Rabbi Jonathan Sacks
'I have tried to say what happiness is, how we make it, how we lose it, and how we sometimes walk past it without recognising it. Happiness isn't somewhere else, it's where we are. It isn't something we don't have, we do. It isn't fantasy, it's reality experienced in a certain way. Happiness is a close relative of faith.'
Sacks discovered where happiness lives, often in unexpected places, through family, community, friendship and responsibilities. He also found it through a renewed relationship with God who spoke to his deepest needs. Based, in part, on his columns in the UK's Times newspaper, Celebrating Life is for people of all faiths and none. It shows us how to be human and, in becoming so, how we can touch the divine.
Part One: Making a Blessing over Life
Part Two: Affirmations in Unexpected Places
Part Three: Where Happiness Lives
Part Four: Finding God
Part Five: Faith in the Family
Part Six: The Moral Voice
Part Seven: Communities of Faith
Part Eight: Faith and Friendship
Part Nine: From Optimism to Hope