Spiritual Steps Book Endorsements

Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success by Dr. Linda Seger has received endorsements and testimonials from the following authors, producers and educators:

“…While Linda Seger’s writing is unreservedly contemporary, her reliance on Biblical teaching is evident throughout. What is so refreshing is that there is never a hint of any slipshod, packaged, or superficial answers. She is always prepared to stand up to the demands and sometimes tragedies of everyday existence.” – Dr. D. Gareth Jones, Professor, University of Otago, New Zealand

“It was very easy to read and I want to re-read – lots of great insights into discerning how it is so easy to confuse what we want with what God wants, and to mistake that as God not listening to our prayers. For me, one of the great values of the book is the emphasis and exploration of integrity in our professional lives – everyone talks about excellence and commercial instincts, no one talks about the marks of integrity, and how to put a grid up to measure your progress with a Biblical worldview. Too many people don’t know how to define success or what they want out of life. Thank you for the milestones you have pointed out, no matter where you are in the journey, for determining our progress and our orientation to true north.”Ralph Winter, Producer of  STAR TREK and X-MEN films

 “Linda Seger has more than twenty years experience working in the top echelons of the Hollywood film industry. Her insights and wisdom have helped propel an entire generation of screenwriters and producers to a higher level of quality. In her latest book, Seger offers a unique assessment of what it means to be successful without compromising faith. The pitfalls, the hazards, the essential questions that each of us need to answer – all are covered in a smooth and easy-to-read fashion. Highly recommended.”Davis Bunn, Best selling author

“Sometimes the best personal therapy is to boost your energy and clarity by reading a few chapters of a highly-inspiring book. Dr. Linda Seger’s excellent and easy-to-read SPIRITUAL STEPS ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS is insightful, profound, and very practical. It will help a lot of good souls to do great things in the world while staying balanced in their personal lives.”Leonard Felder, PhD, Author of Fitting In Is Overrated: The Survival Guide for Anyone Who Has Ever Felt Like an Outsider

“Some of the best spiritual writing since C.S. Lewis. This book is essential reading for young graduates as they meet the challenges of responding to the dual challenges of their professional and spiritual lives. The book contains fascinating interviews from seasoned professionals who have travelled the career path and have profound spiritual wisdom to share, as does Linda herself. I shall insist that all my film and television graduates read it. My only regret is that such a book did not exist when I started out on my own career in the media; had I read it I might have avoided some of the spiritual pitfalls.”Andrew Quicke, Professor of Cinema-Television, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA

“Linda’s book confirms the truth of my favorite quote by Miles Davis, who said, ‘It takes a long time to learn how to play like yourself.’ Giving profound insights, this book wisely outlines the spiritual steps every artist, entrepreneur, or desperate housewife must take to find our own voice or calling, in order to fulfill our life’s purpose and become who God created us to be – which is the road to success!”James Covell, Composer & Author

“Ordinarily I am not interested in the all too common books on success (‘how to win friends and make lots of money’), but ‘Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success’ is profoundly different. Dr. Seger explores this topic from a spiritual perspective that is both deeply Christian and refreshingly universal. Trained in theology as well as in theater, she is at home in the world of Hollywood as well as in a broad range of religious communities, from the born-again conservative Christian to the pacifist progressive Quaker. She examines both the opportunities and the pitfalls of success, and gives useful advice on how to stay ‘centered’ in the face of hard choices and career challenges. Weaving in her own life experiences along with those of many others from different fields, she has produced an engaging and at times inspiring book. I highly recommend it for anyone setting out on a new career, or contemplating a career change.”Dr. Anthony Manousos, Quaker author and editor of EarthLight: Spiritual Wisdom for an Ecological Age and Compassionate Listening and Other Writings by Gene Knudsen Hoffman, Quaker Peacemaker and Mystic

“Brilliant, evocative; easy to read, and very inspiring.”Dr. Douglas E. Millham, President, Discover the World, Inc.

“My bookshelves are lined with theological treatises that lack any sense of spirit and spiritual guidebooks that avoid theology like a plague. ‘Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success’ is a warm, thoughtful and accessible new book that takes theological reflection seriously as a resource for the journey of life.”Bill McKinney, President, Pacific School of Religion

“Exceptionally well written, organized and presented, ‘Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success: Gaining the Goal Without Losing Your Soul’ by Linda Seger (who holds doctorates in both Drama and Theology) is an impressive compilation of practical and inspiring ‘real world’ advice on such diverse issues as handling risk, coping with praise and/or blame, confronting evil in daily life, dealing with competition, what constitutes a truly spiritual path in life, and a great deal more. A compelling read from first page to last, “Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success” is very highly recommended for both community and academic library Self-Help/Self-Improvement instructional reference collections. For personal reading lists it should be noted that ‘Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success’ is also available in a Kindle edition. —James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review

“Linda’s book SPIRITUAL STEPS ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS is a real inspiration. I think the book really helps you look at your life in a positive way. She helps you count your blessings and look at each new day as a gift to do with what you choose. No matter what gifts God has given you… It is up TO YOU to make use of them. Life would be pretty bland if we had all been given the same gifts!?! Thank you Linda for helping us see that and make the most of our time here on earth! Take care my friend!”Joni Harms, Country-Western Singer

“In my quest for spiritual growth, understanding, and awareness, I have explored the teachings of multiple religions of the world. I have found that they all have a similar and comparative underpinning as their respective basis. Unanimously, they proclaim personal integrity that includes universal respect for all creation. This is where Dr. Seger begins her great insights in her milestone book Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success. From this basis, she shows the reader how to build the stairway to individual success that also serves the larger construct of society without compromising personal integrity. After all, as Dr. Seger quotes Mark 8:36: “What good is it for a (hu)man to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?”

Joel Goldsmith (The Infinite Way) profoundly stated that the spiritual life is the practical life. Dr. Seger, in her magnificent work, gives the reader an exact map of how to achieve professional success while maintaining personal ethical principles. Her insightful approach offers a foundation that anyone of faith can embrace. She reminds the reader that inner purpose supersedes any other-directed temptation to appease a temporal and whimsical world, nor is the latter necessary for success.Dr. Seger’s Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success is the fast track to the realization of one’s goals. I heartily recommend it to anyone regardless of one’s religious beliefs. Its wisdom applies to everyone.” —John Rainey

“Hello Linda. Yes, I was the one who wrote the review on Goodreads. I cannot tell you what a profound impact that book had on me. It was handpicked for me, I believe, by God. And thank you for writing it. Since reading it I have been so much more confident in moving forward in my career. I have had two book contracts this year, and, I don’t believe I would have done so without the work God did in me through your book. Ironically, I got an email from Tony Collins today (who commissioned my latest book, The Jazz Files) to say he is stepping down. It was his name in the acknowledgements of your book that drew me to it in the first place. Amazing to see God working behind the scenes like that. Thanks for getting in touch.” –Fiona Veitch Smith, author of the Young David Books & Poppy Denby Investigates