Resisting Happiness

Resisting Happiness


  • Release: 2016
  • Publisher: Blue Sparrow
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 186 page
  • ISBN: 1942611927
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Most of us think we are happy-- but could be happier. Kelly takes a look at why we sabotage our own happiness-- and what to do about it. If you hold back from God because you want to be in control, what are you gaining in life? If you make yourself available to God, incredible things will happen.

Resisting Happiness

Resisting Happiness


  • Release: 2016
  • Publisher: Blue Sparrow Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 186 page
  • ISBN: 1942611919
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EVERY SINGLE MOMENT IS A CHANCE TO TURN IT ALL AROUND. Are you happy? It may be the wrong question. Most of us think we are relatively happy, while at the same time knowing that we could be happiermaybe even a lot happier. Ordinary people and the finest philosophers have been exploring the question of happiness for thousands of years, and theories abound. But this is not a book of theory. Resisting Happiness is a deeply personal, disarmingly transparent look at why we sabotage our own happiness and what to do about it. Are you overwhelmed? Do you procrastinate? Do you sometimes feel like you are your own worst enemy? Are you ignoring your dreams? Have you lost the courage to truly be yourself? Do you feel that your life lacks meaning and purpose? Do you find yourself avoiding the real issues in your life and focusing on the superficial? We all experience these feelings and doubts from time to time. But do you know what to do when you experience them? In this fascinating book, Matthew Kelly, with his signature combination of the profound and the practical, helps us understand why we feel these things and how to rise above them. Breaking through resistance, Kelly tells us, is essential to becoming the-best-version-of-ourselves and living with passion and purpose. What is resistance? It's that sluggish feeling of not wanting to do something that you know is good for you. It's the inclination to do something that you unabashedly know is not good for you. It's the desire and tendency to delay something you should be doing right now. It is resistance that stands between you and happiness. In these pages you will learn not only what it is, but how to recognize and conquer it in your own life.

Stand Firm

Stand Firm


  • Release: 2017-02-27
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 152 page
  • ISBN: 9781509514298
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The pace of modern life is accelerating. To keep up, we must keep on moving and adapting – constantly striving for greater happiness and success. Or so we are told. But the demands of life in the fast lane come at a price: stress, fatigue and depression are at an all-time high, while our social interactions have become increasingly self-serving and opportunistic. How can we resist today's obsession with introspection and self-improvement? In this witty and bestselling book, Danish philosopher and psychologist Svend Brinkmann argues that we must not be afraid to reject the self-help mantra and 'stand firm'. The secret to a happier life lies not in finding your inner self but in coming to terms with yourself in order to coexist peacefully with others. By encouraging us to stand firm and get a foothold in life, this vibrant anti-self-help guide offers a compelling alternative to life coaching, positive thinking and the need always to say 'yes!'

Perfectly Yourself

Perfectly Yourself


  • Release: 2008-02-26
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 159 page
  • ISBN: 9780345504784
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“Just be yourself!” People say it all the time, but how do we actually live it? For more than a decade Matthew Kelly has been helping people discover the best version of themselves. Now, in Perfectly Yourself, he addresses the opportunities and obstacles that we encounter once we decide to ask life’s big questions: Who am I? What am I here for? Focusing on nine powerful and practical lessons, Kelly shows us how to find lasting happiness in a changing world. We all have an insatiable need to grow and improve: Every year millions of us buy books and attend workshops in the hope that we will lose weight, improve our relationships, conquer debt, accomplish more in our careers, achieve financial independence, reach spiritual enlightenment, become better parents or lovers–the list goes on. We yearn for progress. And yet, many of us fail to achieve the transformations we desire. “People don’t fail because they want to fail,” Kelly explains. “People don’t go on a diet because they want to get fat. People don’t get married to get divorced. Whether we are dealing with health and wellness, relationships, finances, spirituality, or career, people want to advance. Personal development animates us, brings us to life. In many cases one diet is as good as the next. One financial plan is as good as another. People are smart enough to work out which are the best, but still so many fail. We have to ask ourselves: Why? “Fundamental to all transformation is understanding the dynamics of change so that we can be aware of the obstacles and opportunities that await us when we attempt to transform an area of our lives.” Kelly teaches us how to find the balance between accepting ourselves for who we are and challenging ourselves to become all we are capable of being. He encourages us to unify the many aspects of our lives, and reveals how to move beyond other people’s expectations of who and what we should be. Perfectly Yourself is for anyone who has ever failed at

Rediscover Jesus

Rediscover Jesus


  • Release: 2015-08-17
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 187 page
  • ISBN: 1942611196
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How well do you know Jesus? I think about this often, and I always come to the same realization. I don't know Jesus anywhere near as well as I would like to know him. The desire is there, but life gets in the way. There are times when I seem to be making great progress, and other times when I wonder if I know him at all. But I always arrive back at the same inspiring and haunting idea: If there is one person that we should each get to know in a deeply personal way, it is Jesus the carpenter from Nazareth, the itinerant preacher, the Son of God, the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, the Lamb of God, the new Adam, the Messiah, the Alpha and the Omega, the Chosen One, the Light of the World, the God-Man who wants good things for us more than we want them for ourselves, the healer of our souls. The best time to rediscover Jesus is right now. You are holding this book in your hand at this very moment for a reason. I don't know what God has in store for you, but I am excited for you.

Perfectly Yourself

Perfectly Yourself


  • Release: 2017
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 218 page
  • ISBN: 1635820111
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This life-changing book addresses the opportunities and obstacles we encounter when we decide to ask life¿s BIG questions: Who am I? What am I here for? Full of powerful and practical lessons, Matthew Kelly shows us how to find lasting happiness in a changing world. Newly revised to reflect an even greater emphasis on spiritual growth and realizing God¿s dreams for us, Perfectly Yourself is a book for anyone who has failed at a diet, survived the collapse of a relationship, or wondered if he or she would ever find a fulfilling career. Kelly teaches us how to find the balance between accepting ourselves and striving to become all God dreams for us to become. It¿s a book for all of us who long to be at peace with who we are, where we are, and what we are doing, not in some distant tomorrow, but here and now¿today.

The Rhythm of Life

The Rhythm of Life


  • Release: 1999
  • Publisher: Matthew Kelly Foundation
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 253 page
  • ISBN: 1929266014
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Once in a while, perhaps every ten years or so, a book comes along that perfectly defines the problems of an age and provides appropriate solutions to those problems. This is that book. Beginning with his own remarkable story of how his rise as an internationally renowned speaker and author became a roller-coaster ride, and ultimately a personal crisis, Matthew Kelly sets the stage to examine the lifestyle issues that characterize our age.

A Catholic Woman s Guide to Happiness

A Catholic Woman s Guide to Happiness


  • Release: 2018-11-26
  • Publisher: Tan Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 144 page
  • ISBN: 1505112230
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Calling all Catholic women! Does your religious reading and pious practice not always "translate" into how you interact with and love each other? Are you not always aware or convinced of God's love for you? Does happiness seem to elude you in certain circumstances of your life? Fear not! Noted author Rose Sweet is here to help in a new series of books with practical steps and tips to help the reader first remember God's tender love for her and then to love neighbor . . . so that the ups and downs of life and relationships will not diminish her joy. The Catholic Woman's Guide series integrates classic Catholic theology (Theology of the Body and teachings on contemplative prayer) with Sweet's unique brand of storytelling and humor and will help you to find and hold on to authentic happiness in every area of your life. In this first volume, The Catholic Women's Guide to Happiness, Sweet takes you into the "Interior Life" to explore the attitudes, fears, and deepest desires that may keep you from greater joy. Topics include: Identifying what gives you the most pleasure, peace, contentment, and satisfaction. Recognizing when you may be hanging on too tightly to something you own, a power you possess, or even a person you love. Rooting out the specific fears that rob you of happiness. Hearing what the saints and mystics have said about happiness. Seeing hidden windows and doors that open to the deepest joys. Reordering your natural desires rather than repressing or rejecting them. Sweet points to the goodness and love of God as the true Source of all happiness and how to reconcile your longings with his special love for you. The Adventure awaits! Accompany Rose on this journey to true happiness in Christ!

The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity

The Biggest Lie in the History of Christianity


  • Release: 2018-08-15
  • Publisher:
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 1635820502
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Do you believe it's possible to be happier than you have ever been before? Not for fleeting moments, but consistently? Bestselling author Matthew Kelly believes it is possible-and in his latest book, The Biggest Lie, he explains how. We all want to be happy and live life to the fullest, but the answer isn't found in the world's definition of happiness. Modern culture is constantly feeding us lies, and these lies affect you more than you know. The lies that affect you the most, however, are the ones you tell yourself. These lies steal your joy, sap your energy, and cause you to lose hope. They prevent you from discovering the kind of vibrant faith the first Christians experienced. But as Matthew Kelly shows, we've arrived at a crucial moment in history. People are disillusioned with what the world offers. The world is in desperate need of change, and no one is in a better position to effect that change than Christians. We have an incredible opportunity to dispel the lies and cut through the confusion and false promises around us. This book provides the practical tools necessary to help you regain your fervor and leave your mark on the world-and experience more happiness than you thought possible. Together we can change the course of history-with humility, generosity, kindness, and joy, one Holy Moment at a time.

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness

The Ministry of Utmost Happiness


  • Release: 2017-06-06
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 9780735234352
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2017 Man Booker Prize Longlist 2018 Women's Prize for Fiction Longlist The Ministry of Utmost Happiness is a dazzling new novel by the internationally celebrated author of The God of Small Things. It takes us on an intimate journey of many years across the Indian subcontinent—from the cramped neighborhoods of Old Dehli and the roads of the new city to the mountains and valleys of Kashmir and beyond, where war is peace and peace is war. It is an aching love story and a decisive remonstration, a story told in a whisper, in a shout, through unsentimental tears and sometimes with a bitter laugh. Each of its characters is indelibly, tenderly rendered. Its heroes are people who have been broken by the world they live in and then rescued, patched together by acts of love—and by hope. The tale begins with Anjum—who used to be Aftab—unrolling a threadbare Persian carpet in a city graveyard she calls home. We encounter the odd, unforgettable Tilo and the men who loved her—including Musa, sweetheart and ex-sweetheart, lover and ex-lover; their fates are as entwined as their arms used to be and always will be. We meet Tilo's landlord, a former suitor, now an intelligence officer posted to Kabul. And then we meet the two Miss Jebeens: the first a child born in Srinagar and buried in its overcrowded Martyrs' Graveyard; the second found at midnight, abandoned on a concrete sidewalk in the heart of New Delhi. As this ravishing, deeply humane novel braids these richly complex lives together, it reinvents what a novel can do and can be. The Ministry of Utmost Happiness demonstrates on every page the miracle of Arundhati Roy's storytelling gifts.