“I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your book on ATTITUDE: It’s Not What You See, It’s How You See… I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.”

President Barack Obama - U.S. President


“As an avid reader in search of life’s best, as well as a collector of inspirational quotes, I was enthralled with my first book in the Maxwell Winston Stone series … I not only highly recommend reading and rereading this book, but intend to purchase the series as gifts for all my loved ones.”

Cheryl Ellis, Allbrook Reviews


“I read your book this morning. One half hour later I’d laughed, cried and had a number of self-affirming revelations… Fridays are always “story time” with my athletes before afternoon practice. I’ll now be armed with a bunch of great little journeys into the power of mindset.”

John Mattos - Colorado State University Head Coach

“I have always taught my children to look on the bright side of life – and [your book] ATTITUDE expresses this concept perfectly.”

Bill Owens, Governor of Colorado, 1999-2007


“On behalf of the people of the great state of Colorado, I thank you for the book, Attitude: It’s Not What You See, It’s How You See”.

Bill Ritter, Governor of Colorado


“Thank you for your book on ATTITUDE. You’re right it is an easy read … and these kind of inspirational stories and sayings are very important to nurturing the human spirit.”

Ted Strickland, Governor of Ohio



Jennifer Granholm, Governor of Michigan


“Thank you for your book, ATTITUDE: It’s Not What You See, It’s How You See.”

Linda Lingle, Governor of Hawaii


"Thank you for your book, Attitude: It’s Not What You See, It’s How You See. An individual’s attitude in life is extremely important. It is necessary to have a positive attitude to carry out positive work. I thank you for sharing your thoughts on the significance of attitude with me.”

Jon S. Corzine, Governor of New Jersey


“Thank you for your book, ATTITUDE” It’s Not What You See, It’s How You See. I am honored that you remembered me in this way …"

Phil Bredesen, Governor of Tennessee


"Thank you very much for your book, ATTITUDE: It’s Not What You See, It’s How You See. Your book is very inspirational and it provides the reader gems of wisdom on how to pursue a more positive and harmonious life. It is truly remarkable.”

Anibal Acevedo Vila, Governor, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico


"Thank you for your books and keep up the good work."

-Bernie Siegel, MD (Best Selling Author on the Art of Healing)

"Mr. Carwile has done tremendous work in simplifying the topic of ATTITUDE for mankind. His experiences, famous quotes, and parable-like stories will truly speak to anyone looking to gain a better understanding of how to "own" their personal attitude on a daily basis . . . I can now pass along this wisdom to my collegiate athletes."

-Adam Anderson (Dakota Wesleyen University Head Coach)

"Thank you for writing your book on ATTITUDE . . . it will certainly be read over and over during the MARCH MADNESS basketball games."

-Chris Plonsky (University of Texas Women's Athletic Director)

" In the hospital] we often have no choice whether we come in through the back door or through admissions and the front door. The scheduling and view of us all changes when we're looking up from the gurney . . . or a doctor gazing down. THE MAXWELL WINSTON STONE SERIES helps to remind us all of the journey and big picture."

-Douglas V. Mayeda, MD, FACEP (Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine)

"Thank you Ernie Carwile for the book on ATTITUDE. From it I gain the knowledge that I can use with my team and in my life."

-Latricia Trammell (Western State College Head Coach)

"I enjoyed your book on ATTITUDE a great deal . . . insights I will share with our football team here at C.S.U. Also, please send me copies of PERSISTENCE: The Art of Failing Until You Succeed." My check is enclosed.

-Steve Fairchild (Head Football Coach at Colorado State University)

"A very inspirational reminder that attitude can make all the difference in our lives."

-Ehren Earlywine (Head Softball Coach at the University of Missouri)

"The stories and quotes in your book on ATTITUDE make sense and made me realize that opportunity is always present . . . it is all how you look at it."

-Brian Hofer (Head Swim Coach at the University of Missouri)

"Thank you so much for the book on ATTITUDE."

-DeLoss Dodds (Men's Athletic Director at the University of Texas)

"After reading ATTITUDE, I was left with a smile on my face and inspiration in my heart! Something so simple can be so impactful and Ernie Carwile brings it to life with funny, educational and motivating stories. It is a must read for anyone wanting to make a difference."

-Paula Neubert (General Manager - Greenwood Athletic and Tennis Club)

"Thank you for your book on ATTITUDE. I really enjoyed the story about the two shoe salesmen in Africa. That story is a perfect analogy for me to use with our staff and fans about the future direction of our athletics department."

-Jamie Pollard (Director of Athletics at the University of Iowa State)

"Thank you for writing your book on attitude. It was a timely reminder that ‘attitude truly is everything!"

-Jeff Long, Vice Chancellor (Director of Athletics at the University of Arkansas)

"Ernie - I love the positive message you are sending in ATTITUDE. This book really makes you stop and think . . . so many clever ways to take the high road."

-Joe Glenn (Head Football Coach at the University of Wyoming)

"Designed to appeal to those of all faiths, this first entry in "The Max Chronicles" series is a delightful account of the life of Maxwell Winston Stone. Named Maxwell for the coffee his parents drank, Winston for their cigarette brand, and Stone for their hearts, Max tells insightful, colorful parables that delight and fascinate others and even help make substantial changes in their lives. His stories are simple yet profound, encouraging people to find imaginative ways to overcome adversity and achieve success in their lives. Carwile's first novel should have a place in most collections, with crossover appeal for readers who enjoyed Mitch Albom's The Five People You Meet in Heaven. Ernie Carwile has served as a minister in the Denver area for a number of years." Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

- Library Journal

"Ernie Carwile has a gift of integrating real life experiences and wonderful tales in a way only a master storyteller can do."

-Dr. James Gorden Emerson (Former Interim President of the San Francisco Theological Seminary)

"One of the most spiritual yet realistic books of our times ---it's phenomenal."

-Dr. Robert Carrol

"This little book contains a kind of wisdom and clarity rare in few books of any size."

-Jeff Mlady, Editor

"It has been said that stories are the key to the soul. If that is true, THE MAX CHRONICLES opens up our souls and gives them flight."

-The Rev. Gretchen Bretz

"If more men had the kind of relationship shown in THE MAX CHRONICLES, this world would be a safer place."

-The Rev. Alton Brown, Book Reviewer

"I could not put this book down. It was wonderful."

-Joyce Miller, Editor

"I've read this book more times than even the author, and each time I'm surprised that it still moves me to tears."

-Mary Catherine Carwile, Author "Heartstrings at 35,000 Feet"

"This book speaks to the world. Everyone should read it." -Edwin Alexander (Former Director of the Federal Home Loan Bank) "THE MAX CHRONICLES is filled with some of the best stories I've ever read. Once started, I couldn't put it down."

-Cathy Shuster, CEO


“I enjoyed your book on ATTITUDE a great deal… insights I will share with our football team here at C.S.U. Also, please send me copies of PERSISTENCE: The Art of Failing Until You Succeed.” My check is in the enclosed.

Steve Spurrier, Head Football Coach, University of South Carolina