Hello book lovers! Today is a day where I will be writing another author spotlight for a well-accomplished author whose work I have loved. As you know book lovers I love learning about authors and the inspiration behind their work, it fascinates me and adds to the depth of the book because the reader will be able to better understand it. That is how the author spotlights were created because I soon discovered that you lovely readers ALSO love learning about author’s, so I am excited to tell you a little bit more about author Michael J. Chase whose book Truth Over Shame moved and transfixed me from beginning to end. I personally would recommend this book to all of those that love memoir’s and poignant stories but really the book can be read by anybody as it is flawlessly written and highly enjoyable. With today’s author spotlight for Michael, a biography of the author and an interview between me and Michael will be shared, and I hope that you book lovers enjoy reading it! To kick this off here is an author bio about the wonderful Michael J. Chase!
Michael J. Chase is a bestselling author, renowned speaker, and one of today’s most influential voices for creating a kinder world. Considered an expert on the subjects of kindness, compassion and emotional resilience; his teachings reveal how living from the heart plays a critical role in healing our lives and our planet.
Speaking at events throughout the US and Canada, Michael has shared the stage with Louise L. Hay, Dr. Wayne Dyer, Dr. Christiane Northrup, Marianne Williamson and other self-empowerment legends. Whether presenting his ideas in a classroom or on stage in front of thousands, his message of hope impacts countless lives each year.
Michael’s work is not aligned with any particular belief system—his teachings are based on the universal language of kindness, which embraces all and excludes none. When he is not traveling, Michael resides on the coast of Maine where he has authored three books that highlight the benefits of living a compassionate life.
Now, how wonderful does Michael J. Chase sound?! Michael J. Chase is a truly exceptional writer and I hope that you lovely readers have a read of Michael J. Chase’s work because you will not regret it! Please see below an interview between me and Michael J. Chase, I hope that you enjoy Michael J. Chase’s answers to my questions, they are incredible and provide some great advice too!
Out of the three books I’ve written, Truth Over Shame was by far the most difficult. Writing a memoir about my battle with acute depression often made me feel as if I was reliving the experience. That being said, creating from a place of deep pain can also be incredibly healing. This is why many authors will describe their work as ”therapy.” And for me, I knew that the only way to overcome the shame and stigma associated with this disease was to become completely vulnerable. I believe that any suffering we experience is transformed when we use our story as a way to serve others. Therefore, my intention for writing this book was to give hope to those struggling with depression and to remind them they are not alone.
It’s vital that a writer is passionate about their content. If they don’t feel it, it’s unlikely that the reader will. That is why it’s essential for an author never to hold back. Allow the love, joy, laughter, pain, anger, fear, and discomfort pour out onto the pages. Simply stated, let all of your emotions out. In doing so, a book then becomes an honest look into the writers heart.
Early in my speaking career, I was told by a friend, “The only reason to give a speech…is to change the world.” Not only have I applied this philosophy to my presentations, but it also determines the direction I take with every book I write. However, I would suggest that we take this idea a step further. Perhaps a good mantra for each of us would be; the only reason to get out of bed each day…is to change the world. Living from this vantage point not only gives our lives authentic meaning, but it ultimately becomes the greatest part of our legacy.
Its official book lovers, I am obsessed with Michael J. Chase! If you have liked what you have read about Michael J. Chase and are interested in learning more about Michael J. Chase and reading Michael J. Chase’s work, then please do have a browse of the links below and be sure to have a read of the preview too! You will not regret it.
Michael J. Chase: Website