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It's a Happy Life: Keys to Successful Enjoyable Living

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Arrested and harassed by the Turkish police and military over 50 times, Dr. Evan Edwards shares secrets to living the happy life - discovered and hammered out while living and working in the Middle East. Full of inspirational and true dramatic stories that illustrate a wealth of penetrating insights, this book will motivate you to enjoy your life, accomplish your dreams. T ...more
Paperback, 278 pages
Published December 12th 2011 by Living Publications
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Nate
Feb 10, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book was life-changing for me. It's a Happy Life is comprised of motivational sections that want to make you want to get up, and make your dream happen, and amazing stories set in the Middle East. I highlighted a lot of passages in the book, especially the parts about being easy on yourself, and learning to take a break. Dr. Edwards focuses on learning to be happy with yourself which was a big inspiration for me. The stories were mind-boggling, as Dr. Edwards and his team were arrested by t ...more
Melissa
Feb 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Dr. Edwards skillfully entwines the persecution and struggles of living as a Christian pastor in the Middle East and his thoughts and strategies for living a happy life in It's a Happy Life.

Whether it was eating cake in jail, or bomb threats, the secret to happiness lies in knowing that you are loved and accepted. I found this book to be a thrilling memoir/self-help book that helped change my worldview.

The book was a nice easy read, and yet very deep, with practical steps to living a good life.
Terri Lynn
Feb 08, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: nonfiction, mythology
I got this for free in a Goodreads giveaway and I am glad of that because I HATED this thing and would be angry if I had shelled out any money for it. The description makes you think that you will be seeing ways to make things happen in your life and self-help material for creating an exciting and adventurous life. Unfortunately, this is only your typical christian mythology. It is poorly written and all the advice you get is to read the bible, pray, recite verses, etc. Readers are essentially t ...more
Jackie
Feb 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
Although I am not a Christian, I approached this book with an open mind. Surprisingly, I found it inspirational. Thrilling! The life of the author, set in the Middle East, intrigued me. Dr. Evan Edwards has been arrested by the Turkish police and military over 50 times. According to the book, the author has given out over half a million Turkish New Testaments in a Muslim country - a feat at that! I found the book to be fast-paced as the author describes his many arrests at the hands of the Turks ...more
Keith
Feb 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
I just finished reading this - an excellent read. The author starts out the book with his escapade of eating cake in jail. From then on, the author tells stories of being arrested by the Turkish cops, with his insights on how you can be happy in life.
Mary
Jul 07, 2012 rated it did not like it
Shelves: inspirational
Didn't finish it. No flow. Needed either more of his story of being in a Turkish prison. Or more on the keys to living a good life.
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