“Trial, suffering,backsliding,defeat, and temptation are biblical words, but so are victory, growth, maturity, progress, usefulness, fruit, service, opportunity, advance, and encouragement.” – Pg.39 of The Happy Christian by David Murray
The Happy Christian is a wonderful book that manages the perfect balance of scientific and biblical facts as well as the author’s personal experience. I truly enjoyed this book and look forward to rereading it in years to come; however, The Happy Christian drug on for me. It started to become redundant and, consequently, made the reading process very lengthily. Nevertheless, David Murray knows his stuff! I am still in awe at the facts he has laid on the table in The Happy Christian. One of my favorite sentences is on page nine,
“No, we cannot change reality, but we can change the way we view reality, regardless of age or stage of life.”
Overall, from the reader’s perspective, I highly recommend The Happy Christian for anybody (even the most positive people), it will change your mindset!
I am no author. I have little to no experience, but I have passed middle school English/writing classes so I know the basics. David Murray is, by far, one of the best writers I have ever read the works of. Murray can throw in several semi-colons into one sentence and can create breath-taking, chill creating, transitions all day long! I have pages filled with boxes and little notes in the margins about his grand word choice and smooth transitions, not to mention his text features! Murray must have researched nonstop for a few days because The Happy Christian is filled with references from other books and psychologists.
I will definitely be on the lookout for other works by David Murray.
What book are you reading?
XOXO, The Christian Prepster