Why is 'being happy' such an imperative nowadays? What meaning do people give happiness? In this audiobook Abbot Christopher turns to monastic wisdom to offer answers, and to explain that in essence happiness is a gift not an achievement, the fruit of giving and receiving blessings. Everybody is searching for happiness but not everybody knows how to find it. In modern Britain, more and more people say that their life is too materialistic and superficial, which leads to a feeling of dissatisfaction. Our consumer culture encourages the belief that happiness comes with pleasure, but this book will challenge that belief and encourage alternative approaches to how we view happiness. Following the same accessible and engaging format of Finding Sanctuary, Abbot Christopher looks in turn at the demons that make us unhappy. As we face the causes of our unhappiness, we are blessed with an authentic joy that is the real meaning of happiness.More
"[Father Christopher's] teachings are based on those of the fourth-century desert fathers, founded by St Anthony and honed into shape by St Benedict, father of western monasticism, which sounds a bit dusty but isn't. Did you know that there were eight, not seven, deadly sins, the missing one being accidie, or apathy and inactivity in the practice of virtue?"(The Guardian)
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An Antidote to Modern Life!,
- Andy T
Meaning and direction
Rooted in the real world
A practical guide to finding meaning 24/7 not just for an a hour a week in church
An expert on the subject reading his own book.
This is a good book for those looking for meaning in their lives beyond the ups and downs of everyday life.