New Book Seeks to Help Others with Simple 12-Step Outline

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Author, Engineer and Entrepreneur David L. Peters discusses the framework he used to develop a successful career for 80 years

After his 80th birthday, David L. Peters realized how fortunate he’d been in life, from enjoying a successful engineering career and having a loving family. He praises his fresh perspective on God’s kingdom and a 12-step framework to attain authentic happiness and a true understanding of self in his new book “The 12 Steps to Joy and Happiness.”

Peters learned from a very young age to totally trust God to guide him throughout his life, which resulted joy and a life rich in goodness, despite having depression with the behavior patterns that depression can bring, but resulted in leading him to the 12 step program, and modifying it to fit his situation. He wanted to help others in prepare their life of joy, no matter what was going on in their life. “I not only had this sense of presence of a living force here and now, but I cultivated it carefully throughout my life,” Peters said.

Peters noticed that not everyone he encountered was fortunate like him in finding constant joy, and instead of keeping his successful strategies to himself, he wanted to help others in adjust their life to bring joy and happiness. He discovered that joy and happiness is a matter of perspective, even if life is apparently difficult, one can find joy in living life fully.

“I have had many come to me and ask what I did differently to be able to always have a smile on my face and a generally warm feeling about life,” Peters said. “I decided that it was time to write things down, so that perhaps, others could be guided to follow the same path and find the joy in life I have had, no matter what life throws at them.”

No matter how things look, how bad it seems, all one needs do is look deeper within and find the joy that can fill their life.

“The 12 Steps to Joy and Happiness” attests that true positive change is possible with awareness, courage and determination. To learn more, please visit

“The 12 Steps to Joy and Happiness”
By David L. Peters
ISBN: 9781504376419 (softcover); 9781504376433 (hardcover); 9781504376426 (electronic)
Available at the Balboa Press Online Bookstore, Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the author
David L. Peters is an engineer, entrepreneur, and spiritual searcher whose life has been filled with amazing coincidences or synchronicities. His 40-year study of quantum mechanics and cosmology, combined with an almost 80-year spiritual path, led to a realization that everything is the result of a single unbounded moving force, the music of life. Some may call that music God, and he has found that trusting in that force will result in a life of joy and happiness.

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