Happy Like Jesus: Lessons From Jesus Christ On How to Live

by D. Kelly Ogden


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President Gordon B. Hinckley was fond of saying, "Be believing. Be happy. Don't get discouraged. Things will work out." How could he, and all the other prophets and leaders of the Church, be so positive? Because they have the big picture. They know what is coming. Despite all the struggles, hardships, difficulties, ordeals, and even painful afflictions of this life, they know that the glorious cause of the kingdom of God will triumph. Triumph is just a little umph added to try. —Chapter 1, Be Happy

Through chapters such as "Be Happy," "Be Prayerful," "Be Loving," and "Be Forgiving," the author takes us on a tour of seventeen attributes of our Savior and gives us hope that we can emulate those aspects of His personality. Readers will find much to inspire them to live better lives, to understand the gospel of Jesus Christ better, and, by emulating His life, to become Happy like Jesus.

  1. Be Happy
  2. Be Holy
  3. Be Spiritually Minded
  4. Be Humble
  5. Be Knowledgeable
  6. Be Serviceable
  7. Be Prayerful
  8. Be Peaceful
  9. Be Fruitful
  10. Be Obedient
  11. Be Loving
  12. Be Forgiving
  13. Be Long-Suffering
  14. Be Persevering
  15. Be United
  16. Be Dedicated
  17. Be Disciplined
  18. Be Christlike
  19. Notes

About the Author

D. Kelly Ogden

D. Kelly Ogden is a professor of ancient scripture at Brigham Young University. His doctoral work focused on the Hebrew language and historical geography of biblical lands. He has walked the length and breadth of the Holy Land and climbed Mount Sinai eighteen times. Dr. Ogden has written numerous books and articles on the Bible, especially during the fourteen years he lived in the Near East. He was associate director of the BYU Jerusalem Center and assisted in the preparation of the Latter-day Saint edition of the King James Bible. He has served as branch president in Jerusalem, mission president in Chile, Missionary Training Center president in Guatemala, and sealer in the Provo Utah Temple. He and his wife, Marcia Hammond Ogden, are the parents of four children.

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By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This is the best book I have ever purchased and read from Deseret Book. It is uplifting, sweet, and an easy read. It truly embodies the spirit and life of our Savior.

By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

What a powerful, life-changing text is packed into this little, unassuming package. I LOVE this book and find myself continually returning to it over and over for quotes to put on my walls and use in my Sunday School class. Simply-worded, this book is accessible to all ages and situations. It is sure to uplift and edify.

Love this book!
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

This book is wonderful! It is a quick read. I cried numerous times when I realized certain things while reading this book. I have an even greater love for my Heavenly Father and brother, Jesus, as my mind & heart was opened to a better understanding and appreciation of my life. I recommend to everyone!

This Book has changed my life
By , Submitted on 2015-02-25

I bought this book when I saw the cover. Little did I realize how much it would help me. This book covers the attributes Christ had that made him happy and how we can obtain them. I personally loved how the Mr. Ogden used his experiences from life as well as quotes from scriptures and from modern prophets to help anyone come to understand how to be truly Happy Like Jesus.

I suggest picking this book up for anyone struggling to find real joy in their lives. The "Be Long-Suffering" section is my favorite. A great read for teens and adults alike.

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