- Narrated by: Abbot Christopher Jamison
- Length: 5 hrs and 7 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 10-17-08
- Language: English
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited
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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.
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By Jane on 07-08-10
I applaud this book for trying to deal with the root causes of unhappiness, but I do not agree with the monastic approach. The book discusses the 7 deadly sins and virtues in great details. This book didn't provide me with the solutions I am looking for. The one idea that I took away from the book is to plan your life backwards. Define what makes a happy death and then plan your life accordingly. I do not recommend this book.
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By Andy T on 11-24-08
An Antidote to Modern Life!,
Finding Happiness is one of those rare gems of a book that serenely guides you through the trials of modern day life.
Father Jamison has an excellent delivery and is a highly skilled orator. As with Finding Sanctuary it has been a blessing to read the book and listen to the download.
Father Jamison takes the reader hand in hand to genuine inner joy. \"Are monks happy?\" His reply, \"They are not unhappy.\" That grabbed me straight away, along with his question about having a happy death! Having never thought about death being happy, on the rare occasions I think about death. I realised that to have a happy death, equates to having a happy and fulfilled life.
With his profound insights, and effective communication, this book remarkably mirrors humanities embedded condition. With such elegance, we're guided through many of the reasons that make us unhappy.
Ultimately the dark clouds dissipate, opening the door to inner happiness, if you so choose..
I pray that this also blesses you and sets you on a new track, as we pilgrim through life.
This book is of a solid foundation to make a significant change in your life. Its timing in this troubled era is perfect.
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By martin on 05-10-14
Meaning and direction
What made the experience of listening to Finding Happiness the most enjoyable?
Rooted in the real world
What did you like best about this story?
A practical guide to finding meaning 24/7 not just for an a hour a week in church
What does Christopher Jamison bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
An expert on the subject reading his own book.
Any additional comments?
This is a good book for those looking for meaning in their lives beyond the ups and downs of everyday life.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful