Monday, May 1, 2017

The Sacrament of Happy - by Lisa Harper: Book Review

Title: The Sacrament of Happy. What a Smiling God Brings to a Wounded World
Author: Lisa Harper
No. Pages: 208
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
Release Date: 1.06.2017

It is a liberating book, giving people permission to break away from the grumpy and gloomy attitude we think we must have in order to prove we are good Christians.

Lisa Harper makes a case for the happy God that changes a forlorn Christian into a happy one. Although I enjoyed reading this book, especially because there were a lot of Bible passages from various versions, as well as personal anecdotes, I still think that the happy the author talks about is deeply grounded in the joy we Christians hear a lot about. Despite these nuances, it was a good reminder that there is more to the Christian life, and that there is always the choice to approach each situation in two ways, one of them being the choice of happy.

This was the second book by Lisa Harper I read and I enjoy her writing style. It's not pretentious, but it comes from a good and happy heart who deeply loves God. She sounds like a genuine and relatable person, and this makes her books easy to read.

4/5 stars

I received a free advanced e-book copy of this book from the publisher via Net Galley. All thoughts expressed here are my own.

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