As a former member of some top name bands, Dennis makes an entertaining and interesting guest for both radio and TV. His eclectic education includes 210 college semester units in the above named subjects. He has done many successful radio and TV interviews. (Click here for reviews and quotes by hosts and producers). He also makes a good guest because of his passion and unique insights for controversial topics (such as religion, politics and culture). For more bio information click here.
||To make this show even more entertaining, Dennis' music can be used to go in and out of segments.The music can be either e-mailed as mp3s or mailed as CDs. It can be heard at www.DennisMarcellino.com.
"Dennis, You did a fabulous job today.
Thanks so much. Mancow loved you!!"
Maya Balakrishnan, Producer
Mancow Morning Show
WKQX-FM/Q101, Chicago (and syndicated)
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||1. Current events and problems (and their solutions) viewed from the "ultimate perspective".
The "ultimate perspective" is:
Viewing life in light of the fact that we are in an unfathomably large universe...that obviously human beings have nothing to do with it being there, therefore something or someone else does exist.
Viewing life through the meaning behind the fact that that "something or someone" had each of us just appear here on this planet at one point and will force us to leave at another point. Did our life and this planet have a purpose in the universal scheme of things, or will it all just be "dust in the wind"?
Why Are We Here? (The Scientific Answer To This Age-Old Question...that you don't need to be a scientist to understand)
* The meaning of life...PROVEN, using science, logic, experience, statistics and direct observation.
* Is there a God and can we know for sure?
* If yes, what can we know about God?
*This book includes science and logic evidence that God exists and the Bible is true.
|2. How to permanently end an alcohol or addiction problem
Dennis Marcellino is a recovered alcoholic and drug user (...used for 18 years, recovered for over 29 years). He shares his insights on this subject and how others can overcome this problem in his new book, Addiction Free Forever (shown on the right).
* How does one get over an addiction?
* Why willpower is not enough
* Why the 12 Steps aren't enough
* You can't expect someone to say no to drugs unless they have something better to say yes to.
* You can be cured of an addiction to the point were you are no longer in recovery but are recovered with no desire for alcohol or drug use when you do find that something better
(To see the commercial page for this book, click here.)
In Sweeping It Under The Drug (as shown on the right), Dennis shows the cure for other addictions he's conquered, including: gambling, sports, people, hobbies.
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"Dennis, Ive totally enjoyed talking to you. You are a wise man. You are the second smartest white man on Earth, this side of Heaven."
Jesse Peterson, The Jesse Peterson Radio Show
"Dennis has written a very, very exciting book, which you really do have to read.
Adam Clatsoff, WWNN, Miami
Dennis, youre absolutely charming and very pleasant to talk to. I forget sometimes that youre a celebrity guest because youre so easy and approachable.
Wendy Riddle, Sound Off, WFNC
"I interviewed Dennis Marcellino, author of Why Are We Here? on The Inside Success Show and loved every moment. His wit and fun stories made the interview lively and memorable. My audience loved it. I would highly recommend him for any show. It was more than a delight, it was an honor to interview him. He was awesome."
Randy Gilbert , Host of The Inside Success Show
"Beyond his fascinating life-story and his amazing musical talent, is the genuine joy and peace that comes through everything Dennis does. He obviously has found the object of his message...true happiness. I like the way Dennis talks about God...very entreating for unchurched listeners.
Sharon Hughes, Host, KDIA AM, San Francisco
"Dear Dennis, Thanks for being with us. It was great fun and your message is so needed!"
Julie Jenney, Producer, Living the Life, ABC Family Channel
"Great show with Dennis. He is a great guest and shares powerful insights."
Richard D'Andrea Dover (the host of "There Is Hope" KGNW 820 AM Seattle) - 3 times guest
Dennis has a very interesting... a VERY interesting story to tell!
Joe Galuski, WSYR, Syracuse, NY
Great interview! You won me over.
Liz Johnson, WTLT, liberal co-host of a show hosted by a liberal and a conservative
"You get an awful lot of research, thought, work and wisdom condensed into this one book. It's not a sloppy nor sentimental work but a rigorous and joyous proof of the love, majesty and grace of God. All this for $14.50...that's hard to beat!"
Dave Kirby, Book Bit, WTBF-FM, Troy, Alabama
I highly recommend Why Are We Here? as a must book for anyones library.
Tony Trupiano, Talk Show Host, Talk America Radio Network
A wonderful book! What I get more than anything out of it is that: for people of faith, theres a good reason for why you believe. You dont have to bury your head in the sand. You can deal with any challenge on the tough issues. And for people who are not of faith: consider the Bible, because what Ive found - scientifically, philosophically and experientially - is that the Bible is truth. The author marries his science/engineering background with his cultural/musician experiences to say that Christianity has the answers, and that its applicable and relevent today. His book shows how to apply Biblical Christianity to our lives. This book is an A to Z about life....a sequential journey starting with the origins issue, all the way through to the end of life and beyond. You should buy 10 copies and give them to your family, friends, people in your church and co-workers!
Steve Carr, Talk Show Host for Destiny, WYLL, Chicago
"You speak in a way that people can understand... bridging the gap between religion and everyday life."
Jeff Cavins, Relevant Radio
"I have REALLY enjoyed this interview. Dennis, I want to say that how you speak and how you define your concept and your understanding of creation and Why We're Here... it's just incredible! I love listening to you."
Diane, Northville, MI
Im pleased to have been able to provide an audience for Dennis Marcellinos remarkable story and music. He had an excellent appearance as a guest on There Is A Solution. His blend of honesty and spirituality, along with his historical perspective of the sixties, offered listeners a unique and positive message of hope and recovery.
Larry W., Program Host
Recovery Talk Network
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REVIEW FOR THE PROOF THAT GOD EXISTS AND THE BIBLE IS TRUE
(Review at Amazon.com)
5.0 out of 5 stars.
The best book of its kind!
June 27, 2009
By James Calhoun (Burtonsville, Maryland, United States)
"I have been a pastor for twenty three years and there were many times when I needed one book that would answer all of the questions that seekers had about faith in a cogent and scientific manner. I was never able to find that one book until now, and Dennis Marcellino has written it! The author seems to make a pretty bold claim when he says that he has discovered and written "the proof" about the existence of God and the veracity of the Bible. When I first picked up the book I was skeptical, however, by the time I put it down my skepticism had been laid to rest. A famous baseball player once quipped about his athletic prowess that,"It ain't bragging if you can back it up." Well this author certainly has backed up his claims with a very readable and enjoyable book. Great job!"
You can see a lot about what's in this book at www.ConclusiveProofOfGod.com
REVIEWS AND QUOTES FOR "WHY ARE WE HERE?"
"This is a very important book that is greatly needed at this time. I agree that the Bible should be the ultimate resource for life and living and that the world could greatly benefit from being logically and scientifically shown that this is true."
Mark Victor Hansen, Co-author, New York Times #1 Best-Selling "Chicken Soup For The Soul" series
"Dennis Marcellino has the answer. Actually, with an education that ranges from science and engineering to theology and psychology, Marcellino has many answers. But in his new book, Why Are We Here?, he chooses to answer the one question that has puzzled intellectuals for centuries."
Laura Gunderson, Clackamas Review
"In using science to explore what is usually an emotionally charged subject, Marcellino provides a strong fact-based philosophical approach which is compelling."
Diane Donovan, The Philosopher's Bookshelf, The Midwest Book Review
"Dennis Marcellino is clearly an authority on the scientific evidence that proves that God exists... a prerequisite to knowing WHY WE ARE HERE! And unlike others who give proofs, which are often difficult-to-grasp, micro-science proofs, his are simple and easy to understand. (Not having this information is like) getting on a horse and riding in all directions. If you want to settle the questions that when answered will bring true peace of mind and abundance, then I highly recommend you tune out the rest of the world and tune into what this fascinating expert has to share. "
Randy Gilbert, Bestselling author of "Success Bound"
"Why Are We Here? is the scientific answer to an age-old question and readers don't need to be a scientist or philosopher to understand. It was written with the intent of investigating what could be scientifically concluded about theology and its related fields. Why Are We Here? is engaging reading and a highly recommended addition to any philosophy and theological reading list surveying the general questions related to the meaning of life."
James A. Cox, Internet Bookwatch
"You get an awful lot of research, thought, work and wisdom condensed into this one book. It's not a sloppy nor sentimental work but a rigorous and joyous proof... All this for $14.50...that's hard to beat!"
Dave Kirby, Book Bit, WTBF-FM, Troy, Alabama
"Why Are We Here? was a fun book and very easy to read. It was very enjoyable and a great read for me."
Nancy London, host/producer,
WXCI-FM, Western Connecticut State University
(Also her co-host, Steve, said it was "very enlightening".)
"Dennis Marcellino is such a prolific writer and thinker."
Susan Filkins, Rose Sparrows Literary Agency, New York
"This book really does answer the question 'What is the meaning of life?' in a very logically satisfying and inspiring way. And it is also filled with fresh, insightful reflections on all aspects of life that uplift and enlighten the reader. Why Are We Here? gives an excellent overview of life while scientifically determining what is true and what isn't true among the doctrinal differences between the Christian denominations, world religions, psychology approaches, new age and secular philosophies. He has done a fantastic job in putting together this extremely valuable book. Obviously I highly, highly recommend it!"
Mark Stefani, Vision Reviews
"Why Are We Here? answered all my questions, and is written in a very informative, "down to earth," manner. It is wonderful! It is one of the most helpful books I've ever read. I keep it right next to my Bible. I Love It!
"Dennis has a very interesting...a VERY interesting story to tell!"
Joe Galuski, WSYR, Syracuse, NY
"The greatest book ever! If people would just read it and really look at what it's saying! He explains it scientifically, and there's no way that anybody can dispute it. He's a genius."
Jerry, Vancouver, WA
"Why Are We Here? should be rated one of the best in Apologetics.
I could hardly put it down."
Nate Camacho, seminarian at Calvary Chapel School of Ministry
"This book has changed my life and my thinking towards God, and I have finally come to terms with who I am."
Sharon, Valley State Prison for Women
"Why are We Here?" is a book for everyone. Have you ever wondered what Christians actually believe? Now, you can find out without having to ask anyone. Dennis Marcellino has written a well organized account of why we are here. Marcellino, who has a wide range of education, has written an organized account with out being overly scientific or overly pushy with his personal beliefs. Interestingly enough, it is his musical abilities that you would most likely know him for, having belonged to the Tokens who had the hit, "The Lion Sleeps Tonight." I highly recommend "WHY WE ARE HERE?". Christians and "Non-Christians" alike will gain information here. Christians will have an organized account of what they believe and why. Others will have an account of what Christians believe and why.
Deven Vasko of Betsie's Literary Page @ http://betsie.tripod.com/literary/
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REVIEWS AND QUOTES FOR ADDICTION RECOVERY MATERIALS
(for Sweeping It Under The Drug ):
"Clearly, you have won your war against drugs as you have been drug free for years. Your success in overcoming addiction is to be commended. It is our wish that every person stricken with an addiction to drugs can overcome it with the success you have had. It is our hope that every other person can understand the devastation that occurs through addiction and makes it a personal goal to stay clear of drugs. It is the dedication of people like you that give all of us hope for the future.
G. Albert Howenstein, Jr., Exec. Dir., Office Of Criminal Justice Planning, CA Governor's office
"This book 'iced' my cousin, who was heavily into drugs. He took the book's
advice and now he's off of drugs and happy. I'd like to order 10 more copies."
Constance Elliot, U.S. Dept. of Health, Washington D.C.
"...frank and friendly...sincere and optimistic...not only concerned with ridding
people's lives of drugs, but also with leading them to a higher state of being and
greater fulfillment as individuals...a sympathetic voice which will affect readers
for the better...This book is personal rather than systematically therapeutic or a
'pop' treatment of a current social concern...touches upon the important factors
of human life---the self, relationships, mates, and others."
Corinne Perry Buck, The Small Press Book Review ('feature' review)
"I highly recommend the reading of this book as an understanding guide for all of the 12 step recovery programs. It gave me greater insight into my need for continuous spiritual development in order to maintain quality sobriety and peace of mind."
Gloria Montgomery, Chairperson of ALL/ANON GROUP. Founder of RECOVERY SYSTEMS. Founded many alcohol & chemical dependency rehab centers & hospital clinics in U.S. & Canada. CEDARS SINAI Alcoholism Counselor. 29 years clean & sober. Personal counselor to Shelley Winters, highly mentioned in her book.
"This book is absolutely --WONDERFUL! I could not put it down until I had read all of it. It is one of the most fascinating books I have read in years."
Robert Tyre, Editor, Eclectic Press, Atlanta, Georgia
"Very powerful material. An amazing piece of work by an amazing man."
Scott Fagan, Head of the recovery unit at Brotman Hospital (one of Los Angeles' largest).. Founder and Chairman of BIZRAP (entertainment industry Recovery Assistance Program). UCLA graduate (Drug Rehabilitation Clinic Design), Active leader in AA and CA (Cocaine Anon.)
"I wanted to write and thank you for your book. I work in the prison library so as soon as I finished reading your book I placed it in the library. It has been very popular with the inmates. It is really a good book on substance abuse."
Benjamin, Seagoville, Texas
"I read your book and was very inspired to clean up my act. I'd like to order another copy for myself and one to pass on."
Theresa, Escondido, CA
"Just finished reading your book and wanted you to know how much it helped me. Thank you. May God bless you greatly."
"A carefully reasoned argument against drug use that goes further than telling people to "just say no"--it offers real help for people who want to break free of the bondage of drugs. The book gives vivid insight into the realities of the drug culture that most of us never see."
Dr. John MacArthur Jr., popular author and radio minister, and
Pastor, Grace Community Church, Sun Valley, CA
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More Bio and Background information
(More can be seen at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dennis_Marcellino)
As a former member of some top name bands and as one of the original San Francisco hippies, he has had a lot of experiences with drugs and alcohol use and abuse. He is familiar with the ins and outs of what addictions are all about and how to overcome them (which he permanently did 29 years ago) and he shares his insights and what has worked for him and others in his books, Addiction Free Forever, Sweeping It Under The Drug and Why Are We Here?. The commercial page for his book can be seen by clicking here.
After finding the Bible as the ultimate source of wisdom on the planet (which he's scientifically proven to be a book of truth in his book THE PROOF), Dennis now focuses on helping others find real solutions and true meaning for their lives through his books, speaking and media appearances.
Dennis was born and raised in San Francisco and then moved to Los Angeles, where he was a counselor at Grace Community Church (headed by the popular writer and media personality Dr. John MacArthur Jr.). For the last 22 years, Dennis has resided near Portland, Oregon.
Dennis is a member of "The Discovery Institute" and "The Design Science Association".
Besides being a member of the above named bands, Dennis has recorded and toured as a musician/vocalist with Sha Na Na, Rare Earth, 3 Dog Night, The Electric Flag, Graham Central Station among others. He has also been a special guest star on many television shows including The Tracey Ullman Show, American Bandstand, Midnight Special and Merv Griffin. He scored and performed the music for a number of movies, and sang the lead and played sax on two songs in "Sweet Bird Of Youth", starring Elizabeth Taylor and Mark Harmon. To see and hear Dennis' music click here.
Bulleted, Dramatic, Personal Bio
Show Segment Idea for the Addiction theme
(In chronological order)
Normal growing up in San Francisco in the 50s and early 60s (born 1948).
Married and went to college in 1965 at age 17
Became a musician, then a hippie with a famous music career (Sly & The Family Stone, The Electric Flag, and The Elvin Bishop Group)
Used drugs (all kinds) and alcohol for 18 years
Had a number of bad trips, including one that landed his first wife in a mental hospital and cost him his marriage.
Became an alcoholic to cover the emotional pain, agoraphobia, and very intense anxiety attacks from drugs and free love (that is, sex outside of marriage).
Sought help in many forms of psychology, with psychiatrists, in Scientology, (19 different approaches to lifestyle, problem solving and personal growth in all) but nothing worked
including the willpower/behavior modification and 12 Step higher power approaches.
Decided on suicide in 1980 (a miracle stopped him)
Following the Bible DID work
and has for 29 years
He says hes not a recovering alcoholic or drug user
hes an EX alcoholic and drug user. He says that alcohol and drugs are just too harsh for his level of sensitivity now and therefore not enjoyable.
Hes been living a life of deep fulfillment and great purpose for 29 years now
which has been manifesting as a writer, speaker, media personality, and musician.
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