Happiness is something everyone longs for but what does it really mean to be happy? By worldly standards, it could mean recognition, the acquiring of things, prestige, and so forth. Life has it’s highs and lows. We are happy one moment when things are going well and sad the next with things seem to be out of our control. Randy Alcorn sums up what happiness as a believer in Christ should look like in bite size devotions that can be read daily or at whatever pace you chose.
Hardcover format and brightly colored in a shade of yellow that draws you to pick it up for a read, this book has been hard to ignore or put down once opened. Anyone thirsty for the Biblical application of happiness and what it truly means to live in a way that would be pleasing to God will get a lot from this book, I know I have. Randy offers personal stories, a look at scripture, and a prayer to wrap it all up. Each 3-4 page devotion features a verse, quote, life application, and prayer.
A lot of questions one would have about being happy are sure to be answered while reading through the book. It covers pain, sufferings, ups, downs, and the difference between joy and happiness. I thought joy and happiness were two different things before I cracked into this book. God wants us to be happy and in doing so we can still be holy.
This book is well organized. It answers questions such as the Who, What, When, Where, and Why. It inspires change. It turns our eyes away from self but to our ABBA father. I would have liked to have a ribbon bookmark attached to keep my place but that doesn’t take away from the content within or my recommendation to get this book.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book through the Tyndale Blog Network in exchange for an honest review.