PARKERSBURG - Michael Gray of Parkersburg has written a book, "Spirituality: Key to Physical and Mental Well-Being," that is available in paperback from Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble. com.
Gray, a supervised psychologist working at Westbrook Health Services in Parkersburg, moved to the area with his wife, Mary, in April 2011 to accept his present position.
He had worked in Martinsburg, where he was employed by the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
The book begins with a brief examination of the differences between spirituality and religion, followed by a coverage of recent research on the benefits from spirituality to physical and mental health, Gray said.
The book discusses a treatment of current population benefits for spirituality and trends.
It ends with a discussion of the author's spiritual manifesto: a brief idealization of the pursuit, ownership and proper disposition of leading a happy, thus spiritual life, Gray said.
Gray has Bachelor of Science degrees from James Madison University and Shepherd University, a Masters of Science from the University of West Alabama, and a doctoral degree in counseling psychology from Argosy University.