Women’s Bible Study

Book cover: The Sacrament of Happy

The Sacrament of Happy

Wednesdays, Sept. 11- October 16
6:30 – 8:00 pm 
in the Parlor

In her new book, “The Sacrament of Happy:  What a Smiling God Brings to a Wounded World,” Lisa Harper unveils that happiness is a gift from God that we can unashamedly enjoy. Happiness tends to be cast as a fluffy emotion without substance rather than a biblical concept, but this not theologically accurate.

Wearing the twin hats of both seminarian and belly-laughing adoptive mom, Lisa Harper dismantles the old-school idea that joy, not happiness, is the truly spiritual emotion, and asserts that Christ-followers are actually called to happiness.  In fact, happiness is a sacrament.  The general definition of sacrament is “a visible sign of inward grace.”  In the broadest understanding, a sacrament is a gift bestowed by God, and in that case, ‘happiness’ is absolutely a sacrament—a visible, sometimes even audible, sign of inward grace!”

To register:

Please contact Caroline Cullinan at carolculli@yahoo.com by Tuesday, September 3. The book will cost no more than $10.50


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