As many other thinkers and writers have discovered and articulated, we humans were created by a very happy God to enjoy the happy God's own happiness. To enjoy this happiness, however, involves following the counterintuitive way and teaching of Jesus of Nazareth, the happiest human Who ever lived. René Breuel gets it. He gets why most of us miss out on this happiness―self-turned-in-on-itself; and gets how Jesus leads us into true happiness―self-giving-self-away-for-others. And what René develops in this book makes me want to live Jesus' counter-intuitive way. May I be as consistently happy as you are René!

Darrell Johnson

Teaching Fellow, Regent College, Vancouver