Gratitude is the most powerful form of prayer.
Gratitude is the key that unlocks the door to a happy life.
Gratitude is a perspective-changing force.
Gratitude, if you want to live a life both pleasing to God and yourself… is everything.
Author Chester P. Yuan knows these facts intimately, and has experienced them time and time again working in his own life. Inside the inspiring pages of his memoir, Being Grateful: The Spiritual Journey of a Chinese Immigrant in America, readers come to see the constant hand of God working tirelessly throughout the author’s life, and will learn how to watch for and find God’s movement and blessings in their own lives as well.
From his mother’s desperate immigration from a war-torn China to keep the author and his brothers safe and give them a better life, to his career as a microbiologist, then pharmaceutical industry businessman, to a whole new life-changing career in Christ’s ministry after turning fifty, Yuan’s spiritual journey has taken him all over the world. It has also taken him into the inner-most, introspective recesses of his own soul. The results showcase a journey in which evidence of God is found in each step, guiding him (and his family) to safety, vast new opportunity in America, and ultimately, living in gratitude itself.
Started with a desire to exhibit his gratefulness to God for His grace, forgiveness, and love, the author hopes this book may inspire readers to seek and see our wonderful God, and to follow Him throughout your entire life.