In Pursuit of Joy

Non-Fiction - Motivational
118 Pages
Reviewed on 07/12/2015
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Author Biography

It has been a long journey from depressed, lonely and alcoholic farm-boy to internationally known, award winning author. Using insight he gained from his own struggle he helped hundreds of individuals move from misery to joy during the many years he worked in the human services field. During his journey he also taught many other care-givers how to improve their ability to help others.

During this time he became a practiced listener and a good story teller.

Now he divides his time between his small farm and writing inspiring and educational books.

His writings have helped many learn the skills needed to:

>Reduce feelings of worthlessness and isolation
>Increase feelings of happiness
>Conquer addictions
>Reach new levels of spiritual understanding
>Improve relationships
>Find hope

He has long lived by the motto “Inspire Joyful Sanity”. So, what the heck does that mean? Well, the inspire part is obvious. His definition of sanity is to understand and accept the universe and the rules that make it work. The joyful part refers to the idea that joy is the default state of the human mind. The idea is that as you understand and accept the rules of the universe you remove the barriers to being in a joyful state. His goal is to inspire joyful sanity in himself and others

    Book Review

Reviewed by Mamta Madhavan for Readers' Favorite

In Pursuit of Joy by Gary Green is an honest book about the author's journey from that of an alcoholic to finally finding peace with himself and the universe. The author's story is tangible and connects to many readers, especially those who are going through traumatic phases in their lives. The book progresses from the author's life to his struggles and finally to that of recovery and spiritual development, which gives readers hope that recovery and healing are possible if one wants to get out of the depressive rut they are stuck in. The little stories, examples, and situations shared by the author make it an uplifting read and give hope to many readers.

The author shares his life from childhood and he makes readers understand how depression can be overcome using proper methods and tools. The author's thoughts, tips, and techniques are insightful, profound and easy to put into practice. The book will raise the hopes of many alcoholics and motivate them to make positive changes in their lives. The human need for intimacy and acceptance are discussed throughout the book and how the author learned to achieve it.

The author's style of writing is simple and elegant, and it reaches out to a wide audience. The author's story is indeed very inspirational and motivational and it gives a sense of satisfaction and fulfillment to readers. It's definitely a book worth reading for all those who are battling anxiety and depression in their lives. An uplifting book of healing and recovery that will motivate many readers.