Reverend is just one of many titles Dieuner Joseph wears. Joseph is the founder of Imani Temple Baptist Church and CEO of the Holistic Transformation Center. He is the author of the critically acclaimed books “Restoring Honor to an Honorable Vocation” and his new book “Created to Live a Balanced Life: 8 Steps to Holistic Tranformation“.
Rolling out caught up with Reverend Dieuner Joseph to discuss his book and how to integrate balance in our daily lives.
What is the immediate impact of this book?
More people are becoming aware of the need to synchronize their spirit, mind and body for abundant living.
What compelled you to write it? I found too many broken marriages, dysfunctional families and people battling depression.
There is a message of spiritual uplift found in this book, why?
Because we are ultimately spiritual beings having a physical experience. Our spirituality defines us and empowers us to live with purpose; else we can quickly descent into the abyss of meaninglessness.
How does spiritual and physical balance can change things?
Balance creates awareness of self, brings about confidence and inner calm. It makes one more at ease with self so that we can enjoy the experiences of life.
How would you describe the creative process?
It was an arduous process at times, because I was forced to change my life style and perspective about life. It was also an intriguing process, because of the discovery I was making about myself and others; and the length of time it took to put all of it together — six years
How did you feel when you finished the book?
I felt relieved and sad at the same time. I was relieved because my six-year journey with the material was over, but I was also sad because I realized the number of people that are living dysfunctional lives and do not know where to get help.
What did you find out while writing this book that changed your life? Success in one or two areas of life does not necessarily mean happiness or abundance. I learned that without balance between spirit, mind, and body, I cannot experience true happiness and abundance.
What do you want young adults to take away when they read your book? There is process by which they can enjoy their youth holistically. They can have better relationships and healthier living.