Book Picks – The (not so) Little Book of Surprises, written by Deirdre Hadel; photos by William Arntz & Endre Balogh

“The (not so) Little Book of Surprises is a visual feast. It is a road map of mystical insight, poetry, breathtaking photographs and humor in a thoroughly enjoyable combination.  A rare gem of inspiration. Surprises is an opening into a new dimension of experience, every page filled with wisdom and insight. It is a book to meditate on—one page a day. A book of hope for our changing times.”

~ Jack Canfield, Co -author of Chicken Soup for the Soul

Why a book of surprises?

A surprise is a doorway, an opening into something new. A new what? A new thought, a new reality, a new you.

Merging the mystical poetry and wisdom teachings of Deirdre Hade with the photos and images of award winning photographer Endre Balogh, William Arntz (What the BLEEP Do We Know!?) has fashioned a mind bending journey that twists un-expectantly with every page turn.

The (not so) Little Book of Surprises marries practical guidance for navigating our increasing busy and chaotic world with deep mystical insight to awaken the sleeping soul within us. Add a splash of whimsical foray into the ironies that envelop us every day, and the result is a wondrous trip into worlds of perception and mystical vision that you’ve never experienced before.

 “One day you’ll say, ‘I’m in another world’. It will happen. You’ll have glimpses where you are literally in another world – more real than this one.”


Turn a page —

Get ready for a mystical journey into the beauty and awe of life.

Deirdre Hade (author) is a Modern Day Mystic. A spiritual adept since childhood she has spent her life communicating with the unseen.  At sixteen her mother was diagnosed with terminal breast cancer, it was at this time that Deirdre discovered the healing powers of light enabling her mother to live thirteen years longer than expected. As a member of the Transformational Leadership Council her wisdom has been cited, in Marci Shimoff’s Love for No Reason. Her work is taught by Jack Canfield, America’s Success Coach. Ms. Hade founded Radiance Healing and Meditation in 2007 as a system of mindfulness for our modern time, reaching thousands globally with her Radiance Pure Energy program. Years of deep study into the spiritual traditions combined with a direct perception of what those traditions were alluding to has given her the rare ability to imbue her written worlds with the wisdom of the ages: past, present, and future.

William Arntz (creator) began his professional career as a research laser physicist, developing wave optics simulators for high energy lasing systems. He then wrote a systems management software system called AutoSys. Embraced by Fortune 500 companies around the world, he sold his company and retired. Or so he thought…

After some months on the beach William became interested in disseminating some of the principles gleaned from his decades of spiritual inquiry to the general public. He realized he could satisfy a life-long dream and use the software proceeds to make a movie. That movie started its life as a small documentary about Spirit and Science, but grew in scope (and budget) and became What the BLEEP Do We Know!? Producing, scripting, and co-directing the film, What the BLEEP went on to become a global phenomenon, with well over 100 million viewers experiencing the BLEEP. The companion book to the film What the Bleep has sold over 150,000 copies and has been translated into 20 languages.

From earliest childhood Endre Balogh (photographer) has been an internationally-known concert violinist. For years he toured the world, playing solo recitals, concertos with orchestras, and chamber music – working with orchestras such as the Berlin Philharmonic and eminent luminaries such as Zubin Mehta, Christoph von Dohnáyi, Vladimir Horowitz, and André Watts. In 2004, he severely curtailed his touring schedule to spend more time with his family and rapidly began honing his passion for photography. Soon, he was winning top awards in contests and his unique aesthetic vision and reputation for consistently beautiful work earned him an enviable reputation among his photographic peers. In 2015 he was one of only thirty-five photographers worldwide to achieve Diamond status in the 2015 Professional Photographers of America International Competition and in 2016 The Professional Photographers of California named him Number Two among the Top Ten Photographers in California. To see more, visit


Hardcover: 19.95