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Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly

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Resisting Happiness
Every single moment is a chance to turn it all around.

Are you happy? It may be the wrong question. Most of us think we are relatively happy, while at the same time knowing that we could be happier—maybe even a lot happier. Ordinary people and the finest philosophers have been exploring the question of happiness for thousands of years, and theories abound. But this is not a book of theory. Resisting Happiness is a deeply personal, disarmingly transparent look at why we sabotage our own happiness and what to do about it.

Are you overwhelmed? Do you procrastinate? Do you sometimes feel like you are your own worst enemy? Are you ignoring your dreams? Have you lost the courage to truly be yourself? Do you feel that your life lacks meaning and purpose? Do you find yourself avoiding the real issues in your life and focusing on the superficial?

Breaking through resistance, Kelly tells us, is essential to becoming the-best-version-of-ourselves and living with passion and purpose.

What is resistance? It’s that sluggish feeling of not wanting to do something that you know is good for you. It’s the inclination to do something that you unabashedly know is not good for you. It’s the desire and tendency to delay something you should be doing right now.

It is resistance that stands between you and happiness. In these pages you will learn not only what it is, but how to recognize and conquer it in your own life.

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Resisting Happiness October 31, 2016
Reviewer: Norma J Van Amberg from Bluffton, SC  
This is the best spiritual-journey and practical-advice-for-life book I have ever read. I took notes reading every chapter and plan to buy copies for my adult children and some friends I believe can benefit from its messages about resistance.

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So Inspiring! October 17, 2016
Reviewer: Valerie from Brookfield, WI United States  
Read this book cover-to-cover on a flight earlier this week, as it was so inspiring! After finishing each chapter, I couldn't wait to see what the next one had in store! One of our flight attendants inquired about it after seeing the cover, so I passed the book forward to her upon exiting the plane (am so excited to share it with others!), so now I'll have to buy a new copy so I can go back over his calls-to-action at the end of each chapter, and put it into practical application in my daily life. 😁

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Another Life Enhancer October 5, 2016
Reviewer: Sherrie A from Manteno, Illinois  
Two of Matthew's other books have literally changed my life ( Rediscovering Catholicism and Four Signs of a Dynamic Catholic). This one will also be counted among those! I had no idea as a "bold" Catholic that I am still resisting happiness. Matthew's books are truly inspired by God. As soon as it is available, I will be giving these away too!!! Thank you, Matthew, for all that you do. Your books make it easy for me, as an ambassador, to evangelize.

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Resisting Happiness September 29, 2016
Reviewer: Mike A  
In three words, quick, easy and profound.
A delight to read; to the point yet packed with wisdom and heart.

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Resisting Happiness September 29, 2016
Reviewer: Carol Garcia from Los Angeles, California  
"Resisting Happiness" is my third Matthew Kelly book.  He is such a dynamic writer and true believer that I am also reading, "Rediscovering Jesus" at the same time!  I've ordered several books to send to friends and family, as Matthew's ministry helps me tremendously every single day!

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