Bonding Over Books: Happiness by Randy Alcorn

BOBnewreadInterested in joining us on a trip through Randy Alcorn’s newest release, Happiness? Here are a few simple steps to get started:

1.) Buy the book (click here for link to amazon).

2.) Join the Facebook Group “Coffee Chats | Bonding Over Books” (click here for link to group page).

3. ) Finish reading the book by November 7th. Post about what you are reading as you go (helpful for the bonding aspect of the group, but certainly not required!) such as excerpts you liked, comments or questions about what you are reading, how the book is speaking to you, etc.

4.) Join us for a Saturday morning gathering for guided discussion about the book, food and fellowship (details to be announced by October 24th).

That’s it! Only one face-to-face meet up, but interaction online is strongly encouraged in order to get the most out of your experience in the material. For questions, please leave a comment in the box below.

More About the Book

Amazon description:

Christians are supposed to be happy. In fact, we are supposed to radiate joy, peace, and contentment that is so unmistakable and so attractive that others are naturally drawn to us because they want what we have. And yet, in today’s culture, the vast majority of Christians are perceived as angry, judgmental people who don’t seem to derive any joy from life whatsoever. So why aren’t we happy?

Unfortunately, many Christians are taught early on that God doesn’t want us to be happy (he wants us to be holy). In fact, many Christians are laboring under the false notion that God himself is not happy. But nothing could be further from the truth! God does want us to be happy. The Bible is filled with verses that prove that ours is a happy, joy-filled God who not only loves celebrations but also desperately wants his children to be happy. Why else would He go to the lengths He did to ensure our eternal happiness in His presence? We know that we will experience unimaginable joy and happiness in Heaven, but that doesn’t mean we can’t also experience joy and happiness here on earth.

In Happiness, noted theologian Randy Alcorn dispels centuries of misconceptions about happiness and provides indisputable proof that God not only wants us to be happy, He commands it. The most definitive study on the subject of happiness to date, this book is a paradigm-shifting wake-up call for the church and Christians everywhere.