What would be a most effective book title?

libraryAs an author I know that the title (and topic) of a book will often determine its sales potential. On pondering this issue I have come to the conclusion that such a successful title would read:

Become beautiful, slim, healthy, rich and popular overnight—guaranteed!

The problem is, I cannot write such a book. It leads to a dead end (literally, at the time of death).

Rather than pushing terrestrial (and self-centered) success I have concentrated on spiritual topics in which balloon-popping (humility), introspection and taking a seat behind the Creator is called for. In other words, I am attempting to help people become eternal heavenly angels.

This strategy seems to ignore the fact that as long as people live in the physical world they will see success and failure in purely terrestrial terms (even if you are only on the earth for 70 or 80 years).

But I am counting on worldly success as failing to bring deep happiness to the people who obtain it (and have to protect it) or those who constantly seek it.

The wait will be long. But when people are ready and realize they have an inner reality, my books will be waiting for them!


About thegodguy

EDWARD F. SYLVIA, M.T.S. Philosopher/Theologian Edward F. Sylvia attended the School of Visual Arts in New York and received his Master of Theological Studies at the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley, CA and a Certificate of Swedenborgian Studies from the Swedenborgian House of Studies. He is a member of the Center for Theology and the Natural Sciences (C.T.N.S.) and the Swedenborg Scientific Association (S.S.A.). Award-winning author of "Sermon From the Compost Pile: Seven Steps Toward Creating An Inner Garden" and "Proving God," which fulfills a continuing vision that God’s fingerprints of love can be found everywhere in the manifest universe. His most recent book, "Swedenborg & Gurdjieff: The Missing Links" is an edgy collection of anti-intuitive essays for personal transformation that challenges and inspires. He has been a student of the ideas of both Emanuel Swedenborg and George I. Gurdjieff for over thirty years. Read more about TheGodGuy, his books and his ideas at http://www.staircasepress.com
This entry was posted in god, Inner growth, Life after death, psychology, publishing, Reality, religion, spirituality, unity and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s