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10 books about finding happiness
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The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living by Dalai Lama
Category: Personal Transformation
This book was published last year by Riverhead Books and takes approximately 11.2 hours to read.
Available for the first time in trade paperback, the multi-million copy bestselling guide to happiness from His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can't help feeling happier. If you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that the very motion of our life is toward happiness. How to get there has always been the question. He's tried to answer it before, but he's never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand. The Art of Happiness is the book that started the genre of happiness books, and it remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology. Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with Dr. Howard Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is a book that crosses the boundaries of traditions to help readers with difficulties common to all human beings. After being in print for ten years, this book has touched countless lives and uplifted spirits around the world.
The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by Dalai Lama
This book was published 5 years ago by Avery and takes approximately 12.8 hours to read.
"From the beginning [this] book was envisioned as a three-layer birthday cake: [the authors'] own stories and teachings about joy, the most recent findings in the science of deep happiness, and the daily practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives. Both the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Tutu have been tested by great personal and national adversity, and here they share their personal stories of struggle and renewal"--Amazon.com.
Man's Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
Category: United States
This book was published 15 years ago by Beacon Press and takes approximately 6.4 hours to read.
Viennese psychiatrist tells his grim experiences in a German concentration camp which led him to logotherapy, an existential method of psychiatry.
Untamed by Glennon Doyle
This book was published last year by The Dial Press and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.
Pride and Prejudice is a novel of manners by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency.
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Category: Interpersonal Relations
This book was published 3 years ago by Penguin Books and takes approximately 10.1 hours to read.
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The Good Life - Bible Study Book: What Jesus Teaches about Finding True Happiness by Derwin Gray
This book was published last year by LifeWay Press and takes approximately 4.8 hours to read.
See that happiness does not depend on what happens to you but what has happened to you through Jesus.
Enough About Me: The Unexpected Power of Selflessness by Richard Lui
This book was published this year by Zondervan and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
When his father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, award-winning journalist Richard Lui left his national news anchor job to care for Dad--no small decision. But decisions to be selfless are rarely so dramatic. Enough About Me equips you with the practical tools to find meaning and compassion in even the smallest of everyday choices.
Anxious for Nothing: Finding Calm in a Chaotic World by Max Lucado
This book was published 2 years ago by Thomas Nelson and takes approximately 8.0 hours to read.
Anxiety is at an all-time high, but there's a prescription for dealing with it. Lucado invites readers into a study of Philippians 4: 6-7 where the Apostle Paul admonishes the followers of Christ, saying, "Do not be anxious about anything..."
The Good Life: What Jesus Teaches about Finding True Happiness by Derwin Gray
This book was published last year by B&H Books and takes approximately 8.5 hours to read.
The Good Life takes readers to the teachings of Jesus in the Beatitudes, showing that the happiness we are all exhausting ourselves to find is not as satisfying as the happiness we were created to receive.
We estimate total reading time by multiplying a book's page count by an average reading speed of 2 minutes per page. Summaries sourced from Google Books.
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