Don’t you deserve a little happiness?
Ever wonder . . .
- Why is life so frustrating?
- Is happiness within my reach?
- Is it too late for me?
Dr. David Jeremiah takes a look at history’s wisest and most successful man, King Solomon, and challenges readers to find what really matters in life. Solomon tested life’s haunting questions head-on. Tasted the fullness of life’s riches. But found his answers in the last place he thought to look.
If you thought happiness was only an empty hope, maybe you’ve simply been looking in all the wrong places. In this book Dr. Jeremiah reveals the way to the happiness you have longed for, the never-dimming light of your fondest dreams.
|About the Contributor(s)||David Jeremiah
David Jeremiah is the founder of Turning Point, an international ministry committed to providing Christians with sound Bible teaching through radio and television, the Internet, live events, and resource materials and books. He is the author of more than fifty books including Captured by Grace, Angels—Who They Are and How They Help, What in the World Is Going On?, and Agents of the Apocalypse.
David serves as the senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, California, where he resides with his wife, Donna. They have four grown children and twelve grandchildren.
|Release Date||Sep 17, 2013|
- Review by Theunis
With this book David Jeremiah attempts the magnanimous task of answering the very relevant questions: “Don’t you deserve a little happiness? Why is life so frustrating? Is happiness within my reach?”
He takes a look at history’s wisest and most successful man, King Solomon, and challenges readers to find what really matters in life. In the end he suggests: “If you thought happiness was only an empty hope, maybe you’ve simply been looking in all the wrong places.”
It is a good read, filled with practical application, real-life experience & optimism.
It is written in the context of North American affluence. As an African reader, some of the examples of ‘hard-ship’ or ‘difficulty’ seemed disconnected from a much harsher reality, but all in all I found it a good reminder of deep wisdom.
That happiness isn’t something fleeting.
That happiness is part of our Divine Creator’s plan for every human being.
That happiness isn’t ever to be found outside of relationship.
I think, at least, as you make your way through “31 Days To Happiness” you’ll uncover valuable clues for the way to the happiness you have longed for.
And that is worthwhile.
For a life without happiness, is a terrible thing. (Posted on 10/22/2013)
- Review by Heather
It does not tell you with the title that the book is a 31 day devotional through Ecclesiastes.
I think it is billed this way to make it "seeker-friendly" especially with statements like:
"Don't you deserve a little happiness?
Ever wonder . . .Why is life so frustrating?Is happiness within my reach?Is it too late for me?"
"If you thought happiness was only an empty hope, maybe you've simply been looking in all the wrong places. In this book Dr. Jeremiah reveals the way to the happiness you have longed for, the never-dimming light of your fondest dreams."
What it doesn't tell you is the book as it goes through Ecclesiastes, modern era stories from places like Sobibor, quotes and thoughts from philosophers such as Victor Frankl, Albert Camus, and others discussing "What is the meaning of life?".
"Life is not empty, random and godless, but full & precisely aligned and G-d ordained. It's not that your most important work is meaningless; it's that your most trivial moments are also significant."
"If our faith only works when when everything is rosy and upbeat, it's not worth very much. Faith kicks in when the roof falls in. We keep up our spirits and fortify our selves by trusting in G-d's presence and promises despite the dismal circumstances."
"The word why occurs 430 times in the Bible."
"Life-the awesome gift of God- should not be afflicted by the paralysis of analysis. We will either be frozen in fear over what comes next or so confused over the meaning of it all that we will not notice the joy leaking out through the seams of everyday living." (Posted on 9/17/2013)