Our Journey to Spiritual Transformation

Christian - Non-Fiction
248 Pages
Reviewed on 12/02/2023
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Author Biography

Jay Morris spent 45 years as VP, director, and executive coach in Yale New Haven Health, Trinity Health, Merck & Company, Ernst & Young, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC), and Allstate Insurance Company. He served for 25 years as board chairman and deacon in multicultural churches across the country. He holds a PhD in adult learning and an MA in organizational design, both from Loyola University Chicago, a JD from Woodrow Wilson College of Law, and a BA from North Carolina Central University (NCCU). He wrote this book to demonstrate that we are each unique in God's eyes, and that the Holy Spirit is waiting to lead us each and every day of our lives here on earth.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Tracy Traynor for Readers' Favorite

Masterpiece: Our Journey to Spiritual Transformation by Jay Morris Ph.D. is a wonderful Christian book that focuses on learning more about the Holy Spirit, who and what He is, and His role in our lives. This book has been written in such a way as to appeal to seasoned Christians and those just becoming interested in learning more. The memoir style of the book that flows throughout will appeal to inquiring minds. The introduction into how Jesus worked in the author’s life is sure to enthuse readers with a desire to learn more. The deeper teaching backed up completely with the relevant Bible Scriptures will inspire and encourage Christians at any stage of their walk.

I believe reading Masterpiece will both inspire and empower the reader. I am a long-time Christian, and even though I am studious and have a strong faith, parts of this book reached out and touched me like no other study guide has done. Jay Morris Ph.D. has served twenty-five years in various roles such as board chairman, deacon, and Sunday school teacher in multicultural churches across the US. This strong background reinforces the authenticity of his teaching in this book. I have been inspired and uplifted by reading it and I intend to read it again from time to time to fully understand everything taught about the Holy Spirit. The real-life experiences the author shares both moved and encouraged me. I will truly treasure my copy of this book and look forward to moving closer to God as I allow the Holy Spirit to work in my life. Very highly recommended.

Amy Raines

Masterpiece: Our Journey to Spiritual Transformation is written by Jay Morris, Ph.D. Each and every human being is a unique masterpiece put together by God. The journey set out for each one of us is designed by Him so that we can fulfill the purpose we are intended for. God wants to have a healthy father-child relationship with each one of us. There is no reason to be afraid to have an intimate relationship with God. It is in this intimacy that we find our true selves as we connect with Him on a deeper, more personal level. Our behaviors should reflect our love of God and all that He has bestowed upon us in the world around us. What question would you ask God? How would the answer affect your life and serve to make your relationship with God closer than it is?

Masterpiece is a spiritually inspirational book that gave answers to several questions I didn’t even know I had in mind. I love the way the author broke down the meaning of life and the importance of following God with personal experiences as well as passages from the Bible. Reading the depth of what God has intended for humans was a wonderful experience that I enjoyed from the first page to the last. I recommend Masterpiece by Jay Morris Ph.D. to anyone who wants to learn more about God and develop a closer relationship with Him. This book would be a great addition to any study program, daily devotional, or even enjoyed as a stand-alone spiritual guide.

Edith Wairimu

Masterpiece: Our Journey to Spiritual Transformation by Jay Morris Ph.D. is a life-changing Christian work for anyone yearning for intimacy with God and searching for meaning in their life. Morris was born in 1953 to loving parents who were children of abusive fathers. Though his paternal grandfather struggled with his spiritual walk, he inspired Morris’s prayer life and faith in God. In junior high school, however, his grades started slipping as he developed a deep desire for hanging out and partying. Morris describes many instances in which the Holy Spirit rescued him from near-tragic incidents that could have destroyed his life, and led him throughout his professional and personal life. He explores the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives and explains how we can develop a close relationship with Him.

This is a practical and timely work with personal accounts that show how the Holy Spirit is involved in the big and small moments of our lives. Jay Morris clearly explains how each person’s life is not accidental and how believing in God allows us to walk in his carefully orchestrated plan for our lives. I found so many parts of the book profound such as its discussions about the wisdom the Holy Spirit imparts to us as we regularly study biblical scriptures and the essence of forgiving and praying for those who work against us. I loved that the anecdotes include Morris’s career and show that the Holy Spirit is not only involved in our spiritual journeys but also in our daily lives. Masterpiece is a powerful, encouraging work that encourages readers to grow their relationship with the Holy Spirit.