Ringing True

Ringing True It is the summer of the year of fear and loathing in America Seattle resident Justin Raines wants to do something about the deplorable state of the human race When his friend Shelby Mirabeau s

  • Title: Ringing True
  • Author: RobertMorrow
  • ISBN: 9781450268103
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Paperback
  • It is the summer of 2005, the year of fear and loathing in America Seattle resident Justin Raines wants to do something about the deplorable state of the human race When his friend, Shelby Mirabeau, suggests launching a new world religion focused on accepting responsibility, Justin agrees only because he lacks a better idea When their first laughable attempts at a launcIt is the summer of 2005, the year of fear and loathing in America Seattle resident Justin Raines wants to do something about the deplorable state of the human race When his friend, Shelby Mirabeau, suggests launching a new world religion focused on accepting responsibility, Justin agrees only because he lacks a better idea When their first laughable attempts at a launch fail, Shelby pushes Justin into an unholy alliance with Matthias Bender, the dark angel of American capitalism, who sells the idea of corporate religion to the skeptical founders.Through guerrilla marketing techniques, Internet advertising, and unexpected support from one of Hollywood s leading ladies, the religion Ringing True becomes a worldwide sensation Still, the success is not exactly what Justin had in mind.He finds himself tangled in a series of plots involving corporate politics, financial sleight of hand, and a porn star who wants a piece of the action As their enterprise faces dramatic challenges, Justin and Shelby finally discover what really rings true for them.

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    About “RobertMorrow”

    1. RobertMorrow

      Robert Morrow is the author of the novel Ringing True, a poet, a blogger and nonfiction writer published under another pseudonym Robert is currently working on three books one a novel set in San Francisco during the dot boom a collection of essays on workplace reality and a book of blank verse sonnets.Under yet another nom de plume, he is a musician and songwriter for the alternative rock band Acoustic Disturbance He is also a traveler, a lover and explorer of the human condition.He grew up in Silicon Valley, spent a few years in the wine country of Sonoma, then finally landed in San Francisco, the place he considers his home town Leaving San Francisco along with all the other artists who found the city too high priced for its own good, he now lives outside of Seattle with a beautiful, intelligent and mysterious woman and a Cairn Terrier who can be a varmint at times.

    160 thoughts on “Ringing True”

    1. This is a book imagined by an adult for adults. I love it. Sexuality is a part of us, that needs to be referred to without bigotry.Its thought-provoking, humorous, smart, satirical, without ever drifting into the cynical. And it is remarkably well written.(!) Robert Morrow is a true poet, and his eloquent and classy writing promises greatness for the future.The best summer read for anyone who enjoys thinking while and after reading.Love it, love it, love it.


    2. Once again I find myself wishing we had a half-star option, because I would really rate Ringing True as three-and-a-half stars. The deciding factor for me was that I liked it much better than other First Reads wins that I gave three stars, so four it is!When you boil the plot down to its most basic essentials, Ringing True is as cliche as it comes - idealistic 20-somethings trying to change/fix the world, everything takes off and it gets HUGE, the ideals and message get lost in the marketing and [...]


    3. RINGING TRUE is a smart novel that also enlightens and entertains. The book is concerned with large issues -- i.e achieving world peace through a new religion that rises above divisive theology. That part was thought-provoking, but I think the real energy comes from the cast of quirky characters, including a small circle of friends in their 20s, a villain who's fun to hate, and a beautiful and mysterious film star. I found it interesting from the beginning, but about midway through I was totally [...]


    4. What if some nice, over-educated young Americans, disillusioned with this cruel world, came up with the perfect religion? One that was easy to understand, made good sense, and honestly would improve humanity's lot exponentially if everyone adopted it? Would there be any chance at all that the message would catch on, and *not* get distorted and misapplied when it hit the big time? Robert Morrow explores these important questions in 'Ringing True,' almost more of a clever thought experiment than a [...]


    5. I couldn't put it down. Ringing True is a fresh and compelling story about a group of 20-somethings who are disillusioned with the hatred and greed in the world and set out to make a change. They do this by creating a new world religion based on 12 non-judgmental, non-prescriptive tenets that do, in fact, take the world by storm. But just as the religion is taking off, trouble within the inner-circle unfolds (due to Hollywood and corporate involvement) and a series of plot twists and intrigue bu [...]


    6. A group of shallow twenty somethings decide to change the world by espousing personal responsibility as a way of life. Admirable to say the least. The philosophies Morrow creates through the protagonist are well drawn and are a needed dose of common sense given the state of humanity and the world. Unfortunately Morrow sledgehammers the reader with his views on corporate greed, a self indulgent media and celebrity worship. All valid criticisms but not handled with much subtlety here, complete wit [...]


    7. First off, I was very excited to win this in a giveaway:)I gave this 4 stars only because it took me until I was about halfway through to really get into it. Once I was in, I didn't want to put it down until it was over. I thought it was very well written, especially the character development, as I could really see the characters in my mind (and felt strongly enough that I wanted to punch some of them in the face). Whoops, stop the violence, right? Overall, it was an interesting idea, and would [...]


    8. I really loved this book. It was an easy read, but very thought provoking. It’s true that too many religions now preach love and humility, but encourage hatred and fear of those who believe different. This book takes us on the journey of two college students who decide that they want to change that. Justin and Shelby had great intentions when they started out on their quest to save the world from self-destruction. However, by joining up with Justin’s roommate Matthias, they opened themselves [...]


    9. Ringing True was both a fun book to read and inspired some conversations with myself about what kind of religion I would like to see. This group of friends look at all the tenets of the major religions and determine what they like and don't like and what more needs to be in religion for acceptance. The though provoking views and conversations rang true for me. I could hear conversations from my past that took much the same form but without the same result. I recommend to anyone who isn't afraid [...]


    10. Since I wrote the book, I cannot give an objective review. I can only tell you that I had a great time writing it and I include the struggles, wrong turns and painful editing as part of that great time.


    11. This book is fantastic!Ringing True is a story about a couple of twenty-somethings that decide to start their own world religion in response to the death and destruction of human kind. No saviors, no gods, no government funding or tax breaks, it's a for-profit corporate religion that proposes ideas on how to live peacefully and responsibly. The story shows what would happen if this religion were to take off in the mainstream.Two things that make this book such a fun read are the characters and d [...]


    12. Naturally, I was very excited to win this book through . The author also signed it, which told me right away this was a down-to-earth guy.I know some may see 3 stars as a low rating compared to the other reviews. I did enjoy it - it just happened to be a 3-star book for me. If you're considering it, I encourage you to read other reviews before you make a decision, so here goesThis is a story of two people (Shelby & Justin) who decided to start their own religion basically by using the intern [...]


    13. If you're settled cozily into your comfort zone - watch out! This book does not let you walk away from it without your mind racing. There's no coddling here: this is a book with a message and you are along for the ride! A plethora of multifaceted characters with rich and ranging back-stories ensure that you will find many places for your empathy to hook onto. Even the most despicable of the characters are presented with a humanity that makes you end up feeling for "the bad guy."And let's not for [...]


    14. I stuck this one out for the sake of the book club. An interesting premise, and I liked the tenets of the religion itself, but the main characters were inconsistent and uninteresting and the minor characters were poorly drawn caricatures. The author's contempt for his chosen targets was smeared across the pages without subtlety, but the worst offense was the clunkiness of the writing. Odd word choices, contradictions, far too many words when fewer would do just as wellt my cup of tea.


    15. Justin Raines is a deep thinking young idealist who is very distressed by the condition of humanity. From starving children in Africa to corporate irresponsibility, he wants to see change. So when his friend Shelby proposes they start a religion based on personal and social responsibility, it doesn't take much to convince him to go for it. Quickly, it becomes apparent how different their motives in this venture are: Justin (whom I adore) is genuine and has a desire to help others; Shelby wants t [...]


    16. This is a thought-provoking read. I'm a cynical type and not prone to reading books about religion saving the human race from self-destruction, but I came across Ringing True and found myself enjoying the ideas presented by Robert Morrow. While the main character's naivete drove me bonkers every now and then, I'd still recommend the book to others. One cannot read "The Numbers" without a little voice within saying "now THAT makes SENSE!"Side Note: As a Seattle-ite, I was impressed with Morrow's [...]


    17. I never read this book. However, I did have this idea based on the fact that I see every day one or two small back office religious organizations flying to the fore-front in my country. All I could imagine is that God is now BIG BU$INE$$!




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