Harris describes the Beatitudes as “eight essential and sequential keys to happiness that will deepen our relationship with God and enrich our existence here in this world”. Harris lets us know the importance of the Beatitude in your life in each chapter. Harris gives us the opportunity to think and reflect on our lives according to the Beatitude.
I believe that Harris gives good examples of characters in the Bible who correlate with the specific Beatitude. Harris points out that Western ideology of individualism, capitalism and materialism do not hold up in God’s realm. Our worldly possessions are not essential assets in God’s kingdom.
I loved the meditation section at the end of each chapter. This book was very interesting and I see this book being used in a bible study group. The writer makes you think about Beatitudes in your own life. Personally, I knew of the beatitudes but I never really studied them in depth it was eye opening and it brought me to a deeper relationship with God. I appreciate where he has been in his journey. I don’t think we truly emphasize the beatitudes as we should. I enjoyed reading this and I would recommend it to someone else.
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