Joy is one of the virtues of life but a virtue so often misused and misguided; a virtue easily plundered by circumstances, but more powerful than any adversity. Robin Medley-Israel tapped into the power of this valued treasure of joy, but t before going through many harsh realities in life. She was born into a world riddled with lies and urban dysfunctions. Her childhood was bed of roses. The life-altering mistakes of her youth and dealing with a lustful stepfather was picnic. Life became such a burden in her youth that she decided to end it all, but God intervened, supernaturally preventing her suicide at the last minute. Robin embarked upon a new life that changed the course of her being. She discovered the secret of dealing with the downs of life. In this book, Minister Robin shares the many hardships of her life that would make any logical person ask God why did He stop her from ending her life. However, her resilience stems from a greater source and God is the reason. She unveils and espouses the philosophy of Count it all joy. Step by step she instructs and suggests to everyone to do more than just pursue a life of joy.... but illuminate our abilities to BE JOY Those who face quality life issues will find Urban Joy a priority on a need-to-kw basis. But all will find new hope and new joy in their lives through the pages of this book.