December 16, 2013

31 Days to Happiness by David Jeremiah

31 Days to Happiness by David Jeremiah is a book that is written for you to read one chapter a day, so at the end of the month, or 31 days, you will be happier. If you or someone you know wants to be happier (and who doesn’t?), then this may be a book you want to read.

Book Description
Don’t you deserve a little happiness?
Ever wonder . . .
·         Why is life so frustrating?
·         Is happiness within my reach?
·         Is it too late for me?

Dr. David Jeremiah takes a look at history’s wisest and most successful man, King Solomon, and challenges readers to find what really matters in life. Solomon tested life’s haunting questions head-on. Tasted the fullness of life’s riches. But found his answers in the last place he thought to look.
If you thought happiness was only an empty hope, maybe you’ve simply been looking in all the wrong places. In this book Dr. Jeremiah reveals the way to the happiness you have longed for, the never-dimming light of your fondest dreams.” – 31 Days to Happiness

My Thoughts
31 Days to Happiness is a self-help book written in a way that could be appreciated by many different types of people. Although the author is obviously a pastor, you don’t necessarily have to be very religious (or his particular religion) to get a good deal of insight into your life and happiness from it. However, if you are a fan of his work and also a Christian, it would definitely be something you would enjoy reading.

Accumulating wealth and possessions is not the goal of being happy, and this book clearly explains that the key to happiness is not in becoming a millionaire or having the most toys when you die. So, if that is the kind of happy you are seeking, this is not the book for you. If you want to truly be happy though, you may find that in 31 short days, you can be happier in a deeper and more real way than you ever thought.

Overall, I think that this is a great book that should be read by people who want to be truly happier in their life. It does encourage a lot of self-reflection and being honest with yourself, so don’t be scared off by that and stick with it… and you will likely find yourself in a much better place than when you started reading it. I definitely recommend it.

* Thank you to the publisher of 31 Days to Happiness, Thomas Nelson, for providing me with a copy of this book for review as part of their Book Sneeze program. All opinions expressed are my own.

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