I enjoyed my speaking engagement/book signing at Books and Books in Coral Gables the other night. Although the crowd was small, everyone was very engaged and asked good questions. I also had an 80% success rate in terms of sales. Not bad!
You can view all photos from the evening at my Facebook Author Page. Thank you to everyone who helped make the event possible. Please stay tuned because I have more local South Florida events coming up soon, including one on Sunday, August 31 in Deerfield Beach. I will post more about that later.
I was unable to do the interview last night due to an unforeseen circumstance but Daria did a good job filling for me. Lisa was an excellent interviewer who has clearly read the book, and I enjoyed listening to her thoughtful questions and insights. If you missed it, click to listen.
So says reader Steve in his Amazon review:
Steps to Salvation may be a genre unto itself. A combination of history, political science, economics, religion, science fiction and humor makes Shlomo Attia’s novel unique. Through the introduction to and examination of many influential figures from throughout the ages, we come to understand how the world came to be the dysfunctional mess it is today. The time has come for a group of special individuals to lead the world into a new age and prepare it for what’s to come. What is to be done about the problems of poverty and hunger, violence and crime, justice and punishment, conflict over religious differences? See what happens when the restraints of collectivism are cast off and mankind is free to pursue individual endeavors without the burdens of large over-reaching governments. Some revolutionary ideas and a bit of Divine intervention soon have us taking our first steps to salvation.
I’m thankful for more positive feedback from readers and look forward to seeing much more in the near future. By the way, Steps To Salvation will also be available in Kindle and all e-reader formats shortly. You can also purchase it as an e-book or paperback on Lulu.com.
I’ll be a guest this coming Sunday, August 3 at 7 p.m. Eastern on Just Believe with Lisa Tarves. Meta-physician, holistic health practitioner and psychic Lisa’s popular show covers all topics that fall within the realm of spirituality. She is very interested in discussing my near death experience and how it changed my perspective on man-made religion while restoring my belief in God – One God for All Human Souls. I am looking forward to delving into the supernatural aspects of my book including The One God Religion, The Twelve Commandments and the Twelve Holidays of The One God Religion.
If you would like to listen live, click on this link. Or you can listen by phone by calling 347-945-7246. Call us with your questions and comments during the broadcast. For more about Lisa, visit LisaTarves.com and WritestreamRadio.com. Looking forward to my interview on Sunday with Lisa Tarves on Just Believe Radio.
Posted on Amazon.com:
Steps to Salvation is a MUST READ. The author, Shlomo Attia explains that he experienced a Near Death Experience and while in that state, was charged with returning to life because “his work wasn’t finished!” Apparently he was to return to present solutions to the problems that have plagued mankind for the past millennia, in which we keep repeating the same mistakes, always expecting different results and failing. Once again our civilization stands on the precipice of a New Dark Age — and apparently Shlomo was charged with presenting some new solutions which if taken under advisement might prevent Western Civilization from once again going down that road.
The novel takes place in the year 2412 (400 years into the future), and proposes that at that time, we will already be living in the “Messianic Era…: which according to Jewish tradition “…will be one of global peace and harmony, an era free of strife and hardship” [Wikipedia]. Looking back over World History, much of the strife the world has experienced and continues to do so in our times is due to “religious conflicts” directly relating to religious DOGMA! Let us remember that until the Enlightenment, political power rested within the Church. Many of today’s seculars also rebel against the concept of G-d or Creator precisely because they reject the political power that religious organizations (men) try to exert over their lives by manipulating religious beliefs to control them. In other words, it still comes down to politics masquerading as religion and the bottom line is still the ambitions of INSIDERS to exert CONTROL over the masses! It’s still all about Power and not really about the Creator.
Shlomo thinks outside the box and presents a vision of the future in which the world frees itself from this religious strife, and fulfilling the Jewish aspiration and prayer that “On that Day the Lord will be ONE, His Name will be One” by positing that without cohersion, mankind has accepted the concept of the One G-d Religion! Brilliant! No more strife amongst men that “My G-d is Better than Your G-d!”
So much for the solution to religious strife.
Shlomo then posits solutions to helping entrepreneurs through a lottery system of funding, solutions to education, the prison system and the rehabilitation of criminals, and other challenges facing present day society.
Characters in the book are descendants of Historical figures, including the progeny of Hitler, Kissinger, Mao, etc. — those who are the progeny of evil doers are restricted to a colony in Africa called Arisha, and have to devote their lives to the study of their ancestors, their wrong-doings, and admit remorse for the evil they have wrought, and ultimately have to pass a test in order to get to see the rest of the world. This is a totally new way of looking at things as they are and have been in the world, and how we can avoid repeating history.
In these grim times, the book is refreshing, presents interesting solutions and a light at the end of the tunnel — demonstrating that there is hope for a better future after all. I wonder if applying his solutions can help usher in the Messianic Age. Without going into details to give away the solutions, Shlomo presents a solution to the current Middle East strife particularly with the Muslims and their hatred for Jews. Read the book to find out how this can be brought about without bloodshed!
I read the book in 3 days and could not put it down!
Thank you, Gail. I am glad you enjoyed the book.
Miami and South Florida friends, please join me on Wednesday, August 20 at 8 p.m. Eastern when I’ll be hosting a book signing event at Books & Books in Coral Gables. I am looking forward to sharing my ideas on God, reincarnation, the afterlife and how to bring Salvation to earth with a new audience. You can purchase a signed paperback and have a photo taken with me if you like. Of course, if you prefer an ebook, you can click here to order. Either way, I hope to see you at Books & Books, located at 265 Aragon Ave in Coral Gables at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, August 20.
I enjoyed having the opportunity to speak to everyone who came out to Tropical Acres to support Steps To Salvation last Saturday night. Here’s the first of two videos taken by Boris Balaban. In this one, I talk about my motorcycle accident, near death experience, the evolution of my novel and what all of us must do to bring Salvation to earth.
In this video, I answer questions from my audience about Steps To Salvation. Among other things, we talk about how there really are no “accidents” in life and the fact there there is a God. I also appreciate the plug from Gail Tenzer, who read the book.
The book signing event at Tropical Acres last Saturday night was a success. I am very thankful to Francie and Jack from Tropical Acres for doing a fantastic job, and to everyone who came out to support the book. I’ll have a video soon of my remarks to the audience but in the meantime, here are some photos.
I enjoyed talking to Daria and the Writestream Radio listeners about my book and ideas. Because we had a full two hours, we were able to delve into more detail about things like the Citizens Lottery System and the danger of centralized banking — plus my experience with The Council while I was on the other side. Check it out by clicking below.