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How Happiness Happens

Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations
Narrated by: Ben Holland, Max Lucado
Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins

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Includes two audiobook-exclusives: a sermon from Max on how worship can lead to a happy heart and a conversation between Max and narrator Ben Holland 

In a world searching for happiness, best-selling author Max Lucado provides a personal plan for a life filled with lasting and fulfilling joy, supported by Jesus’ teaching and modern research.

Do you feel happy?

How long has it been since you felt a level of contagious, infectious, unflappable, unstoppable happiness? Maybe your answer is “All the time”. If so, God bless you! (And consider suggesting this audiobook to someone who needs it.) For many of us, the answer is, “Well, it’s been a while. I used to be happy, but then life took its toll.”

Only one-third of Americans surveyed said they were happy. How can this be? Education is accessible to most. We’ve made advancements in everything from medicine to technology, yet 66 percent of us can’t find an adequate reason to check the “yes” box on the happiness questionnaire.

Worldwide, people profess that happiness is their most cherished goal. Marketers get this. “Want to be happy?” they ask. Eat at this restaurant, drive this car, wear this dress. Happiness happens when you lose the weight, get the date, find the mate, or discover your fate. It’s wide, this way to happiness. Yet, for all its promise, it delivers a fragile joy; here one day, tomorrow scattered by the winds of comparison, disappointment, or unmet expectations.

Max writes, “There is another option. It requires no credit card, monthly mortgage, or stroke of fortune. Age and ethnicity aren’t factors...an unexpected door to joy.” 

In this audiobook, Max shares the unexpected path to a lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy in any season of life. Based on the teachings of Jesus and backed by modern research, How Happiness Happens presents a surprising but practical way of living that will change you from the inside out.  

Reflection questions are available in the audiobook companion PDF download.

Also available in Spanish.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Max Lucado (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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  • Kelly
  • 17-09-2019

How Happiness Happens

As Max Lucado states,”People have a way of becoming what you encourage them to be.” This book is a great reminder to me to be even more of an encourager to the people in my life.
Max does a wonderful job of citing both stories from Scripture and stories from everyday life. What a blessing this book has been for me. You too will be blessed by this book and Max’s words. He always seems to be speaking right to you.

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  • XYZ
  • 27-09-2019

Not very inspiring

Content is lots of Bible quotes and vague parallels. Narrators tone and voice are almost as if he’s trying to emphasize everything. Like he’s telling a child’s story. Heard Max Lucas’s on the Dave Ramsey Show and enjoy many books DR recommends, but not this one. Might be better read by author, who is great to listen to and often has practical wisdom for all areas of life. Couldn’t get past Chapter 2..

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  • Ramona
  • 13-10-2019

The best yet.

I loved this book more than all of Max's others. It has great exercises to do that work. I will never forget the story of "Buster." The scripture references were important to me as well.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-10-2019

How Happiness Happens

Great book as usual from Max Lucado. I have a few , he never disappoints

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  • Donald
  • 01-10-2019

Be happy

Very enjoyable and uplifting, makes you smile and reminds you to slow down to be happy with all you have around you and all that is supporting your life.

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  • William
  • 25-09-2019

How happiness happens

God has certainly blessed Max Lucado.
I have lost count of how many of his books I have read.
This one was great. You won't find happiness in material things for long.
This book is definitely worth the credit.

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  • CGuyton
  • 24-09-2019

Thank you!

Just what I needed. Wow! Truly this book helped me to apply some things I’ve need in my life.

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  • faruk animashaun
  • 19-09-2019

Sermon on Happiness

It's not the research driven or data based Happiness manual you seek.

It is sermon, with Jesus as the center. It's okay if the basis of your inference is a conversation between God and angels.

I believe in God, but I wasn't buying a sermon from Lucado.

Chapter 4 is where it became unbearable.
There are empirical habits for Happiness, this book doesn't have it.

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