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
Happiness by Alcorn, Randy was published by Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. in September 2015. The ISBN for Happiness is 9781496411242.