Tragedy in SedonaMy Life in James Arthur Ray's Inner Circle                      
by Connie Joy


"Your book is at times funny and at times sad but most it is an honest opinion from someone who has seen it all from the inside.  I loved your book - its humour, its pathos, its genuine caring for the wellbeing of others and what comes across strongly is your desire not only to grow spiritually but also to help others on their journey. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your unique talent at telling your story in the manner you have done."
Marilyn B
Glasgow, Scotland


"Connie writes in such a way that you feel like you're actually attend­ing a James Ray event. Her insight into what was really going on behind the scenes at James Ray International and with James Ray is uncanny and dead on." 
Amy Hall 
Former employee of James Ray International



"This book is a gift to the world. I loved every page--happy, sad, frus­trating, exultant, tragic, and everything in-between. As a reader, I was right beside her at every event, every conversation, every new insight, and every puzzlement. Thank you, Connie, for taking me along!" 
Arlene Bartle Harris
Regional Advisor Emeritus of San Diego
Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators



"Connie is going to take you into the world of James Ray. I have attended many of these same events and she accurately described them and highlighted both the good and the bad. I loved reading it and I think it is a must read for anybody wanting to understand why people followed James into that sweat lodge." 
Erwin Bosma 
San Diego, CA

"Powerful! Fascinating! I couldn't put it down. You'll love every word! Ms Joy draws you into her amazing journey of Spirituality with James Ray and holds you captive!" 
Katie Gallagher Goese 
Artist in La Jolla, CA



"A powerfully honest account of personal and spiritual growth, and of overcoming and learning from adversity." 
Emily Johnston 
San Marcos, CA


"Connie has captured the essence of how intelligent, successful peo­ple can find themselves in the clutches of a true charlatan. I attended many of these events, some of them with her, and find her description to be accurate to what I experienced. She has poignantly and honestly written about her own Journey and her lessons along the way. This is a must-read for all who are lifelong learners and who venture to find a true teacher to guide them."         
Nancy Ogilvie  
New York, NY


"James, who came from very humble beginnings, had all it takes to finally live the life of his dreams. When money became his #1 goal, his Universe came tumbling down around him in a matter of months. It is a tragedy innocent people had to die to stop his ego trip. Connie Joy does an outstanding job telling the story from the inside. I couldn't put this book down and would recommend it to anyone who wants to know how James Ray got to this point." 
Fatima Bosma
2008 Spiritual Warrior Graduate


"Connie Joy is brilliant, courageous, and at times, even funny. In this beautifully written book, she shares the painful beauty of her honesty not only with the reader, but with herself, of her spiritual journey before, during and after James Ray. I laughed out loud and ached with empathy. A great, riveting read. She holds herself and James Ray accountable on every level. A must read for anyone who questions what is truly meaningful and important." 
Arlene Pollard 
Licensed Clinical Social Worker, San Diego, CA



"Tragedy in Sedona is unquestionably thought-provoking! Kudos to Connie Joy for having the courage to speak out. Join her on the emo­tional rollercoaster that gave rise to this book. You will not be disap­pointed!" 
Gale Jensen Krause 
San Diego, CA

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