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The Happy Christian

The Happy Christian Ten Ways to Be a Joyful Believer in a Gloomy World

By David Murray
Published by Thomas Nelson

Average Blogger Rating: 4.28 Stars

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On 8/26 joshhevans wrote: I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical while reading this book. When you write a book on happiness, you always tend to get a book that guilts people into being happy more often than not or you get a book filled with ignorance. Look, life stinks sometimes. That is the reality of life so I was very ... Book Review: The Happy Christian by David Murray

joshhevans' Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/28 Carl McColman wrote: Murray, a reformed theologian, pastor, and seminary professor, has become known as an expert on Christianity and depression -- and how a healthy understanding of the Gospel is an antidote to the kind of distorted thinking that often accompanies serious depression. The book presents a series of contraries ... Instead of High Self-Esteem, Seek High God-Esteem

Carl McColman's Rating:

4 Stars

On 7/25 Christian Prepster wrote: "Trial, suffering,backsliding,defeat, and temptation are biblical words, but so are victory, growth, maturity, progress, usefulness, fruit, service, opportunity, advance, and encouragement." - Pg.39 of The Happy Christian by David Murray The Reader// The Happy Christian is a wonderful book that manages ... "Trial, suffering,backsliding,defeat, and temptation are biblical ...

Christian Prepster's Rating:

3 Stars

On 7/9 Peter Butler Jr. wrote: I have to start out by confessing that I have a problem with the word “happy.” And when I see books about being “happy,” I tend to let out an exasperated sigh. My reasoning is this: I draw a distinction between being “happy” and being “joyful.” I consider being “happy” to be ... The Happy Christian

Peter 's Rating:

4 Stars

On 5/26 Chris Ho wrote: Should a Christian always be happy? Or morbid? Perhaps some might think that it is more “biblical” to be morbid that happy but David Murray has actually written this book to help christians be happy christians. In essence Murray wants to highlight the importance of joy and happiness in the christian ... Happiness and Joy Seen from a Biblical Perspective

Chris Ho's Rating:

3 Stars

On 5/26 Chris Hennessey wrote: People tend to lean towards being negative. And often Christians are viewed as the gloomiest of all. So David Murray has taken his knowledge of theology and pulled from psychology and modern science to write a book about how Christians can be happy despite the negativity that surrounds us. The book ... The Happy Christian Review

Chris 's Rating:

4 Stars

On 5/19 Casey Hough wrote: Murray begins his book by demonstrating the intrinsic relationship between faith and life. He states, “A positive faith produces a positive life; a negative faith, a negative life...We are what we think and believe.” Murray goes on to state that his purpose in the book is his readers to come away ... Not Your Typical Book on Christian Happiness

Casey's Rating:

4 Stars

On 5/12 LaLaLaurie wrote: If you think being a Christian means life is going to be all sunshine and rainbows, think again. Christians have bad days and bad times and get sad, too. But in David Murray's book The Happy Christian: Ten Ways to Be a Joyful Believer in a Gloomy World, Christians can learn techniques to turn their negativity ... The Happy Christian - Book Review

LaLaLaurie's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/30 Gardengal wrote: The Happy Christian: Ten Ways to be a joyful believer in a gloomy world, by David Murray, has been both a joy and a challenge to read.  The reason I say it has been a “challenge” is because this is a topic that I struggle with; it’s close to home. I am a Christian who desires to be a light ... The Happy Christiam

Gardengal's Rating:

4 Stars

On 4/28 Benda @ Coffee Tea Books and Me wrote: I was a little put off by the title (for I do not like formula style self help books that promise people they can feel good about themselves in ten easy steps).  But then I saw the author, David Murray, is a professor of Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and a pastor of ... The Happy Christian, a review

Benda @ Coffee Tea Books and Me's Rating:

5 Stars