"Richard Maddox, you are peerless as a writer. The spiritual, enlightening, carefully chosen words that permeate every line of every page are an artistic gift that few humans possess."

John Alton 

Attorney, Columbus, OH

"'Lucinda' is not merely a book, it is quite literally a spiritual transmission…transmitting directly to the reader an experiential comprehension of Absolute Truth."

Tina Marie

Psychoherapist, Sausalito, CA

"Richard Maddox is one of my favourite writers. His command of English is impeccable. Like the mysterious Norns from the North Mythology carving the magical powerful Runes into the trunk of Yggdrasil tree, Richard, like a wizard linguist, weaving fascinating, captivating, bewitching tapestry with his magical words, which delights and enlightens the reader."

Shiva Somadev

Author, United Kingdom

"'Lucinda' has not left my side, nor will she ever. She has become my companion. I knew the book would be very good, but I didn't know it could soothe my soul."

Ann Huston Mills

Editor, Newcomerstown, OH

"Richard's writing is so densely evocative, so enrapturing, that you can get lost in reverie within a single paragraph."

Rich Greenwood

Photographer, San Mateo, CA 

Your writing is lush, layered, gorgeous, thought-provoking and provocative. You have such an immense talent and such a deep rich intuition."

Nancy Gray

Psychotherapist and Mediator, Menlo Park, CA 

It is Pure Beauty, the writing takes us beyond words ..a sparkling gem of the Eternal Now we are..infinitely touched to read this and that you shared this outpouring of Love "

Helene Lalaire

Retired, Saintes, France 

Your writing and critical eye remind me of those of Balzac, Zola, and Proust."

Stamos Metzidakis, Ph.D. 

Professor of French and Comparative Lit. Washington University, St. Louis, MO 

Genius! In my opinion you have what it takes to make it big! You're up there with the great writers of the 20th century."

Ellen Everman 

Author of "Pink Dice", Cincinnati, OH 

"You have a profound, epic work here."

Richard Devlin

Owner, Sunstar Energy, Los Gatos, CA

Richard Maddox is this generation's T. S. Eliot But his work is 10 times richer and 100 times more positive."

Richard Greenwood 

Photographer, Mountain View, CA

Any words of praise fall far short of doing your work justice. It’s masterful and transported me to other times and places more fully than anything else I’ve ever read."

Dana Lisle 

Musician/Philosopher, Columbus, OH

Thank you for the beauty of this masterpiece...for the blood, sweat, and tears that you poured into it; not just in the writing of it, but in the alchemical fires you had to have lived and endured before ever putting pen to paper, or fingers on keyboard. As a writer, my greatest desire is that my words would reach down and touch the bone marrow of at least one reader...please know that your words have done, and continue to do so, with me. I am grateful and humbled.”

Andrea Greene 

Writer, San Francisco, CA 

THIS IS A RAREFIED GEM OF A BOOK! If I could scream from the mountaintops, 'READ THIS BOOK NOW,' I would!"

Tina Benson, M.A.

Jungian Therapist, Author, San Anselmo, CA

These passages in Remembering Eternity demonstrate a depth of understanding of the spiritual life which is vastly superior to even what most 'spiritual' people generally know about."

Nathaniel Evans

Composer, Thessaloniki, GR 

This book is incredibly unique, unlike others you may have read. It is written in elegant language that I found to be very moving. It is structured going alternately forward and backward in time, which makes the book move in an interesting way. The characters almost seem like people you have met yourself in life. And some scenes of nature and urban life are truly beautiful."

Sarah Carlson

HR Manager, Santa Rosa, CA

I read Remembering Eternity and it blew my mind away. The messages about life are so beautiful and profound that they resonate with me. I find myself so awe-struck with your understanding of the cocktail of life."

Sharon Vasillis

Yoga instructor, Redwood City, CA

"The words flow so seamlessly and spin an almost lifelike picture of these awakened lovers who intermingle in spirit and form equally. Their lovemaking is like a fine opera piece... the grace and sublime descriptions throw my heart into a frenzy of delight and awe and have once again ignited in me a forgotten dream of experiencing such ethereal love."

Pallavi Kwatra 

Author, Delhi, IN

Love Remembering Eternity. It's a journey into discovering your true self so that you are the whole person that you are meant to be in this busy world. Richard's words make the stories come alive as you can close your eyes and see and feel everything he describes. Thank you, Richard Maddox. You are a great author.

Elaine Conn

Retired, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

I was captured immediately. I am 70 years old and I have just connected to my inner child and am experiencing the innocence and the words you have written. This seems like the perfect book at the perfect time. I am so excited to read these books. I am encountering myself in these pages and have  been highlighting, which I have never done in a novel. Matter of fact, I can't remember the last time that I read a novel." 

Diane Durand

Retired, Dallas, TX

This work, Remembering Eternity, fits in the tradition of quest literature, what Joseph Campbell calls the 'Hero’s Journey.' It is a fascinating novel, something of a spiritual odyssey, in which the protagonist continually seeks the great prize, enlightenment. The book is well-written and organized in a series of 'Time Zones.' I highly recommend it." Thanks Richard!

Stamos Metzidakis

Professor of French and Comparative Lit., Washington University, St. Louis, MO

As I get further into the work, I realize that its scope is breathtaking. Highly recommended."

Elliot Tarabour

Telecommunications Executive, Barrington, IL

I read The Whisper of a Saint.  It is magnificent!

Sarah Model

Financial Executive, Retired, Saratoga, CA

Beautiful and so very, very poignant and meaningful!!! Your novel helps me tremendously with my every day life."

Mary Trent

Flight Attendant, Retired, Reno, NV

Remembering Eternity contains within its pages the answers to some of the 'big questions' that most of us have grappled with. Tracing the course of a spiritual seeker’s development, as he attempts to find answers in all the usual places, the book leads its reader to deep insights on matters of the greatest importance. I highly recommend this work."

Mike Pfarr

Principal at Crow’s Nest Consulting, Sunnyvale, CA

I guarantee that anyone who reads Remembering Eternity from beginning to end will find cogent answers to the important problems that have tormented philosophers and other thinkers for millennia. The series is an epic with a capital E."

Robert J. Caveney

CEO, Oakland CA

It's like reading in High-Def!"

Bruce Darby

Musician, San Diego, CA

In today's chaotic world we all yearn for something different. We are looking for a sign that perhaps there is a permanent reality that is just beyond our grasp. We seek meaning beyond our day to day existence in a world, where value is easily measured in dollars. The author here has done yeoman's work suggesting that this reality is right there. It is something we are innately born with but is lost due to the abrasiveness of the lives we lead. The book gives us clues on how this can be recaptured.

It is a guidebook into acquiring a unique frame of reference. A frame that may bring peace and mindful acceptance that this artifice we call our lives may not be the only path."

Len Tannenbaum

Attorney, Chicago, IL

THIS IS A RAREFIED GEM OF A BOOK! If I could scream from the mountaintops, "READ THIS BOOK NOW," I would!

As impossible as it would it be, in the last few moments of our life, to synthesize all the many years of our living into a few succinct and adequate sentences, so too is it impossible to capture all that this masterpiece accomplishes. With the sublime craftsmanship of life's greatest artists, Richard Maddox's book is a painstaking stroll through the human experience. Telling the tale of his hero, Skylar, Maddox rewinds and then fast forwards, and then rewinds again, through the infinitesimal moments that make up a life. But not a life that was lived in pursuit of all that western society propels us toward. Quite the contrary, this hero turns away from the pursuit of fame, fortune, status, and accumulation of material wealth. This noble explorer Skylar, having early in his childhood savored the tastes of spiritual enlightenment, crashes as many of us do, into the failures of our parents to provide an environment that nourishes those tender graces. Instead, Skylar is ripped from the Garden of Eden into the harsh realities of a broken-hearted mother, a philandering father, and a world ill-equipped to nurture the tender soul of the child. Turning away from all that is most precious, the young Skylar achieves, through sheer determination, will, and strength of intellect, passage into the Ivory Towers of Princeton University. There, turning away from the lure of post-graduate success and riches, Skylar embarks on the path towards his own personal salvation towards Eternity and Enlightenment.

But that is simply the storyline of this incredible book. There have been any number of "Hero's Journeys" written throughout time. What makes this particular book stand WAY apart from the pack is two things. First, the sheer determination of Maddox to not use a single word that was not imbued with the elixir of Truth. One has the experience while reading the book, that each word was individually turned over in his hands until just the right one was found to capture the "mana" of the meaning and message. The care and discipline that the author took to deliver his message was itself imbued with the sublimity of the message. But the MOST spectacular thing I could say about this book is that the author's profound longing, like a drowning man longs for air, to impart a path that his readers can follow towards enlightenment is like nothing I have ever come across. Like a new mother who cradles her newborn as if both their lives depend upon it, Maddox has cared for his reader. He has anguished for the right words, wrestled with the demons of his own soul, fought and slain the dragons, pried his heart open again and again against repeated disappointments and disillusionments, not just for his own enlightenment, but for all the rest of us. The truth in the soul of this man is that he loves the reader. He wants for our enlightenment every bit as he wants for his own. And he has fought as valiantly for ours with this labor of love as no other author I have ever encountered.

To quote Maddox himself, "Those who worshipped art thought of themselves less as creators than as revealers; their responsibility lay in allowing the truth and beauty already present in creation to be more readily seen by large numbers of people than it typically was...Such artists attempted to get out of the way and allow the larger universal Nature to reveal itself. These artists pursued their work as if it were a sacred duty rather than a profession...They strove at their art like the miniators of holy texts who worked devotedly in isolation for the purpose of giving the world the fairest possible copy of the Truth as they saw it."

This artist, Maddox, has achieved his goal. This is a book worthy of being considered a "holy text.”

Tina Benson

Author/Psychologist, San Anselmo, CA