Joy Starts Here

Where Brain Science and Scripture meet to change the world.
One joyful relationship at a time.

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What if Freud was wrong? What if what drives us is not our need to see primal desires fulfilled? What if our deepest need is to experience joy? The latest discoveries in neuroscience show the significance of joyful relationships to the development of a strong identity that produces resilience for dealing with life’s challenges. What is joy? What makes it so important? What helps it grow? What blocks it? And is there a difference between joy and happiness? In this book you’ll discover that real joy is relational, and that perhaps living a life of joy is better than chasing moments of happiness.

 

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... then, start some joy!

Start a Joy Starts Here
study group

Discover how your joy increases in 9 weeks as you study and implement the concepts of joyful transformation in a small group setting.

 

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Transform your
community

Engage your community to get trained to spread joy to all of its members in 3 to 6 months with the Connexus training program.

 

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Go
viral!

Invite others into your joyful community, repeat the proces while you keep strengthening its core, see joy and transformation multiply.

 

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What people are saying

about "Joy Starts Here: The Transformation Zone"

Jan Johnson D.Min.

Speaker and author of 20 books including Renovation of theHeart in Daily Practice: Experiments in Spiritual Transformationwith Dallas Willard

This book offers a shortcut to transformation by showing us ways to cooperate with how the brain is wired to run best on joy. Emotional maturity is at our doorstep through skills practiced in everyday life.

George Ackron

Director for Renovator Ministries

What a powerful reality unfolds in these chapters for Spiritual Formation to Christlikeness! One can only hope every pastor in America gets this book in their hands and applies it forthright.

David I. Levy MD

Neurosurgeon and author of Gray Matter

Dr. Wilder and colleagues have created a densely packed, multi-disciplinary wealth of information built from their own experiences in counseling, teaching and addiction. Their premise that joy is primarily experienced through relationships and essential to healthy life is backed by scientific research. This book sheds light on how and why joy is lost, the variety of things we try and substitute for it, and how best to get joy back. This is a valuable resource.

Bev Jordan

I absolutely love Joy Starts Here. It is so much easier to teach than the Life Model or any of the other classes because the terminology instantly makes sense to people. It unfolds like a map of how to live like Jesus taught - in joy and shalom during the storms of life.

Dr. Dallas Willard

Joy Starts Here provides the best model I've seen for bringing Christ to the center of counseling and restoring disintegrated community fabric within Christian churches.

Jan Johnson D.Min.
George Ackron
David I. Levy MD
Bev Jordan
Dr. Dallas Willard