Everybody wants to experience joy. But it often eludes us. Coursey blends brain insight with practical wisdom to show you how you can more consistently experience joy. He deftly weaves colorful life stories into how he encourages the reader to engage their ‘joy switch.’ I recommend The Joy Switch to anyone who wants greater satisfaction in their relationships with people and with God.
Dr. Charles StoneLead Pastor at West Park Church in London, Ontario, Canada. Author of five books including Holy Noticing: The Bible, Your Brain, and the Mindful Space Between Moments
Politics, money and religion - why are there topics and people we just cannot talk about? How does family love turn into shouting, silence, hurt feelings and distance? The Joy Switch explains the clear mechanism in the brain that few people understand but we all see. You know you already need to know this!
Jim Wilder PhDauthor and international speaker on the neuroscience of trauma recovery and prevention
In The Joy Switch, Chris Coursey presents a treasure trove of information. What makes this book extraordinary is the honest, humbling transparency that Chris offers, sharing his struggles and failures as well as his victories. It is his honest report of the challenge of actually living this material that gives it so much traction. I have no doubt that the transformation to experience more joy will come to the life of any reader of The Joy Switch.
Dr. Bill AtwoodAnglican Bishop & Author
The Joy Switch is one of those books that can change your life. If you take the time to do the exercises Chris has assembled, there is no way your joy won’t grow! Understanding the material gathered in this book will give you a relationship-improving paradigm that you will wish you had known years before.
Dr. Marcus WarnerCo-author, The 4 Habits of Joy-Filled Marriages
This book is about how to get joy, keep joy, and what to do to get it back when you’ve lost it. Thanks, Chris, for another great book simplifying complex topics and giving us practical activities to learn the skill of building and maintaining relational joy. Let the relational revival begin!
I am delighted that Chris Coursey, founder of THRIVE and author of Transforming Fellowship-19 Skills that Build Joyful Community, has published his latest valuable work, Joy Switch. With humor and helpful clarity, Coursey demonstrates, encourages, and challenges us to do exercises that cultivate life-giving habits of joy and appreciation, which are foundational skills that galvanize the transformation promised us in discipleship in Christ. Joy Switch is a valuable starting place in the growing Life Model-THRIVE library for those who seek real change and want effective measurable results.
Cynthia Jacobsensoul coach, writer, founder and director of Whole Heart Living.
Living in today’s culture is complicated and busy in a way that can foster deep levels of anxieties. Chris Coursey, in his book “The Joy Switch” presents a practical understanding of how we can gently restore the peace and calm of the beauty of life. Read this thoughtful book to help learn to live an intentionally peaceful life in these unsettling days.
Bryan WalkerHead of Schools, Calvary Schools of Holland
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