• How Happiness Happens

  • Finding Lasting Joy in a World of Comparison, Disappointment, and Unmet Expectations
  • By: Max Lucado
  • Narrated by: Ben Holland, Max Lucado
  • Length: 4 hrs and 54 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (587 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Includes two audiobook-exclusives: a sermon from Max on how worship can lead to a happy heart and a conversation between Max and narrator Ben Holland!

These are tough times. Amid global isolation, economic downturn, and social unrest, could you use a dose of happy right about now? Learn the secret to lasting joy that will endure through any season of life!

In How Happiness Happens, Max Lucado shares the unexpected path to a lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy amidst any life circumstance. Based on the teachings of Jesus and backed by modern research, this audiobook presents a surprising but practical way of living that will change you from the inside out.

In this audiobook, Max will help you discover:

  • Happiness is not selfish
  • People are a joy
  • There is strength in choice
  • Happiness happens when you give it away
  • What are you waiting for? 

Open the unexpected door to joy and walk in. There’s no better day than today to start your happiest life yet.

Reflection questions are available in the audiobook companion PDF download. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Max Lucado (P)2019 Thomas Nelson

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As Max Lucado states,”People have a way of becoming what you encourage them to be.” This book is a great reminder to me to be even more of an encourager to the people in my life.
Max does a wonderful job of citing both stories from Scripture and stories from everyday life. What a blessing this book has been for me. You too will be blessed by this book and Max’s words. He always seems to be speaking right to you.

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A very religious book

Maybe I missed it in the description... I wish I had known that this book was so heavy on the religion. There are some great ideas, but too many references to Jesus and the Bible. The stories are a little odd too, it’s hard to know when the author is speaking in advice or story. I returned the book, as I couldn’t get more than a few hours in.

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A great book!

Things don’t make you happy. If they do it’s momentary. Happiness is found in the one who gives eternal joy and this book can point you toward Him. Thanks Mr. Lucado!

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It is a Christian Religion Book

It is a Christian Religion Book full of Jesus and biblical stories/parables. These are all well-known stories if you read Christian literature before. So, you may not need to read the book to learn those.

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This book is simply exceptional , treasures in it.

I enjoyed listening every minute. now my wife is listening and I can see her happiness .

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This book makes me...HAPPY!

Great book to listen to. Awesome illustrations and God used it at the perfect time, to tell me what he needed to tell me!

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Not very inspiring

Content is lots of Bible quotes and vague parallels. Narrators tone and voice are almost as if he’s trying to emphasize everything. Like he’s telling a child’s story. Heard Max Lucas’s on the Dave Ramsey Show and enjoy many books DR recommends, but not this one. Might be better read by author, who is great to listen to and often has practical wisdom for all areas of life. Couldn’t get past Chapter 2..

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thank you Max


I wasn't sure at first. But on to the second chapter I was so happy but I bought this book. very grateful to Max and everyone that made this book possible. I loved Max's message at the end. I have never heard him preach from the pulpit. thank you Jesus power to push Cigna way through my worship of you

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Too many biblical references. It was difficult to follow a single sentence because the author wanted to be as complete as possible and reference points in the Bible. It was just a little bit too much and I just couldn’t do it. I come from a religious background so I don’t consider that part offensive. But it was a little bit of a bait and switch.

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How Happiness Happens

Very well written & performed. His message is very encouraging. I enjoyed listening to this book.

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  • Georgina
  • 06-28-20

Brilliantly beautiful

Touching, real, insightful. Reading this book really made me think, then it made me smile🙂

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  • Iona
  • 01-10-20

Great book

This is a great book I’d recommend it to anyone
Love Max’s’ books. Looking foreward to the next one

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  • Matthew Brawn
  • 08-05-20

missleading

this book will NOT tell you how to find or even become happy. I found the heading very miss leading. nice sermon at the end. the only reason I'm not returning the book.