7 Footsteps and 7 Prayers for Getting Out of Hell 


Richard J. Marks is an American journalist, writer, environmentalist, filmmaker and convener
whose lens on emerging leadership in the sustainability sectors gives voice to the current generation.

A captivating storyteller and compelling interviewer,
he inspires readers through his personal brand of authenticity, compassion and discovery.

Marks studied Classics and Liberal Arts at St. John’s College in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and earned his degree in Culture, Literature and the Arts from the University of Washington. He was a staff journalist for CNN and a story development executive at National Geographic Feature Films. His work in the United States and China, and at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington DC, has been on the international and national promotion of renewable energy and sustainability.

Over the past five years, he has been on a journey to find out how all of us can stop trying to do things differently, and start to see things differently. The results have reframed the way he sees the world.


The world has people marching in the streets and posting activism hashtags, but what about you?

Are you free? 

Many of us are not any longer willing to stick with the program — the broken way. 

We know that old ways of doing things are not good enough. 

How will we get through this?

My hope is that you will discover and desire, more than ever,
to break free, retrain yourself, and find freedom.

In this book, I hope to instill in you the same sort of passion and excitement
that I have for getting out of hell! 

You will take a divorce from corrupted freedom. 

I want you to be able to shut out the false personality of your fears,
shed old skins, and feel worthy of living. 

As inner conflict subsides, the kinder side of your character
will win over the selfish self.