Book Reviews and Quotes:
Why Are We Here?
The scientific answer to this age old question
(that you don't need to be a scientist to understand)
"This is a very important book that is greatly needed at this time. I agree that the Bible should be the ultimate resource for life and living and that the world could greatly benefit from being logically and scientifically shown that this is true."
Mark Victor Hansen, Co-author, New York Times #1 Best-Selling "Chicken Soup For The Soul" series
"Why Are We Here? is the scientific answer to an age-old question and readers don't need to be a scientist or philosopher to understand. It was written with the intent of investigating what could be scientifically concluded about theology and its related fields. Why Are We Here? is engaging reading and a highly recommended addition to any philosophy and theological reading list surveying the general questions related to the meaning of life."
James A. Cox, Internet Bookwatch
"Dennis Marcellino has the answer. Actually, with an education that ranges from science and engineering to theology and psychology, Marcellino has many answers. But in his new book, Why Are We Here?, he chooses to answer the one question that has puzzled intellectuals for centuries."
Laura Gunderson, Clackamas Review
"Dennis Marcellino is clearly an authority on the scientific evidence that proves that God exists... a prerequisite to knowing WHY WE ARE HERE! And unlike others who give proofs, which are often difficult-to-grasp, micro-science proofs, his are simple and easy to understand. (Not having this information is like) getting on a horse and riding in all directions. If you want to settle the questions that when answered will bring true peace of mind and abundance, then I highly recommend you tune out the rest of the world and tune into what this fascinating expert has to share. "
Randy Gilbert, Bestselling author of "Success Bound"
A Book for Everyone, October 13, 2004
"Why are We Here?" is a book for everyone. Have you ever wondered what Christians actually believe? Now, you can find out without having to ask anyone. Dennis Marcellino has written a well organized account of why we are here. Marcellino, who has a wide range of education, has written an organized account with out being overly scientific or overly pushy with his personal beliefs. Interestingly enough, it is his musical abilities that you would most likely know him for, having belonged to the Tokens who had the hit, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." I highly recommend "WHY WE ARE HERE?" to Christians and "Non-Christians" alike will gain information here. Christians will have an organized account of what they believe and why. Others will have an account of what Christians believe and why.
Deven Vasko of Betsie's Literary Page @ http://betsie.tripod.com/literary/
"You get an awful lot of research, thought, work and wisdom condensed into this one book. It's not a sloppy nor sentimental work but a rigorous and joyous proof... All this for $14.50...that's hard to beat!"
Dave Kirby, Book Bit, WTBF-FM, Troy, Alabama
"I highly recommend Why Are We Here? as a must book for anyone's library."
Tony Trupiano, Talk Show Host, Talk America Radio Network
"Why Are We Here? was a fun book and very easy to read. It was very enjoyable and a great read for me."
Nancy London, host/producer,
WXCI-FM, Western Connecticut State University
"Dennis Marcellino is such a prolific writer and thinker."
Susan Filkins, Rose Sparrows Literary Agency, New York
"A wonderful book! The author marries his science/engineering background with his cultural/musician experiences. This book is an A to Z about life....a sequential journey starting with the origins issue, all the way through to the end of life and beyond. You should buy 10 copies and give them to your family, friends, people in your church and co-workers!"
Steve Carr, Talk Show Host for "Destiny", WYLL, Chicago
"This book really does answer the question 'What is the meaning of life?' in a very logically satisfying and inspiring way. And it is also filled with fresh, insightful reflections on all aspects of life that uplift and enlighten the reader... Why Are We Here? gives an excellent overview of life while scientifically determining what is true and what isn't true among the doctrinal differences between the Christian denominations, world religions, psychology approaches, new age and secular philosophies. He has done a fantastic job in putting together this extremely valuable book. Obviously I highly, highly recommend it!"
Mark Stefani, Vision Reviews
"In using science to explore what is usually an emotionally charged subject, Marcellino provides a strong fact-based philosophical approach which is compelling."
Diane Donovan, The Philosopher's Bookshelf, The Midwest Book Review
"Why Are We Here? answered all my questions, and is written in a very informative, "down to earth," manner. It is wonderful! It is one of the most helpful books I've ever read. I Love It!
"Dennis has a very interesting...a VERY interesting story to tell!"
Joe Galuski, WSYR, Syracuse, NY
"The greatest book ever! If people would just read it and really look at what it's saying! He explains it scientifically, and there's no way that anybody can dispute it. He's a genius."
Jerry, Vancouver, WA
Sweeping It Under the Drug
A book that defines a "drug" as anything that
we use to avoid who we REALLY are .
"A carefully reasoned argument against drug use that goes further than telling people to "just say no"--it offers realhelp for people who want to break free of the bondage of drugs. The book gives vivid insight into the realities of the drug culture that most of us never see."
Dr. John MacArthur Jr., author, radio minister, and
Pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA
"...frank and friendly...sincere and optimistic...not only concerned with ridding
people's lives of drugs, but also with leading them to a higher state of being and
greater fulfillment as individuals...a sympathetic voice which will affect readers
for the better...This book is personal rather than systematically therapeutic or a
'pop' treatment of a current social concern...touches upon the important factors
of human life---the self, environment, relationships, mates, and others."
Corinne Perry Buck, The Small Press Book Review ('feature' review)
"I highly recommend the reading of this book as an understanding guide for all of the 12 step recovery programs. It gave me greater insight into my need for continuous spiritual development in order to maintain quality sobriety and peace of mind."
Gloria Montgomery, Chairperson of ALL/ANON GROUP. Founder of RECOVERY SYSTEMS. Founded many alcohol & chemical dependency rehab centers & hospital clinics in U.S. & Canada. CEDARS SINAI Alcoholism Counselor. 29 years clean & sober. Personal counselor to Shelley Winters, highly mentioned in her book.
"This book is absolutely --WONDERFUL! I could not put it down until I had read all of it. It is one of the most fascinating books I have read in years. One thing is certain ... Dennis Marcellino is a very talented and creative writer. SWEEPING IT UNDER THE DRUG possesses huge market potential. It has all the ingredients of a best seller. In my opinion it has success written all over it."
Robert Tyre, Editor, Eclectic Press, Atlanta, Georgia
"Very powerful material. An amazing piece of work by an amazing man."
Scott Fagan, Head of the recovery unit at Brotman Hospital (one of Los Angeles' largest).. Founder and Chairman of BIZRAP (entertainment industry Recovery Assistance Program). UCLA graduate (Drug Rehabilitation Clinic Design), Active leader in AA and CA (Cocaine Anon.)
"...a catalyst to turn around the lives of those currently in the grip of drug addiction. It is the dedication of people like the author that gives all of us hope for the future."
G. Albert Howenstein, Jr., Exec. Dir., Office Of Criminal Justice Planning, CA Governor's office
"I wanted to write and thank you for your book. I work in the prison library so as soon as I finished reading your book I placed it in the library. It has been very popular with the inmates. It is really a good book on substance abuse."
Benjamin, Seagoville, Texas
"This book not only includes what the 12 step program has to offer, but it takes
up where the 12 step program leaves off. It has been a great help to me."
Mike Pinera, Former lead singer, guitarist and writer for "Blues Image",
"Iron Butterfly" & "Alice Cooper", also very active in AA and CA.
"I read your book and was very inspired to clean up my act. I'd like to order another copy for myself and one to pass on."
Theresa, Escondido, CA