The Lost Virtue of Happiness

by J.P. Moreland & Klaus Issler    |     Book Summary


Author: J.P. Moreland & Klaus Issler
Publisher: NavPress
Date: 2006
Pages: 219

Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne


Everyone seeks happiness, but few really know what it is. Today’s common ideas about happiness are a departure from the biblical idea, not to mention the ancient Greeks or the founding fathers of the United States. 

Happiness comes from the pursuit of a transcendent purpose, something bigger than us, something only God can provide. A growing and deepening relationship with God through spiritual disciplines can take believers on a selfless pursuit, the result of which is true happiness. 

Philosopher J.P. Moreland and theologian Klaus Issler join together to look at the subject of happiness from a biblical, theological, and personal perspective to show the paradox in the Bible that the only way to find freedom is to surrender to Christ and the only way to enjoy deep happiness is by giving ourselves in service to God and others. This happiness, rather than being guided by circumstances, centers on the goodness of God.





The Lost Virtue of Happiness

by J.P. Moreland & Klaus Issler

[ Book Summary ]



Book Summary of Union With Christ by Rankin Wilbourne

Author J.P. Moreland & Klaus Issler
Publisher NavPress
Date 2006
Pages 219


Overview:

Everyone seeks happiness, but few really know what it is. Today’s common ideas about happiness are a departure from the biblical idea, not to mention the ancient Greeks or the founding fathers of the United States. 

Happiness comes from the pursuit of a transcendent purpose, something bigger than us, something only God can provide. A growing and deepening relationship with God through spiritual disciplines can take believers on a selfless pursuit, the result of which is true happiness. 

Philosopher J.P. Moreland and theologian Klaus Issler join together to look at the subject of happiness from a biblical, theological, and personal perspective to show the paradox in the Bible that the only way to find freedom is to surrender to Christ and the only way to enjoy deep happiness is by giving ourselves in service to God and others. This happiness, rather than being guided by circumstances, centers on the goodness of God.