About the Author

                Dwight C. Douglas was born in Pittsburgh, PA and started working at the age of ten as a Pittsburgh Press newspaper delivery person. Having the opportunity to read the newspaper everyday fueled his desire to read and write. After winning several writing contests in elementary and high school, he went on to attend Point Park University and studied Journalism and Communication.


During college at Point Park University, he worked on the PBS TV show Mister Rogers Neighborhood as a film-telecine technician.  At the age of twenty he left college to work for ABC radio as they were developing their FM properties. 


After working at several radio stations in Pittsburgh and Washington, DC, Douglas moved to Atlanta to join the largest radio consulting firm in the world, Burkhart-Abrams & Associates, where he later became president and worked with media companies around the world. 


During that 25 year period, he was instrumental in coaching high-profile morning shows, including Howard Stern. He moved to New York in 2000 to be the vice president of marketing for a worldwide software company. He also produces a comedy web site. Throughout his career he has written screenplays, books and magazine articles. 


READER REVIEWS OF IF GOD COULD TALK...

 

By Jesca on June 3, 2015

 I'm addicted; every page I turn has me in a trance! I can't wait to finish it and read it again!

5you'll enjoy this novel

 By Danielle C. Tezcan on May 1, 2015

 If you ever think about what you would ask God if you had an opportunity...and what he might respond, you'll enjoy this novel. If God Could Talk is a philosophical discussion that is in no way esoteric. The story line keeps the reader engaged...the author's questions to and responses from God make the reader think about man, the world, the universe...and beyond.

 4Great Book!

By Carl L. Schlemmer on April 11, 2015

 Great Book!!! Would have been 5 Stars but there was just a bit to much male / female gender parts that just took away from the main plot. Highly recommend everyone should read.

 5Enjoyable

By Sebastien on March 30, 2015

 Religion is a part of western culture and history. Regardless of whether we believe, we've all grown up listening to pieces of mythology which we often forget to question, out of habit, because they're just a natural part of our collective background. This book led me to look at some of those under a new light, and I enjoyed every bit of it.

 5Does very well indeed with an impossible subject!

By Dr. J. Economos on March 26, 2015

 This is pretty much the God of the Old Testament, only more grown up. He used to be prone to tantrums and smiting, as well as bizarre manifestations calculated to terrify people. Now he seems a bit reserved, perhaps melancholy, and quite shy about manifesting at all. While certain inconsistencies are irresolvable (you can have any two of the attributes of omniscience, omnipotence, and absolute goodness , but not all three) Mr. Douglas handles problems gently and with wit. Without giving away the denouement, I can say he handles the problem of an omnipotent, etc, deity about as well as they can be handled without deception. I enjoyed the book. It is both funny and thought-provoking.

 5Perfect sequel for Aaron Sorkin's Newsroom

By S Vaidya "SV" on March 25, 2015

 Just when I started missing HBO's Newsroom, comes Dwight Douglas's "If God could talk..." book.
I will be honest: I started this book with apprehension. After all, who can match my favorite TV show? To my pleasant surprise, this matches and at times even outshines the TV series.
Dwight, throughout the book, keeps the conversation current with regard to happenings around the globe.
The introduction to God is done seamlessly (it is ironic: we would hardly expect otherwise).
I truly enjoyed the book and the journey of Jonas Bronck in his interview with God.
Now my question to God is when would Aaron Sorkin produce "If God could talk..." and yes Jeff Daniels would be perfect as Jonas!

 4a riveting read

 By Bobbin Beam "Listener and audo book narrator."on March 23, 2015

 I could not put this book down. There were moments I was amazed at the amount of research put into the dialogues the protagonists had with God. It was also a good story, which ultimately is another narrative of the human condition. The book at times perplexed and infuriated me. Like life. Huge, hot button topics, like religion, fear, death, time, evolution, and the origin and vastness of universe as well as current events are all non-absolutes. But I learned some things, and whether or not I agreed with "God's" words throughout the book, the experience of a very intelligent point of view was challenging as it was valuable.

 5I really enjoyed this book

By Bill E.on March 18, 2015

I really enjoyed this book! A fun read that makes you think about your beliefs. Not sure what I'd ask if I had the chance to talk to God.

 5If God Could Talk ......When you finsh a book and say to yourself that was great! You must tell others about it.

By Mark Thompson on March 18, 2015

 It was great Saturday and Sunday read and the book now resides in the study on my coffee table. Keeping great company with Rolling Stone's 500 greatest album covers of all time, The Kurt Cobain Journal and now If God Could Talk..... it sits on top that stack!. Placement is everything. A bargin for all those words and put in an order that makes great reading...... What a Treat! Great work Dwight and you need to do a follow up. People pick up the book and always make a comment on the title like "If God Could Talk ....She/He would say I told Johnson not to hang his beagle by his ears but nooooo, he didn't listen" A heartfelt congrats to you Dwight. This is a must read for a person that loves to read and share the experience with others.

 5Intelligent Read!

By Diana Stokey on March 17, 2015

 Intelligent read. The story draws you in and makes you ask yourself what you really believe.
I highly recommend.

 

 

Reviewed By Janelle Fila for Readers’ Favorite

Thank you for allowing me to read and review your work. I had mixed feelings about this story. The premise was very interesting and I actually thought this was a true story (for some reason, I thought it was a non-fiction piece). For a fiction story it read very well and I couldn't wait to find out how it ended. I also kept thinking that it would make an amazing movie. I could totally see the images in my mind. And the characters were amazing, especially the sad cases of Ida and Steve. I felt very invested in their stories. 

For me, the issue was the pacing of the story. I wanted to get into the story a lot quicker and there were too many day to day mundane details that I didn't care about. I didn't want to know the narrator got Chinese food or took a cab to his apartment or walked along the sidewalk or interviewed random other people (whose story I was not interested in). I wanted to know about Ida, and then after she died, I wanted to know about the box, the key, and then God. It took forever to actually get to the story. 

The dialogue with God was a bit much as well. I think breaking some of that up and adding description would help, because it was a lot of rhetoric kind of dumped on the reader. Maybe one scene would have been okay, but having to keep come back over and over again got kind of redundant. 

I think there is a lot of potential here and the writing is sharp. Good luck in the future!