For the many inspired by Anthony DeStefano's A Travel Guide to Heaven -a remarkable tour of the pleasures God has in store for us in the next and everlasting life-more inspiration is here in A TRAVEL GUIDE TO LIFE, offering an enlightening tour of the kind of deeply meaningful and happy life we can live here on earth. DeStefano outlines the path that can lead each and every one of us to renewed faith, understanding and fulfillment. With simplicity, honesty and a personal and practical look at the challenges God places before us, he outlines a reassuring and hopeful framework for living the life God has designed for us all … even if we're not sure (yet) that we're true believers.
DeStefano offers hope and optimism to everyone-committed Christians as well as struggling doubters, agnostics and even atheists-whether we've lived exemplary lives or are sinners who've lost all hope, whether we're struggling to keep a roof overhead and food on the table or are seemingly successful and surrounded by material wealth.
This frank and inspiring guide incorporates that crucial element so often missing from other self-help and personal development books about living a happy life: spirituality and a living, working faith in God. Clear and basic "Lifetime Principles" are at its heart, to be followed whenever we are ready to begin, no matter the lives we've lived, no matter the baggage we carry, no matter the faith we've had (or lacked) up until now:
Accept yourself as one person – body, mind and spirit, all connected and interrelated – the way God created you.
Make a decision to start over – you can do it any time, on one tiny part of life or everything in it – and begin living the way God intends.
Take action – start with just one small step and each successive one will be easier – following the example God gave us as Jesus moved from infancy to manhood and wisdom, His momentum growing step by step.
Put God first – most importantly of all – wholeheartedly if you can, or hesitatingly if your heart still harbors doubt.
DeStefano's personal no-holds-barred yet joyful style is always positive, always encouraging. Travelers who take this incredible journey with him will come to truly understand that when we take up the crosses in our lives – the whole of our lives, the good and the not-so-good – and follow God, He will transform it all, making everything brand new and granting us the strength, peace and happiness for which we yearn.
So take heart. Take hold of the powerful path open to you on the pages of A TRAVEL GUIDE TO LIFE. And take your place in God's happy universe, living out the humble requests asked in the prayer taught by Jesus Himself: "…Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven."
"In his new book, A Travel Guide to Life: Transforming Yourself from Head to Soul, Anthony DeStefano provides a clear and concise road map to a fulfilled and happy life, and makes the compelling case that we must be God-centered in order to experience true joy. While the book provides solid self-help techniques, Anthony helps show us that the way to happiness is to know, love, and serve God in this life, so that we might experience everlasting happiness with Him in Heaven." ( Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York).
Anthony's book shows that every human being is a miracle…capable of achieving miraculous things during this adventure called life. ( Tony Robbins ).
"Anthony DeStefano has done it again! I am convinced that this is quite possibly one of the finest and most complete works on what it means to live a transformed life. His new book is a must-read for any person with blood flowing through their veins. Anthony tackles the tough questions and holds back no punches when it comes to the reality of our purpose in this life and the choices we must make if we are to have an impact and make a difference. So, stop reading this endorsement and start reading this book. It will change your perspectives forever."
( John Bornschein, Vice Chairman, National Day of Prayer and Senior Pastor, Calvary Fellowship ).
"Move over, Dr. Phil! Anthony DeStefano's advice on how to turn your problem-filled life into something to celebrate is bare-bones, no-holds barred, no bull and spot-on brilliant." (
Kathie Lee Gifford
Co-Host, NBC's Today show
"Know someone who needs to get back on the right path? Find your own self lost in the noisy wilderness? A Travel Guide to Life is the sort of practical, sensible, desperately helpful book we all need to rest the dials and get back on course. Short, sweet, clear and to the point."
( Rick Hamlin, executive editor of Guideposts and author of Ten Prayers You Can't Live Without ).
"Get ready for a truly new and joyful view of living life to its fullest! Anthony DeStefano's latest book is a powerful and practical "how to" guide on living an authentically Christian life-one that is exciting and dynamic and God-centered and happy." ( Dr. Dick Eastman, President of America's National Prayer Committee International President, Every Home for Christ ).