Does God Want Us to Be Happy?

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Does God Want Us to Be Happy? 

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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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • 192 pages 

What Makes This Book Unique?

Does God Want Us to Be Happy? is adapted from Randy's comprehensive book Happiness. It offers a collection of short, easy readings on one of life’s biggest questions: in a world full of brokenness, is happiness a worthy pursuit for Christians? This book answers the question with a different approach and contains some new material. It's perfect for those who would like to consider the central question in Happiness in a shorter form.