an attitude of grace, but to also be bold in speaking the truth of scripture when admonishment is needed. In the end, what's most important for Lucado is to "love as God loves." A section with questions for reflection inviting deeper self-inquiry and study is included. With advice deeply rooted in scripture, Lucado's program for finding for happiness will be excellent for group study.