Book Giveaway: Touching the Elephant

In 2009, Nancy Thompson and I taught at a community college and shared an office. When she mentioned she was writing a book about shared values of the world’s religions and how they can transform us, I asked to read it.

Over the following 10 years, we edited the book, Touching the Elephant: Values the World’s Religions Share and How They Can Transform Us, and published it in October 2019. Since publication, Nancy spoke at 3 book signing events in early 2020 but had the 11 remaining book signing events canceled since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Because Nancy’s book signing events are canceled, we decided to give away 10 books to continue encouraging us to find the shared values that help us become kind, compassionate, patient, and humble; and to make efforts to internalize them. Send an email to zioapollopress [at] gmail [dot] com with “Book Giveaway” in Subject and your shipping address, then I’ll send the book via USPS Media Mail (5-7 days). Your private information will only be used for shipping purposes only.

And if you email a receipt of a donation to the following *charities Nancy and Zio Apollo Press support, I will ship a second book.

*The American Himalayan Foundation; International Rescue Committee; American Civil Liberties Union; and the American Immigration Council

Also, the book is available for purchase at and it’s on sale for $22 through the end of May 2020.

~Cosimo Giovine, Editor & Publisher