If you’ve “forgotten what happiness is,” then this book is for you.
No one wrestles with life and wins. Yet everywhere we look we see people fighting, and the battles rage within us too. The long version of the Serenity Prayer offers us a refreshing way to understand God, ourselves, and the problems we face. The Prayer shows how acceptance, trust, and awareness of God’s grace result in a reasonable and enduring happiness.
We’re unhappy and not sure why. Reasonably Happy gets to the self-centered heart of the problem.
In many ways, this book is about how to recover from the addictions all of us wrestle with. Substance addiction is the clearest example of the spiritual poverty in our culture today, but gambling, pornography, spending, and unhealthy eating also erode our spiritual awareness of God’s grace. Ultimately, we’re all addicted, or attached to caustic habits of thought and action that distance us by degrees from the God who created us for happiness. The Prayer can help.
The world shouts. Our egos, with their attachments or outright addictions, scream their self-centered demands. Yet God always whispers. The first phrase of The Prayer is a request to God for serenity. Only when our anxious minds are settled can we hear God. He is always there, and He is always speaking. Dr. Ellis challenges readers to pray The Prayer daily for three months and simply see what happens. You don’t have to understand prayer or have all the answers. Just pray The Prayer. Watch. Listen.