A Christian’s Secret to a Happy Life
we eagerly await the publication of books that will
help us in our spiritual life while all the time there
are older books that have the very information we are
searching for in the newer books.
is the case with Hannah Whitall Smith's A Christian's
Secret of a Happy Life. Even though this book is
very old (1875), it is widely read today, and as an
added bonus it is available on the internet as a free
download. Simply type in The Christian’s Secret
of a Happy Life and several options will show up
to download the book.
away Smith points out that there are two sides to salvation—God's
side and man's side. Man's part is to trust and God
side is ti do the work. We as sinful humans can not
do the work but there is one who can—Jesus.
book has touched people since its publication. Roy Rogers
and Dale Evans said: “One of the most inspiring
and influential books we have ever read.”
you may not agree with everything the author has to
say, the book is a good basic foundation on how to lead
a Christian life. That does not mean it will be easy
for Smith has several chapters dealing with difficulties
including difficulties dealing with consecration, faith
and will. Luckily for us, she gives us pointers on how
to deal with each of these and others.
book has a preface and twenty-two chapters. The book
can be read through for a basic understanding of the
author's take on how to lead a Christian life; however,
it should be left on the computer (if this is the way
you have the book) and referred to when a particular
problem arises. For example, most of us face temptation
from time to time. Such times call for a rereading and
meditation on the temptation chapter.
those wh want a hard copy of the book, it is available
on Amazon.com in paperback and a Kindle edition. In
any case the book should be kept handy for use from
time to time. I try to read and meditate on one chapter
per day which means in less than a month I have read
and digested the book (with returns to certain chapters