Great Peacemakers Wins 35th Book Award

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  • (1888PressRelease) May 07, 2010 - The Nautilus Book Awards, whose mission is "Changing the World One Book at a Time," has named Great Peacemakers as a 2010 Gold Award winner. This brings the book's number of awards, including finalist honors, to thirty-five.

    Written by husband and wife team Ken Beller and Heather Chase, Great Peacemakers tells the true life stories of twenty Great Peacemakers from around the world in five paths to peace-from a Vietnamese monk to a Brazilian musician, from a Swedish children's author to an Iranian-American architect. The photo-illustrated, 195-page biography is endorsed by three presidents and three Nobel Peace Prize recipients.

    Published by LTS Press in 2008, Great Peacemakers is being highly praised by general adult readers as well as educators, who are using it in courses from middle school through graduate school, many of whom are reporting concrete positive behavior changes in students studying the book.

    Beller said, "We are delighted that Great Peacemakers won this award. We feel honored to be in the company of such distinguished Nautilus Award-winning authors, especially those featured in Great Peacemakers, such as the Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Thich Nhat Hanh, and Dr. Riane Eisler."

    The Nautilus Book Awards was established in the year 2000 to honor and celebrate print and audio books of exceptional merit that make a literary and heartfelt contribution to spiritual growth, conscious living, high-level wellness, green values, responsible leadership, and positive social change, as well as to the worlds of art, creativity, and inspiration. The Silver and Gold winners are carefully selected in a three-tier judging process by an experienced team of book reviewers, librarians, authors, editors, bookstore owners, and leaders in the publishing industry.

    Founder Marilyn McGuire has created the Nautilus Library of Imagination & Possibility, where all Nautilus Award winners are featured. The Award site is

    Information about Great Peacemakers, including a free sample chapter and free downloadable study guides, is available at

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