We are pleased to announce that Glimpses of Heaven on Earth is the 2014 Living Book Award Bronze Medalist in the category of Social Activism/Charity!
A spiritual guide to harmonious living, this book will motivate you to create the life you want to live. Essays from renowned individuals on such subjects as racial harmony, health, and prosperity, and quotes from Buddha, Maya Angelou, and Thomas Jefferson, provide food for thought.
Deep in our hearts, deep in our Souls, is a vision for the kind of world we long for. That’s what Heaven on Earth is. This easy to read book offers you a series of short essays and quotes about how to unlock Heaven on Earth for yourself and start making it real in the world. Buy this book.Your Soul and the world will thank you. Jack Canfield, Co-author Chicken Soup for the Soul® and The Success Principles™
Having Heaven on Earth is possible. Here are 10 values expressed in short essays and wonderful quotes that will open the door for you. John Gray, Ph.D., Author, Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus
At the deepest level of our being, we are all here to co-create heaven on earth. This succinct and beautiful little book reminds us of what that looks, feels, and tastes like… and offers us heartfelt inspirations for how to get there. Stephen Dinan, Founder, The Shift Network
Pure joy!Thank you for your book, I just finished the chapter you wrote. Environmental concerns have not at all been at the forefront of my consciousness lately. Thank you for writing so eloquently…it re-booted my awareness of the issue. I’ve re-committed to reduce my own carbon footprint to “the the change…” Steve Dannunzio>
John E. Wade II
John E. Wade II, born in Decatur, Alabama and longtime New Orleans resident, is a philanthropist, investor, and retired accountant. His calling is to be a pathfinder, helping to lead humanity to heaven on earth.
Appointed to the Air Force Academy after high school, Wade received an honorable medical discharge resulting from a severe case of meningitis and his first experience with bipolar disorder. He eventually enrolled at the University of Georgia, received his BBA and MA, was named the most outstanding senior accounting student, and served as President of Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honor society.
Wade worked for two accounting firms and several corporations before joining the federal government in 1979. He retired in 1999.
He began writing in 1998, and his first attempt at a book-length work, Focus Investing, was purchased, but never published, because of changing market conditions. Still, John had discovered the joy of writing, and has since produced many essays and a full-length memoir.
In 2006 year, Wade started a non-profit corporation, Soldiers of Love, which encourages and enables ordinary citizens to work toward a better world. Soldiers of Love partners with other charities with similar goals, both in the local New Orleans community and beyond.
During his travels – he has visited China, India, Egypt, Israel, Syria, Jordan, Brazil, Argentina and much of Europe, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, including Cuba, as well as much of North America – Wade was inspired to collect essays by some of our greatest writers, thinkers, and experts that would address the question, “What would it take to make a heaven on earth?” The result, How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth, was published by Pelican Publishing Company in January 2010.
John lives in New Orleans, where he enjoys the city’s unique food, architecture, and music, as well as Saints football games. He travels extensively abroad, and in the United States – especially to Birmingham, Alabama, where his daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter and grandson live, and to Mississippi, to watch the State Bulldog games in Davis Wade Stadium, named after his father.
Charlotte Livingston Piotrowski
As an honor graduate of Loyola University School of Law, Charlotte Livingston Piotrowski practiced in the fields of toxic tort and product liability litigation for ten years before she turned her attention to other endeavors. Throughout her career, she has published articles in numerous regional magazines on topics ranging from cooking to child care and stress reduction. Her essay on racial harmony was accepted for inclusion in John E. Wade II’s book,How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth. Thereafter, John and she collaborated on numerous creative projects, including Ronald Reagan’s Wisdom for the Twenty-First Century as well as John’s memoir. In addition to cheering on her beloved New Orleans Saints, Charlotte enjoys traveling, working in her garden, cooking with her husband—often using herbs they have grown—and, volunteering for local animal shelters and other civic organizations.
Daniel Agatino holds a Ph.D. in Communication and a Juris Doctorate. He is an experienced entertainment professional who works on both sides of the industry as a lawyer and media personality. Daniel is a guest commentator on CNN’s sister network, TruTV, and has appeared numerous times on various interview programs including, Headline News, Law Talk Today and Mountain Views. He splits his remaining time between the courtroom and the classroom working as an attorney and college professor.
Daniel is a published author and sought-after speaker. He contributed commentary to Ronald Reagan’s Wisdom for the Twenty-First Century, an essay to How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth, and also contributed to Teaching with Multimedia Pedagogy in the Webshpere, Volume 1, The Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement, and The Encyclopedia of Popular Culture, among numerous other works. Primarily, however, he and his wife are the parents of remarkable twin boys.
Michael Nagler is professor emeritus of Classics and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, where he founded the Peace and Conflict Studies Program. The webcast of his nonviolence courses, PACS 164, has been visited by well over 100,000 viewers. A popular speaker and writer, he has consulted for the United States Institute of Peace and other organizations. He is the founder and president of the Metta Center for Nonviolence Education (www.mettacenter.org), and the chairman of the board of PeaceWorkers. In addition to many articles and regular op-eds on peace and spirituality, he is the author of The Upanishads (with his spiritual teacher, Sri Eknath Easwaran) and The Search for a Nonviolent Future, which won the 2002 American Book Award and has been translated into six languages, including Arabic. In 2007 he received the Jamnalal Bajaj International Award for Promoting Gandhian Values Outside India. Michael has lived in Marin County at the Blue Mountain Center of Meditation (www.easwaran.org) since 1970.
Martin Rutte is an international speaker and consultant and is president of Livelihood, a Santa Fe, New Mexico consulting firm. The company’s areas of service include strategic vision, creative leadership & dialogue. Martin has helped formulate and implement strategic visions for senior management teams at many of North America’s leading corporations, including Sony Pictures Entertainment, Southern California Edison, and Esso Petroleum. He has addressed the Corporate Leadership & Ethics Forum of the Harvard Business School four times. Martin is co-author of the New York Times Business bestseller, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work. He is currently working on his newest book, Project Heaven on Earth: 3 Questions That Will Change the World. It empowers the reader to engage in creating Heaven on Earth, the new story of what it means to be a human and what it means to be humanity. For more information, please visit his two websites: www.projectheavenonearth.com and www.martinrutte.com.