Rafe here with a shameless, self aggrandizing, humble and blatant bit of self promotion.
I have a new book called The Home Stretch published as an Ebook and available online through Amazon.com for the modest price of $9.99 (apparently $10 is too high but $9.99 is just right in the marketing world!)
OK, the book is about religion … but itʼs not a religious book – itʼs an unskilled laymanʼs look at the religions of the world. This book arose out of research I did for my TV show on JOY-TV called The Search.
It came about because I think that most of us, upon learning weʼre going to die (I still think theyʼre going to make an exception in my case) start a long search for the best way out of this mess.
The Home Stretch makes no pretense to be a scholarly treatment of the options we have but intends to give a thumbnail sketch hoping the reader might want to look further. I hope it combines humour with the more serious. Iʼve often wondered why Jesus didnʼt leave some jokes behind – considering the life he lead he must have seen lots of strange people and funny incidents. Maybe – probably he did but humour seems anathema to the sober-sides who create and write religious dogma.
Comment on "The Home Stretch" "Rafe Mair, characteristically trenchant, shares his perceptions of the world's religions together with his own views, exploring the mysteries of life beyond death. Ever provocative Rafe Mair's explorations will provoke conversation, debate and encourage further study of these important questions and issues." The Very Reverend Peter Elliott, Dean of Christ Church Anglican Cathedral, Vancouver BC.
Rafe has led a storied career as a lawyer, cabinet minister and scratch golfer who went into honest work and became a broadcaster and writer on public affairs.
Mair was awarded the prestigious Michener Award from the Governor- General of Canada for “courageous journalism”, the first radio broadcaster in Canada to be so honoured,and numerous awards including induction into the Canadian Association of Broadcastersʼ Hall of Fame.
Rafe has also authored several other books. The first was entitled, "The Last Cast", and chronicled his adventures as a fly fisherman. His second was called, “Canada: Is Anyone Listening?” Former Prime Minister Kim Campbell described it as a book, which all Canadians should read, and in the highest compliment of all labeled it “a good read”. His third book, “Still Ranting: Rants Raves and Recollections”, was on British Columbiaʼs bestseller list for many weeks after publication. “Still Ranting” was unveiled in 2002 and in 2004 he published “Rafe: A Memoir”. “Over the Mountains: More Thoughts on Things That Matter” was published in 2006 and “What the Bleep Is Going On Here?” in 2008.
Mair is 39-years-old, though he steadfastly refuses to explain how he has a 55-year-old son, a 31-year-old grandson and six month old great grandchild.
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