God Wants You Happy: From Self-Help to God's Help [NOOK Book]

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In God Wants You Happy, Father Jonathan Morris replaces the unsatisfying, fleeting solutions we receive from the New Age self-help industry with the simplicity and depth of authentic Christian spirituality. In his work traveling the world for FOX News and in his parish work in New York City, Father Jonathan could not understand why people were choosing the vague and sometimes harmful advice of the self-help gurus and ignoring the tested and true help the Christian faith offers. He discovered that part of the ...

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Overview

In God Wants You Happy, Father Jonathan Morris replaces the unsatisfying, fleeting solutions we receive from the New Age self-help industry with the simplicity and depth of authentic Christian spirituality. In his work traveling the world for FOX News and in his parish work in New York City, Father Jonathan could not understand why people were choosing the vague and sometimes harmful advice of the self-help gurus and ignoring the tested and true help the Christian faith offers. He discovered that part of the problem was packaging: people thought the church dealt only in sin and guilt and not help and healing. But what if we reframed God's good news in the same terms as the self-help world?

Morris argues that self-help can only take you so far; what we need is God-help. God Wants You Happy offers a life-long spiritual program that teaches you how to open yourself up to God's loving presence in order to become everything he created you to be—joyful, flourishing men and women. In other words, God wants you to be happy.

Illuminated with biblical passages and filled with case studies and exercises, God Wants You Happy helps you to:

  • Open your mind and heart to the all-loving God who wants to help and empower you
  • Work through the Faith-Hope-Love Cure to rid yourself of self-destructive and self-limiting habits while forming new habits for receiving grace, forgiveness, acceptance, and love
  • Tap into the natural mechanisms of self-improvement God has already put within you
  • Discover your divine mission

A lifetime of happiness is at your fingertips and the Creator of the universe wants to help you achieve it.

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Editorial Reviews

Glenn Beck
“Father Jonathan understands that your true self is connected directly to God. When you honor that connection, you honor Him and the result nothing short of miraculous. I’ve seen it happen in my own life and, with this book, it can happen in yours.”
Rick Warren
“In this wonderful book Father Jonathan Morris explains exactly how God, through the Word of truth, the grace of Jesus Christ, and the power of the Holy Spirit, can transform your life in ways that no self-help book can do. Read this book and begin the journey of transformation.”
Bill O'Reilly
"The path to happiness and a just life is complicated. Father Morris offers a way forward that people of faith will find refreshing and relevant."
Timothy M. Dolan
“My friend Father Jonathan Morris elaborates with color and care the mysterious balance between our work and God’s grace, and the welcome result could open up a new section in our bookstores: God’s self-help programs.”
Keith Ablow
“Father Jonathan Morris has love in his heart for every human being, including every person lucky enough to read his powerful new book. Here is a plan for making God your partner in seeking the life you deserve, filled with happiness, hope and success.”
James Martin
“Father Jonathan Morris’s inviting, accessible, and personal new book is a reminder of an overlooked truth: faith leads to joy, ... show[ing] us why joy is the surest sign of God’s presence in our lives.”
Bill O’Reilly
“The path to happiness and a just life is complicated. Father Morris offers a way forward that people of faith will find refreshing and relevant.”
American Spectator
“Father Morris has succeeded where many others have failed, both in clarifying the much-abused notion of happiness and, more importantly, setting our natural desire for self-fulfillment firmly in the context of our, just as natural, search for God. This is a book, I think, that will change lives.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062000200
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/19/2011
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 136,773
  • File size: 376 KB

Meet the Author

Father Jonathan Morris is a Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of New York and serves as program director of The Catholic Channel on SiriusXM. He is also an analyst for the Fox News Channel and serves in Campus Ministry at Columbia University. His books include The Promise: God's Purpose and Plan for When Life Hurts and God Wants You Happy.

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Table of Contents

Foreword ix

Introduction: Spirit-Filled Living 1

The Problem

1 Junior Partners of the Holy Spirit 23

2 Making Straight the Path 37

3 Getting Unstuck 53

The Faith-Hope-Love Cure

4 Introduction to the Divine Cure 77

5 Living Faith 93

6 Living Hope 131

7 Living Love 157

The Program

8 Living Saints: Bringing It Home 185

Conclusion 207

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2011

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    were to find true happiness

    "God wants you to be happy" is a very hard to put down book. father jonathan morris takes a serious look at many of the new age religions were alot of people today seek happiness and hope but in the end find empty feelings the arthur presents christianity as the one true offer that can bring people happiness and courage and hope and gives you some helpful avenues to strenthen your faith and some helpful scriptures and comments to deal with lifes storms. great gift idea for a friend or family member.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 6, 2011

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    Inspirational and very helpful

    Father Morris has good examples from his life experiences and those of others. Good explanation of how scripture aids in healing and sets forth guidelines. Why we should be happy and how to get your life on track with Faith, Hope and Love.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 1, 2011

    Wonderful book!

    I had read Father Morris's first book and liked it. This book is so good my Sunday Scool class is using it as our current book study. It is written in such a way that we are truly enjoying it to study but also find it provokes thought that leads to good discussion. It is a joy to read on a personal level and equally great to share. It is comforting to have Father Jonathan with us as we study.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 25, 2013

    Must read

    I had seen the author on TV as a guest speaker on current events and was curious to see how he measured up as a writer. The book is not the typical feel good book but is a rather insightful journey for the soul.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 22, 2014

    Ps

    When glenn beck and bill oreilly reviews a book, its not a good sign. Hatred is not godly!

    For goodness sakes stop it! And be happy!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Father Jonathan Morris is a blessing. He wrote a very good book.

    Father Jonathan Morris is a blessing. He wrote a very good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2012

    Enjoyed reading....

    This is a great book for any christian, or non-christian, looking to find happiness and a closer relationship with God.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2011

    I Need This Book!

    I love any book with a religious theme, so you know I just ordered this book. I will let you guys know what I think. In the mean time, I'd also recommend that you buy "When God Stopped Keeping Score," which takes an intimate look at the power of God and forgiveness. I just finished and it's a great book. Very good.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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