The Saints' Guide to Happiness: Practical Lessons in the Life of the Spirit

What is happiness and how can I find it may be one of the most frequently asked questions there is Perhaps that s because it is so hard to experience lasting happiness.In The Saints Guide to Happiness, Robert Ellsberg suggests that some of the best people to show us are holy men and women throughout history from St Augustine to Flannery O Connor, Thomas Merton to St What is happiness and how can I find it may be one of the most frequently asked questions there is Perhaps that s because it is so hard to experience lasting happiness.In The Saints Guide to Happiness, Robert Ellsberg suggests that some of the best people to show us are holy men and women throughout history from St Augustine to Flannery O Connor, Thomas Merton to St Theresa of Avila and Mother Theresa.These people weren t saints because of the way they died or their visions or wondrous deeds They were saints because of their extraordinary capacity for goodness and love, which in the end makes us happy.
The Saints Guide to Happiness Practical Lessons in the Life of the Spirit What is happiness and how can I find it may be one of the most frequently asked questions there is Perhaps that s because it is so hard to experience lasting happiness In The Saints Guide to Happiness

  • Title: The Saints' Guide to Happiness: Practical Lessons in the Life of the Spirit
  • Author: Robert Ellsberg
  • ISBN: 9780385515665
  • Page: 406
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. I grew up in the Lutheran church and I have only begun exploring Catholicism in the last year or so, and I would say that this book is one that borders on quite possibly being the best book I have ever read. A part of me worries that no other book will compare to this one for the rest of my life. I've read countless other Christian books and I would prefer to not open up the can of worms that would be arguing why Catholicism is superior, because I am not even a Catholic but I have noticed the de [...]

    2. Surprisingly great book, because you don't always know how great a book is just by looking at the cover. So this book talks about how they found happiness, both here and towards the future, beyond the fence of death. Happiness found while living, while letting go (detachment), in our work, love, suffering and during the time of dying, but also then in seeing through faith and hope and life-circumstances.The author chose a number of saints and nearly-official (in some people's minds) saints as ex [...]

    3. A spiritually moving and motivating book about saints quest to attain happiness on earth. The author uses beautiful examples of saints' lives to spur one into action. Encouraged to put away the miseries and sorrows of the day, the reader finds peace in hearing of the triumphs of saints on earth - the same struggles we hold and the choices they made to be happy.

    4. I deeply resonate with Ellsberg's selections in his saints' guide to happiness. This could have been a pious and stilted read, but Ellsberg fills each chapter with great humanity and makes these saints' spirituality utterly livable. Happiness is possible in this life. These saints show us how it is.

    5. Ellsberg is the editor of Orbis books and a good guide to the Saints. This book's focus is on happiness and what some of the saints had to say about it. What is the relationship between happiness and holiness? Ellsberg may not have all the answers but he knows where to look.

    6. There is no ten steps or twelve steps nor any number of steps that lead to happiness. There is no spiritual prescription. Happiness is a continuous journey that we go through in life. Robert Ellsberg gives us a taste of the varying conceptions of what the saints believed to be happiness. St. Brigid of Ireland envisioned true happiness as a large family gathered around a lake of beer (my kind of girl), while other saints found it while living a life of poverty and solitude. Although they all foun [...]

    7. This is a beautiful meditation on the paths in life that saints have taken which lead toward happiness. I have to admit that I've only read half-way through it, but sometimes I find that a review 'from the middle' can be as good as a tidy and patted-down one from the end.[Review from 2010.] I skim a lot of books - religious, secular, self-help, academic - and so the reason I'm only halfway through this one is because it's good enough to read slowly, one or two sections of a chapter each night. T [...]

    8. I ran into this superb book while skimming the choices on my phone's book reader. The title intrigued me, so I paid the ridiculously small price for it and started reading. Ellsberg undertakes the philosophical/theological task of defining more closely what is happiness and, then, uses examples of saints lives to explain aspects of what happiness is. The key to the book is the definition of happiness (the culturally dominant one defined by Ellsberg as "the feeling of being happy"), of course, be [...]

    9. Ellsberg's journey to define happiness through those we admire - saints and just good people - led me to question how I live and see the events in my life. I think sometimes, one might try so hard to be happy and surge to find that sense of physical and emotional security through attachment to titles, jobs, objects, and people that never truly realize that happiness they seek. Ellsberg includes little gems about vocation - for instance, Flannery O'Connor explains that she writes because "I'm goo [...]

    10. Great read. The first few chapters were quick and instructive, but my favorite was chapter 6, "learning to suffer." 6-8 were really beautiful, meaningful, and inspiring. I will reread them again and again.

    11. This is a book that I want to come back to again. There were so many spots that resonated with my life right now.

    12. This book had a lot of good reminders and lessons. It was less a collection of stories about the saints than using the saints as examples for the lessons, which I really liked.

    13. Awesome book! It is one of my favorites. It shows what kinds of saints, as well as ordinary people what they have gone through: their sufferings and struggles and how they got through them.

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