Happy Without the Meal

Reflections from Catholic Faith and Reason

By William J. Elenchin

Happy Without the Meal

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  • ISBN: 9781625641649
  • Pages: 156
  • Publication Date: 11/1/2013
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Happy Without the Meal

Reflections from Catholic Faith and Reason

By William J. Elenchin

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PAPERBACK

  • ISBN: 9781625641649
  • Pages: 156
  • Publication Date: 11/1/2013
  • Retail Price: $20.00
Web Price: $16.00
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  • ISBN: 9781625641649
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  • Publication Date: 11/1/2013
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Web Price: $16.00
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About-

Perhaps without realizing it, we now find ourselves living in a unique time compared to all of human history. No generation has ever had such an abundance of material goods at their fingertips. Food, transportation, communication, and all kinds of entertainment flood a saturated marketplace, every one promising to make us "happy." Yet in the midst of such plenty many people are experiencing distress and a growing sense of sadness--in spite of all their possessions.

Material and technological progress is a great thing, but one that has had the unintended consequence of being confused with human progress. The pursuit of the "goods life" has been confused with seeking a good life. Fortunately, wisdom gleaned from both faith and the social sciences points toward the same true north regarding principles that lead to a life of well-being.

Happy Without the Meal is for all who are interesting in understanding the historical, educational, and marketing forces that have lead to the cultural confusion over what makes for a happy life, and for all who want to rediscover the nature of simple ways of living flourishing lives.

Endorsements & Reviews-

"This book is a wake-up alarm! Elenchin has eloquently pointed out how the current societal 'norms' are anything but normal, and moreover, contradictory to our well-being let alone our inherent purpose to love and give, not acquire and use. Education, wealth, and progress give no free pass to a virtuous, happy life. Easy to read, necessary to read. Don't press snooze."
--Bradley F. Giannotti, MD, FACS

"Happy Without the Meal absorbs the realism of social overconsumption. Driving the reader to pure essence, the reader will be left pondering whether to live the 'good life' or the 'goods life.' Simple yet complex, conceptual, and practical, Happy Without the Meall is a welcoming reminder about the uncomplicated possessions life has to offer!"
--Erin E. Kopecki, St. Bonaventure University Graduate

Contributors-

William J. Elenchin

Bio(s)-

William J. Elenchin is Assistant Professor of Sociology at St. Bonaventure University, New York. He is the author of Hidden Courage: Reconnecting Faith and Character with Mental Wellness.

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