A Donkey's Journey chronicles the author's life and path to understanding his purpose according to God's will. Although the author had accomplished many things, such as being a Marine Corps veteran from operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm and a deputy sheriff and special victims detective, he still felt worthless and was frustrated with the meaning of life. The author takes us on a journey with his bouts with worthlessness and struggles as he relates his life to that of a donkey.
The author allows us to feel his pain when acknowledging his failures as a husband which led to the ultimate failure of his marriage. His undiagnosed mental health issues contributed to severe suicidal thoughts. This is of course until the day he turned his entire life over to God, and he asked God to give him a greater purpose for his life. We go on the journey with him as he faces spiritual battles along the way. His purpose in life begins to be identified as his spirit life grows stronger.
The purpose of the book is to reach those that are battling some form of struggle in their life, to leave a feeling of worthlessness and find a life of purpose. The key to breaking the chains of bondage from all sorts of issues is to completely turn our lives over to Jesus Christ. He is not only the key to eternal life, he is the key to abundant life.
"Wow....I must say that Greg does an incredible job of sharing his journey as a "Donkey"!!! As I read through the pages, its as if I was personally walking with him as he describes in great detail what he was experiencing and the thoughts that were racing through his mind as the events were unfolding. It also reminded me of my own journey and how God has kept me and walked with me. My personal challenge to the person that has chosen to pick this book up and read it is to keep an open mind and allow God to speak to your heart as he shows you the magnitude of his love."
Fred Stokes- Super Bowl XXVI Champion with the Washington Redskins