Secrets of the Happy Soul – Katie Orr

How do some people do it?

They rise above the circumstances and distractions of life and remain consistently happy. For the rest of us, the pursuit of lasting happiness can be exhausting. No matter how hard we try, dissatisfaction and discouragement inevitably return.

But what if there is another way?

A true path to happiness that is far better than chasing an elusive ideal? In Secrets of the Happy Soul, Katie Orr shares six clear ways to nurture the Happy Soul already within us.

Through key teachings from the Psalms, Secrets of the Happy Soul will help you:

Uncover the secrets of the Happy Soul and experience the satisfying, fruitful life you crave.

I don’t want to just tell you how to strive to become a better, happier person.

I want to show you where your soul should be situated in order to thrive.

A delightfully deep look at what happiness means to God’s people. Katie Orr infuses her careful scholarship with practical steps and relatable stories, all wrapped in a warmhearted approach that says, “We’re in this together.” And those six secrets? Worth reading about, worth learning about, and definitely worth telling others about.

Liz Curtis Higgsbestselling author of Bad Girls of the Bible

Katie Orr’s Secrets of the Happy Soul is a grounded, balanced, encouraging guide for anyone struggling to find happiness daily. I so appreciated her apt handling of the Word of God, coupled with authenticity in her own story. Highly recommended to any woman searching for a joy-anchor in this untethered, pessimistic world.

Mary DeMuthauthor of Outrageous Grace Every Day

What I love most about this book is that the secrets Katie reveals are not simply steps to rehearse or goals to reach for. Katie digs much deeper to show us how the secrets of a Happy Soul are the unlimited riches already deposited in every Christ follower, and she unpacks how to work them out in our everyday lives.

Jeannie Cunnionauthor of Mom Set Free

Psalm 1 is filled with road language—a pathway for all of us to find the ‘right’ road. Katie captures this journey in Secrets of the Happy Soul by sharing her personal journey toward true happiness found only in God’s Word. If your soul is searching for a happy path, this book will help you discover delight along the way.

Kelly D. Kingmanager of Magazines/Devotional Publishing and Women’s Ministry Training, LifeWay Christian Resources


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Katie Orr is one of my trusted sources for Bible studies, study tools, and biblical wisdom for women. Secrets of the Happy Soul is a welcome addition to my bookshelf.

Christine Hooverauthor of With All Your Heart and podcast host of By Faith

Katie Orr is a phenomenal Bible teacher. Two things I really love about her: she is relatable and she always points me to Christ. She has helped me in my own daily devotional time in countless ways. You will be blessed by any and all of her resources.

Jessica Thompsonauthor and speaker