Saturday, 20 October 2007

Jesus Taught It Too: Philip F Harris

Jesus Taught it Too: The Early Roots of the Law of Attraction by Philip F Harris
Published Avatar Publications
Metaphysics/Spiritual Growth
ISBN 978097096960
Price £7.19

What is your book about? JESUS TAUGHT IT, TOO: THE EARLY ROOTS OF THE LAW OF ATTRACTION shows that not only is the Law of Attraction over 2,000 years old but that it was actually taught by Jesus. Looking at the many quotes in the Bible, you can find that Jesus actually made many comments on this issue and actually put forth a formula for its use. The book shows these quotes and the hidden meaning behind them. It also has chapters on effective visualization, the power of gratitude and my exclusive interview with John Demartini of the book and movie, The Secret, fame.

Why did you write the book? Organized religions have tried to suppress topics like the Law of Attraction even though they themselves, have used such laws. The book was written to help fulfil the prophecy that says “all that is hidden will be revealed.” It is further meant to show that spirituality and not religious dogma is at the heart of the teachings of the great Masters.
Where did you get your inspiration from? Inspiration always comes from the spirit, that small voice, within.

How does your book differ from others that are similar? To my knowledge, few if any authors on religious thought have taken the time to see what those like Jesus had to say on many current issues. Many take quotes out of context to prove dogmatic points. What I did is to see what Jesus had to say as a ‘stream of thought’ on the subject by putting all that he had to say in one place.

Why did you choose POD? The book is from a POD publisher but it is not self published. It has been released by a small press called Avatar Publication based in Canada. However, they distribute to the US, the UK (through Gardners) and South Africa.
What do you see as the advantages and disadvantages of this method? The biggest advantage of POD is that small presses can take more risks in publishing new titles. They do not have to warehouse thousands of titles and costs are kept very low. To those that self-publish, this is obviously the same advantage.

How did you market your book? Avenues such as blogs like yours are one way to market. I also maintain my own blog, ALL THING THAT MATTER, have a web site, promote through author groups like NothingBinding, issue press releases, write articles for places like the American Chronicle, Ezines and I am listed as a spiritual expert on that includes the likes of Oprah, Dr. Phil and well known spiritual authors.

What was the biggest challenge you had to overcome? From a marketing perspective it is the amount of time it takes to ‘be out there’ that is a challenge. My wife calls herself a book widow.

What would you say to others considering POD? Even bestselling authors are starting to go this route to publish their works. You keep control of the material and even small presses that use POD are easier to deal wuth because changes in the books are easier to make.

Where can I get a copy of your book? This book can be ordered from and people can go to my web site, for more links. Alternatively it is available to order from any good shop in the UK or other territories listed above by quoting the ISBN.

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