I was given the chance to review 60 Days of Happiness by Randy Alcorn for free from the publisher and while I did find the format odd and not exactly what I expected I still enjoyed the book and found it enlightening. He explains why it is ok to be happy as a Christian and that being happy does not make you unholy.
I will say this book appears to be a companion book to Happiness by Mr. Alcorn that I have not read and found that is probably the main reason why the format seems odd and to jump around a bit.
Each new chapter (day) begins with a question about happiness, scripture passage, quote, his thoughts and stories, followed by a prayer. I love the way the chapters (days) are laid out and how they are kept short and sweet. The only complaint I have is I feel the title is a little misleading to what the book is actually about.
When it comes to happiness, most of us have the same questions. Why can’t I be consistently happy? Is it wrong to be happy when there’s 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.
Where to Buy 60 Days of Happiness
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