Does God Want Us to Be Happy? The Case for Biblical Happiness
Estimated release date: August 6, 2019
What if we were wired for happiness?
If you were to ask a room full of people about how God wants us to live, you’d likely get a wide range of answers.
Some people would say he wants us to be holy. Others might claim he wants us to love people and stand up for peace and justice. But chances are, you wouldn’t hear anyone say, “God wants us to be happy.” We all want to be happy, but we may feel guilty for this longing. Isn’t it selfish to pursue happiness? Isn’t it more spiritual to frown than to smile?
In a world full of brokenness, is happiness a worthy pursuit? For those seeking to follow Jesus, should this quest be written off as superficial and unspiritual?
In Does God Want Us to Be Happy?, New York Times bestselling author Randy Alcorn offers a collection of short, easy readings on one of life’s biggest questions. As he explores what happiness is and how we attain it, Alcorn provides wisdom, insight, and scriptural proof that God not only wants us to be happy―he commands it!
(Adapted from the trade book Happiness.)
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Giving Is the Good Life: The Unexpected Path to Purpose and Joy
Estimated release date: September 3, 2019
Wouldn’t it be great if we could do what pleases God, helps others, and is best for us—at the same time? Can we live the good life without being selfish?
In Giving Is the Good Life, bestselling author Randy Alcorn teaches life-changing biblical principles of generosity and tells stories of people who have put those radical principles into practice. Each story is a practical application that can help stimulate your imagination and expand your dreams of serving Jesus in fresh ways. These real-life models give you not just words to remember but footprints to follow.
Giving Is the Good Life reveals a grander view of God and generosity—one that stretches far beyond our imagination and teaches us what the good life is really all about.
Beautiful and Scandalous: How God's Grace Changes Everything
Estimated release date: September 2019
Let God's Incredible Grace Amaze You.
When things in life feel temporary and uncertain, there’s one thing you can know for sure: Nothing can separate you from God’s wonderous grace.
Randy Alcorn, author of the bestseller Heaven, offers daily meditations, Scripture readings, and inspirational quotes that will enable you to grasp more fully the grace God lavishes on you. Alcorn offers encouraging takeaways to challenge and grow your view of God’s love, including:
- “God’s grace didn't get us going and then leave us to get by on our works.”
- “There's only one requirement for enjoying God’s grace: being broke…and knowing it.”
- “We've grown too accustomed to grace—we need to be astounded by it.”
Come explore the many facets of God's grace…and fall more in love than ever before with the One whose faithful love for you is both beautiful and scandalous.
This is a rerelease of Randy's book Grace: A Bigger View of God's Love.
Are You Living the Good Life? (booklet)
Estimated release date: October 8, 2019
There's no question, we'd all choose the good life any day. And yet we don’t always understand how to make that happen. Our culture says, “Make lots of money, spend it on yourself, and you’ll be happy. Then you’ll be living the good life!” But what if the good life is about something way better than money? And what if it’s absolutely possible for all of us—regardless of our income—to experience the abundant life Jesus came to give us?
In Are You Living the Good Life? bestselling author Randy Alcorn shows us what the good life is, and shares a surprising and liberating message from Scripture about how we can take hold of what God calls “the life that is truly life.”