60 Days of Happiness: Discover God's Promise of Relentless Joy - eBook
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Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2017
When it comes to happiness, most of us have the same questions. Why cant I be consistently happy? Is it wrong to be happy when theres so much pain and suffering in the world? And perhaps the biggest one: How can I be happier? Some Christians make an artificial contrast between joy and happiness, while others claim God wants us to be holy, but not happy. In fact, he wants us to be both, and the two go hand in hand!
In 60 Days of Happiness, noted theologian and New York Times bestselling author Randy Alcorn shares sixty timeless devotions demonstrating that God not only wants us to be happy in him and enjoy his gifts, he commands and empowers us to do so.
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Joyfulmom5 Stars Out Of 5Encouraging ReadMarch 1, 2018JoyfulmomQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book gave me a much-needed paradigm shift and helped me to realize how essential happiness is in the life of a Christian.
I loved this quote from the book:
"Whether or not we're conscious of it, since God is the fountainhead of happiness, the search for happiness is always the search for God." ~Randy Alcorn
I've been reading Randy's book on happiness as part of my morning devotion time (after reading the Bible), and I love the short, encouraging chapters. It's great for busy moms!
Deuce SkunksSpringfield, MOAge: 25-34Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5For Those Who Seek Biblical Answers To The Happiness DilemmaFebruary 16, 2017Deuce SkunksSpringfield, MOAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 560 Days Of Happiness: Discover God's Promise Of Relentless Joy by Randy Alcorn can be read as a 60 day devotional (as the title implies), or in larger chunks as a more traditional book. Each of the 60 days begins by posing a question the reader may have, such as "Why aren't Christians known for their happiness?". This question is followed by a brief scriptural excerpt and a quote relevant to the issue at hand. Randy then uses biblical explanations,personal anecdotes, and real-life examples to shine a light on God's view of the issue, as best as we can learn from the Bible. After each reading session (an average of3 pages), Randy includes a simple yet verydetailed prayer to help us become attuned to God's desires for us and our happiness.
In the clever introduction, Randy explains how this book came to be. It's drawn from selected portions of his larger book on the subject, Happiness.
"While I've written the big book Happiness and also a very small one, God's Promise of Happiness, I felt the need for a medium-sized book for those who want more than the one and less than the other." (page xi)
While I have not read either of the other books mentioned, I found this book to be just right for providing insight into a lot of different issues surrounding the concept of our happiness, both individually and as a society. The readings were all simple enough that my 12-year-old canrelate toand learn from them, yet complex enough for me to gain a new understanding of things I had not thought to look at in the way in which Randy presents them.
Overall, I'm giving this book 4/5 stars, and would recommend it to anyone who struggles to find a place for happiness in the daily flow of life. If nothing else, start by reading just the sections that appeal to you. By the time you finish, you'll most likely want to go back and read the rest to see what insights you've been missing.
*Disclaimer: I received a free print edition of this book from Tyndale House Publishers for the purpose of this honest review. All opinions are my own.*
debsMaineAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 560 Days of Happiness ~ Randy AcornFebruary 5, 2017debsMaineAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is a 60 Day Devotional book about Happiness. Randy gives us a bible verse and then a 2-3 page devotional to read in regards to happiness. Each day's devotion has you thinking in a different way of what happiness means. You can start this at anytime because it is not dated, the dates consist of Day 1, Day 2, etc. You don't need to go day by day, if you want you can skiparound and choose what you want to read and when you read it. The bright yellowfront and back hardcovereven makes you smile.
I would recommend this book as it gives you a perspective of God's way of happiness. I liked how it makes you realize that satin wants us to be unhappy and not able to find happiness while God wants you to choose happiness no matter what kind of day you are having. This book makes you think in a different way and see your days in a new upliftingway.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher throughTyndale. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255: Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising
Milk Donor MamaOhioAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Good for Busy PeopleDecember 31, 2016Milk Donor MamaOhioAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 460 Days of Happiness: Discover God's Promise of Relentless Joy is a self-help book written by Randy Alcorn. This book is designed to be used as a devotional, and you can start it on any day of the month you want. Each day is numbered but not dated, which makes this more flexible than many devotionals out there.
Each day begins with a passage of scripture and then Alcorn's explanation of it. The 60 devotions focus on how God wants people to be happy in him and enjoy his gifts. There are some personal anecdotes but not a lot of longer stories. Each day's devotion is just two to three pages long, which would be ideal for a busy person.
What I liked the most was the positive focus of the book. I also like the undated nature, as not everyone has the time to do this every day. I received a free copy of this book from the publisher.
Ruth5 Stars Out Of 560 days of happinessDecember 26, 2016RuthQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is divided into 60 chapters, for 60 days. It looks like a really cool, well-thought-out, well-written book. Each chapter is three-five short pages long, and gives food-for-thought on the purpose, definition, and source of true happiness in God. I am excited to read this day-by-day and see what all Randy brings out.
A few of the chapter titles that look particularly interesting are:
What role do our attitudes play in our Happiness?
When are good things wrong, and when are they right?
Must we choose between our Happiness and God's Glory?
What does Thankfulness have to do with Happiness?
And of course there are many more--56 to be precise. :)
Randy Alcorn has written several books, such as: HAPPINESS, HEAVEN, and GOD'S PROMISE OF HAPPINESS. He is the author and founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries (EPM). It is an organization which teaches God's Word and ministers to those who need it. Before that, he was a minister for fourteen years.
I received this book from TYNDALE PUBLISHERS in exchange for my honest review.
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