2008 Publishers Choice Award - 'Ecumensus'

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Noted for its timely message of hope and inspiration in a world full of religious conflict, author Clifford Lane Mark tells the story of the seven people who are challenged to find the wise ones, sages and saints of all religions who will meet to establish the next spiritual template.

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The summer book release "Ecumensus: The Next Vision" has won the 2008 Publishers Choice Award. Noted for its timely message of hope and inspiration in a world full of religious conflict, author Clifford Lane Mark tells the story of the seven people who are challenged to find the wise ones, sages and saints of all religions who will meet to establish the next spiritual template; a paradigm shift that takes us beyond religion and will propel our civilization through the next two thousand years to heights not yet imagined.

These ordinary people; a skeptical black man, an analytical Asian woman, a blind Muslim boy, a inquisitive archaeologist and an innocent Catholic girl are hired to plan the meeting of the wise ones. Led by a retired Jewish publisher who has been inspired by an Indian guru and a 95-year old priest, they join forces with the Native American Pueblo leader on whose lands the sages and saints will gather. Together, they begin their quest for Ecumensus.

As they struggle to make sense of the cryptic clues designed to help them identify and locate the master teachers of our time, they begin to glimpse some of the insights that will come to light when the wise ones and sages from all over the world finally speak as one voice. From the gathering place at Acoma Pueblo - the place that always was - they uncover the truths that have always been and devise the means by which they can be taught once again to the world.

Through love and inspired understanding, these seven ordinary people and seven special sages come to discover a new spiritual perspective that is as old as all the religions of the world and as new as tomorrow's headlines. The culmination of their time together is as dramatic and hopeful a story as any that has ever been told.

The Novel:
"Ecumensus: The Next Vision" by Clifford Lane Mark    
The Sequel:
"Ecumensus: The First 25 Years"

About the author:
Clifford Lane Mark went to his minister at age sixteen with spiritual questions that the man could not answer. Rather than require him to 'get back in line' he encouraged him to become a seeker. For forty years Clifford has been on that journey and Ecumensus is the result of his search and the shared wisdom with which he has been entrusted along the way. The first sequel is now in the works.

Author contact: 512-587-0726 or cliff_m @ swbell.net
Website: http://www.ecumensus.com

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