How to Discover the Essence of Life
The Strength in Knowing is a powerful and personal narrative of one's journey to achieve true happiness and near ultimate awareness. Appt's life experiences are interpreted to reveal a fresh and essential path to a heightened understanding of beliefs, love, peace, and joy, as well as personal and spiritual development. His book is very different from others in this genre. It is his quest to teach by example, and to enable others to gain a better understanding of their life, purpose, and meaning. The author outlines an explicit path for understanding, and for the opportunity to realize a higher consciousness through focused meditation and a self-observing mind. Appt believes his profound, practical, yet simple teachings will interest and enrich many lives by granting the peace and fulfillment that are fundamental to our reality. His book offers the reader something essential-a practical, yet precise understanding of life as a guide to realizing true happiness.
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About the Author
I. Alan Appt currently resides in mid-west. He lives with his beautiful wife Pam, Murphy the very neurotic cat, and 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 licensed Captain, 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, including a vision of Jesus and an out-of-body experience. It's important now that he conveys to others what he has learned.
The Strength in Knowing is a personal, detailed narrative in obtaining true happiness and near ultimate awareness through an ongoing understanding of existence. In addition, the book, derived from Appt's life experiences, offers an interpretation and depiction of a fresh, essential path to a heightened understanding of belief systems, love, peace, joy, and personal and spiritual developmentas well as their application. This book is his quest to convey a learning experience that others can utilize in hopes of having a better understanding of their life and it's meaning, and that no one need fear existential questions. This understanding and higher level of consciousness, described in his book can be gained through techniques such as meditation and a self-observed mind, and a specific path conveyed by the author which can enrich lives and grant the peace that is essential to a fulfilled existence.
Appt believes his profound yet simple teachings in this book will interest a majority because of the honest, in-depth practical knowledge regarding life, purpose, and meaning. It tackles a subject that sparks everyone's interest, written from personal experience in a language that is easy to absorb. He is ready to provide more of a contribution from his life than simply "being a good person." Although his book satisfies this desire, it, more importantly, offers the reader something essentiala true and precise understanding of life, and an opportunity to capture true happiness.
What People are Saying About This
The Strength in Knowing is a heartfelt depiction of one man's journey to spiritual enlightenment and self-discovery. This book will be a wonderful read for those who are beginning to search for more meaning, love and direction in their lives. The author suggests several valuable and realistically attainable ways to begin one's path to a more fulfilling, joyful and God centered journey on the physical plane.—Thomas S. Lipsitz, PhD Clinical Psychology, Saint Louis Missouri
The Strength in Knowing is truly inspirational reading, enriching and thought provoking. The world would be a dramatically better place if even a few of us would be guided by its powerful ideas. The busier you are, the more revelations you will find.—Anthony S. Shen, M.D. Missouri Baptist Medical Center
Faith is the turning of the body, mind, and spirit to God in an intimate way. I Alan Appt will teach you how to think in a way that will keep you ahead in these turbulent times and create exciting opportunities and possibilities...
Appt's book is an exceptional one that promises to make a positive difference in our lives. It will engage you and demonstrate to you how people can live with integrity using self-awareness and beliefs as guidelines, regardless of religion, culture, or circumstance.—Nadim Nasrallah, M.S. D.C. M.A. St. Louis, MO
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Strength in Knowing is a very powerful work. I just finished reading. The author depicts many aspects of life, purpose and meaning based on many of the author’s life experiences. I found myself learning many new ways to view life that is a truly an eye opener for me. There have been so many aspects of my life that I now see from a totally different perspective after the completion of Appt’s book. The examples are easy to follow and chapters have a summary, a great way to recap what was just read. I would recommend this book for anyone that has a desire to learn more about themselves, and the purpose of existence through austere realizations.
The book is an immensely powerful work and a tremendous insight for the heart and soul. It is for those people that are not disturbed and are interested in finding truths about themselves and about life, purpose and meaning. In reading this work with an open mind one can attain a higher degree of awareness. It reminds me of M.Scott Peck’s book "The Road Less Traveled" however there are significant variations in many aspects regarding the two books.
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.
While I am not completely done reading the book, I have found it to be a very compelling book with powerful insights that are not only transformative to the author (clearly), but are, through their "authenticity", reach me at a very visceral and primal level. I find this book to be a fascinating combination of revelation mixed with fluent "teaching" . I find the organization of the book with "key messages" summarized at the end of each chapter to be a very effective way of keeping the reader focused. With the abundance of insight, it's easy to become overwhelmed by it all. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking deeper meaning in their life. -Richard Tao
The book offers the reader something special, an oppourtunity to capture true happiness. The author explores several,attainable ways to gain true happiness and recognize the truth about ourselves without dulusions. A very enlightening read. I belive I will gain even more from additional reads.