Enumclaw, Washington (PRWEB) November 4, 2010
Pleasant Word Press announces the national release of How Much More Longer: How to Get Real Now about Living the Life You Want by Steve Elder. How Much More Longer (ISBN: 978-1-4141-1477-4, Trade Paper, 156 pages, $15.99 Category: Motivational & Inspirational) is now available nationwide.
When Steve Elder's now-teenage son Ben was young, Ben asked a question that turned out to be far more meaningful than its childlike simplicity implied. On any car trip Ben deemed long--usually any trip longer than six minutes--Ben would sit in his car seat, look into the rear view mirror, and ask, "How much more longer, Daddy?" Good question.
Elder, a wealth advisor, sought-after speaker, and coach, knows a thing or two about long journeys--and how life can take unexpected detours. A talented athlete with aspirations of playing baseball professionally, Steve's dreams got severely and suddenly derailed in high school when he was hit head-on by a drunk driver. While the physical wounds from the near-fatal accident healed over time, the deeper wounds--the assault to Steve's self-image, belief system, and world view--didn't heal as quickly.
After the long physical recovery, Steve's life appeared to be on track. He followed the path he thought he was supposed to follow, graduated from college, got married, had two kids, played golf on the weekends, and launched a successful career. But the reality was that he was living on auto-pilot without a clear direction or sense of purpose. And he felt alone. And empty. And stuck.
But when a bankruptcy left his life in shambles, Steve was forced to ask himself the difficult questions he'd tried to outrun for years. What did he really want? What was the purpose of his life? And how much more longer did he want to live a life of aimlessness, so caught up in moving to the "next thing" that he never fully appreciated the present?
How Much More Longer is his story. But How Much More Longer is so much more than a first-person recollection. By sharing his story in a candid and conversational manner, Steve Elder invites readers to examine their own lives, and learn from the mistakes he made along the way. Moreover, by including brief but pointed questions and exercises, Elder engages readers to get actively involved in examining the circumstances and areas of their lives that need attention. Alternately hilarious and heartening, practical and poignant, How Much More Longer is the definitive guide to getting on the road to real.
Resplendent with good, hard-won candor, humor, and humility, How Much More Longer is an enlightening and entertaining tale brimming with wisdom and down-to-earth advice. Delivered in a lively, engaging, and charming "been there, done that" style, How Much More Longer explains how to take action and claim the life one wants--starting now. An inspiring and thought-provoking guide, How Much More Longer provides the road map to living a full, meaningful, and authentic life.
According to Chip Dodd, author of The Voice of the Heart, "Steve Elder takes you to a place called change. He shows us the desire in each of us to live fully, love deeply and lead well the lives we are created to step into."
Steve Elder is a keynote speaker and coach who works with both individuals and corporate teams. Drawing on his personal and professional experiences, Steve endeavors to challenge those he works with to begin living in earnest, and with passion and meaning. A graduate of the University of Tennessee, Steve lives in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, with his wife and two teenage children. How Much More Longer is Steve's debut book. For more information, please visit http://www.elderspeaks.com
Pleasant Word Publishing is an imprint of The WinePress Group. A pioneer in the field of Christian Publishing for nearly twenty years, The WinePress Group is based in Washington. Members of the news media wishing to request additional information about Steve Elder or How Much More Longer are kindly asked to contact Maryglenn McCombs by phone - (615) 297-9875.
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