Tuesday, December 20, 2011
In Praise of You Are God's Best Idea! and the author: Douglas Holzmeier (Daniels)
“Douglas Holzmeier (Daniels) is the real thing. This man has a big generous soul and a way with words that can call you into your best life. There are so many books on this topic. But it’s a joy when you find one by someone who has the gift of fresh writing - who offers trays and trays of bite-sized wisdom that can change your mood, your day, and your life.”
Tama J. Kieves, bestselling author of This Time I Dance! Creating the Work you Love (Tarcher/Penguin)and also Inspired and Unstoppable: Wildly Succeeding in your Life’s Work! (Tarcher/Penguin) www.TamaKieves.com
In You Are God’s Best Idea!, Douglas E. Holzmeier does an amazing job of helping us understand that life is essentially a spiritual experience whether we are aware of it or not. We could not be any more “spiritual” if we tried because life is a sacred continuum. There is no area of our lives that is any more, or less, spiritual than another - spirituality is the conscious mindful practice of the awareness of God’s presence in every holy instant. This book is a call to awakening - to help you remember to remember that on the day you were born God had a “One-derful” idea; a desire to know Itself and express Itself in an entirely new and unique way - and that idea was you.
~ Dennis Merritt Jones, Author of The Art of Being - 101Ways to Practice Purpose in Your Life www.DennisMerrittJones.com
I just purchased your book yesterday and I started reading it right away. I was only about 20 pages into it, and I didn't want to put it down, it is FABULOUS. You are so right on with principle, and I love it. What a great book. So easy to read and so well written, what a fantastic writer you are. I am so happy for you, and for me to read such a wonderful book. Kudos to you my dear, you are definitely God's Best Idea. I see a wonderful career ahead of you, as a writer, minister and speaker known nationally and internationally.
Licensed Practitioner of Healing
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best books I've read this year..., September 5, 2011
You Are God's Best Idea is not your typical `if life gives you lemons, make lemonade' motivational book. Doug writes from his heart with very heartwarming stories from his life that allows you to look inside your life and see that you can do or be whatever you want to be...you are loved and you are never alone. Doug's epigrams are awesome...some obvious and some make you think, but all lead you on the path of understanding that You Are God's Best Idea! Do yourself a favor and read this book. I have not only read it myself, but have given it as gifts on many occasions.
Sharon Hanson Hawkins Chillicothe, Ohio
5.0 out of 5 stars You are God's Best Idea!, September 11, 2011
This book is so refreshing and inspiring I could not stop turning the pages. Doug uses his life experiences to give the reader a mountain of food for thought and empowerment for positive change. Thank-you Doug for helping me get back on track to fully live my life.
Wes Eckhardt, Tri Cities, Washington
“Delightful, poignant, and filled with witty life experiences, it was a great experience to read this authentic message from the heart. Douglas Holzmeier’s wonderful book, You Are God's Best Idea! Divine Acceptations and Living the Undeniable Life, speaks to that undeniable something in all of us. The voice of the Divine works in, through and as Doug as he shares his truth.”
Rev. Sandy Smith
Pastor at The Center for Spiritual Living/Kennewick, Washington
Douglas E. Holzmeier aka Doug Daniels...I have to thank you for causing a sweet stir in the office this morning. Think 9 to 5. The movie with Dolly, Lily and Jane. That's my world. My staff gathered around to watch me open the book YOU ARE GOD'S BEST IDEA!! Then, I open the page and saw the heart you drew around the words. Did you feel the collective, "Awwww" resounding from Chevy Chase, Maryland? Betty and Ade...I want to thank you too. I would not have been blessed to hear Doug's powerful message if it had not been for my family at Life Conversations Radio. I have work to do, but wanted to express my gratitude. Do you hear the music? "Working 9 to 5 what a way to make a living!" We also learned something new today. We ARE God's Best Idea. Well, it's not new to me, but it is new for the folks who witnessed my gift. Thank you to all of you!!
Peace and Love, Celeste Morgan
This book is life changing. From the very beginning of the book, you're given small pieces of tremendous spiritual importance in short chapters. If you have ADD as I do, this book is written in a way that you will actually be able to read it cover to cover! The change it causes is immediate, and profound. You don't have to try to remember anything. You just do, and it builds a foundation. You will witness yourself, for the first time, actually seeing and understanding what is not in your best interest and holding you back. I must have over a hundred or so self help books, cd's and dvd's. This is one of the very few that are worth their weight in gold. This is THE book of alchemical transformation, which you will experience. Everyone I know will be getting one of these for the holidays. I couldn't think of ANYTHING else that would make a more meaningful gift.
Thank you, Doug!
~Annette Taylor Rossmore, Detroit, Michigan