“Through God’s Eyes” Wins First Place at the San DIego Book Awards

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Accepting the award onstage at the San Diego Book Awards (photo by Ronnie Fearon)

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Tonight at the annual San Diego Book Awards event, my book, Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, won first place in the “Spiritual and Inspirational” category.

It was a fun evening. There were a couple hundred people in the auditorium and the format was like the Oscars. For each category, three finalists were announced and then the winner. Winners walked up onstage to collect their award and say a few words.



Here was my acceptance speech:

Through God’s Eyes is a comprehensive guide to living a spiritual life. I didn’t choose to write this book, it chose me. I’m sure many of the other writers here tonight can relate. Every minute I spent working on this book was a joy. You know you’re doing what you love to do and what you should be doing when even the drudgery part is a joy. It’s a joy to get this book out into the world and try to help people find more peace and purpose. Thank you for this honor.


It was also nice to meet other people who are involved in the San Diego writing community. All in all, it was a wonderful evening!

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Here is a two-minute video introduction to Through God’s Eyes.






Like to learn more about Through God’s Eyes? Here is a free 44-page PDF sampler from the book that includes:

• an overview of the book
• the complete table of contents
• the Foreword by Caroline Myss
• my Introduction
• chapter excerpts
• a sample end-of-chapter story
• endorsements from authors and thought leaders

Just click on the link below to download your free PDF sampler!
THROUGH GOD’S EYES PDF SAMPLER





ORDER YOUR COPY OF THROUGH GOD’S EYES

Click here to order your copy of Through God’s Eyes from GodsEyesAmazon.com.

Click here to order the eBook.

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HERE ARE MY POSTS RELATED TO THROUGH GOD’S EYES

AN OVERVIEW

ORDER THE eBOOK

MY RADIO INTERVIEWS

FOREWORD BY CAROLINE MYSS

ABOUT THE TITLE

THE INTRODUCTION FROM THE BOOK

CHAPTER EXCERPTS

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ENDORSEMENTS FROM AUTHORS AND THOUGHT LEADERS

READER TESTIMONIALS

BIOS OF PEOPLE QUOTED IN THE BOOK

SOURCES OF QUOTES USED IN THE BOOK

THROUGH GOD’S EYES WINS FIRST PLACE AT THE SAN DIEGO BOOK AWARDS


POSTS FEATURING MY BOOK READINGS

VIDEO OF MY BOOK READINGS

MY FIRST BOOK READING FOR “THROUGH GOD’S EYES”

A WONDERFUL NIGHT AT KATHRYN HARWIG’S INTUITIVE FORUM

“THROUGH GOD’S EYES”—NANCY’S PLACE






ABOUT PHIL BOLSTA

Through God’s Eyes: Finding Peace and Purpose in a Troubled World, is a road map for living a more peaceful, beautiful life. It’s the one book that explains how dozens of spiritual principles interact, how to weave them together into a cohesive worldview, and how to practically apply this spiritual wisdom to daily life.

Who will benefit from reading Through God’s Eyes?
Anyone who is on a spiritual path, or wants to be.
Anyone who loves life, or wants to learn how to.
Anyone who is happy, or wants to be happier.

Click here to order your copy of Through God’s Eyes from GodsEyesAmazon.com.
For an inscribed copy, click here to e-mail Phil for information.

Click on the link below to download a FREE 28-page chapter!
SEE EVERY MOMENT AS A GIFT

Click here to visit the Through God’s Eyes website.

Click here to ask Phil to add you to his e-mail list for updates on his blog and books.


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Phil’s eBook, The Logic of Living a Spiritual Life: Supporting a Life of Faith Through Logic and Reason, is now available for 99 cents.

Order it at GodIsLogical.com.

In this eBook, you’ll find answers to questions like:
• What is the cornerstone of a spiritual life, and why?
• What is the secret to liberating yourself from other people’s judgments and expectations?
• How do you reconcile the “free will vs. Divine Will” conundrum?
• Why is there an exception to “Everything happens for a reason”?


Those who worship logic instead of God are only half right. Not only is it logical to believe in God and to live a faith-based life, the existence of a loving, benevolent God that governs all creation is perhaps the only systematic worldview that explains every aspect of life.



Schedule a Mastery Mentoring phone session with Phil to learn how to apply principles of spiritual living more effortlessly and effectively. Priced affordably! Click here to e-mail Phil for details.



SiSe_fullcover_final.inddPhil is also the author of Sixty Seconds: One Moment Changes Everything, a collection of 45 inspiring, life-changing stories from prominent authors and thought leaders he interviewed. The roster of storytellers includes Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, Caroline Myss, Larry Dossey, Rachel Naomi Remen, Bernie Siegel, Dean Ornish, and Christiane Northrup. Sixty Seconds has been translated into four languages: Italian, German, Spanish, and Portuguese. Reading this book is like spending a few minutes face to face with each of the contributors and listening to their personal stories.

Click here to order Sixty Seconds.

Click here to read unsolicited testimonials from readers.

Learn more by visiting the official Sixty Seconds website.

Here is a three-minute video introduction to Sixty Seconds.





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12 Responses to ““Through God’s Eyes” Wins First Place at the San DIego Book Awards”

  1. Kim Says:

    Congrats Phil! A well-deserved award!

  2. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Thanks so much, Kim!

  3. Judy Says:

    Congratulations!

  4. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Thank you, Judy!

  5. Rhonda Says:

    So HAPPY for you! “Through God’s Eyes” sits proudly on our coffee-table. It’s too good to be put on the shelf with the others. ;)

  6. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Can’t tell you how much I appreciate that, Rhonda. Thank you!

  7. Rachel Says:

    This is awesome! Huge congrats. =)

  8. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Thank you so much, Rachel!

  9. Heidi Says:

    Congratulations!

  10. Phil Bolsta Says:

    Thank you, Heidi!

  11. David Says:

    In your book, you state, “If you believe that God is not present within you, you go through life disconnected from the very essence that sustains you.” Do you believe then that Nathaniel Branden, an atheist, has gone through life “disconnected from the very essence that sustains him”? I don’t mean merely in periods of self-alienation that Branden has reported, but also the periods when he believed he was well-integrated and happy with what he was doing to further his ideas and promote psychological well-being.

  12. Phil Bolsta Says:

    You’re right, David. That statement in my book was too broad. What I meant by “disconnected” was “not consciously connected to,” which is not the same thing. So I’m revising the sentence in the book to read, “If you believe that God is not present within you, you are distancing yourself from the very essence that sustains you.” It’s a subtle revision but an important one. Thanks for pointing it out.

    As for atheists who are happy, well adjusted and at the height of their powers, yes, they essentially are in harmony with whatever they define as the life force that flows through them. In their best moments, it becomes easy not to believe in or even think about God. The challenge comes in the bleak periods of self-alienation and despondency. Those who think they’re on their own in an unfriendly, unforgiving universe can all too easily lose hope that they will ever find their way out of the darkness that surrounds them.

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