Wednesday, October 12, 2011

We're Offering Everyone Our Book for Free!

I guess it would be hard to miss how focused I've been on the 99% Movement. I feel quite personally affected by this and what has led up to it. In fact, it's all in the book Paul and I wrote called "Waking Up in the Great Recession Mormon Desert." Paul and I feel so strongly about the immense importance of this that we want to give away the download version of the book for free. Get yours here and feel free to send it far and wide: 
Our book, "Waking Up in the Great Recession Mormon Desert" is a memoir.  Following a series of recession-related miscalculations, it follows the two of us, a spiritual counseling and healing team, from our original home in the beautiful New Age, ultra-progressive town of Santa Cruz, CA to the unspeakably plain eastern Arizona desert. The timing is immediately after the election of Barack Obama and the passage of Proposition 8 and we coincidentally and inadvertently find ourselves in an ultra-conservative Republican Mormon community. The result is at turns poignant and funny and eventually leads to a spiritual wake-up call that shows the importance of connecting the political and the personal in our task of developing spiritually on the planet.

In the conventional world of physical book publishing this one might be described as Michael Moore meets Deepak Chopra if the story was told by a female blogger like Julie Powell (Julie, Julia). The book touches on issues millions of Americans have been going through—losing a job, a business, a home, facing bankruptcy. But it is also a story about choosing to live a creative, purpose-driven life, being guided by faith, and finding one's voice in a world that calls out for an end to polarity, injustice and hate. Ultimately, it is about community and reclaiming one’s connection to the greater whole.
By the way, some really cool people reviewed an advance copy of this book and said some really great things about it. Take a look:

"WAKING UP is a fascinating account of two seekers trying to find sense and sanity in our contemporary world, which often seems deliberately designed to make people crazy.  The lessons they learn can help anyone find balance in our chaotic culture." ~ Larry Dossey, MD, author of  HEALING WORDS  and THE POWER OF PREMONITIONS

“This book is a winner.  It has everything a good book should have:  suspense, excitement, pathos, joy, laughter—-lots of laughter—and great characters you care about and can genuinely root for!  And it's non-fiction!  But what it has most is love and wisdom.  Profound, heart-opening love and wisdom. It is hands down one of the best books on spirituality and its role in meeting the challenges of our time that I have read. And did I say that it's funny, too?  Be good to yourself and read this book.  Be good to your friends and buy them a copy.” ~ David Spangler, author of FACING THE FUTURE and SUBTLE WORLDS: AN EXPLORER'S FIELD NOTES.

"WAKING UP explores the trials and triumphs of living a creative, purpose driven life combined with an exploration of the political polarities present in current society. Skillfully written as both  personal and political, the story of this couple 's healing points to the resolution that just might help us all." ~ Frederic Luskin, Ph.D., author of FORGIVE FOR GOOD
The print version is still available for sale as are Kindle and Nook versions. The version we offer for free is a pdf with full color photographs and artwork. Please share it widely!

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