The 12 Steps to Joy and Happiness

Finding the “Kingdom of God that lies within” Luke 17

Christian - Living
384 Pages
Reviewed on 05/14/2019
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Reviewed by Christian Sia for Readers' Favorite

The 12 Steps to Joy and Happiness by David L. Peters is an inspirational book that invites readers to discover the joy of the Gospel, the hidden beauty of our being connected to God. In this book, the author draws inspiration from Jesus’ words that God’s kingdom is within us and invites readers to develop a powerful awareness of the incredible gift they carry within themselves. But how can we access this joy, how can we live in this kingdom? In this book, the author proposes twelve steps to finding joy and happiness. The author articulates on a variety of spiritual themes: abundance, the power to create the life we envision, trust in the goodness of God, changing perception, and a lot more.

This book explores our deep and personal relationship with God and the author succeeds in convincing readers that this relationship becomes our source of joy and happiness and that the deeper it is, the more our happiness grows. Using his personal story and offering examples, the author explains why we are often weighed down in sadness. He shares a startling truth about his life, one that struck me powerfully: “God has been part of my life more than eighty years, including my earliest memories. I am always amazed when I comment about this nature and people look at me like I am crazy. It was many years before I understood that this type of relationship with the Almighty Spirit is rare—even among those who have dedicated their lives to serve God.” The 12 Steps to Joy and Happiness is a beautiful book with a powerful biblical message, one of those books that help us understand how deeply we are loved and discover the light that shines from the center where we are loved unconditionally by God. An amazing work and a real gift of faith.