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  • Saint Thomas’ Secret to a Good Life
  • By: Matt Fradd
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  • Length: 3 hrs and 53 mins
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Summary

What brings us real and lasting happiness?

Although just about every marketing firm, self-help guru, and man on the street has an answer, very few, if any, understand true happiness. It doesn’t come from power, pleasure, popularity, or possessions. So, what is happiness and how do we find it?

In How to Be Happy, author Matt Fradd relies on the help of St. Thomas Aquinas to show what will - and what won’t - bring us happiness in this life.

By making the thought of Aquinas utterly accessible for today, How to Be Happy is an invaluable guide to a good life.

©2021 Matt Fradd (P)2021 Emmaus Road Publishing

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Bloody excellent book


I listen to Matt’s podcasts religiously (pun very much intended). I am therefore used to hearing his energetic ways of telling a story. However, this book felt so personal, as if I really was sitting with Matt and drinking a beer whilst talking about Aquinas.

There’s something really special about this book. Listening to the very first chapter gave me the same feeling I got when I saw pictures of the Chiesa del Gesù — you kinda want to laugh and cry because you realize that although you don’t deserve any of it, God has given people such talent and allowed Himself to be found within art and philosophy. I feel spoilt to listen to this book and be so moved by Aquinas’ arguments and Fradd’s wonderful explanation and story telling

I’m not usually this cheesy — the book is just that damn good.

I am a philosophy student but have been disappointed by my university’s secular approach, however Matt has made Aquinas’ philosophy easy enough to understand whilst still being profound

It is also deeply moving to listen to it as a Catholic. It makes me proud and grateful for saints like the Angelic doctor, and his “wingman” Matt Fradd (again, pun very much intended)

Fradd has written & narrated beautifully. Get this book and get absolutely schooled in the best way possible!

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  • Hunter
  • 20-11-21

Great job.

Good mix of information and practicality. Thanks St. Thomas and thanks Matt. Would recommend this.

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  • C Bart
  • 23-07-22

good on ya, Matt

This is one of those books you should listen to once/year. The quotes and supporting evidence of Aquinas' viewpoints were refreshing and insightful. I was also grateful that this book was read by Matt himself. Good on ya, Matt

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  • Janine Locke
  • 15-06-22

Insightful and Engaging

I really enjoyed this book. I am planning to listen to it again so I can really take in all the helpful advice it gives for living a happier life.

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  • Brian S
  • 06-05-22

Educational and Enjoyable!

This is a great book to get an overall understanding of St. Thomas Aquinas and funding the means for true and lasting happiness. I highly recommend it!