by Joan Chittister


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Everyone longs to be happy, yet many wrongly believe that happiness comes from having enough money, fame, personal comfort, worldly success, or even dumb luck. Happiness all too often seems to be an elusive, arbitrary thing — something that is always just out of reach.

Joan Chittister sees happiness differently — as a personal quality to be learned, mastered, and fearlessly wielded. In Happiness she embarks on a "great happiness dig" through sociology, biology, neurology, psychology, philosophy, history, and world religions to develop "an archaeology of happiness." Sifting through the wisdom of the ages, Chittister offers inspiring insights that will help seekers everywhere cultivate true and lasting happiness within.

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ISBN-13: 9780802869296
Publisher: Eerdmans, William B. Publishing Company
Publication date: 02/03/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 243
Sales rank: 553,305
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Joan Chittister is executive director of Benetvision: AResource and Research Center for Contemporary Spirituality,Erie, Pennsylvania. She is also a contributor to TheHuffington Post blog. Her many books include God'sTender Mercy, The Story of Ruth (with JohnAugust Swanson), and Scarred by Struggle, Transformedby Hope. For more information, visit her website at www.joanchittister.org.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is alot in this book about the definition of happiness. There are so many and this book tries to touch on all of them! This book also compares different religions on happiness, which was very interesting. This book really makes the reader think seriously about his/her definition and what to do about it!