Falling to Heaven: The Surprising Path to Happiness

by James L. Ferrell

Falling to Heaven: The Surprising Path to Happiness
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"When we are struggling, where is happiness actually to be found? What I have learned in response to this question has been one of the biggest surprises of my life." — James L. Ferrell

As incredible as it may sound, much of the sadness and frustration we feel in mortality is actually created by our well-meaning efforts to find happiness. Relief from this predicament can be found through a divine gospel paradox that rescues us from failed roads and puts us on the surprising path to happiness.

Through engaging stories and fresh, invigorating gospel insights, James Ferrell has written a book that challenges our unquestioned and perhaps mistaken assumptions about many of life's fundamental concerns. For example, what if happiness depends less on forgiving ourselves than on giving up that quest? What if repentance is even sweeter than forgiveness? What if neither happiness nor heaven can be reached by climbing?

Falling to Heaven is an account of a gospel that's specifically designed to change our minds and transform our hearts. It is an account of the truths of Christ that really do set us free.

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Major paradigm shift between book bindings
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I can't begin to describe how important this book is to me. I've already given 4 copies away as gifts because I want to share this with everyone! I agree with James Ferrell, that most of us are slavishly laboring in an effort to find happiness, but our efforts are often the very thing keeping us from that result! His language is plain, direct, humble and laden with the Spirit. I believe that he has captured the essence of our true mission on Earth and cut past our usual to-do lists, even those good and better lists, to go straight for the best. At the same time, his approach is empathetic of our fallen nature and our human foibles and does not leave the reader feeling shamed or condemned. Just as if blinders have been taken off our eyes and a wonderful tool given by a loving friend to draw closer to Heavenly Father and to true joy. This book could remake the modern world, if enough eyes and hearts took it in.

Good ideas, but can be misleading
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book starts with a great idea, but then spins it off in what might for some be a discouraging direction.

Some of the expressions and phrases the author uses directly conflict with what I've read in talks by apostles and Preach My Gospel. I don't think he intends to be discouraging at all, but it can easily be read this way.

If you're interested in this book, I'd recommend trying to read it with the Spirit, so you know which ideas are right for you to apply, and which are inappropriate for your circumstance.

Spiritually Heart Changing
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I was able to read an advance copy of this remarkable book. As Eleanor Roosevelt suggested "Great minds discuss ideas, average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people" This book elevated my mind to spiritual/intellectual/CHRIST centered ideas which are truly matters of my HEART. Many of the ideas shared in this book were butter to my soul. The honesty of the author's perspective invites a level of humility that I desperately welcome. Thank you James Ferrell. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this book!

About the Author

James L. Ferrell

James L. Ferrell was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University and Yale Law School and is a founding partner of the Arbinger Institute. He has authored several bestselling books, including The Peacegiver, The Holy Secret, and The Hidden Christ. and Jim and his wife, Jackie, are the parents of five children.

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