The Way of Serenity: Finding Peace and Happiness in the Serenity Prayer

The Way of Serenity: Finding Peace and Happiness in the Serenity Prayer

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by Jonathan Morris
     
 

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Father Jonathan Morris, Fox News religion analyst, bestselling author, and parish priest, has seen firsthand how easily our day-to-day lives are consumed with anxiety and stress as we focus on our failures and troubles, while peace feels unattainable. When he re-discovered the Serenity Prayer, he realized that this little prayer can be, in fact, a powerful roadmap

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Father Jonathan Morris, Fox News religion analyst, bestselling author, and parish priest, has seen firsthand how easily our day-to-day lives are consumed with anxiety and stress as we focus on our failures and troubles, while peace feels unattainable. When he re-discovered the Serenity Prayer, he realized that this little prayer can be, in fact, a powerful roadmap for our spiritual journey toward God. As he began to share this prayer with others, he saw that living these simple lines became a source of profound peace and happiness:

Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

For years a mainstay of recovery programs, this prayer has proven it can change lives. What's more, through it we all can find comfort and support, including an active collaboration with God's grace as he works alongside us to grant the serenity we seek. Unpacking the prayer phrase by phrase, Father Jonathan shows how we can gain a deeper spiritual understanding by practicing its message. Through powerful personal stories, illuminating historical anecdotes, and biblical passages that show us God's plan for our lives, The Way of Serenity will help us grow closer to God and find serenity, regardless of our circumstances.

Join Father Jonathan and the many others who have made this prayer an integral part of their lives, and find lasting peace and happiness today.

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Editorial Reviews

Catholic San Francisco
“In The Way of Serenity, Father Jonathan Morris examines the appeal and value of the popular ‘Serenity Prayer,’ … [sharing] some profound insight about the simple three-line prayer.”
Timothy Cardinal Dolan
“Father Jonathan Morris explores the richness and depth contained in the seemingly simple Serenity Prayer, and helps show how we can begin to discern God’s will in our lives—as well as how to cooperate with Him! Profound truths presented in an engaging and down to earth style.”
Bill O'Reilly
“For believers, The Way of Serenity provides a roadmap to peace. For non-believers, Father Morris provides a deep incentive to consider the other side.”
Kirsten Powers
“Rarely in the world of spirituality, do you find smart and compassionate, worldly and sensitive, profound, accessible...and practical! That’s what Father Jonathan Morris has done for people of all Christian backgrounds in The Way of Serenity.
Dana Perino
“Father Jonathan has captured the simplicity and the mystery of both surrendering and actively pursuing the peace and joy that serenity provides. Just the right book at just the right time for people no matter in which season of their life they may be.”
Alan Sears
“Every leader meets countless challenges in our lives that cause us great stress. In The Way of Serenity, Father Morris teaches us a practical way to patiently and wisely discern what we can and cannot do and how to find peace as we give the responsibility to God.”
Jennifer Fulwiler
“With vivid writing and engaging personal stories, Father Jonathan Morris unpacks the wealth of wisdom contained in the simple Serenity Prayer. The Way of Serenity is a lifeline for anyone who has ever felt lost and overwhelmed.”
Crux
“Jonathan Morris is an unusual priest, not just because he’s become the celebrity go-to priest for Fox News… and because The Way of Serenity will debut on The New York Times bestseller list. He’s unusual because so many priests’ sermons ignore what’s happening in the world.”
The Dubious Disciple
“This is a book that can make a difference, one day at a time.”
Guideposts Magazine
“For a conversation about faith with a warm, thoughtful, big-hearted man of God, The Way of Serenity was satisfying.”
From the Publisher
"For believers, The Way of Serenity provides a roadmap to peace. For non-believers, Father Morris provides a deep incentive to consider the other side." —Bill O'Reilly, Fox News
Library Journal
12/01/2014
Morris (The Promise; God Wants You Happy), a Catholic priest, has become known for his "Father Knows Best" segment on Fox News as well as being director of the Catholic Channel on Sirius XM Satellite Radio. His latest book is a series of reflections on the so-called Serenity Prayer ("Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change…"). In this work, chapters are rather loosely tethered to the words of the prayer and the ideas implicit in them, but the broad message is consistent—Morris commends acceptance even without certainties, perspective, and calm. VERDICT Morris's treatment of this very popular prayer reaches well across doctrinal and denominational divides; his book should have wide appeal to individuals, groups, and pastors.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062119148
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
08/25/2015
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
40,392
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Patrick Lawlor has recorded over three hundred audiobooks in just about every genre. He has been an Audie Award finalist multiple times and has garnered several AudioFile Earphones Awards, a Publishers Weekly Listen-Up Award, and many Library Journal and Kirkus starred audio reviews.

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The Way of Serenity: Finding Peace and Happiness in the Serenity Prayer 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
storms1 More than 1 year ago
"the way of serenity" is very hard to put down. father jonathan morris has done a wonderful job taking an indepth look at the serenity prayer and how it can make a difference in your life. each chapter has a verse from this special prayer and how it can change your life. what ever your faith or denomination is this book will change your life unload some of the burdens that you have to struggle with and bring you some peace also recamended: the promise and God wants you to be happy by father jonathan morris and Jeusus on trial by david limbaugh
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
By far the best book he's written and I have them all. I highly recommend this book to anyone struggling with finding their own inner peace and happiness in the midst of chaos called life. It really has made me a more peaceful individual and I refer back to certain chapters whenever I'm feeling tense/stressed and I just love the prayers he has at the end of each chapter! This book is a must read. I'd also recommend When God Stopped Keeping Score. 
HopeBL More than 1 year ago
I am on the last chapter today. This book is thought provoking and helpful on so many levels. I will be returning to reread many of of my highlighted sections and try to capture my thoughts in my own words. I just gave this book to a friend who lost her husband to cancer last week. She held onto it as if it was her personal lifeline. Thank you for offering this book and to the author for writing it.
Chuck777 More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent Book. It made my day. It is written to meet the Challenges of the Day.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was a phenomenal read. I had seen an interview with it's author on EWTN and had to buy it and read it right away. Fr. Morris' book is one I'll read again and again. It is tremendous Lenten reading and I'm recommending it to others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic Book, Highly Recommend. I enjoyed reading this book, very insightful and inspiring.
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