The Gospel of Happiness
Rediscover Your Faith Through Spiritual Practice And Positive Psychology
by Christopher Kaczor
"Kaczor soars when he shows how Christian practices are the way to find fullness and freedom of life." ~Robert A. Emmons, Professor of Psychology UC Davis, Editor-in-Chief, "The Journal of Positive Psychology"
Christopher Kaczor provides seven ways in which positive psychology and Christian practice can lead to personal and spiritual transformation.
"When we look for what is good we are more likely to find and celebrate what is good. When we thank God for the joys we find in life, our gratitude is enhanced."
"A great resource for those who want to know more about the value of empirical research on human well-being for the religious life." ~C. Stephen Evans, University Professor of Philosophy and Humanities, Baylor University
"Although perfect happiness cannot be found outside of a perfect relationship with God, we can have imperfect happiness now." ~from the book
Professor and author Christopher Kaczor is on Facebook, where he's hosting more discussion about his book.
Kaczor’s marriage of positive psychology and Christian faith will resonate with readers, explaining the logic of lived faith, and encouraging deeper reflection. I recommend it.
Bruce G. Epperly
Kaczor’s book bridges the gulf between faith and science, and theology and psychology, and achieves the goal of promoting what both fields hold in common, the quest or healing and abundant life.
Religion keeps a person grounded and humble. Or at least that's what religion is supposed to be. And I think that's what The Gospel of Happiness is really about.