Award winning author, Chariss K Walker, presents Make a Joyful Noise: Searching for a Spiritual Path in a Material World as a bridge between the gap of religion and modern day metaphysics, what some would mistakenly call mysticism or new age thought. Although new age thought does differ from religion in semantics, or language, there is nothing new about it. It has been with us since the beginning of time. When we dare to put prejudice, superstition, and terminology aside we may just discover that the truth of what we seek is tucked neatly within the pages of the bible and many other great spiritual works. It has been with us all along had we only known where to look.