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Secrets to a Happy Life: Finding Satisfaction in Any Situation

by Bill Giovannetti

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I wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up this book – a self-help list of ten secrets, twelve guides, four principals? Instead I found an intriguing study on the well-known story of Joseph (of Technicolor dreamcoat fame), and a wealth of naturally told lessons from the characters of the tale, and from present-day neighbors as well. It’s a Christian book, but the lessons are inspiring enough to apply to anyone – just substitute whatever you will for the God-part. Then see a historical youth grow through struggles and trials into a truly happy man.

Can you be happy when family betray you, when employers let you down, when friends use you, when promises aren’t kept? Can you be happy when you’re the betrayer, living a life of guilt, or when you’ve let someone down? Can you be happy in an everyday life of uncertainty, where anything you trust in might be broken tomorrow? The answer is yes, if you let your happiness be dependent on something else, if you accept your own worthiness, trust something beyond the everyday, take a wider perspective and close the book on the past.

There’s more to it than that, of course. There’s a fascinating story to be told, with lots of wise aphorisms along the way, and easily recognized vignettes. Yes, we’re all in there somewhere. And we can be happy. Just take the test (36 questions) and learn to say yes to its recitation of a new and true identity.

Disclosure: I listened to the author speak, and a friend lent me a copy of his book. ( )
  SheilaDeeth | Mar 4, 2015 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0764211242, Paperback)

Inspiring Biblical Wisdom Helps Readers Overcome Dissatisfaction and Discontent

Deep, lasting satisfaction and contentment elude many people. In his accessible book, Giovannetti addresses this contemporary issue by guiding readers through the life of Joseph in the book of Genesis. He answers the question Is contentment possible? with a resounding yes. Biblical wisdom and practical advice will help the reader find contentment in God rather than circumstances.

The author teaches at Tozer Theological Seminary and Simpson University as well as pastoring a church of more than 2,500.

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Inspiring Biblical Wisdom Helps Readers Overcome Dissatisfaction and Discontent Deep, lasting satisfaction and contentment elude many people. In his accessible book, Giovannetti addresses this contemporary issue by guiding readers through the life of Joseph in the book of Genesis. He answers the question Is contentment possible? with a resounding yes. Biblical wisdom and practical advice will help the reader find contentment in God rather than circumstances. The author teaches at Tozer Theological Seminary and Simpson University as well as pastoring a church of more than 2,500.… (more)

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