March 8, 2010, TheDirtyShirt.com

A social mission and an inspirational anthology, How To Achieve A Heaven on Earth shows how to tackle the challenges that people face every day. I think your readers will really find this book inspiring and eye-opening, especially in the current economic climate.

  • Barack Obama
  • David Brooks
  • Ted Turner
  • Nicholas D. Kristof
  • Leonard Pitts, Jr.
  • Marianne Williamson
  • Chris Rose
  • Al Gore
  • George Bush
  • Dale Brown
  • Tony Blair
  • Thomas L. Friedman
  • George Rodrigue
  • Paul Prudhomme
  • Poppy Tooker
  • and more

Contributions from 101 of the most prestigious thinkers, writers, public figures, and other luminaries on a wide range of topics fill the pages of this meditation on how to make the world a better place. Focusing on the large problems of the world as well as the little challenges people face, How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth tackles the momentous question of what each of us can do to improve our community, our country, and our world, one step at a time.

Half of the editor’s royalties will go to Soldiers of Love, a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving lives and communities by promoting essential elements — peace, security, freedom, democracies, prosperity, spiritual harmony, racial harmony, ecological soundness, health, and moral purpose and meaning — which combined help our society and humankind achieve a heaven on earth. For more information, please visitwww.soldiersoflove.org.

John E. Wade II is an author, investor, philanthropist, and founder of the nonprofit organization Soldiers of Love. An active member of his church and civic organizations in his area, Wade holds an M.A. from the University of Georgia and has worked in a range of fields. His extensive travels, including visits to China, India, Egypt, Israel, Syria, Jordan, and Brazil, inspired him to collect the essays in this work. Wade lives in New Orleans, Louisiana.

This is a very interesting book and while I am not yet completely through it I have learned so much as each essay reflects and elaborates on one or more of the ten elements of a heaven on earth: peace, security, freedom, democracies, prosperity, spiritual harmony, racial harmony, ecological harmony, and health, as well as moral purpose and meaning. In most, if not all, of these basic characteristics, positive results in one engender improvements in the others.

I enjoyed reading what I have so far and am looking forward to completing this intriguing book. I also recommend it to everyone.

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