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Author Chester J. Delagneau, a San Clemente resident of 15 years says, “The modern church has forgotten the biblical role of happiness according to a Christian worldview.”
In Delagneau’s new book, Biblical Ethics: An Exegetical Approach to a Morality of Happiness, published by WestBow Press, Delagneau provides an academic text and supplementary study guide over biblical happiness. The book also contains questions for personal reflection and spiritual growth.
Through Biblical Ethics, Delagneau discusses how Christians must reclaim the true definition and thoughtful explanation of biblical happiness in order to live abundant lives. He explains how three key Hebraic words have the hermeneutical power to transform the church back to her radiant self: esher, barak and shalom.
“The paradox of the pursuit of happiness—that is, all people seek happiness, but not all people find happiness—affects everyone. . . . Until we understand and put into practice three key biblical words, we will continue to come up short of true happiness” says Delagneau, a poet of prose in the world of inspirational Christian living. He received extensive biblical, philosophical and ethical training from Azusa Pacific University, Talbot School of Theology and Fuller Theological Seminary. He has a Bachelor of Arts in human development, a Master’s of Arts in systematic theology with an emphasis on biblical languages, and a Master of Arts in philosophy of religion and ethics. His new book is available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. For more information, visit: chesterdelagneau.com.
Delagneau will host a book signing at Beach Town Books in San Clemente on Saturday, July 13 from 4-6 p.m.