Would you say on a regular basis that you are happy?
Or do you find that you are living more through the lens of a wounded world?
Do you see happy as a gift from God?
Is happiness a gift you receive from God and enjoy on a regular basis?
Lisa Harper brings us a quick look at happiness in her newest book, The Sacrament of Happy. This book is a reminder to us to remember that happiness is a gift from God. Happiness isn’t something we can get through life without. But at the same time, many of us forget that happiness is a gift from God, something he delights in seeing us settle into.
Harper shares with the reader deep knowledge and understanding about happiness while at the same time providing hilarious stories that help you see the beauty and happiness in the regular moments of life.
No matter where you come, what your background story is, happiness can be something you experience regularly when you seek to remember that God has given you the gift.
Happy is not the result of happenstance. It’s not a fluke, an accident, or largely dependent on our circumstances.
When we choose to look beyond the things that life hands us, we can remember that God has still gifted us with so many good things.
Real, God-imbued happiness is not the absence of sadness or badness. Rather, it is hanging on to the truth of His sovereign goodness regardless of what’s going on within or around us.
The Sacrament of Happy was a quick read for me, and a great introduction to the idea of happiness being a sacrament and act of worship to God. I didn’t feel like the book necessarily took a deep dive into the topic, but Harper definitely did point out more books to read that will help further develop your understanding of happiness.
I received a copy of this book from B&H Books. This review is my own, honest opinion.