About the Book
In his new book, pastor and bestselling author Max Lucado shares the unexpected path to a lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy in any season of life.
Based on the teachings of Jesus and backed by modern research, How Happiness Happens presents a surprising but practical way of living that will change you from the inside out.
What People Are Saying About How Happiness Happens
Chip Gaines, Magnolia Cofounder
“For me and my family, I’ve always said that the farm isn’t what made us happy. Instead, I believe it was everything that happened on our way to the farm... and it’s because of that journey that we are the people we are today. I love Max Lucado, I love his family, and I love the perspective he shares in How Happiness Happens. If you’re looking for a wake-up call or a dose of modern-day wisdom, read this book. In fact, read all of his books—you’ll be glad you did.”
Kim Walker-Smith, Jesus Culture
“In a generation wrestling with comparison and desperately searching for joy, Max beautifully communicates the simplicity of happiness in his new book How Happiness Happens. The call to kindness and thoughtful intention is extended to us all. This is a timely message that we all need!”
Christine Caine, Bestselling Author; Founder, A21 and Propel Women
“In a world where happiness has become fickle and fleeting, Max takes us back to Jesus’ path to happiness that is rooted in true joy and loving others. How Happiness Happens will challenge you to focus less on yourself and your circumstances, and more on our good God—the true source of our joy.”
Ed Stetzer, Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College
“Wow, the world is searching for something: contentment, happiness, joy, or whatever. Max Lucado reminds us that where we look shapes what we find. As Max always does, he explains what we need to know about happiness and then points us in the right direction. You will be blessed as you understand happiness better!”
Louie Giglio, Passion City Church, Passion Conferences, Author of Not Forsaken and Goliath Must Fall
“There’s a reason my friend Max Lucado is one of the bestselling Christian authors of all time! His words touch our hearts with a gentle whisper that in time becomes a roaring waterfall of the Father’s freedom and love. How Happiness Happens will delight and awaken you, leading you to a greater peace and purpose than you’ve ever known before.”
Joel Osteen, Senior Pastor, Lakewood Church
“My friend Max Lucado is one of the most respected and admired champions of faith in this generation. His knowledge of the Bible is well established, and he is a prolific author and highly sought-after speaker. Max is a leader, a mentor, and an inspiration to millions of believers around the world.”
David Green, CEO, Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.
“Max has done it again! This book is packed with simple reminders of how small acts of kindness can pay massive dividends in our own happiness and then impact the lives of those we come into contact with on a daily basis.”
Dennis Prager, Nationally Syndicated Radio Talk Show Host and Author
“Max Lucado, one of the leading Christian writers of our time, has written a wonderful book about one of life’s most important subjects: happiness. I have long argued that the happy make the world better and the unhappy make it worse. Therefore, this book can make the world better. I hope millions read it. And while it is written from a Christian’s perspective, anyone of any faith—or of no faith—will greatly benefit from it. I am a Jew, and I loved it.”
Matthew West, Four-Time GRAMMY Nominee and Dove Award Recipient
“I was a college student home from school for the summer and working part-time at my church. My dad, the pastor, encouraged me to begin my mornings by having a daily quiet time. In addition to my Bible, he handed me a stack of books by Max Lucado. I read them one by one, cover to cover. Max’s gifted storytelling and powerful teachings ministered to me then, and his books are still accompanying my daily quiet times today. I’ve been challenged greatly by How Happiness Happens and this powerful chapter by chapter reminder that the way we love others just might cause a much needed ‘quiet revolution of joy.’ Thanks Max, you keep speaking to me!”
Since entering the ministry in 1978, Max Lucado has served churches in Miami, Florida; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; and San Antonio, Texas. He currently serves as Teaching Minister of Oak Hills Church in San Antonio. He is America's bestselling inspirational author with more than 140 million books in print.