Book Description

A unique combination of biblical teaching, scientific research, and personal biography shows those who follow Jesus how to live joyful, purposeful lives.

Hopelessness has invaded much of our culture, even reaching deep into the church. But while the world is awash in negativity, Christians have the resources to live differently and this book helps the reader to better understand what that personally means for their life.

In The Happy Christian, professor and pastor David Murray blends the best of modern science and psychology with the timeless truths of Scripture to create a solid, credible guide to positivity. The author of the acclaimed Christians Get Depressed Too, Murray exposes modern negativity's insidious roots and presents ten perspective-changing ways to remain optimistic in a world that keeps trying to drag us down.

The Happy Christian invites readers to shed negativity and become countercultural missionaries by demonstrating the positive power of the gospel in their lives.

About The Author


Dr. David Murray

Is professor of Old Testament and Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary and pastor of the Free Reformed Church in Grand Rapids. He was ordained to the ministry in 1995 and pastored two churches in Scotland for twelve years. Murray is the author of Jesus on Every Page,Christians Get Depressed Too, and How Sermons Work. He regularly speaks at conferences in North American and beyond. David his wife, Shona, have five children and they love camping, fishing, boating, and skiing in the Lake Michigan area.


The Happy App: A Daily Diet of Joy in a Gloomy World

A free app delivering articles, devotionals, videos,
quotes, and news items that will
generate and maintain Christian joy.

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Learn more about the Happy App here.

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