“What beautiful work. . . clearheaded, generous, and profound in its lush simplicity.” ~ Wally Lamb, novelist, author of She’s Come Undone and The Hour I First Believed
I've followed Fearless Books and the writings of D. Patrick Miller for a decade and a half. They've been a sane, well-grounded reference and spiritual touchstone for me.
Starting off as a hardened investigative journalist, Miller underwent a powerful personal transformation leading to his current life's work as a publisher, consultant, blogger, seminar leader, and highly regarded author in the "journalism of consciousness."
His nuanced perspective is a rare one, I feel ... particularly regarding that loaded word, "forgiveness."
In 1994, a BP (big publisher) released his book on the topic. The first printing sold out. Oprah's producer called. Letters poured in detailing how the practices outlined in the book had helped regain peace of mind, and even saved lives.
The second printing from BP never happened, even given its tremendous success. But with the advent of independent publishing and the founding of Fearless Books, the book found a second, and third life - albeit on a smaller scale.
Now, nearly twenty years on, Miller would like to distribute the "The Way of Forgiveness" at a low price to the general public, and give 5000 free copies to those in need who can't afford it otherwise.
Visit here to watch and listen to Patrick himself, read the whole story, and find out how you can help.
D. Patrick Miller is the author of nine books, published by major houses as well as his own press, Fearless Books. How he became an independent publisher is one of the most unusual stories in publishing today.
The publication of his first solo book, on the subject of forgiveness, presented him with a challenging "forgiveness opportunity" that motivated him to found his own press. Now Patrick is telling the whole story for the first time, as part of a fund-raising venture to release the 20th Year/2014 Edition of THE WAY OF FORGIVENESS at 1994 prices -- while also making 5000 copies available free to prisons and nonprofit organizations.
Carol is pleased to be spreading the word for Fearless Books about one of the most unusual crowd-funding campaigns ever. You can read the whole story at http://www.fearlessbooks.com/20Years.htm, join the party with a contribution, and tell any friends about this very worthy project.