How To Achieve A Heaven On Earth

29How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth is a collection of essays written by various authors that promotes and instills ten key elements that will help our world reach a heaven on earth.  Essayists include Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Warren Buffett, Tony Blair, Ted Turner, and more.  Please see our Authors page for a complete list.

Compiled and edited by author John E. Wade II and editor Patricia Livingston, How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth emphasizes that humankind, with God’s enduring, steadfast love, will progress to a heaven on earth, but we must meet God halfway. A heaven on earth will not come as manna from heaven. We must earn it by contributing our efforts, individually and working together, toward making the earth a better place to live.

Each essay will reflect and elaborate upon one or more of the ten elements of a heaven on earth: peace and security, freedom, democracies, prosperity, gender harmony, spiritual harmony, racial harmony, ecological harmony, and health, as well as moral purpose and meaning. In most, if not all, of these basic characteristics, positive results in one engender improvements in the others.

Half of all royalties generated from this book will be donated to Soldiers of Love, a charitable organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals through promoting peace, racial harmony, prosperity, spirituality, ecological awareness, health and morality.



Feb. 23, 2010 By Heather O’Roark

What would we need to do to make the world we live in a happier place for everyone…Read More

How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth – Edited by John E. Wade II
Posted on: February 16th, 2010 By Rick Rhodes of Rhode’s Review

“I will try to love and help create a heaven on earth,” so begins the premise of How to Achieve a Heaven on EarthRead More

March 8, 2010,

A social mission and an inspirational anthology, How To Achieve A Heaven on Earth shows how to tackle the challenges that people face every day…Read More

Pooh’s Corner, 2/23/10

We, are essentially trying to achieve Heaven on Earth. Although nothing will ever compare to the glorious Kingdom of Heaven, while we are here…. we want our life to count…Read More

What would it take to make this world a paradise?…Read More

March, 2010

This spring, local philanthropist and investor, editor John Wade will appear throughout the New Orleans area to sign copies of his newly released HOW TO ACHIEVE A HEAVEN ON EARTH, as he is joined by other local contributors to talk about how to improve the world…Read More

Cuckleburr Times 3/5/10
This Be My Guest Author Article is by John E. Wade II, Editor of the book How to Achieve Heaven on Earth: 101 insightful essays from the world’s greatest thinkers, leaders and writers.

We are currently in the innovation age as demonstrated by the fact that humankind’s knowledge is doubling every ten years, and probably more so in technology…Read More

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 Beth’s Book Review Blog

This collection of inspirational essays from 100 of the world’s leading thinkers, statesmen, artists, and theologians addresses the question of how to make the world a better place…Read More

Spirituality Growth Review of how to achieve a heaven on earth
Feb 17, 2010 Paym Bergson

Soldiers of Love founder John E. Wade II presents the reader with 101 essays which show how the human spirit continues to rise, no matter what…Read More

Book Addiction Feb 24, 2010

What would we need to do to make the world we live in a happier place for everyone…Read More

March 2010,

Review by W. J. Rayment / ConservativeBookstore — It should first be noted that “How to Achieve Heaven on Earth” is not a religious tome…Read More

March 2010,

Is it too much to ask? A heaven on earth? Not to the 101 contributors of this book, “how to achieve a heaven on earth”, edited by John E. Wade II…Read More

March 2010,

This 347 page creative collection was a pleasure to review…Read More 

March 2010, A Mom After God’s Own Heart

This was a wonderful compilation of many well known people, such as Barack Obama, George Bush, Al Gore and Ted Turner…Read More

March 2010,

This is a collection of essays from some of the most profound people on earth today…Read More

March 2010,

Look past the title. This book isn’t a cosmological manifesto. Nor is it a roadmap to a celestial earth populated by winged angels, humble saints and endless pitchers of cold lager…Read More

March 2010,

how to achieve a heaven on earth is a compilation of essays from 101 of the most prestigious thinkers, writers, public figures, and other luminaries on a wide range of topics which focus on the problems and challenges facing the people of the world today…Read More

March 2010,

Contributions from 101 of the most prestigious thinkers, writers, public figures, and other luminaries on a wide range of topics fill the pages of this meditation on how to make the world a better place….Read More

Change Therapy April 5th, 2010

aaaah, book reviews. let’s start with the bad parts: how to achieve a heaven on earth is full of conservative christian overtones, quite a few of the articles have a bit of “chicken soup for the soul” feel, and at times i thought i was dealing with an aborted e-book…Read More


“What would it take to make this world a paradise?” That’s what this book is about…Read More


John E. Wade II, Executive Editor

John author pic for HTAHOE

John E. Wade II, born in Decatur, Alabama and longtime New Orleans resident, is a philanthropist, investor, and retired accountant, who is active in his church.

Appointed to the Air Force Academy after high school, Wade received an honorable medical discharge resulting from a severe case of meningitis and his first experience with bipolar disorder. He eventually enrolled at the University of Georgia, received his BBA and MA, was named the most outstanding senior accounting student, and served as President of Beta Alpha Psi, the accounting honor society.

Wade worked for two accounting firms and several corporations before joining the federal government in 1979. He retired in 1999.

He began writing in 1998, and his first attempt at a book-length work, Focus Investing, was purchased, but never published, because of changing market conditions. Still, John had discovered the joy of writing, and has since produced many essays and a full-length memoir.

In 2006 year, Wade started a non-profit corporation, Soldiers of Love, which encourages and enables ordinary citizens to work toward a better world. Soldiers of Love partners with other charities with similar goals, both in the local New Orleans community and beyond.

During his travels – he has visited China, India, Egypt, Israel, Syria, Jordan, Brazil, Argentina and much of Europe, Costa Rica, the Caribbean, including Cuba, as well as much of North America – Wade was inspired to collect essays by some of our greatest writers, thinkers, and experts that would address the question, “What would it take to make a heaven on earth?” The result, HOW TO ACHIEVE A HEAVEN ON EARTH, was published by Pelican Publishing Company in January 2010.

John lives in New Orleans, where he enjoys the city’s unique food, architecture, and music, as well as Saints football games. He travels extensively abroad, and in the United States – especially to Birmingham, Alabama, where his daughter, son-in-law, granddaughter and grandson live, and to Mississippi, to watch the State Bulldog games in Davis Wade Stadium, named after his father.

Patricia Kennedy Livingston, Associate Editor

Patricia author pic for HTAHOE
Patricia Kennedy Livingston earned an undergraduate degree in art history with a minor in journalism at Southern Methodist University, and a master’s of art degree in drama and communications at the University of New Orleans. From the fall of 1987 through 2013, she has written a weekly column in The Times-Picayune, New Orleans’ daily newspaper at the time. She also has written numerous articles for that paper as well as for The New Orleans Advocate, on topics ranging from biomedical engineering to antique dolls, from historic houses to early music. She edited five of Chef Paul Prudhomme’s cookbooks, wrote for and edited a culinary magazine, and wrote the chapter on trout amandine in New Orleans Cuisine: Fourteen Signature Dishes and Their Histories, published by the University Press of Mississippi in 2009. As a freelance writer, she wrote for trade journals and wrote and published newsletters for business organizations. In addition, she provided all written material for a small public relations firm whose clients included boutique hotels and a critically acclaimed restaurant in New Orleans, several non-profit organizations, and a world-renowned ophthalmologist.


How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth

…for God, all things are possible – Donald R. Frampton


  • The Role of Faith in World Peace – Tony Blair
  • The Economics of Peace and Prosperity – Sir Clive W. J. Granger
  • Democracy and Peace – Dan Reiter
  • The Quest for Peace in the Global Village – Thomas R. McFaul
  • The Way Out: Gandhi’s History and Our Future – Michael N. Nagler
  • The UN is Making a Difference in Darfur – Rodolphe Adada
  • The Lessons of Hiroshima – Ted Turner


  • A Look at Radical Islam – Paul Marek
  • Energy and Security Through Fuel Choices – Gal Luft
  • How to Win the War of Ideas – James K. Glassman
  • Getting Off Drugs: The Harm Reduction Option – Walter Wink
  • Deal or No Deal: The Price of Purchasing Counterfeit Goods – Alexandra Mack


  • The Lost Art of Family Meals – Paul Prudhomme
  • Undivided Hearts – Debra Rosenman
  • Women Who Never Give Up – Sharon L. Davie
  • Choices and the Mystery of Life – Jacob G. Hornberger
  • Surviving Injustice – James Douglas Waller


  • The Tao of Reagan – Daniel Agatino
  • What I Want for You and Every Child in America – Barack Obama
  • What Made My Year Special – George W. Bush
  • Count Your Blessings: An Attorney’s Perspective – Raya Tahan
  • Africa’s Heavenly Surprise – Tunji Lardner
  • A Mighty Wind – Marianne Williamson


  • 10 Ways to Get Rich—On Warren Buffett – Alice Schroeder
  • Why How Matters – Thomas L. Friedman
  • Ending Poverty One Loan at a Time: Dr. Yunus and The Grameen Bank – Julie Burtinshaw
  • Protecting the World’s Children – King Duncan
  • The Great Seduction by Debt – David Brooks
  • What’s the Money For? – Peter J. Tanous
  • Changing the Game of Work – Christine Barnes
  • The Obligation to Help the Poor – Kenneth Einar Himma
  • What Isn’t Advertised – Jane Roper
  • Preservation Complements Prosperity: The New Orleans Example – Patty Gay
  • Society’s True Wealth – Thomas Höhenleitner
  • Home is Where the Spirit Is – Emily Adams
  • Bringing Hearts Together – Reconcile New Orleans


  • Liberty and Civility: What Benjamin Franklin and George Washington Taught Us About Religious Peace – Chris Beneke
  • True Democracy in the Twenty-First Century – Mike Farrell
  • Peacemaking in Northern Ireland – Elizabeth Crawford Watt


  • A Prisoner’s Example: A Study of Nelson Mandela – Rúna Bouius
  • Reaching Out Across Our Borders – Joshua Kucera
  • Where Do We Go From Here? – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • See With Thy Eyes, Hear With Thy Ears, Listen With Thy Heart – Robert L. Perez, Jr.
  • We’re More Than Our Race – Leonard Pitts, Jr.
  • Saints on the Playing Field – Charlotte Livingston
  • Of Colors, Cultures and Popcorn – Mary S. Rich
  • Homeless Meals and Racial Harmony – Barbara Rogoski


  • We Must Act Now to Avoid a Carbon Summer – Al Gore

  • A Prince’s Green Sensibility – Michael Gerson
  • Searching for Eden USA – A. Robert Smith
  • Superstar Brad Pitt Makes It Right – Renée Peck
  • Envisioning a Green Middle East – Levi Ben-Shmuel
  • Creating Gardens of Paradise – William E. Barrick
  • Saving Small Friends – Annette Aungier
  • The Amazon Rainforest Cries for Help – Jana Carvalho
  • Ecology Matters – Adrienne Froelich Sponberg
  • An Earth-Friendly Mission – Whitney Parker Scully
  • The Evolution of the American Dream: Sustainable Neighborhoods and Heaven on Earth – Brian Skeele


  • Friends for Life: An Emerging Biology of Emotional Healing – Daniel Goleman
  • Body and Spirit – John Hanc
  • Making Love, Not War – Stella Resnick
  • Achieving Heaven on Earth Through a Just Cause – Laurie Norris
  • With Sobriety Anything is Possible – Todd Crandell
  • The Mental Health Checkup – Craig L. Katz, M.D.
  • Heaven Via Bike – Mark Maccora
  • Battling Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Eric Newhouse
  • Taste Heaven on Earth – Poppy Tooker
  • Fit From the Inside Out – Chris Bynum
  • Perfectly Broken – Mark Lundholm


  • What Our Lives Should Mean – Danny Wuerffel
  • Dreaming Heroic – Lolis Eric Elie
  • Billy Graham: God’s Ambassador – William Griffin
  • Healing Holes in Hearts – Darlene MacInnis
  • Where Is Your Treasure? – Dan Amos
  • We Urgently Need an Academic Revolution – Nicholas Maxwell
  • Mother Teresa: An Ordinary Woman of Extraordinary Compassion – Emilie Griffin
  • Pilgrims’ Pointers – N. H. Atthreya
  • The Kindness of Strangers – Chris Rose
  • A New Thing, Meaningful and Dangerous – Robert D. Gamble
  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor? – Peter Lovenheim
  • Changing the World with Kindness – David E. Crosby


  • The Golden Rule and Other True Truisms – Albinas Prizgintas
  • The Centrality of Wisdom – Copthorne Macdonald
  • How to Create a Heaven on Earth – Chris Wood
  • How to Achieve a Heaven on Earth in Marriage – Anne Teachworth
  • Lesson of the Ants – Yashodhara Raje Scindia
  • The Age of Ambition – Nicholas D. Kristof
  • Four Hurdles to Success – Dale Brown
  • Can Fire and Water Make Peace? – Hans Ucko
  • Insight Through the Blue Dog – George Rodrigue
  • Heaven on Earth is a Choice – Lenny Ravich
  • Many Mothers – Maida Rogerson
  • The Word is the Way – Sage Cohen
  • The Invisible Element – Gabriel Lang
  • Relationship: A Means to Consciousness – Sat-Kaur Khalsa
  • Paradise Now – Lili Lakich
  • What is Heaven on Earth? – Jeff Teachworth
  • Turning Our Dreams of Heaven on Earth into Reality – Martin Rutte
  • UNICEF at Work – Lisa Szarkowski