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Tyndale House Publishers to Release New Book
with “Heaven” Author Randy Alcorn

Contact: Maggie Rowe

Carol Stream, Ill.  August 12, 2015 – Tyndale House Publishers (@tyndalehouse) announces the upcoming publication of Happiness, a new book by Randy Alcorn, noted author of Heaven. Scheduled for hardcover release, Happiness (ISBN: 978-1-4143-8934-9/$24.99/ October 2015) challenges the prevalent belief that God wants his followers to be holy but not happy, and that joy and happiness are fundamentally different.

Despite his thesis, Alcorn is careful to distinguish biblical happiness from a health-and-wealth philosophy.

“‘Positive thinking’ says we can be happy if we look on the bright side and don’t deal with the negative. I don’t believe that,” he explains. “Nor do I embrace the God-as-genie prosperity gospel preached by name-it-and-claim-it folks, which promises happiness through perpetual health, wealth, and success—if only we muster enough faith.”

Tyndale Senior Vice President and Publisher Ron Beers notes, “Randy Alcorn is without a doubt one of the most respected authors of this generation. He is a brilliant theologian and writer, bringing important messages to the church at just the right time. Randy’s new book on happiness is just as revolutionary as his book on heaven, and I believe it will have a similar groundbreaking impact on the church. I am so grateful to Randy for listening to God’s call on his life.”

Randy Alcorn is the founder and director of Eternal Perspective Ministries and the New York Timesbestselling author of more than forty books, including Heaven, with more than one million sold. Alcorn has more than nine million books in print, which have been translated into sixty-plus languages. 

For more information or to request an interview, please contact Maggie Rowe, senior publicist,

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.