On the Bright Side: Feeling Good When Things Seem Bad (Paperback)(edit)
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Happiness doesn’t just happen. Earth life is full of trials, tribulations, and temptations of every variety, and lasting joy cannot be found in the trappings of this world. The good news is that the gospel of Jesus Christ provides us with a reliable road map to happiness. By thinking, desiring, and living a certain way, we can feel good even when things seem so bad.
This resourceful volume is a hands-on user’s manual for jump-starting joy, peace, and fulfillment. From exploring foundational truths about the nature of mortality, to examining specific roadblocks to well-being, to offering practical strategies for maximizing life’s goodness, trusted authors Ed J. Pinegar and Richard J. Allen provide a comprehensive tutorial on how each of us can Live “after the manner of happiness” in this world, even as we prepare for never-ending joy in the worlds to come.
- Size: 5½" x 8½"
- Pages: 160
About the Authors
Ed Pinegar is a retired dentist and long-time teacher of early-morning seminary and religion classes at Brigham Young University. He currently teaches at the Joseph Smith Academy in Nauvoo and has served as a mission president in England and at the Missionary Training Center in Provo, Utah. He has been a bishop and a stake president and is a temple sealer. Ed and his wife, Patricia, have eight children, thirty-five grandchildren, and five great- grandchildren.
Richard J. Allen is a husband, father, teacher, and writer. He has served on several high councils, in several stake presidencies, and as a bishop. Richard’s teaching assignments in the Church have included service as a full-time missionary, instructor in various priesthood quorums, Gospel Doctrine teacher, and stake institute director. He has served as a faculty member at both Brigham Young University and the Johns Hopkins University. Richard has coauthored many articles, manuals, and books and has served on a number of national educational boards. He and his wife, Carol Lynn Hansen Allen, have four children and five grandchildren.