Friday, October 11, 2013

Book Review: 31 Days to Happiness by David Jeremiah

ISBN: 0849921937
Published: September 17th, 2013
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Publishers
Read from September 22nd to October 8th, 2013
Synopsis from publisher:
Don’t you deserve a little happiness?
Ever wonder . . .
Why is life so frustrating?
Is happiness within my reach?
Is it too late for me?
Dr. David Jeremiah takes a look at history’s wisest and most successful man, King Solomon, and challenges readers to find what really matters in life. Solomon tested life’s haunting questions head-on. Tasted the fullness of life’s riches. But found his answers in the last place he thought to look.
If you thought happiness was only an empty hope, maybe you’ve simply been looking in all the wrong places. In this book Dr. Jeremiah reveals the way to the happiness you have longed for, the never-dimming light of your fondest dreams.


This book is meant to be read over a course of 31 days. Each day you read another bit of the book. Each chapter/day focuses on one or more things that Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes. The hope is that you'll reflect over what you read each day, and it will help you feel happier in life.

I wasn't a huge fan of the book. I just didn't really feel inspired or anything while reading. I didn't take the full 31 days to read the book either. I went a bit faster because I didn't really feel like the book was giving me anything to reflect on. It was all stuff I had heard before, and it didn't make me feel any different after hearing it. The vast majority of it was stuff I already thought anyway. However, that isn't to say that what it said wasn't good stuff. It was; I just had heard it all before.

I have no doubt that this book is exactly what some people are looking for. If you're in a really bad place and want to turn around how you look at life, this book is worth a shot. If you're already happy, you still might enjoy the book, but you may also find that it is all stuff that you already know.

Overall, I found it to be a book full of good information, and it was written in an engaging style. I just didn't feel like I was getting anything new out of it.

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