Lord, I Just Want to Be Happy

Harvest House Publishers, 2009
ISBN: 9780736936125

Counselor and author Leslie Vernick has discovered that many people pray, “Lord, I just want to be happy!” With candor, Leslie reveals that readers don’t need new circumstances but a new perspective to discover true happiness. With biblical insight, Leslie guides readers to take simple steps as they . . . 

  • Recognize and change habits that, day by day, keep them from experiencing happiness
  • Make good choices and learn from mistakes without beating themselves up
  • Develop the skills that enable them to let go of negative and painful emotions more quickly
  • Transform difficult circumstances so they can live with gratitude, joy, and purpose

Application questions help readers work godly thinking, as well as healthy skills and habits, into their lives and hearts. They’ll discover that, even if nothing changes in their circumstances, their inner chains can be broken and they can go free . . . into a new path of real hope and happiness.

Leslie Vernick, a licensed clinical social worker with a private counseling practice, has authored numerous books, including The Emotionally Destructive Relationship. She completed postgraduate work in biblical counseling and cognitive therapy. Leslie and her husband, Howard, have been married more than 30 years and have two grown children.


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