"Linda Seger is a highly successful, world-renowned, Hollywood script doctor who has consulted on over 2000 scripts including more than 40 produced feature-films and thirty-five produced television scripts. She is in demand as a speaker, has taught in more than 30 countries, and has written ten books. She has been acclaimed by such greats as filmmaker Ron Howard, film producer Ralph Winter (X-Men and Wolverine), and science fiction legend Ray Bradbury (The Martian Chronicles and Fahrenheit 451). By all accounts, she is a successful professional – a person who has reached the top of her profession. Having two Master’s degrees and a theological degree, Seger has a distinctive perspective on how success has affected her colleagues and friends. (Click here to read full review.)"
"Linda Seger has more than twenty years experience working in the top echelons of the Hollywood film industry. Her insights and wisdom have helped propel an entire generation of screenwriters and producers to a higher level of quality. In her latest book, Seger offers a unique assessment of what it means to be successful without compromising faith. The pitfalls, the hazards, the essential questions that each of us need to answer - all are covered in a smooth and easy-to-read fashion. Highly recommended."
Best selling author
"Sometimes the best personal therapy is to boost your energy and clarity by reading a few chapters of a highly-inspiring book. Dr. Linda Seger's excellent and easy-to-read SPIRITUAL STEPS ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS is insightful, profound, and very practical. It will help a lot of good souls to do great things in the world while staying balanced in their personal lives."
Leonard Felder, PhD
Author of FITTING IN IS OVERRATED: The Survival Guide for Anyone
Who Has Ever Felt Like an Outsider
"Some of the best spiritual writing since C.S. Lewis. This book is essential reading for young graduates as they meet the challenges of responding to the dual challenges of their professional and spiritual lives. The book contains fascinating interviews from seasoned professionals who have travelled the career path and have profound spiritual wisdom to share, as does Linda herself.
I shall insist that all my film and television graduates read it. My only regret is that such a book did not exist when I started out on my own career in the media; had I read it I might have avoided some of the spiritual pitfalls."
Andrew Quicke, Professor of Cinema-Television
Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA
"Linda's book confirms the truth of my favorite quote by Miles Davis, who said, 'It takes a long time to learn how to play like yourself.' Giving profound insights, this book wisely outlines the spiritual steps every artist, entrepreneur, or desperate housewife must take to find our own voice or calling, in order to fulfill our life’s purpose and become who God created us to be - which is the road to success!"
James Covell, Composer & Author
"Ordinarily I am not interested in the all too common books on success ('how to win friends and make lots of money'), but 'Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success' is profoundly different. Dr. Seger explores this topic from a spiritual perspective that is both deeply Christian and refreshingly universal. Trained in theology as well as in theater, she is at home in the world of Hollywood as well as in a broad range of religious communities, from the born-again conservative Christian to the pacifist progressive Quaker. She examines both the opportunities and the pitfalls of success, and gives useful advice on how to stay 'centered' in the face of hard choices and career challenges. Weaving in her own life experiences along with those of many others from different fields, she has produced an engaging and at times inspiring book. I highly recommend it for anyone setting out on a new career, or contemplating a career change."
Dr. Anthony Manousos, Quaker author and editor of
"EarthLight: Spiritual Wisdom for an Ecological Age" and
"Compassionate Listening and Other Writings by
Gene Knudsen Hoffman, Quaker Peacemaker and Mystic."
"Brilliant, evocative; easy to read, and very inspiring."
Dr. Douglas E. Millham, President, Discover the World, Inc.
"My bookshelves are lined with theological treatises that lack any sense of spirit and spiritual guidebooks that avoid theology like a plague. 'Spiritual Steps on the Road to Success' is a warm, thoughtful and accessible new book that takes theological reflection seriously as a resource for the journey of life."
Bill McKinney, President
Pacific School of Religion
"It was very easy to read and I want to re-read - lots of great insights into discerning how it is so easy to confuse what we want with what God wants, and to mistake that as God not listening to our prayers.
For me, one of the great values of the book is the emphasis and exploration of integrity in our professional lives - everyone talks about excellence and commercial instincts, no one talks about the marks of integrity, and how to put a grid up to measure your progress with a Biblical worldview. Too many people don't know how to define success or what they want out of life. Thank you for the milestones you have pointed out, no matter where you are in the journey, for determining our progress and our orientation to true north."
Ralph, Producer of
STAR TREK films, and X-MEN films
"Linda's book SPIRITUAL STEPS ON THE ROAD TO SUCCESS is a real inspiration. I think the book really helps you look at your life in a positive way. She helps you count your blessings and look at each new day as a gift to do with what you choose. No matter what gifts God has givin you... It is up TO YOU to make use of them. Life would be pretty bland if we had all been given the same gifts!?!
Thank you Linda for helping us see that and make the most of our time here on earth!"
Take care my friend!
Joni Harms, Country-Western Singer