[MOBI] ✓ Falling to Heaven: The Surprising Path to Happiness | By ↠ James L. Ferrell

Falling to Heaven: The Surprising Path to Happiness By James L. Ferrell, Falling to Heaven The Surprising Path to Happiness by Falling to Heaven is the third book written by James Ferrell Ferrell is a very worthwhile author for an LDS audience His unique insights have been paradigm shifting for me In this book, Ferrell challenges his readers to look at our approach to life, relationships and especially our relationship to God Falling to Heaven Mickey Robinson Feb , Falling Into Heaven A Skydiver s Gripping Account of Heaven, Healings and Miracles Falling to Heaven Surprising Path to Happiness James L 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 Falling to Heaven The Surprising Path to Happiness Kindle Jun , 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 Falling to Heaven Finally Falling Meridian Magazine Oct , The following is an excerpt from the book, Falling to Heaven The Surprising Path to Happiness, by James L Ferrell.We will share one chapter or excerpt, with permission, each week Falling to Heaven The Surprising Path to Happiness is available from Deseret Book. To see the previous chapter, click here.

  • Title: Falling to Heaven: The Surprising Path to Happiness
  • Author: James L. Ferrell
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 219
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 FerrellAs 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 f 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 FerrellAs 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.
    Falling to Heaven The Surprising Path to Happiness 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 FerrellAs incredible as it may

    One thought on “Falling to Heaven: The Surprising Path to Happiness”

    1. This was an amazing book which taught me a different perspective of getting to heaven We all think of heaven as Up or above us This book teaches a unique paradigm of falling to heaven The author shares unique perspectives on taking upon us the yoke of Christ and on following the iron rod to reach the tree of life In Lehi s vision of the Tree of Life, there are basically five groups of people, most who are not successful in their pursuits to get to the Tree of Life and experience the love of God [...]

    2. It turns out the surprising path to happiness wasn t all that surprising after all Spoiler alert it s the Savior But I really loved this book It started out a little clinical compared to The Continuous Atonement which I had just read previously, but as I got used to his writing style I realized that it was really just a different approach to the same concepts of turning to Christ for everything This will continue to be a go to book for me.

    3. Haven t read it all yet because I m reading an advanced copy But so far it s excellent favorite paragraph thus far Whether we are feeling up or feeling down, the scriptures suggest that the path of rescue lies in the one direction our natural man tendencies keep us from looking As absurd as it may sound, happiness apparently lies not in our trying to feel better about ourselves but rather through our allowing the Lord to help us see truths that at first might make us feel worse In these lowest m [...]

    4. Audio Book I know this book has received a lot of praise and high ratings I think if it was helpful and enlightening for some then that s wonderful For me personally, I didn t care for it While I thought the author s perspective was interesting, I spent far time disagreeing than I did agreeing To me, it felt like the entire second half of the book was nothing than a soapbox and I felt that he was often talking in circles I felt that some of the scriptures were shared out of context and loosely [...]

    5. WOW this book is humbling It really makes you reflect on pride, and how often the things that we think will make us happy actually don t at all This pride can come when we think we re better than someone else But it can also come when we think so little of ourselves that we are ONLY focused on ourselves In a sense it s claiming that you re an exception to Christ s Atonement So crazy to think about James Ferrell talks about how we all need the Savior s Atonement in the same way we re all sinking [...]

    6. Loved this book Great perspectives that will have you thinking about the fall and challenges of mortality in a whole new way.

    7. LDS Non Fiction.I am so, so, so, so disappointed in this I had the impression from the other reviews and the opening of the book itself that it would make me think and it would make me hugely uncomfortable I love having my boundaries pushed and thus picked this up eagerly I expected hard questions that would make me question my thought process and my behavior.But that wasn t what I got I did find some gems and I am really, really drawn to the central idea of the book That we fall to our knees fi [...]

    8. Falling to Heaven is the third book written by James Ferrell Ferrell is a very worthwhile author for an LDS audience His unique insights have been paradigm shifting for me In this book, Ferrell challenges his readers to look at our approach to life, relationships and especially our relationship to God in a new light.Many truths are ironic to the core Some ironies are evident in the scriptures themselves He who loses his life shall find it But the irony of elevating oneself through countless mode [...]

    9. I love this book and think everyone should read it It is easy to get caught up in condemning others for there sins, but in reality we are all so far from the perfection of God that we are equally fallen I was reading in Mosiah 2 23 25 in which is talks of us always being indebted to go and that we can say aught for ourselves We are not even greater than the dust As such we are certainly not greater than an other person regardless of what there sins may be in comparison to ours Additionally Chris [...]

    10. An excellent book about humility, grace, and the Atonement Some of the concepts were fairly basic and nothing new, but others really helped me put the Atonement in a new light I particularly liked his speed of light analogy On a highway, if another car is going one mile faster than you, you will see it gradually approach, then pass, then go away from you However, because of the nature of the speed of light, you can be going at a speed just slower than the speed of light, but the same phenomena w [...]

    11. I really didn t like this book surprising because The Peacegiver is one of my favorites , but I will eventually give this one a second try I really liked and believe in Ferrell s premise that happiness comes only through Christ and losing ourselves in Him, but his first few chapters felt heavy handed At the time I was reading it, I was surrounding by friends and family dealing with heavy situations divorce, addiction, and depression and while I thought Ferrell s book would be uplifting, instead [...]

    12. Without being proud or condemning, this book quietly, and simply turns upside down many of the tenants of self help showing that self interest, pride, and the ilk, lead away from happiness Even the chapter titles let us know that simple answers won t suffice For example Chapter 2 Truth in Contradiction is followed by Chapter 3 The Divine Paradox And thus it goes, many of our up s turn out to be downs, This book makes very clear how backward and self centered much of our thinking is It also point [...]

    13. These concepts feel life changing to me But I ll likely have to read this 17 times to fully understand even a few of them This author amazes me.

    14. There were several metaphors that the author used in this book that changed the way I think about some gospel topics The most powerful one for me was when he compared sin to a life boat with holes in it He says we are all in sinking life boats and only Christ s atonement can patch the holes, so since we are all sinking we have no cause to judge others but only cause to patch our own holes It is a beautiful idea and one that makes me want to be kind and patient.

    15. Excellent book Easy read but provocative Lifts you from discouragement while deepening your recognition of who the Savior is and how we need Him I loved his thoughts about the confessional life, competition, and recognizing we don t have to earn happiness Our task is to bring ourselves again and again to the feet of the Savior who shows us His way Great book Highly recommended.

    16. An interesting concept on finding happiness, but I think he is much closer to the mark than most books on the subject I think Mr Ferrell pulls some amazing truths from the scriptures This was my first attempt to read a book on an iPad and it wasn t that bad.

    17. I am thinking of the scriptures, particularly Lehi s dream, in a whole new way A fantastic book a quick read, but hours of pondering to be found within its pages It is a book I want to share with everyone The ending was particularly poignant.

    18. James Ferrell always intrigues me with his application of the scriptures and gospel truths I really enjoy the way he thinks.

    19. There are only a few books that I can say have actually changed my life this is one of them I m am a better man, a better husband, and a better father for having read and studied it.

    20. Fantastic, though not suprising, I ve loved his other books as well The author has a gift for explaining the gospel in a unique paradigm shifting way that is SO easy to read and understand.

    21. Excellent book about what we can learn about the paradoxes of the gospel ie, by taking Christ s yoke upon us, our burden actually becomes lighter, or by giving , we can receive Loses one star because the author s personal anecdotes were a bit grating especially one about a dog that he mistreated That was especially hard for me to read He appropriately followed it up with a chapter about not judging others, so I was sufficiently humbled afterwards, lol.

    22. Absolutely wonderful and thought provoking to lead the reader to ponder questions not previously considered James blends his own experiences with familiar scripture viewed from a new yet un fringelike angle Already looking forward to reading it again and again I finished and thought, Well that was quick

    23. One of the most thought provoking books I ve read this year I love books that make me think at my faith in a new way.

    24. When you wish there were 6 stars This book was my language I m speechless Just like the good friend who bought it for me, it came along when He knew I was finally ready.

    25. A perfect book to start the New Year reading, if your goal is to find good around you and in others as well as yourself.

    26. This is a neat book It reminds us of the important principles of humility and repentance I think it helps us understand better who we are and who Jesus Christ is and who everyone else around us is, too The book points out the that there is no commandment to love or forgive ourselves, although we talk about that a lot and think we must have a certain confidence in ourselves before we re able to effectively do anything else Instead we should forget ourselves, come to Him and He will show us our we [...]

    27. This is the newest book by James Ferrell, the author of The Peacegiver, The Holy Secret, and other books I have enjoyed each of his books and this one was no exception The main theme of this book, as I understood it, is that we need to fall in meekness and humility in order to rise to heaven Trying to pull ourselves up to heaven is the wrong approach Instead, we must acknowledge that it is only through relying on Christ completely that we can attain the height we are capable of Here are a few of [...]

    28. The paradoxes outlined in this book were great Really gets ya thinking The idea behind the book is that you can only be exhalted by falling before the feet of our Lord A good quote that kinda sums up the idea of the book comes from page xi Whether we are feeling up or feeling down, the scriptures suggest that the path of rescue lies in the one direction our natural man tendencies keep us from looking As absurd as it may sound, happiness apparently lies not in our trying to feel better about ours [...]

    29. I love the paradoxes inherent in the Gospel of Jesus Christ My sister in law gave me a copy of this one At first I wasn t sure that I liked the writing style and setup but as I went through the chapters and pondered the ideas, I began to see the purpose behind the apparent simplicity of the book I also wasn t particularly a fan of the stories that he chose to illustrate his points, but the doctrinal insights and scriptures that are cited are thoroughly researched and organized into a cohesive ar [...]

    30. I honestly really enjoyed this book It s not often that I spend the money to buy a book usually I just get them at the library but about 1 2 way through this book, I bought it because I knew I would want to re read this to soak it in a little bit .A basic very basic synopsis of this book is that essentially getting rid of pride referred to in this book as upness is the only way to be truly happy, because it is the only way to truly bring ourselves closer to the Lord So essentially up is down and [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *