Viva Editions Presents the Newest Book From One of Oprah's Favorite Writers, Mark Nepo

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Mark Nepo's Reduced to Joy is already changing lives and becoming a bestseller.

Reduced to Joy, by Mark Nepo

Mark Nepo is a poet. He’s an author and a philosopher and when he writes, he writes purely from the heart.
—Oprah Winfrey

Mark Nepo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awakening, has been called "one of the finest spiritual guides of our time," "a consummate storyteller" and "an eloquent spiritual teacher." Now in his sixties, he has written Reduced to Joy, a book of seventy-three poems about the nature of working with what we’re given till it wears us through to joy. Nepo says, "Poetry is the well from which all my books rise. It’s where I always go to listen, always stunned by what arrives. I bring these poems back from the deep like shells from the sea that we can look at together." Profound and accessible, Nepo’s poems are tools for staying close to what matters.

Mark Nepo will be appearing on Oprah Winfrey’s program “Super Soul Sunday” for two weeks in October. Also in October, O Magazine will feature a series of excerpts and interviews with Nepo. will also be running features on Nepo in October. Oprah called Nepo’s previous work The Book of Awakening her ultimate favorite thing, catapulting The Book of Awakening to a #1 New York Times bestseller. On, Reduced to Joy reached #1 its category on the first day it was available for pre-order, and has remained in the top ten. It is still #1 is Hot New Releases.

The Intent Blog said of Reduced to Joy, "Mark’s writings possess the power to immediately move us into connection with a subtle and powerful awareness at the deepest, most soulful level." Beliefnet also recently interviewed Mark Nepo about the genesis of this book of poems. He shared an excerpt from the book, his poem "Where is God?"

Mark Nepo will be appearing at these events:
8/12-19: Sounds True, Inc. Conference, Louisville, CO
8/24: Survivorship Fair and Open House, Union, WA
9/20-22: The Exquisite Risk, Unity Village, Kansas City, MO
9/26-29: National Hospice and Palliative Care Conference, Kansas City, MO
10/5: Heartland Fall Forum, Chicago Heights, IL
10/24-25: Sr. Mary Rose McPhee Lecture and Workshop on Leadership and Spirituality, Austin, TX
11/19: Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, MI - 7pm

He will also be appearing on these radio shows:
9/4: Drishti Point Yoga Radio - 2pm EST
9/6: The Donna Seebo Show - 12pm EST
9/6: Rainbow Vision Radio with Betsey Lewis - 2pm EST
9/9: The Richard Brennan Show - 5pm EST
10/3: On Health and Healing with Angela - 3pm EST
10/3: 11:11 Talk Radio - 7pm EST
12/4: Energy Awareness with T Love - 6pm EST

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