The Amateur Parent: A Book on Life, Death, War, and Peace, and Everything Else in the Universe!

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As the title says, "a book on life, death, war, and peace, and everything else in the universe!"

A profoundly inspirational book that explores and celebrates all the great issues of our time and our lives through the everyday experiences of . . . an Amateur Parent (aren't we all?).

This collection of two or so page vignettes weave together a tapestry that readers have called, "Moving!" "Magical" and "A rare book of truth."

This book was the product of an angelic experience it's author Bill Douglas had, reinforced by a miraculous message from his mother who'd passed away years before. However, as ethereal as it's inspiration was, the tales told in it's pages are folksy, down to earth, and yet at the same time expansive and profound.

Both hysterical and heart breaking, the common thread of all the adventures of amateur parenthood within it's pages, is compassion. You will discover that you are not alone in the self doubts and issues you confront in parenthood and life. And you will shed some tears and share some laughs with the entire human race, as this book's universal message helps you feel a part of a greater whole of the amateur human beings that inhabit this beautiful world.

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Bill Douglas' first book was described as "Visionary!" by top experts in the field. However, as Bill contends in this his newest book, The Amateur Parent, there are no top experts in parenthood, it's "on the job training all the way."

Bill's acclaimed writing career began with a miracle. An angel visited Amateur Parent author, Bill Douglas, one magical night and he never saw the world the same again. He began writing down his insights into life, but became discouraged and doubtful about his writing, until another miracle occurred. Bill's mother who'd passed away years before returned to encourage him to continue writing, saying, "people will find comfort and truth in it."

Bill sees in the ordinary events of life the "infinite" and the "eternal." His ability to lift your soul and tickle your funny bone, while stretching your heart to the point of breaking, is like a roller coaster of the spirit.

Through Bill's insights you'll find yourself noticing the miraculous in the mundane, the cosmic in the comic, and "the essential truth of everything and everyone."

Bill's work is world acclaimed for his ability to take great and profound concepts and make them simple, tangible and fun. His first book, The Complete Idiot's Guide to T'ai Chi & Qigong, has been #1 since it's release, and described as "Visionary!" by top experts in the field. Bill is the presenter in the world acclaimed video/DVD program, "Anthology of T'ai Chi & Qigong: The Prescription for the Future" (also available on Amazon.com).

Bill writes columns and opinion editorials on a whole host of issues from natural health, to social issues, to environment, and spirituality, and has been published worldwide, as well as interviewed in The New York Times, and The South China Morning Post.

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". . . the wisdom and simplicity of "The Amateur Parent" may profoundly enrich your life's journey." -- Christian*New Age Quarterly, February 1, 2002

. . . the wisdom and simplicity of The Amateur Parent may profoundly enrich your life's journey . . . -- New*Age Christian Quarterly

Deeply introspective, soul-stirring, original visionary wisdom anyone will enjoy. A work of profound wisdom . . . -- Lightword Publishing Reviews, Winter 2002

I wasn't able to put it down -- each turn of the page unfolded a mystery . . . -- Jennifer Hollowell - J.M.H. Reviews

The Amateur Parent's about wisdom, courage, & beauty . . . If you only read one more book, make it the Amateur Parent. -- Metaphysical Reviews, Sept. 2002

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