Happiness as an Independent Variable
This slight book puts the responsibility for your happiness on your belief and concept of God. It is written by Elder George Blacken, Sr., who is the pastor of the Holy Temple Cross Ministries. Many of the pages are filled with biblical quotes, which sometimes bolster his arguments. Chapter 4 advises to make a pro and con sheet of one’s happiness, listing all happiness factors and all sadness factors. This is the independent variable of the title. Can we really control our happiness? this chapter asks. Ultimately the author’s answer is that Jesus is in control of our happiness. Those looking to find happiness solutions in this book will find that the source is in the Bible. Those believing fundamental Christianity may find this book motivating them to an understanding of Christian happiness. This is the second edition of this book. The author is a trained engineer, which may account for the listing and rating of happiness factors.
George Allen Blacken