"Powerful, engaging, inspiring! This diverse collection of essays makes
real the possibility of heaven on earth."
--Meagan O'Nan, author, Creating Your Heaven on Earth
"How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth is an inspiring and uplifting
book. It is a thoughtful compilation of essays and other works that
address the key elements of life in today's world."
--Peter Ashenden, president/CEO, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance
"This book is a miscellany of experiences and ideas from well-known
people such as Mother Teresa and Warren Buffett as well as ordinary
people who have had extraordinary experiences. They will inform and
inspire you . . . and perhaps lead you to become one of those people
who creates solutions for others and for the world instead of just
complaining about the problems."
--Michael Norton, author, 365 Ways to Change the World
"The intent is to achieve world peace, so a reader from any country would benefit
from the essays. They are uplifting personal stories from all over the world that offer
ideas to everyone about how they can contribute towards creating a heaven on earth
in their own communities."
--Spirituality Books at Suite 101
"I think it's a book that everyone should read. It doesn't matter whether you're
conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, Foreign or Domestic, you'll find
something in this book that will give you ideas on how you can make a difference in
"The essays were the perfect length, each only a few pages, to read in one quick
sitting. Overall this was quite well done and interesting and everyone should be able
to find at least a few of the essays enlightening."
--Beth's Book Review Blog
"Edited by John E. Wade II, How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth:101 Insightful Essays
from the World's Greatest Thinkers, Leaders, and Writers is a great collection of
articles delivered by a heavyweight of contributors. It's based on the ten elements
presented by Soldiers of Love, a charity designed to help create a heaven on earth."
--Spirituality Growth at Suite 101
"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."
"One other thing I'll say about this one is that it is a great book to read in snippets. The vast majority of the essays are only two or three pages in length, so I would just
read a few essays each time I sat down with the book, stretching it out over a couple
of weeks of reading. It isn't a book I would have wanted to rush, as I enjoyed taking
the time to digest every essay I read."
"If you are interested in social issues, care about making the world a better place, or
just enjoy reading essays, I would definitely recommend How To Achieve A Heaven On
Earth. It is a sweet book about the little ways that we can all make a difference."
Basil and Spice
"Let me share three great titles that could provide similar inspiration for you. I just
love all three of these books for the insight they bring to life, business and careers.
How to Achieve A Heaven on Earth: 101 Insightful Essays from the World's Greatest
Thinkers, Leaders, and Writers, edited by John E. Wade"
"If you are interested in social issues, and how you can make an impact in today's
world, this is the book for you! I highly recommend it! If you check out the How To
Achieve website, you will also find some great resources."
--A Mom After God's Own Heart
"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
--The Dirty TShirt
"The volume does make for interesting reading because of the thought provoking
nature of the topic."
"As I was reading the essays, I was thinking this could easily be a textbook for some
classes. I am working towards one of my many dreams of being a teacher. I will use
this one in class for inspiration. I am the geeky type and I loved this one!"
"In the meantime, 'How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth' merits praise for raising the
question of how each of us can live purposefully. It's one of those increasingly rare
books that promotes introspection, and it's the kind of book that you can gleam
insight from whether you take it off of the shelf for a couple of minutes or a couple of
"How easy it is, while reading the morning paper or listening to the evening news, to
become so depressed or feel so hopeless and helpless. Yet, within the pages of this
book are messages of hope . . . directions for achieving what would indeed be a heaven
on earth. Therein lies the challenging part. The essays in How to Achieve a Heaven on
Earth do not, for me, offer up 'pie in the sky' . . . 'have a cup of tea and don't worry'
solutions for what ails us. Rather, they challenge us to THINK . . . and to take action to
make the world a better place for all. I have a little saying . . . which I often say to
myself . . . it is 'Pray for a good harvest . . . but don't put down your hoe'. Reading the
essays in this wonderful book reinforced that for me. Whenever I get disheartened
now or feel like tossing my hoe in the ditch . . . I know that there will be a message for
me in How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth. I sincerely thank Mr. John E. Wade II for this
--One More Foggy Notion
"Each one of the 101 essays is not only well written but also intriguing and insightful.
I highly recommend How to Achieve Heaven on Earth to anyone looking for an insightful look at many of the major issues facing society today or merely to read
some rather brilliant essays."
"More than a hundred minds poured wisdom and advice into this book . . . Their
message is one: heaven on earth can be achieved. John E. Wade II published this
book to inspire all of us to do our part."
--Our Simple Joys
"The title, 'How to Achieve Heaven on Earth: 101 insightful essays from the world's
greatest thinkers, leaders and writers' pretty much says it all. It's a great compilation
and one of those books you will probably walk away from feeling a little more
"This 347 page creative collection was a pleasure to review. One focus with many
voices, all straightforward and deeply concerned about Mother Earth and all that
inhabit her. My heart just filled so full it felt like it was gonna burst as I read one
blessed essay after another, kinda like spiritual candies. I loved the format, it was
simple and broken down into topics like peace, security, spiritual harmony, freedom,
health and many more. . . . I would recommend this magnificent and majestic
masterpiece to anyone who wants some powerful words on some tough topics. Thanks
John, for bringing us this major labor of love."
--Mystic Living Today
"There's plenty for everyone among the 101 pieces chosen for the book.The essays
are just two or three pages long, the perfect length for reading during a coffee break.
Plus, the book would make an ideal graduation gift for college students!"
--Light Green Stairs
"This book is one which you can read from front to back, or you can pick it up, open it
and just read one essay. The essays are short and to the point. The preface written by
John Wade II is a great summary of why and how the book came about. Certainly a
book that will inspire you and give you lots to think about. We highly recommend this
book; you will find it inspiring and full of ideas. You will find ideas that you can put
into motion to make a heaven on earth."
--Wow 4 U
"This book is an inspirational view on achieving happiness or contentment from your life. With the collection of essays, some even written by people we can all name, they do hit on the right topics."