"If you've been thirsting for a more authentic life, this is your book. No abstractions here, only real people scuffling, searching, stumbling into grace--and happiness. In these pages are living templates, which spark recognition: `Hey, that's me. I could be like that.' I love this book."
-- Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of Dead Man Walking
"Happiness--deep, true, stable, lasting--is not the result of feelings, but is a by-product of holiness. Whatever the common opinion, it is in fact the holy who live life to the full. Robert Ellsberg understands this lovely paradox and explains all its implications with grace and charm."
- Sister Wendy Beckett, author of Sister Wendy’s Book of Saints
"Robert Ellsberg regards saints as friends worth knowing. His engaging book shows us why we should commune with the saints: for their uncommon wisdom as people who discovered that happiness and holiness are the same thing."
-- Kenneth L. Woodward, author of Making Saints
"Books that promise painless enlightenment sit side-by-side with those that offer a lengthy practice too daunting to learn. The Saints' Guide to Happiness is neither. Robert Ellsberg has sifted through the wisdom of 'those who walk the path of holiness' and produced neither a quick-fix nor a stiff tome, but a modern, refreshing guide to a true life and the kind of happiness that lasts."
-- Nora Gallagher, author of Practicing Resurrection