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The Way of Serenity

Finding Peace and Happiness in the Serenity Prayer

About the Book

FOX News religion analyst, program director of the Catholic Channel on SiriusXM radio, and bestselling author Father Jonathan Morris reveals how the Serenity Prayer offers a sure path to peace and fulfillment for everyone, not just those in recovery programs. The Serenity Prayer states:

Lord, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
The courage to change the things I can,
And the wisdom to know the difference.

Exploring the prayer phrase by phrase, Morris shows the hope that can be found by gaining a deeper spiritual understanding of its words and by practicing its message. Enlightening and profound, The Way of Serenity includes moving narratives, illuminating historical anecdotes, and pertinent biblical passages that demonstrate the power of the Serenity Prayer to help us grow closer to God and find greater peace and happiness.

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Critical Praise

“Father Jonathan Morris explores the richness and depth contained in the seemingly simple Serenity Prayer, and helps show how we can begin to discern God’s will in our lives—as well as how to cooperate with Him! Profound truths presented in an engaging and down to earth style.” —Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York

“For believers, The Way of Serenity provides a roadmap to peace. For non-believers, Father Morris provides a deep incentive to consider the other side.” —Bill O'Reilly, Anchor, Fox News Channel

“Rarely in the world of spirituality, do you find smart and compassionate, worldly and sensitive, profound, accessible...and practical! That’s what Father Jonathan Morris has done for people of all Christian backgrounds in The Way of Serenity.” —Kirsten Powers, Columnist, USA Today and The Daily Beast

“Father Jonathan has captured the simplicity and the mystery of both surrendering and actively pursuing the peace and joy that serenity provides. Just the right book at just the right time for people no matter in which season of their life they may be.” —Dana Perino, co-anchor of The Five, Fox News

“Every leader meets countless challenges in our lives that cause us great stress. In The Way of Serenity, Father Morris teaches us a practical way to patiently and wisely discern what we can and cannot do and how to find peace as we give the responsibility to God.” —Alan Sears, President and CEO of Alliance Defending Freedom

“With vivid writing and engaging personal stories, Father Jonathan Morris unpacks the wealth of wisdom contained in the simple Serenity Prayer. The Way of Serenity is a lifeline for anyone who has ever felt lost and overwhelmed.” —Jennifer Fulwiler, author of Something Other than God

“Jonathan Morris is an unusual priest, not just because he’s become the celebrity go-to priest for Fox News… and because The Way of Serenity will debut on The New York Times bestseller list. He’s unusual because so many priests’ sermons ignore what’s happening in the world.” —Crux

“This is a book that can make a difference, one day at a time.” —The Dubious Disciple

“For a conversation about faith with a warm, thoughtful, big-hearted man of God, The Way of Serenity was satisfying.” —Guideposts Magazine

“In The Way of Serenity, Father Jonathan Morris examines the appeal and value of the popular ‘Serenity Prayer,’ … [sharing] some profound insight about the simple three-line prayer.” —Catholic San Francisco

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062119131
  • ISBN 10: 0062119133
  • Imprint: HarperOne
  • On Sale: 09/16/2014
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price: 31.00 CAD
  • BISAC1: RELIGION / Prayer
  • BISAC2: RELIGION / Christianity / Catholic
  • BISAC3: SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational

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