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“Heaven” Author Randy Alcorn to Host Free Webcast
on Happiness

Noted theologian Randy Alcorn will host a free webcast on Wednesday, September 30, 2:30 pm EST11:30 am PST followed by a live twitter chat on the subject of his upcoming book, Happiness.

Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries and the New York Times bestselling author of more than forty books, including Heaven, with more than one million sold. Webcast registration is now open at Following the webcast, viewers may submit questions for the live twitter chat using the hashtag #happinessandheaven.

In the webcast, Randy Alcorn will share some of the findings that led him to write Happiness, the most extensive treatment of the subject to date following years of extensive research. Contrary to claims that true happiness can only be experienced in Heaven, Alcorn demonstrates that God promises us happiness in the here and now.

In the webcast, Alcorn will answer common questions related to happiness.

  • Is God happy?
  • Are Christians supposed to experience happiness in our earthly existence?
  • Does happiness relate to the Gospel message?
  • Isn’t happiness the same as prosperity gospel?
  • How are joy and happiness fundamentally different?

For those who miss the live event, the video will be available for re-play afterwards at  Randy Alcorn’s book Happiness releases in hardcover, audio and ebook editions October 6 for purchase at bookstores or online.

Tyndale House Publishers, founded in 1962, is the world’s largest privately held Christian publisher of books, Bibles, and digital media. Tyndale has published many New York Times bestsellers. The largest portion of its profit goes to the nonprofit Tyndale House Foundation, which makes grants to help meet the physical and spiritual needs of people around the world. Tyndale was founded to publish Living Letters, which later comprised part of The Living Bible, a contemporary paraphrase of the Bible that became a global publishing phenomenon. Tyndale now publishes the Holy Bible, New Living Translation (NLT), the translation of choice for millions of people.