Reordered Love, Reordered Lives: Learning the Deep Meaning of Happiness

Reordered Love, Reordered Lives: Learning the Deep Meaning of Happiness

by Daivd K. Naugle
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802828175

ISBN-13: 9780802828170

Pub. Date: 10/01/2008

Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company


If we have a particle of sense, St. Augustine said, we realize that we all want to be happy. What's more, God actually designed human beings to crave and seek happiness. Why, then, is there so much unhappiness in the world? According to David Naugle, it's because, in our desperate quest, we're looking in the wrong places.…  See more details below

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If we have a particle of sense, St. Augustine said, we realize that we all want to be happy. What's more, God actually designed human beings to crave and seek happiness. Why, then, is there so much unhappiness in the world? According to David Naugle, it's because, in our desperate quest, we're looking in the wrong places.

Reordered Love, Reordered Lives explores a distinctly Augustinian theme that is supremely relevant for the twenty-first century. Naugle explains that if we love properly -- that is, if we love beginning with God and progressing to other humans, ourselves, and the world around us -- we will also liveproperly and, in so doing, will find our own true happiness. Packed with select quotes and references to popular music, literature, and other media -- and including provocative questions for discussion -- the book presents classic theological ideas in a conversational and edgy fashion. Naugle's refreshing take is sure to appeal to anyone searching for happiness -- which, in the end, is all of us.
 

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802828170
Publisher:
Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Contents

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS....................ix
PREFACE....................xi
1. A Broken Heart and the Pursuit of Happiness....................1
2. Disordered Love: Everything I Love Is Killing Me....................31
3. Disordered Lives: Seven (and Even More)Ways to Die....................59
4. The Gospel: From Futility to the Living God....................87
5. Reordered Love: The Expulsive Power of a New Affection....................117
6. Reordered Lives: All Things New....................145
7. A Mended Heart and the Deep Meaning of Happiness....................177
Questions for Discussion....................207
INDEX....................213

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