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Author D. Kelly Ogden says, "In order to achieve eternal life, the kind of life our Father and our Savior live, you must learn to avoid evil. In fact, if you reverse evil (spell it backwards), you have 'live.'" In the new book Happy Like Jesus, readers take a closer at the Savior's personality, his character traits, his teachings, and his behavior how he acts. "We will looAuthor D. Kelly Ogden says, "In order to achieve eternal life, the kind of life our Father and our Savior live, you must learn to avoid evil. In fact, if you reverse evil (spell it backwards), you have 'live.'" In the new book Happy Like Jesus, readers take a closer at the Savior's personality, his character traits, his teachings, and his behavior— how he acts. "We will look to him," says the author, "and try to become like him, so we may live." Chapters include "Be Happy," "Be Holy," "Be Humble," "Be Prayerful," "Be Disciplined," "Be Loving," "Be Forgiving," "Be Persevering," and more. Selling points: • A short, inspirational gift book that is filled with stories and doctrinal insights that will enlighten and uplift. • Features seventeen short chapters focusing on characteristics that reflect the life and teachings of Jesus Christ....

Title : Happy Like Jesus: Lessons From Jesus Christ on How To Live
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ISBN : 9781609080532
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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Happy Like Jesus: Lessons From Jesus Christ on How To Live Reviews

  • Eduardo
    2019-04-26 01:14

    When I saw this book the first time I did not like the cover and refused to buy it. I never thought Jesus could be that happy at his baptism, and neither John. The image I have of John the Baptist is that of a wild guy and when he sees Jesus coming to be baptized I see a sober guy almost afraid of who is coming. Christ being Christ I see as more sober than him because I don't sees scripture saying that Jesus smiled, or laughed, or was excited in any way (except when he was using the whip on evil men at the temple and turning their tables.) So I thought someone went happy crazy and left the store.Then months later I came back and there it was the book again. I wanted something to cheer me up. I picked up the book with the exaggerated cover and asked the lady at Deseret Book if I could bring the book back if I strongly disagreed with it. She was nice and did not laugh but agreed and answered to my question whether he was going to try to make me believe that the Man of Sorrows was a happy fellow that the author's focus was to give us insights on how to live happy as he thought Jesus was. Hmmm... I paid for my copy and left.I was on a date with my wife and we had dinner right after that. I could not stop taking a look at the first pages. Then I shared with her over dinner that what he said in the beginning made sense and I could see how Jesus could have been a happy guy. Now that I finished the book I can tell that it is quite good. I highlighted many phrases from that book as pure treasures of understanding and sound tips for true happiness based on the restored gospel's message of happiness. I like it very much and can say that now this book is one of my best friends. I brought it with me to a business trip with other books to read when I need to feel good. Thanks.

  • Abby
    2019-04-14 23:13

    I can attest that Dr. Ogden is a happy man! I loved this book and it seemed like there was something I wanted to write down from nearly every page. It was a great mix of intellectual/spiritual.

  • Seth
    2019-04-11 20:10

    This is a short devotional book. It doesn't really add anything new and I'm sure many other books fit the same purpose, but it was pretty good for what it was. I'm not sure I'd recommend it, but I wouldn't not recommend it either.

  • Tenille
    2019-04-08 00:57

    I took so many notes from this book.... I think I just need to buy my own copy and highlight most of it. I also had my scriptures out and got some notes written near and marked many scriptures. This book really was wonderful! I learned and was reminded of so many important things to make me happy like Jesus. Brother Ogden gives us 18 things that we can follow the Example we've been given by Christ and become more like Christ. He puts so many references and stories and quotes in there that it really makes it easy for me to see that I'm on the right path to becoming more like Christ.Some of my favorite parts....When talking about being dedicated to building up the Kingdom, He answered the issue of Feeling like you are not doing your part because you are working or raising a family.. he says "to that I say that any honorable work you are doing to feed and clothe and educate your family and raise up righteous children unto the Lord IS the Lord's work. In the chapter Be Disciplined, he writes that "Thou shalt not idle away thy time". Now, TV, video games, internet, sports, etc.. are not wrong in and of themselves (unless you are watching things or doing things on the internet that are salacious or pornographic). But we sometimes need these things to rest or unwind. But there must be a balance. example: watching TV hour after hour, night after night..That is when you are idling away your time. GREAT REMINDER!! Anyways, those were just 2 ways this book has helped me to become more "Happy Like Jesus".

  • Alyssandra
    2019-03-27 19:23

    One of my favorite things about this book is the cover. Sometimes we followers revere Christ so intensely that we forget he had other emotions than while on the cross. It reminds of the scene in Passion of the Christ, where He's joking around with his mother, and gives her a kiss. We don't often look for that side of him, so you could imagine the pleasant surprise I received when I found this in Deseret Book. Full of solid content, this book's references come mostly from the New Testament gospels. There are seventeen chapters, if I remember correctly, and each one highlights a specific trait that Christ possessed during his ministry on Earth - humility, perseverance, forgiveness, and so forth. Readers receives scripture references, everyday examples, and ways to improve this trait in their own lives. 5/5, mostly because the content was in-depth and made me realize how much I still have to progress in my own journey. Thought-provoking and detailed, this book is a recommend for anybody.

  • Chandler
    2019-04-12 22:20

    Some of my favorite quotes from this book:"If you wish to go where God is, you must be like God. . . Search in your hearts, and see if you are like God. I have searched mine, and feel to repent of all my sins . . . Is not God good? Then you be good; if he is faithful, then you be faithful."-Joseph Smith Jr. "Our labors in the temple cover us with a shield and a protection, both individually and as a people."-Boyd K. Packer"The magnitude of the promise is incomprehensible and the unevenness of the offer staggering: everything we possess in exchange for everything God possesses."-Andrew Skinner"Every Latter-day Saint who gains a celestial Glory will be tried to the very uttermost. If there is a point in our character that is weak and tender, depend upon it that the Lord will reach after that, and we will be tried at that spot, for the Lord will test us to the upmost before we can get through and receive that glory and exaltation which he has in store for us as a people."-George Q. Cannon

  • Adrienne
    2019-03-28 23:25

    In eighteen brief chapters, Ogden provides simple lessons about how to live the life that Jesus wants you to live and develop Christ-like characteristics. Each chapter references scriptures about the Savior's life and discusses how, as we develop these characteristics, we can live a better life.This is a short book, but it's jam-packed with good stuff. I really like the writing style, as well as the stories and advice. I didn't feel like it necessarily presented any earth-shattering ideas, but the way that the ideas were organized and presented made me think about things in a different way. I highly enjoyed it.

  • Shauna
    2019-04-14 21:59

    I love this quote from the book...The only measure of true greatness is how close a man can become like Jesus. That man is greatest who is most like Christ, and those who love him most will be most like him. ~President Ezra Taft Benson~This is a great book that I plan to use for FHE! I love how simple but profound the messages are. Come enter to win a copy of it here:

  • Kim
    2019-03-31 19:58

    Sometimes I think my mother has taken it upon herself to personally keep Deseret Book in business. She is always giving me new books from Deseret Book - this one included. I didn't love the tone of Happy Like Jesus - I felt like someone was telling me: "Buck up and act happy you idiot!" However, it did have some great quotes in it - I especially liked a poem the author included by Mother Theresa.

  • Jodi
    2019-04-25 21:02

    This book was full of short chapters each talking about a different attribute of Christ and how we can work to develop those characteristics in ourselves. It used a lot of scripture references to help the reader understand Christ's traits, and taught why we need to become like the Savior. It wasn't anything uniquely profound, but it was full of good reminders and inspiration to become a better, more Christlike person.

  • Erika B. (SOS BOOKS)
    2019-04-22 22:13

    3.8 stars! I have been waiting to read this for a long time! I am happy to say that it was a good happy feeling book. It breaks down different characteristics that will make us as humans more happy! Hence, Happy Like Jesus! The thing is I usually find something that really pops out and strikes me in these books, like a specific chapter or quote, but not this one. This was just an all over good but apparently just a tad non-striking! :D

  • Vanessa Joie
    2019-04-04 01:16

    I didn't want to like it because the title seemed too cheesy for me. However, I love Ogden's other books so I decided to give it a chance. I'm so glad I did because I love it. The margins are full of notes and many passages are highlighted or underlined. For me, at least, that's the sign of a really great read.

  • Annell
    2019-04-04 19:14

    I purchased this book for several reasons. What really caught my eye was the cover. I have always envisioned Jesus as a happy and smiling person. I love this cover because it shows just that. This is a great book, with a lot of insight, stories and scriptures. Wonderful read!http://dragonflowersandbooks.blogspot...

  • Loni
    2019-04-20 00:56

    Every once in a while you run across a book that "speaks to you". This was one of those books for me. A reminder of many things I already know, but can or should be doing. 17 short chapters and I literally studied and cross references each one, a day at a time. Now if I can just apply the teachings.

  • Sierra
    2019-04-20 20:23

    This is a book I definitely need for my collection. One that should be read and read often--whether you read it cover to cover or just refer back to specific chapters. It made me reflect a lot on myself and my life--where I am now and where I'd like to be. Great book.

  • Skylar Hatfield
    2019-04-17 03:21

    This book is clear and easy to read. I recommend it as a refresher to read at the end of the year, prior to setting goals. It reminds you of the qualities of Christ-like living and offers clear application.

  • Beth
    2019-03-27 19:58

    A great inspirational book. Well written and easy and enjoyable to read. what a goal--to be like Jesus, wouldn't the world be a happier place for all if He was everyone's super hero and role model which is as it should be!

  • Keaton Tate
    2019-04-12 01:03

    Beautiful ways of learning how to come closer to our Savior. If you're looking for peace, this book brings it.

  • Lori
    2019-04-25 03:18

    Easy, quick read.

  • Becky Waters
    2019-04-20 23:14

    Quick uplifting read that is filled with good reminders of whose life we want to live ours like.

  • Kimberly
    2019-04-22 01:11

    Amazing. Don't we all want to be happy? Why not learn from the Master of the universe!

  • Melinda
    2019-04-20 02:26

    Wasn't the book I was expecting, but still thought provoking and a good read.

  • Wendy
    2019-04-25 21:18

    started reading this with my kids for the new year. so far, so good!

  • Liz Grant
    2019-03-27 02:59

    It was a nice, light read. Nothing extremely profound or memorable, but a 'feel good' book. Didn't love the author's writing style a lot of the time, but he had some good thoughts.

  • Katiemiller
    2019-04-17 23:08

    One word: EDIFYING. So many one-liners that are nearly life-changing. Buy a new copy and be prepared to mark and highlight the HECK out of it.

  • Ruth Ann
    2019-04-20 01:05

    A great book! I learn something new each time I have read and re-read.

  • Angela
    2019-04-22 19:01

    I borrowed this book from the library, and I just need to buy it because I had so many things I wanted to mark and to write notes for. Great book!

  • Michelle
    2019-04-04 19:16

    The description of the book sounds generic but the book itself is quite brilliant. Very well written and very uplifting.

  • Susan Hatch
    2019-04-22 00:17

    enjoyable reading. nothing surprising but good thoughts. easy could be used for FHE for a family of older kids or just couples.

  • Mandi Murphy
    2019-04-01 21:15

    Really fascinating, thought provoking book.