Author and Facebook sensation Scott Stabile’s parents were murdered when he was fourteen. Nine years later, his brother died of a heroin overdose. Soon after that, Scott joined a cult that dominated his life for thirteen years. Through it all, he became evermore committed to living his life from love.
In each chapter of Big Love: The Power of Living with a Wide-Open Heart, Scott shares a personal experience that pulled him from his center and the ways in which he brought himself back to peace, and to love. While some of his experiences are extraordinary, like extricating himself from a cult after 13 years, most of the stories reflect on everyday challenges we can all relate to, like the weight of shame, the search for happiness, and the struggle to be authentic.
“I hope that my resilience helps others to see that growth and healing are possible, regardless of circumstances,” writes Scott. “There are gifts in even our greatest sorrows if we’re willing to acknowledge them. If we’re willing to work at seeing them.”
Throughout Big Love, Scott also encourages each of us to choose love in our own lives. “I’d like this book to inspire you to consider love as the guiding force in your life,” writes Scott. “We can all be love-spreaders . . . if we choose to be. You don’t even need to quit your day job. Every time we choose compassion over condemnation, we spread love. Every time we find the courage to forgive, we spread love. Life presents us with daily opportunities to share a little, or a whole lotta, love.”
ABOUT SCOTT STABILE
Scott Stabile’s parents were murdered when he was fourteen. Nine years later, his brother died of a heroin overdose. Soon after that, Stabile joined a cult that would dominate his life. Through all these challenges, Stabile grew stronger and more committed to living his life from love. He forgave the man who murdered his parents, found compassion for his late drug-addicted brother, and finally walked away from the cult leader who had controlled his life for thirteen years.
Scott has amassed a sizable Facebook following with his inspirational and provocative quotes, essays and live videos. His previous works include Just Love, Iris, and the Li’l Pet Hospital series. Scott also wrote a feature film entitled The Oogieloves in the BIG Balloon Adventure. A regular contributor to the Huffington Post, Scott runs daylong, empowerment workshops nationally and internationally.