Welcome to the show!!! It's Friday and Brian & Ellen J have a great show lined up for you...first up, we welcome into the studio, attorney/author, John T Long into the studio; he will be joining us to talk about his book, "The Book of John: (Not The One In The Bible)" John is a licensed practicing attorney, counselor and personal life coach who has helped thousands of people. He was born in Birmingham, Alabama and has a B.A. in American Studies (a self-study concentrating in History, English and Sociology.) from the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa.
I just finished your book last night! Holy crap is it ever good! I laughed, cried and said "OMG" alot! Your book is an amazing testament of how "Everything Happens For a Reason"... Its quite mind-blowing when you sit back and think of how the Universe works in ways that we can't even begin to imagine!
My father's death was my catalyst for my huge life change. It is the event in my life that almost killed me, yet his death is what started me on my journey which eventually led us to being in Sedona and doing the fire ceremony. I actually got the fire ceremony idea after I wrote God a letter about my dad and the pain I was in with losing him, I asked Him to remove the pain... And He did!
I've been sitting here with tears running down my face after reading that the fire ceremony is what helped you finish the book!
Spirit works in the most magnificent ways... For me, it always goes back to my dad. This is why we have to Bless The Bullshit.... It's fertilizer for your dreams!
Amazing book written by an amazing soul!!-Patricia Mona
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Patricia's Book of The Month
Written By: John T. Long
I am thrilled to recommend this months Great Read to you! I have had the pleasure of teaching John T. Long at one of my International Psychic Retreats last year in Sedona Az and I know that you will love his wit and wisdom as much as I do! Spending the week in one of the most magical places in the world, John was able to have a BIG sign from Spirit that the "Big guy" upstairs was listening...He speaks about his retreat experience in his new book "The Book Of John (Not The One In The Bible).
This book is Addictive!!! May 31, 2019
Honest! Raw! Gripping! Wonderful book from a very talented author. It was a page turner from the beginning. Very well paced and incredibly inspiring! I hope he writes more books in the future. He’s my new favorite author!!!!
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A spiritual journey to truth - great read. May 29, 2019
The Book of John instantly raised my vibration. What a wonderful read. This book totally resonates with my spiritual path and John and I share many of the same truths. From the moment you pick the book up-you are hooked. John's life has been an exciting adventure from one spiritual quest to the next! It was an awesome read!
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Addiction to sobriety!!!! Amazing!!! May 29, 2019
I just want to say how much I relate to this book and how true his descriptions of his life in addiction are. This book really shared experience strength and hope. I have had the hardest time putting it down. It keeps me wanting to keep reading. It is awesome!!!
Remarkable Story May 24, 2019
A truly remarkable story, the Good News is it isn’t over yet. Thanks for sharing John, keep coming back!!
July 24, 2019
Format: Kindle Edition
This book made me laugh, cry and say "OMG" about a thousand times!
John Long has a brilliant way of keeping the reader on the edge of their seat with his daring and sometimes ruthless ways of his past. Written with raw truth and complete transparency, John teaches the reader that life is simultaneously a series of choices and chances that constantly intersect, leading us to our greatest potential if we can move past our pain and learn from our circumstances.
I know that this is a book about addiction, however I don't drink nor do I have substance abuse issues. I mention this because I believe that ANYONE can relate and learn from this authors experience.-Amazon.ca
May 13 ·
This is an amazing story of life, love, and the pursuit of wisdom. I laughed out loud a lot, but I also learned deep lessons about living life to the fullest. John Long’s life story is a page turner that moves from the depths of despair to the heights of enlightenment.
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May 13 ·
I like this guy! He offered me help when I was to proud to ask!! And That Is Real!!
June 9 ·
Awesome read! A real page turner....hard to put down
Please introduce yourself and your book(s)!
My name is John T. Long and my Book is The Book of John (Not the one in the Bible).
What is/are the real-life story(ies) behind your book(s)?
This book is my autobiography, growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, dealing with life, sex, drugs and rock & roll in the seventies and eighties.
What inspires/inspired your creativity?
All my teachers and professors growing up always told me I was a good writer. I also wanted to help people by writing the book.
How do you deal with creative block?
Put it down and forget about it. I did this with the current book for four years. However, I was taking notes the entire time and when I went back I incorporated the notes in the story weaving spiritual experiences with dialogue.
What are the biggest mistakes you can make in a book?
Not having it edited. Mine was edited twice and I spent thirty hours on each edit corrections.
Do you have tips on choosing titles and covers?
Those are two of the most important factors in a book. The title was literally given to me by a ghost writer that I added to it. The cover is important, also, because you want to grab the readers attention to pick it up.
How do bad reviews and negative feedback affect you and how do you deal with them?
There are gonna be people that don’t relate to your book, always. A bad review is better than no review and could turn out to pique someones interest, like one of my recent reviews.
How has your creation process improved over time?
I am a better writer overall on everything I do. I catch errors not only in my writing, but others as well!
What were the best, worst and most surprising things you encountered during the entire process of completing your book(s)?
I learned a lot about myself during this whole process. The worst is that is very tedious and time consuming. The most surprising was and is the excellent reviews I have been getting!
Do you tend towards personal satisfaction or aim to serve your readers? Do you balance the two and how?
My aim is to help my readers not only understand addiction and alcoholism, but also to improve their lives overall by using the techniques and modalities in my book.
What role do emotions play in creativity?
I think they play a large part as I tried to convey how I was feeling and thinking during highly emotional scenes. I poured my heart and soul out into this book and I think my readers can feel it.
Do you have any creativity tricks?
Be still, meditate and pray. Get out of your mind into your heart and the universe will respond, ask and you will receive.
What are your plans for future books?
This book was published on May 8, 2019 and my current plans are to sell this one. It took me eight years to write, so I’m in no hurry to start another one.
Tell us some quirky facts about yourself
I have no quirks, it’s all normal to me…
Normal is just a setting on the washing machine.
You’ll just have to read the book!