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Lord, I Just Want to Be Happy

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Counselor and author Leslie Vernick has discovered that many people pray, “Lord, I just want to be happy!” With candor, Leslie reveals that readers don’t need new circumstances but a new perspective to discover true happiness. With biblical insight, Leslie guides readers to take simple steps as they…

recognize and change habits that, day by day, keep them from experiencing
Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Harvest House Publishers (first published 2009)
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Erin Healy
Dec 08, 2009 Erin Healy rated it it was amazing
This book, as ALL of Leslie's books, is packed with practical help and inspiring challenges. We're made to be happy, Leslie says, and then she presents a road map to lead us there, heart, mind, and spirit. She doesn't promise an easy journey, but her directions are clearly drawn and accessible. This book is full of insight rooted in scriptures. She sets out to challenge the average person's view of the way life is "supposed to" work and the way Christians are "supposed to" be, then she replaces ...more
Apr 19, 2012 Shanda rated it it was amazing
I think what I like best about this book is that the author says that our happiness needs to come from inside ourself, from the light of Christ within each of us. No matter your circumstance, you can change your attitude and strive to be happy. Also, that this life isn't supposed to be easy, we are supposed to go through pain and hardship, but we can choose to feel better during the trials. I also like how she uses lots of scriptures to back up her opinions. These are some of my favorite quotes: ...more
Margaret Chind
Jan 26, 2010 Margaret Chind rated it it was amazing
Recommended to Margaret by: FIRST
My thoughts so far... This is another one of those books that I would have just skimmed, but after being so affected by reading Don't Quit in the Pit the other day, I knew that this was one that God meant for me to read in full. After reading the first part (of three parts) I can tell you that I am going to look for other books from Leslie Vernick in the future easily. She is right on key and knows what she is talking about. So far it seems that she is able to point out the issues in my own life ...more
Molly (Cafinated Reads)
Jan 31, 2010 Molly (Cafinated Reads) rated it really liked it
Leslie Vernick has brought to us a unique book. Through this book, she gives insight on how to change ourselves, let go of the past and be a truly happier person. She uses her own struggles in life as examples, to help us find that inner happiness. Hearing about her struggles and how she over came her inner turmoil and found that inner peace and happiness that so many of us are missing, is just fantastic! One of the many things I liked about this book, was how Vernick added questions to the end ...more
Monica Helsby
Jan 21, 2011 Monica Helsby rated it really liked it
Overall good book with practical ways to use her suggestions. I shared the contents with several other friends and found her words very encouraging.
Pamela Hamilton
Jun 02, 2012 Pamela Hamilton rated it really liked it
Leslie did a 4 week webinar based on this book. Both my husband and I listened to the webinar and found it very helpful!
May 19, 2010 Lisa rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
Really liked this one, Leslie...good job overall with good advice and not just happy talk.
Nov 23, 2010 Stephanie rated it it was ok
Christian self-help about finding contentment. Good advice...nothing new and earthshattering.
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“Don't get me wrong. A good marriage, adequate financial resources, even a clean home and well-behaved children do bring some measure of happiness. However, temporal blessings, as wonderful as they may be, are only a taste of the real thing. They cannot sustain inner happiness any more than eating a scrumptious meal keeps tomorrow's hunger at bay. ” 10 likes
“Holiness leads to wholeness and wholeness leads to happiness.” 5 likes
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