How Happiness Happens by Max Lucado

How Happiness Happens

In a world searching for happiness, bestselling author Max Lucado provides a personal plan for a life filled with lasting and fulfilling joy, supported by Jesus’ teaching and modern research.Do you feel happy?How long has it been since you felt a level of contagious, infectious, unflappable, unstoppable happiness? Maybe your answer is, “All the time.” If so, God bless you! (And consider suggesting this book to someone who needs it.) For man...

Details How Happiness Happens

TitleHow Happiness Happens
Release DateSep 17th, 2019
PublisherThomas Nelson
GenreChristian, Nonfiction, Self Help, Religion, Faith, Spirituality

Reviews How Happiness Happens

  • Polly Anna Watson
    As a woman of JOY, I study any and everything I can get my hands on that is #joy related. The fact that this book is by Max Lucado is an added bonus. 😊 As a woman of #joy, I attempt to practice much of what Max talks about. Confession: I get incredibly discouraged when the people I encourage act as if it means nothing to them. I know that's not the point. It's just how I feel. I need to encourage others regardless of what happens, of the respo...
  • Tammy
    I have been blessed to be a part of an advance reading of the first chapters and they have definitely caught my attention. I've struggled with recapturing my joy after my life took some major upheavals over the past few years. I LOVE this book and look forward to finding my "happy place" again. My favorite quote so far is "Happiness happens when you give". Max is an amazing author and really touches peoples' hearts and lives with his writing. I c...
  • Donna
    I have been struggling a little lately - burned out, little down, tired of the same old things. This book did not necessarily tell me anything I didn’t know but Lucado has a way of putting stories, Scripture, and reminders together so clearly that my eyes are opened. I’m not committing to 100 people, but I am committing to put these things into practice with people. Just taking myself from the center already has me feeling better.
  • Stacey
    Max Lucado doesn't disappoint with this book. It's written in his friendly, down to earth style. You can almost picture him sitting next to you talking. He uses the Bible as well as personal experiences to show the reader how to have more happiness. Each chapter is devoted to a different step that you can put into practice. None are hard to do, they just require a small shift in your thinking. The basic premise is that happiness happens when we g...
  • Sara Wise
    ** “Happiness happens when we give it away.” **In this age of depression, self-centeredness, anxiety and self-promotion, we often find it hard to find true happiness. In Max Lucado’s latest book, “How Happiness Happens,” he shares ways to attain happiness in our life.In his typical fashion, using simple, biblical explanations and common, relatable situations, Lucado reminds us the key to happiness is seeing beyond ourselves. Using both ...
  • Steph Turner
    Just read the first 5 chapters and have loved it. Waiting for the book to come out in September.
  • Kristie Gorman
    I just finished reading the first 5 chapters of this book and I cannot wait to read the rest! I have already preordered the book and am so excited for it to get here. I am a new fan of Max Lucado and wasn’t sure what to expect. As someone who has recently dealt with a lot of darkness and painful life experiences this book offers a breath of hope. I loved reading about different ways to look at small things and still see happiness. I enjoyed the...
  • Dorothy
    Max Lucado has a gift for writing books that combine biblical wisdom, true stories, and humor. This makes them practical, readable and relatable to today's life style. The basic premise of this book is simple and familiar: if you wish to be happy (or more accurately for Christians, joyful) you have to put others first. There is no promise, neither from God in His Word nor from the world, that we will always be happy. But there is joy in abundance...
  • Eileen Bruno
    I was lucky to be part of group to read and review the first five chapters of this book. As with all Lucado’s books, scripture and daily applications are explained simply and practically. There is humbleness in this book’s explanations and suggestions for serving others in order to bring joy and happiness to everyday living and to expand that hope to the world. I am excited to read the rest of the book, so I purchased the book in advance. Thi...
  • Miranda
    This book is so incredibly appealing. I was lucky enough to be apart of the launch team for this book and was given the opportunity to read the first 5 chapters and I was so captivated by it. I read the first 5 chapters in just over an hour (which I haven't done in a long time). The chapters were so easy to read and flowed so well. I love that scripture was brought into it and that the ways in which we find happiness were really related to Jesus ...
  • Bethany
    Would you say that you are a happy person? What makes you happy? According to Max Lucado in his latest book, How Happiness Happens, “only one- third of Americans surveyed said they were happy. In the nine- year history of the Harris Poll Survey of American Happiness, the highest index was 35 percent. This means a cloud of perpetual grayness overshadows two out of three people.” In America, the land of opportunity, there are so many who are un...
  • Amanda Osenga
    Max Lucado has done it again. This is truly a delightful and timely book. The social media world has set up millions of people for disappointment. Depression rates and dissatisfaction are an all-time high across the world. How Happiness Happens may sound a bit trite at first but it's so very rich and needed today.Lucado has recognized this pain and tapped into something so beautiful. He uses the perfect combination of personal stories, examples f...
  • DONNA Edwards
    Once again, Max Lucado brings us a much needed and refreshing book - this time on happiness. After finishing the first five chapters of an advance copy, I am anxious to read the rest! About 25 years ago, someone challenged me to study the "one anothers" of the New Testament. I did and it was quite an eye-opening and spirit-lifting experience. I discovered that Bible says a lot about what to GIVE to others and virtually nothing about what to get f...
  • Joann
    I was blessed with the chance to read just the first five chapters as part of the book launch team, and am so excited to read the rest of the book when released. I had the book pre-ordered even before being accepted to the launch team. I knew that if it was a Max book, it would be awesome. I do believe this one quickly became one of my favorites. It's classic Max with Godly Truth mixed with amazing insight & hilarious humor. My favorite chapter s...
  • Emily P
    "Happiness happens when we give it away." Max Lucado always finds the simplest ways to remind us of what a little joy can do. "How Happiness Happens" is a guide to loving those around you better, even if you'll only have today to speak joy into that moment. Lucado does an amazing job of bringing the reader close, as if you're hearing things for the first time. This is especially relevant and applicable to "How Happiness Happens." If you're tired ...
  • Donna Duran
    I was delighted to receive an advance of the first 5 chapters of this book. I devoured them. I am eagerly awaiting the rest of the book which is pre-ordered but I have to wait too long (in my opinion-I want to read the rest NOW) for the book to officially be launched. Max Lucado is a glorious story teller. He brings the Bible to life as he shares stories about ways to have true happiness in your life. His teachings brought tears to my eyes. I fou...
  • Jem Renee Morgan
    I was given the first five chapters to read and I have to say that so far this is one of my favorite books by Max Lucado and I have preordered. So many happiness books want to make it seem like if you aren't following their guidelines you won't be happy. Or make it seem like if you are having problems, then you aren't the Christian you say you are. They make it seem like everything will be fine and worry free when you accept Jesus. Max says in th...
  • Nancy Hoffman
    Max's personal stories and down home writing are so relatable that you quickly believe and then realize happiness can happen! Who among us doesn't want to be the best and even worst of times? As a new widow of 7 months trying to find some form of happiness...I found practical advice that is so sensible it works! "Happiness happens when we give it away" ....after reading the first five chapters I have to say "giving it away" has broug...
  • Brett
    This is a review of the first five chapters only, since the book has not yet been released. Lucado has a gift for walking readers through deep waters while they believed they were just wetting their feet in the surf. So many people have a gross misunderstanding of happiness and joy. Lucado does a great job of encouraging the reader to joyfully make it his or her goal in Christ not to be happy, necessarily, but to share happiness. Sharing happines...
  • Jenn
    I was given the great privilege of reading the first five chapters of this book. I thought that maybe I would take a few days to read the chapters, but I found myself reading the first five chapters so quickly because it was THAT GOOD! I can not wait until the actual release of this book so I can finish what I started. I was able to pre-order the book with a great deal during Amazon's Prime Days (my first time participating!) so I am just countin...
  • Adriana
    This book couldn’t have come at a better time. I received an advanced copy of the first five chapters and now I can’t wait to read the rest of the book. Being in a huge transition in my life has caused me to lose my spark. This book is not only bringing happiness by just reading it but helping me create my own in my every day interactions. Max Lucado has always been a favorite of mine, and he does not disappoint with this book. Find ways ever...
  • Jeff
    Solid Pointers, Regardless of Philosophy. This is a partial review based on the first 5 chapters of this text being provided by the publisher. Here, one of the icons of my childhood, Max Lucado, takes on the topic "how can I be happy?". And regardless of your particular belief system, he makes some really great points. Yes, the man has been a preacher most of my life if not longer. His first book was published when I was just 6 yrs old and learni...
  • Jodie Skanderson
    Who couldn’t use a little more happiness? I know I could. How do you get a real and lasting happiness? It’s a question I’ve asked myself before. This book gives wonderful examples and ways to do just that. As always, Max Lucado writes in a way that pulls you into his storytelling and you find it hard to put the book down. I was given an advanced copy of the first 5 chapters and can’t wait until September for its release to finish it. This...
  • Janis
    I love reading Max Lucado’s books, and this one was not an exception. He gives ideas on how happiness happens because of “ one another” actions such as love one another, forgive one another and encouraging one another. Interspersed among these ideas are his unique perspective and awesome humor. Max, you did it again!
  • Leanna Hagen
    This book has transformed my marriage relationship as well as my definition of "happiness!" I have finished reading the first five chapters, and cannot wait to complete the rest of the book! If you have ever questioned how others around you can be so joyful in such a cruel and harsh world, you need to grab a copy of this magnificent book! Max Lucado's brief chapters speak volumes about the many different things that tend to steal our happiness ra...
  • Pamela
    I have read the first 5 chapters of How Happiness Happens and I am once again blown away at how Max Lucado uses real personal experiences to explain the points he is wanting to convey. I can't wait to read the rest of this book! I have pre-ordered it and will be so excited to get it.
  • Stan Stinson
    If you've ever read anything by Max Lucado you know you will be encouraged. Max is an encourager, kind of like Barnabas, although I am not sure Barnabas was as good at telling stories as Max. His stories help you to remember the truths he is teaching and he is very good at what he does. Anyone simply seeing the title of this book, "How Happiness Happens: Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations" would e...