"Dr. McClone has somehow been able to take the best that various spiritual practices and philosophies have to offer and weave them together with the uniting thread of psychology. The result is an informed and integrated approach to personal transformation. To be sure this is not another prosaic self-help book--not even close. The Road to Joy is qualitatively different. It is built on examples from diverse origins, informed from clinical experience, and contextualized in a concise tome that is as actionable as it is inspiring. I highly recommend it."
--Chris E. Stout, Associate Professor of International Psychology, Chicago School of Professional Psychology
"Dr. McClone, not to be confused with McGlone, has given us an extraordinary and timely book. This should be required reading in these pandemic times. He beautifully integrates the research with storytelling and practical ways to be, know, and become JOY! It is and will be something one can read and re-read in prayer, meditation, or silence each day and discover another jewel."
--Gerard J. McGlone, SJ, Senior Research Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs, Georgetown University
"Combining tender stories of the author's own experiences with wisdom from both spiritual sages and contemporary scientists, McClone offers an abundance of clues to guide us on our lifelong journey to authentic happiness. He shows how even the unwanted realities of pain, failure, and grief may open the door to deeper life. In this book, we will recognize the voice of one who has 'walked the walk' of search, suffering, compassion, and care."
--Mary Frohlich, RSCJ, Professor of Spirituality, Catholic Theological Union
"In The Road to Joy Kevin McClone, a seasoned psychologist, highlights in a warm, engaging style eight pathways to a fuller, more joyful life. Those confronting addictions in themselves or their families of origin will be especially interested in McClone's example-filled discussions of honesty and integrity. We appreciated the 'Action Plans' at the end of each chapter and especially enjoyed chapters on vulnerability and one with the title of 'Simplify, Simplify.'"
--James and Evelyn Whitehead, authors of Holy Eros: Pathways to a Passionate God
"This lovely book is the result of the wisdom and gentleness that are fruits of a life lived honestly and lovingly, and fruits as well of the deep suffering that only loving and honesty can bring. Readers will feel themselves blessed that Kevin McClone has been able to share so much of his own life's journey in a way that both inspires and challenges them, and leads them to the joy that he himself has found."
--Stephen B. Bevans, SVD, Louis J. Luzbetak, SVD, Professor of Mission and Culture, Catholic Theological Union
"Spiritual growth is difficult. Kevin McClone has written a helpful guide, sharing portions of his own journey along with rich insights from psychology and ancient and modern spiritual masters from diverse traditions."
--George Fitchett, Director, Transforming Chaplaincy
"Gathering up and weaving together the insights of wisdom figures from the worlds of psychology and spirituality, Kevin McClone has produced a guide for joyful living. The reflections in each chapter function as pathways that lead to that joy. Drawn from McClone's decades of pastoral ministry, his training in psychology, and his own ongoing search for authenticity, these reflections probe the very depths of the human desire for meaning. By speaking from his own experience, McClone demonstrates the openness and honesty needed as one travels this road to joy."
--Dianne Bergant, CSA, Carroll Stuhlmueller, CP, Distinguished Professor Emerita of Old Testament Studies, Catholic Theological Union
"In The Road to Joy, Dr. Kevin McClone offers thoughtful, insightful, and unique insights into following a lifepath that is psychologically and spiritually grounded and meaningful. During turbulent and discombobulating times, his book acts like a cool drink on a hot day as it is much needed and appreciated in ways that you don't even fully realize until you are finished with it."
--Thomas G. Plante, Augustin Cardinal Bea, SJ, Professor of Psychology, Santa Clara University, and editor of Spirituality in Clinical Practice