****In the Spirit of Happiness
Spiritual Wisdom for Living
by The Monks of New Skete
May 25, 2004.
Back Bay Books (Little, Brown and Company), Boston, 1999. 319
Available at Sembach Library (255 MON).
In the Spirit of Happiness
is a book about living the
spiritual life, about pleasing God and therefore being happy. As
the monks say, “If God made us to know, love, and serve him in this world,
and to be happy with him in the next, if he made us to become like him,
then it must be that we’ve got to become happy. Because God is absolutely,
without doubt, the happiest being around. You can’t find a happier
The writers are monks, and they explain the monastic life, but they
never claim that that’s what everyone should do. However, they do
present principles from their lives as a monk that anyone can apply to
their own walk with God.
I read through this book slowly and meditatively and found many nuggets
Copyright © 2004 Sondra Eklund.
All rights reserved.
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