The Strength in Knowing

The Truth Beyond our Belief Systems and a Fresh Path to Love, Peace, and Joy

Non-Fiction - Self Help
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 03/22/2013
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Author Biography


I. Alan Appt currently resides in mid-west. He lives with, Dolly the vocal yellow nape Amazon parrot. He has two adult children a girl and boy and one grandchild. Appt is an accomplished Impressionistic Artist in the medium of oil with the sole use of palette knives, and has frequent Art shows. He is a United States Coast Guard licensed Captain, retired, and has owned and operated a sailing charter business for six years on the west coast of Florida. Sailing the Caribbean has added another significant piece of awareness in itself to his life. Over the past two decades, he has taught and practiced intense meditation on a daily basis. He is proficient and Master in and has taught Universal Energy (UE) for (Healing) as well as Kinesiology. Appt is a graduate student in early 1992 from the School of Universal Energy. He is a spiritual counselor, motivational speaker and an Ordained Interfaith Minister.

When he was ten, he had philosophical thoughts about life. He became frightened of questions such as, "Where did I come from?" "Who am I?" and "Where am I going?" He tried desperately to ignore them. He finally realized, with the help of age and study, that he was not being plagued with this philosophy, but rather finding an understanding of life. In addition, to discovering a unique awareness of the Universe, he has undergone many spiritual events which are depicted in his book.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Eduardo Aduna for Readers' Favorite

"The Strength in Knowing" by Alan Appt is an innovative and inspirational self-realization/help book which is based on his hindsight into his own personal life experiences. This refreshingly new take on all of the things that we allow to emotionally and intellectually plague us shows readers how to utilize their negative experiences to discover what is true. It helps readers discern what we want the most and then illustrates steps that can make those things a reality. The author shows us that fulfillment is not impossible to achieve and that happiness is not some unattainable goal as long as we do not stand in our own way, or allow others to do so.

This book was one amazing read! It holds the potential to be the remedy to all of the negative feelings that have been piling up inside the reader due to the stresses of daily life that we all occasionally succumb to. Every one who has had moments in their lives where everything just seems to go awry can find solace in Alan Appt's book. The fact that maybe it was my own actions and reaction to emotions that were causing all the negativity in my life was an eye opener. Appt has renewed my faith in the universe’s potential (as well as my own) and opened my eyes to many of the things that I have been too preoccupied to see for quite some time. It is a very thought provoking, very intellectually stimulating, and very emotionally moving book.