Murray presented 10 ways to be joyful:
- Happy Facts: Facts > Feelings
- Happy Media: Good News > Bad News
- Happy Salvation: Done > Do
- Happy Church: Christ > Christians
- Happy Future: Future > Past
- Happy World: Everywhere Grace > Everywhere Sin
- Happy Praise: Praise > Criticism
- Happy Giving: Giving > Getting
- Happy Work: Work > Play
- Happy Differences: Diversity > Uniformity
As I continued to read, I was reminded why I like Dr Murray so much. He addresses a broad range of issues and how they can influence the life of the Christian. Briefly, for example, he shows the reader how too much immersion in negative news can be psychologically damaging, how focusing on the past can be problematic, and how giving freely is freedom giving.
Considering how I tend to think, I was particularly drawn to chapter 3, which has to do with Happy Salvation. Murray reminds us, as Christians, that when Jesus said from the cross that it is finished, that he meant it. That has very practical implications for our own happiness. In that chapter he wrote, "What are the ten most disbelieved letters in the Bible? N...O...T...O...F...W...O...R...K...S" Amen.
Overall, I was very happy with Dr Murray's new book. I would gladly put it into the hands of any believer. It is biblical, practical, and wise.
In exchange for this review, I was provided with a free copy of this book by Thomas Nelson and the Book Look Bloggers Program. I was not required to submit a positive review of this book.