Praise for the work of Michael Dowd
from UNITY, UCRS, & NEW THOUGHT CHURCHES
Praise for Michael's 2007 book
"Michael's book a sacred look at cosmic history and emergent creativity from multiple angles will ignite a revolution in evolution for any reader. Here is a book that promises to deliver and delivers on its promises!" REV. HOWARD CAESAR, Senior Minister, Unity Church of Christianity, Houston Texas
"The science vs. religion debate is over! Michael Dowd masterfully unites rationality and spirituality in a world view that celebrates the mysteries of existence and inspires each human being to achieve a higher purpose in life. A must read for all, including scientists." CRAIG MELLO, 2006 Nobel PRIZE IN PHYSIOLOGY OR MEDICINE
"A gift to humanity and the Earth, especially at this critical point in human history." MARY MANNIN MORRISSEY, past president, Association of Global New Thought
19 June 2008 Viking/Penguin released the new hardcover edition of Dowd's Thank God for Evolution. The book website provides links to the news articles about it, including New York Times Magazine and Washington Post. "Can you believe that Michael Dowd had a large audience of Unity ministers begging for more? His message of oneness was recognized by this New Thought gathering to be the message that will bring the world to its senses and it so related to their own mission. We highly recommend him to any group that will open their minds and allow the possibility that we are all ONE in this universe, therefore all connected in our desire for love and peace. Michael's presentation which shows how science and religion are compatible and how evolution and creation are entwined is dynamic, highly informative, and goes from scientific knowledge right to the heart."
Rev. Ron Neff, 2006 Southeast Unity Region Conference Chairman.
"I wrote Michael Dowd a letter following his presentation at the 2005 Big Sky Retreat. In it I said, 'Man, oh, man you are about as close to perfection as I've seen in a very long time.' Now I would like to tell you, the reader, and perhaps a person who would be interested in positive recommendations regarding his work, that I wouldn't change a syllable of that sentence. He made a huge impact on this year's retreat. He engergized us; he informed us; he enlightened us; he loved us. And we loved him in return! What a great addition he was to our program. He was truly magnificent. I enthusiastically recommend Michael Dowd to your organization, regardless of your size or your beliefs. I am confident that he will bring to your group what he brought to ours: genuineness, passion, and inspiration."
Joe Dickey, President, Big Sky Retreat
"Michael Dowd absolutely mesmerized us with his presentation on the new cosmology and story of our universe and with his tales of the prehistoric origins of the North American continent. He uses humor, hands-on activities, and high-energy storytelling to tell a truth that needs to be told all over America that life on this planet truly is a miracle, and we are the sentient creatures created to know and tell that great universe story."
Rev. Frances Lorenz, Center for Spiritual Living, Tacoma WA
"Your enthusiastic presentations were inspirational and thought provoking. I highly recommend you to any group interested in having their minds stretched."
Rev. Lisa Davis, Unity Church of Dayton, OH
"I'm not sure which was more exciting: learning about the cosomology of the universe at a level that anyone can understand and become excited about, or experiencing the passion that Michael expresses when teaching about the cosomology of the universe. His multi-dimensional program reaches to all people, whether it is through story-telling, mini dramatic performances, lecture, or video. His time with us was so short but full that we plan to invite him back for a full weekend experience."
Debbie Cristafir, Communications Director, Unity Church of Truth, Spokane, WA
"I want to thank you for giving of your energies, knowledge and time when you presented here at Unity Church of Christianity in Houston on Sunday, March 5, for both the 9:00 and 11:00 am services and again for the 2:00 pm afternoon workshop. And also for the follow-up workshop on Monday evening. Everyone who was able to attend the services and the workshops were impressed by the amount of information you presented. Your theories around spiral dynamics helped to reinforce some pre-established concepts. All of the information was well received with only positive feedback from the workshops." Howard E. Caesar, Senior Minister, Unity Church of Christianity, Houston TX "I wrote Michael Dowd a letter, following his presentation at the 2005 Big Sky Retreat. In it I said, 'Man, oh, man you are about as close to perfection as I've seen in a very long time.' Now I would like to tell you, the reader, and perhaps a person who would be interested in positive recommendations regarding his work, that I wouldn't change a syllable of that sentence. He made a huge impact on this year's retreat. He energized us; he informed us; he enlightened us; he loved us. And we loved him in return! What a great addition he was to our program. He was truly magnificent. I enthusiastically recommend Michael Dowd to your organization, regardless of your size or your beliefs. I am confident that he will bring to your group what he brought to ours: genuineness, passion, and inspiration."
Joe Dickey, president of Big Sky Retreat
"We at Unity in Chicago thank you for bringing your passion, talent and enthusiasm in your Sunday We Are Made of Stardust presentation to our Youth Ministry classes and your sharing of the Great Story at a subsequent Wednesday night talk. It is always powerful to be reminded of our connectedness with each other and the universe, and we thank you for sharing your gifts. You two are such an inspiration on many levels!"
Connie Eyer, Director of Communications, Unity in Chicago
"Michael: Greetings and a grateful tip of the appreciation hat for blessing us with your insightful, provocative glimpse into the Kosmos. Feedback has been unqualifiedly enthusiastic, with many requests for a repeat performance in a longer venue. Thanks for touching our hearts and minds with your vision, and know that you are well loved and deeply appreciated in this heart." Rev. Chad G. O'Shea, Senior Minister, Unity Center of Christianity, Fletcher NC "Thank you, Michael, for presenting the guest sermon at our Sunday service in March 2003. War with Iraq had broken out, and most of us were feeling sad, powerless, hopeless and/or demoralized. Yet once again you were able to inspire us; you directly confronted the violence of our world AND reminded us that breakdowns have been preceding breakthroughs for millions and billions of years. Your broad perspective was deeply helpful."
Rev. David Borglum, Home of Truth Spiritual Center, Alameda CA
"Michael Dowd came to the island of Kauai and linked us to the vast Epic Story of the universe in such an eloquent way that we will never be the same! His positive energy and great enthusiasm helped us to come alive to the Truth that we are co-creators of our universe, and there is much about which to be hopeful. We are looking forward to his return!"
Rev. Suzanne Stover, Unity of Kauai, Hawaii
"Michael: Our group was highly enthusiastic about your sharing with us. We caught your passion for the story. Half the people that heard you on Sunday returned on Wednesday evening for your workshop and brought their friends and family. People were both receptive and intrigued with your hope-filled message."
Rev. Barbara Clevenger, Church of Today West, Farmington Hills, MI
"On behalf of the staff and congregation at Unity Center of Walnut Creek, I want to thank you for bringing your quality message to Unity Center for the spiritual enrichment of our community. The praise for your message was high and we appreciate your presence in our midst."
Susan E. Miller, Adult Education Direction, Unity of Walnut Creek, CA
"Michael, Thank you, thank you for making the long trip to Yakima even with big motor trouble. We were enchanted by your Great Story. I write this so you will know your trip to Yakima changed our lives. It is a whole new world for us. Despair is shoved to the back burner. We shall do our spiritiual practice with a universal reason from now on, and we shall peddle your message far and near."
Barbara Bonow, workshop participant at Unity Church of the Valley, Yakima WA
"Michael's presentation to our Religious Science community was extremely informative, enlightening, and entertaining. His talk was well received at our Center because of his artful combining of science and spirituality. Our attendance was higher than usual because of Michael's presentation that evening. He has a standing invitation from us to come back and present whenever they are in the Northeast Ohio area."
Michael Mangus, RScP, Director, Summit Spiritual Center, Akron OH
"I had heard that we were made of stars but thought it was just a spiritual concept. I loved finding out that it is science: we are made of stars! We are all one! The workshop with Michael was a powerful exercise in bringing science into spiritual concepts. You walk out just wanting more."
Rev. Grace Annmarie Young, Executive Director, Spiritual City Club of Portland, OR
COMMENTS ON FEEDBACK FORMS at Unity of Marin
"Michael gripped my soul like I never have experienced."
"Scary and soaring an enlightened, life-positive vision of the future that everyone should hear."
"My brain cells and heart are going BLING-BLING! I feel all lit up!"
"Wow! Mind-expanding and very hopeful and powerful and believable too."
"A 2-hour internal paradigm shift; revelatory; inspirational. Absolutely compelling, positively consuming, from beginning to end!"
"So inspiring positive, realistic, honest. So much integrity. Easy-to-understand explanations. Great sense of humor. A breath of fresh air to hear both sides of the story. So rational, sensible. I haven't been so moved by anyone in years. Truly excited by ideas and concepts."
"Michael's presentation exceeded my highest expectations for clear and precise explanation of the Big Picture. The result is a solid feeling of my place in and of the Whole. The future possibility of occasional forays into an existential sense of meaninglessness have been thoroughly annihilated by this profoundly satisfying presentation. I have been waiting for this knowledge my entire life. Now that I've been exposed to this worldview, I know that my life will express much greater coherence and positive influence. My gratitude knows no bounds. I feel so much freer to exalt the glory of it all, as well as so much freer to let go of all attachments."
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