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Quest Books 306 W. Geneva Road, Wheaton, ILWe are happy to report that a recent article in Publishers Weekly features Quest Books as part of a portrait of Chicagoland religion publishers.  The article, “Chicago is Sweet Home for Religion Publishers,” also publicizes the upcoming launch of our totally redesigned website. The new site is responsive and easy to navigate, and it features videos, author events, blogs and much more. Stay tuned for the official announcement!


The New Age issue (September 24, 2012) of Publishers Weekly features three of our upcoming titles!

Check out the article below for information about our new November releases Soul of Light: Works of Illumination by Joma Sipe and The Power of the New Spirituality: How to Live a Life of Compassion and Personal Fulfillment by William Bloom, as well as our December release Path of the Sacred Pipe: Journey of Love, Power, and Healing by Jay Cleve, Ph.D.


The Power of the New Spirituality is available on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound and other local and national retailers. Visit to learn more about the author.

Soul of Light is available for pre-sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound and other local and national retailers. For more information about the artist, visit his website or connect with him on Facebook or Flikr.

Path of the Sacred Pipe is available for pre-sale on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, IndieBound and other local and national retailers.

Working Class Mystic: A Spiritual Biography of George Harrison by Gary Tillery has been making quite a splash!


On September 12, Publisher’s Weekly reviewed the book, saying, “Often called ‘the quiet Beatle’ because of his silence both on and off stage, Harrison spoke forcefully and eloquently in the later years of the band and during his solo career about the power of the divine and our own capacities to embrace it within. Harrison’s songs, Tillery points out, strive to awaken us to the truths that he saw quite clearly: ‘to burn out our past karma, to become aware of our divinity, and to break free of eternal return.’”


The book was also mentioned in another Publisher’s Weekly article on the same day, and can be seen via Scribd below.



And, finally, an excerpt was published on DailyOm on September 28!  In the excerpt, Tillery discusses Harrison’s growing fascination with Krishna.  The full excerpt can be read here.




Working Class Mystic is available today on Amazon.  Find author Gary Tillery on Facebook and Twitter.


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Publishers Weekly has written a great article about the Dalai Lama’s visit to Chicago, hosted by the Theosophical Society in America.

The only vendor at each of the two day’s events, it was a great opportunity for Quest to showcase (and sell!) our related titles, including a book His Holiness published with us: The Opening of the Wisdom-Eye.

The article, written by Religion Reviews Editor Marcia Z. Nelson, reads:

The Dalai Lama doesn’t exactly do book tours, but a two-day visit to Chicago this week (July 17-18) saw him highlighting many of the ideas in his last book, Toward a True Kinship of Faiths: How the World’s Religions Can Come Together (Harmony, 2010). At two separate public events that drew almost 10,000 people, the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate presented ideas on building bridges between faiths. Monday’s event was an interfaith panel with Michael Lerner (The Left Hand of God); Ingrid Mattson, former president of the Islamic Society of North America; and Peg Chemberlin, president of the National Council of Churches of Christ-USA, with Eboo Patel (Acts of Faith) moderating.

The Dalai Lama’s visit to Chicago was sponsored by the Theosophical Society in America, headquartered in suburban Chicago. The Tibetan Buddhist leader’s relationship with the society began in 1956, when he visited the group’s international headquarters in India and came away with a conviction of the importance of interfaith relationships and human unity, views the society promotes. The Theosophical Publishing House, now known as Quest Books, published one of his first books in English, The Opening of the Wisdom-Eye (1966; second ed., 1991). Jessica Salasek, Quest publicist, said book sales at the events were going well. Some of the Dalai Lama’s many books are compiled from his talks, but that one was written by him, she added.

Read the full article here.

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The Cynical Idealist: A Spiritual Biography of John Lennon (Quest Books; Dec. 2009) has been reviewed in Publishers Weekly’s Best of 2009 non-fiction reviews!

John Lennon will likely be remembered for two things: helping found the Beatles and writing the song “Imagine.” Those accomplishments, however, only scratch the surface of a complex and fascinating life. Writer and artist Tillery explores Lennon’s spirituality as it develops, beginning with childhood traumas, through his time with the Beatles, and finally, in his role as a social activist. Throughout his short life, Lennon fought many existential battles with himself and whatever he thought of as “God.” To interpret Lennon’s spiritual hunger, Tillery draws upon the work of Victor Frankl, the Austrian psychiatrist and WWII death camp survivor who wrote volumes on the importance of people finding meaning in their lives by focusing outward. The author characterizes Lennon as a loving man who, in the latter part of his life, was able to find some semblance of peace and to encourage others to do the same. Lennon searched for and sang about the truth, discarding religious indoctrination and accepted norms when they proved unhelpful. If this is Lennon’s legacy, one could do a lot worse.  Publishers Weekly Nov. 9, 2009

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