Dad of Divas' Reviews: Book Review - How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Book Review - How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth

About the Book
A fascinating octopus of a book on global change, reaching in all directions at once. -Library Journal This collection of 101 essays from some of today's most notable thinkers and leaders focuses on the large problems of society, as well as every day challenges, and encourages readers to envision a positive change. The essays explore the themes of peace, democracy, prosperity, racial harmony, ecology, and health, encouraging readers to find meaning in their own lives and share it with others.

About the Author 
Dr. Gal Luft is co-director of the Institute for the Analysis of Global Security (IAGS) a Washington based think tank focused on energy security and co-founder of the Set America Free Coalition, an alliance of national security, environmental, labor and religious groups promoting ways to reduce America's dependence on foreign oil. He is also Senior Adviser to the United States Energy Security Council. He specializes in strategy, geopolitics, terrorism, energy security, natural resources and economic warfare. Newsweek Magazine called him a "tireless and independent advocate of energy security," the business magazine Poder called him "one of the most recognizable figures in modern energy and security issues," and Esquire Magazine included him in its 2007 list of America's Best and Brightest. Dr. Luft has published numerous studies and articles on security and energy issues in various newspapers and publications such as Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, The American Interest, Commentary Magazine, Middle East Quarterly, LA Times, The Washington Post and The Wall Street Journal. He is co-author of Energy Security Challenges for the 21st Century (2009) and Turning Oil into Salt: Energy Independence Through Fuel Choice (2009.) He is author of Beer, Bacon and Bullets: Culture in Coalition Warfare from Gallipoli to Iraq. He appears frequently in the media and consults to various think tanks and news organizations worldwide. Dr. Luft testified before committees of the U.S. Congress. He holds a doctorate in strategic studies from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS,) Johns Hopkins University.

My Take on the Book
This was a great collection of inspirational and motivational essays that will make you rethink the way that you look at our world today. What I loved was that the book did not just examine one aspect of today's society but instead looks at all facets of society and what we all can do to make small changes to impact the larger world. You can truly see that through the collection of writers that the author has brought together that he truly wants to make changes to our world that will make it a place that all of us can be proud of! On top of the writers' contributions, as a reader you are encouraged to reflect and consider the things that you can do to change your part of the world to make butterfly effects that will ripple and impact many others in the grand scheme of things. So get ready to be enlightened through these powerful essays!

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