The Spirit of Joy

How to Live a Psycho-spiritually Integrated Life

Christian - Living
143 Pages
Reviewed on 07/18/2018
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Author Biography

Dr. Joseph Malancharuvil
is the author of three psychological novels, several scientific articles, and numerous presentations. Dr. Joseph Malancharuvil is a Board Certified clinical psychologist, Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology. He holds graduate degrees in philosophy and Christian theology from the Papal Institute of Theology. He was the Chief Psychologist and Clinical Administrator of one of the largest mental hospitals in the United States. He had been a consulting psychologist to several Catholic dioceses, priests, religious and lay people.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Ruffina Oserio for Readers' Favorite

The Spirit of Joy: How to Live a Psycho-spiritually Integrated Life by Joseph Malancharuvil is a beautiful, inspiring and spiritual book with strong psychological and moral underpinnings. In this book, readers will understand the secret to living a joy-filled life, how to find joy and meaning in the midst of suffering and the absurd situations that life throws at them. The author teaches readers how to transform a simple life by embracing a way of life grounded on values of holiness. The book also offers powerful points and insights that will appeal to fans of New Age spirituality and Christians; it’s the idea that we can use the mind to control how we feel. The book is filled with powerful exercises to transform our life and give it perspective and meaning.

This book answers the questions: How does psychology complement religion and what is the relationship between the two, and how can they achieve inner joy? This is a book with great lessons and insights for readers, one that helps them understand the hidden power of joy and offers tools to harness that power. Joseph Malancharuvil shows great mastery of the subject and articulates with confidence. The authoritative voice that comes out through the writing indicates that the author knows very well what he is talking about. His understanding of the spiritual dimension of life is deep and the relationship between psychology and spirituality is very clear. The Spirit of Joy: How to Live a Psycho-spiritually Integrated Life is a great gift for those who want to transform their ordinary lives with spiritual energy.