We're very good at explaining why we're unhappy: bad job, bad relationships, bad luck. But there's probably a better reason: bad attitudes. "You can stop the flow of negativity that causes happiness to hemorrhage, and you can start the flow of good attitudes that cause abundant joy to abound," writes James MacDonald in one of his bestsellers, Lord, Change My Attitude. This book is classic James: It's clear, it's inspiring, and it packs a punch.
Drawing from the experience of the Israelites, who grumbled through the wilderness, MacDonald shows how a bad attitude robs us of the joy that a good attitude can give us. While attitudes are patterns of thinking that take years to form-and can't be adjusted overnight-the benefit of change is worth the work. If coveting, complaining, and being critical isn't working for you, try being thankful, content, and loving. Submit to God's Word and see how it frees you. Don't read this book if you're looking for a way to change someone else's attitudes. Don't read this book if you're looking for a quick fix. And don't read this book if you're unwilling to change. Read it if you're ready for a serious, inside-out attitude adjustment.