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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Lord I Just Want To Be Happy...Book Release Celebration!

Author and Counselor, Leslie Vernick, Has a new book coming out today! It deals with the subject of happiness. What is this thing called happiness? What does it mean is the Christians life? Can we find true happiness in the midst of harrowing circumstances? Is happiness a feeling or is it a learned skill? All these questions and many more are addressed in Leslie's new book "Lord I Just Want To Be Happy"

Do you find yourself praying,“Lord, I just want to be happy”? Maybe you can’t see how God could possibly get you to a place of peace and contentment. However, it’s not the new circumstances we often pray for that move us toward lasting happiness, but rather something entirely different.

Drawing on her own struggles and those of people she has counseled, and using scriptural insights in fresh ways, Leslie Vernick reveals practical and simple steps to help you recognize and change habits that, day by day, keep you from experiencing happiness, make good choices and learn from mistakes without beating yourself up, develop the skills that will enable you to let go of negative and painful emotions quicker, transform difficult circumstances so you can live with gratitude, joy, and purpose. Application questions help you work godly thinking, as well as healthy skills and habits, into your life and heart.

You’ll soon discover that, even if nothing changes in your circumstances, your inner chains can be broken and you can go free…into a new path of real contentment and happiness.

"Drawing from a commitment to biblical truth and from rich familiarity with spiritual masters, Leslie Vernick offers practical, helpful direction to walk the road to spiritual maturity-which sometimes includes happiness now and always centers on hope for happiness forever, in knowing God."--Dr. Larry Crabb,Psychologist, Author and Founder of NewWay Ministries
You can order Lord I Just Want To Be Happy on Amazon.com by clicking here: http://www.amazon.com/Lord-Just-Want-Be-Happy/dp/0736919236/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1254388692&sr=1-4
Or you can go to your local book store or hop on Leslie's web site and order directly from her. http://www.leslievernick.com/
Get to know the Author:
Leslie Vernick
Enriching Relationships That Matter Most
Leslie Vernick is a licensed counselor with over 25 years of experience helping individuals, couples, and families. Leslie gently leads people to:
*Discover the courage to deal with destructive relationships.
*Heal from a negative self-image or poor self-esteem.
*Confidently speak thoughts and feelings in a constructive way.
*Encounter God’s peace in the midst of suffering or difficult loss.
*Develop the discipline to turn dreams and desires into reality.
Leslie is a national speaker and author with expertise on the subjects of personal and spiritual growth, marriage improvement, conflict resolution, depression, child abuse, and domestic violence.
Other books Leslie has written include: Getting Over the Blues,How to Find Selfless Joy in a Me-First World,How to Live Right When Your Life Goes Wrong,How to Act Right When Your Spouse Acts Wrong, The Emotionally Destructive Relationship, and Defeating Depression.
National print, television, and radio programs seek Leslie’s comfortable and warm teaching style to help audiences improve their relationships. She is the Relationship Expert Columnist for Today's Christian Woman magazine and has also written articles for Discipleship Journal and Marriage Partnership. Media guest appearances include FamilyLife Today, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Moody Broadcasting, and FamilyNet Television.
After earning a masters degree in Social Work from the University of Illinois, Leslie conducted post graduate studies in cognitive therapy and counseling strategies for abuse victims. Today, she maintains a private Christian counseling practice in Pennsylvania and provides consulting services to local churches and pastors. She has also ministered internationally to church leaders and missionaries in Siberia, Russia, Manila, Philippines, and most recently Iraq.
Leslie is a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers, American Association of Christian Counselors, National Association of Social Workers (NASW), a diplomat in clinical social work with NASW, and serves on the board of directors for the Lighthouse Network.
She and her husband, Howard, have been married 31 years and have two grown children.

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