Martinez, CA, December 22, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Claire Morris-Dobie, owner of Claireifications and author of "Dear God, Got A Minute" is offering a rebate to anyone who purchases her book in paperback version -- before January 15, 2014. After interviewing more than 200 people across the country, results show that religion injected into campaigns next year will put candidates on the wrong side of history. Claire self-published the book to demonstrate what real people think as opposed to results from organized corporate polls.
The book is a collection of thoughts about God from people who love Him and others who express despair and even disdain. "I wrote this book from the heart based on people I know who are true believers, undecided, agnostics and atheists," says Claire. "They all had different ideas and concepts about God and I felt every viewpoint deserved an accounting of their opinions and reasoning."
The individual stories are from people who have pondered and wondered about God and religion and different aspects of life that concern them—money, love, politics, morals, temptation, work, life purpose, money and more. The storytellers are fictional characters based on real people who write about their God, and how and why they interact with Him.
Magda worries that God will not forgive her for helping her friend get an abortion. Percy doesn't understand how anyone can dispute the Good Book and prays that ultimately everyone will understand the value of the Bible. Greg lost all faith when his young wife died from cancer. Ari, a gay man, argues that Jesus said little if nothing about homosexuality and the Biblical interpretations of homosexuality are archaic. Vanessa is fed up with the restrictions of organized religion and its hypocrisy. Fifteen different people, of various ages, faiths and political views, express their opinions, thoughts and feelings about the way their lives are shaped by God as they know Him or Her.
Most believe in God in some form, although there are some who seldom if ever think about God. They might say a short prayer when the usual stressors of life start ripping at them like a circle of jackhammers--making life like an incurable headache.
"For a majority of Americans--especially the poor and dwindling middle class," says Claire, "perhaps it’s easier and less painful to just ignore the drilling or wear earplugs and hope the headache will go away."
Claire has written more then 200 newspaper and magazine articles over thirty-plus years. She was first published in "Seventeen Magazine" and was a TV news anchor and reporter in Philadelphia, San Francisco and Sacramento. She was also a business columnist for The Garden Island newspaper on Kauai, HI where she lived for 17 years. She has worked in public relations management for industries such as health, financial services, hospitality, real estate, technology, and B2B services.
"This is not a book about how you should live your life," says Claire, "but it does offer opinions of those who think they know the answer to that conundrum. Most of the 'factional' characters in this book confide in God even though some of them are not sure there is such an entity."
The book is currently listed on amazon.com for $5.43 in paperback. After you make your purchase, all you have to do is post it on Facebook (Amazon offers this option after you have completed your purchase) or e-mail Claire any proof of purchase (such as a screen shot) along with an address and she will promptly send you a check for $1.10. You may also mail your proof of purchase to Claire at PO Box 1805, Martinez, CA, 94553. Be sure to include your name and mailing address in the e-mail or snail mail.
The wireless download of the book is only $1.00 and all net proceeds will go to UNICEF. When you order seven copies of "Dear God, Got A Minute" in paperback, or a total of $38.01, (Amazon offers free shipping on orders of $35 or more) Claire will send you a check for $8. That’s more than a 20 percent rebate.
If you have questions or comments, e-mail Claire at firstname.lastname@example.org