"An amazing story! We don’t have to face death to relate to and learn from the important revelations movingly described by William Murtha as he confronted drowning in the sea. This important book takes away any doubt that there is an energy force out there ready to help us find our way . . . we need only listen."
—Susan Jeffers Ph.D
Author Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway and Embracing Uncertainty
"Riveting! Prepare to read in one sitting. William has given us a modern parable for our times. It will inspire you, provoke you and ultimately, get you thinking about your own life."
Britain’s best-selling author of Be Your Own Life-Coach
"This is a rare, exciting, brilliant and entertaining read. Once started, I wasn’t able to put it down. It is the raw story of how a man, dominated and driven by ambition, finds himself in a life-and-death crisis, wrestling with a storming, freezing ocean, and in the midst of drowning and fighting for survival, is shaken up and transformed by startling insights and illuminations about the true nature of life, delivered to him by an unseen but immensely wise presence. Readers who have loved books like Jonathan Livingstone Seagull, The Paulo Coelho and Dan Millman books—or just a thundering readable adventure story—will greet Dying for a Change as a modern classic and bestseller."
Author and founder and co-director of The Foundation for Holistic Spirituality
"In his book, Dying for a Change, William has brilliantly captured that single thing that every great Sage seeks; the epiphany. The reader is transported to a place where heretofore only the prophets have been. There you experience the wonder of human transformation as William reaches into his soul and somehow magically conjures the words that allow us all to feel the events that changed his life; that fateful moment when he stood at heavens door."
Award-Winning TV producer and founder of Visionaries, Inc.
"For most people death is a fearful ending to a journey not fully realized. For William Murtha the prospect of his own death in such an unusual way was a blessing in disguise-not just for William and his family but also the world. It is through his book, Dying for a Change, that each of us has a chance to once again awaken to possibility, opportunity and the realization that our lives matter, our voice counts and that what shall be for our lives is up to us."
—John St. Augustine
Author of Living An Uncommon Life and Host and Senior Producer of Oprah Radio on XM
"With Dying for a Change, William Murtha offers a powerful and moving testimony of his near-death experience and how it radically changed his world view. This thought-provoking and insightful book addresses the very essence of the nature of reality. A must read for anyone who wishes to reflect on the human condition and beyond."
Co-author with Kenneth Ring of Lessons from the Light
"A thoroughly enjoyable, challenging and profound read. This inspirational book will make you sit up and take greater notice of all those small yet often meaningful coincidences in your life."
—Gay Hendricks, Ph.D.
Author of Five Wishes and co-author, with Dr. Kathlyn Hendricks,
Conscious Loving and Spirit-Centered Relationships
"William Murtha’s portrayal of his life, with his fears, challenges, and family recollections, is laid bare through the telling of a dramatic, life changing experience. The insight, understanding and awareness which were given to him in his moment of desperation demonstrates that the Grace of God is ever present in our lives, and reveals itself in wondrous, mysterious ways. A compelling journey that will inspire while simultaneously giving pause for inner reflection and contemplation."
Author and UN United Religions Initiative
"Dying for a Change demonstrates the invincible power of the Divine Spirit within. William Murtha is a teacher of great inspiration, and his book confirms that there is no death. You must read it".
Intuitive and author of Trust Your Vibes
"Dying for a Change illuminates the power of the human spirit, the nature of transformation and the mysterious force that binds humanity and shapes our collective destiny. William Murtha came out of his terrifying ordeal to become a luminous embodiment of the emerging global consciousness."
President of the Institute of Noetic Sciences