The Gift Of Stories

Author: Robert Atkinson
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780897894302
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Shows how telling our own stories can dramatically change our lives.

The Gift Of Story

Author: Ralph Milton
Editor: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1773431455
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In this companion book, Milton shares insights about storytelling related to themes ranging from mythology and human identity, to social justice, changing from the inside out, tragedy, awe and mystery, hope and promise, and more. But the story is always central; the story is always “the thing.” The videos include key biblical stories about seminal biblical characters – Eden and Eve, Jonah, the prodigal, Mary and Elizabeth, the Ethiopian eunuch, Zacchaeus, Mary of Magdala, Sarah…and more. In The Gift of Story, Milton reflects on what stories mean to humans, “the story-telling animal,” how we can all tell stories to enrich our lives, and to rejoice in the complementary role that stories and the logic of science play. It’s a fun read full of lively, refreshing stories and insights. The Gift of Story picks up where Ralph Milton’s live StoryFest events leave off. Those events – led by gifted musicians, artists, and storytellers Linnea Good, Don McNair, Allison Rennie, Donald Schmidt, as well as Ralph Milton – were designed to provide a spiritual “shot in the arm, focusing on evocative Bible stories and personal faith experiences.”

The Gift Of Story

Author: Emily Griesinger
Editor: Baylor University Press
ISBN: 1932792473
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The Gift of Story brings contemporary literature and film into conversation with the grand Christian narrative. This book examines the specific connections between contemporary cultural meta-narratives (the stories humans typically tell about themselves) and the ideas of hope found in Christianity. Despite postmodernism's skepticism about narrative, the dialogue with contemporary fiction, drama, music and film demonstrates that the Christian story can engender and sustain hope.

A Gift Of Maple Syrup And Other Stories

Author: Eric Selby
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1440173494
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By chance, Olivia Spenser-Graf and Sadie Hunt turned onto Route 33, thinking the autumn foliage too spectacular to bypass. A year later bibliophile Olivia would be telling customers that it had been their Robert Frost moment, except ours was the road taken that brought us here. Only a few miles up that road they pulled into a weedy parking area, drawn to the boarded-up one-room schoolhouse that, within a year, would be renovated and opened as Stacks and Snacks, a bookshop and natural foods eatery. In eighteen stories, some touching, some raucous, Eric Selby examines redemption, grace, family, and community dysfunction through the lives of small-town people living in Gilead County, Vermont. His unforgettable characters include a beloved old-time barber, a cast of frustrated teachers and students, a family whose farm has to be sold, religious nuts, a retired out-of-state couple with long-held hostilities, and a hymn-singing child who confuses hosanna with Obama. As people in the county grapple with their problems, Sadie and Olivia find themselves woven into most of their lives. A Gift of Maple Syrup and Other Stories offers insights into the human condition. These stories celebrate the endurance of the human spirit.

Gift Of Story

Author: Carmen M Clark
Editor: Author House
ISBN: 1491818697
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Charlotte's tidy and simple life gets turned on it's side when she loses a poker game to Juniper, a faerie. The anti? Juniper gets to move in with Charlotte while Charlotte writes out a story Juniper tells her: A story of the faerie Queen Arum, of the Dark King, of a magic crystal and of the O'Malley family, who find themselves in the middle of a battle between good and evil. Charlotte's now chaotic life forces her to stretch her limits both socially and emotionally and she finds that maybe she needs a little excitement after all.

The Gift Of The Magi

Author: O. Henry
Editor: HarperColl
ISBN: 9780688145811
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One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies.... Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas. In the beloved title story of this handsome collection, a man and woman each long to bring home just the right gift for the other. But with so little money, how can there be hope? The poignant twists and heartwarming conclusion of this perfect plum of a story help explain the lasting appeal of this most American of authors.Writing under the famous pseudonym 0. Henry, William Sydney Porter breathed life into characters, creating moments that touch readers with their sensitivity and humanity. He portrayed lovelorn cowboys and headstrong urbanites with the same authentic touch, using sympathy, irony, and the wit for which he is justly famous.

How Rachel Lee Found The Christmas Gift By The Author Of Stories On The Festivals Fifth Thousand

Author: Rachel Lee
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The Gift Of The Magi And Other Short Stories

Author: O. Henry
Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486110079
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Sixteen captivating stories by one of America's most popular storytellers. Included are such classics as "The Gift of the Magi," "The Last Leaf," and "The Ransom of Red Chief." Publisher's Note.

Grandma S Tales The Gift Of God Other Stories

Author: Bibi Bero
Editor: Sterling Publishers Pvt. Ltd
ISBN: 9788178624150
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A Gift Of Stories

Author: William E. McGhee
File Size: 70,53 MB
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The Gift Of Ethics

Author: Trevor George Hunsberger Bechtel
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630876348
File Size: 28,76 MB
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Structured on the Beatitudes, The Gift of Ethics is a short, readable introduction to the major ideas in Christian ethics. Bechtel engages the reader through stories to draw out reflection on the good life.

The Gift Of Adversity

Author: Norman E Rosenthal MD
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 110161305X
File Size: 72,64 MB
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Now in paperback—this acclaimed book from Norman Rosenthal, the New York Times–bestselling author and research psychiatrist, shows how life’s disappointments and difficulties provide us with the lessons we need to become happier and more resilient human beings. Winner of the 2014 Nautilus Award represents “Better Books for a Better World”—the Silver Award in the category of Heroic Journeys. Adversity is an irreducible fact of life. Although we can and should learn from all experiences, both positive and negative, bestselling author Dr. Norman E. Rosenthal, believes that adversity is by far the best teacher most of us will ever encounter. Whether the adversity one experiences is the result of poor decision-making, a desire to test one’s mettle, or plain bad luck, Rosenthal believes life’s most important lessons—from the value of family to the importance of occasionally cutting corners—can be best learned from it. Running counter to society’s current prevailing message that “excellence” must always be aspired to, and failure or mistakes of any sort are to be avoided at all costs, Rosenthal shows that engaging with our own failures and defeats is one of the only ways we are able to live authentic and meaningful lives, and that each different type of adversity carries its own challenges and has the potential to yield its own form of wisdom. Using stories from his own life—including his childhood in apartheid-era South Africa, his years after suffering a violent attack from a stranger, and his career as a psychiatrist—as well as case studies and discussions with well-known figures like Viktor Frankl and David Lynch, Rosenthal shows that true innovation, emotional resilience, wisdom, and dignity can only come from confronting and understanding the adversity we have experienced. Even when life is hardest, there are meanings to be found, riches to be harvested, and gifts that can last a lifetime. Rosenthal illustrates his message through a series of compact, memorable chapters, each one drawn from episodes in the lives of his patients, colleagues, or himself, and concluded with a take-away maxim on the lesson learned.

Wrong Feet First

Author: Artá D. Banks
Editor: Lovegifts Pub
ISBN: 9780970260116
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As a single mother of six children, five of whom are adopted, Artá D. Banks began this collection of true stories as 'lovegifts' -- letters filled with words of encouragement and strength for her loved ones. Based on everyday experiences and the life lessons learned from them, these tender and thoughtful vignettes focus on issues centring on family life, adoption, facing fear, and reaching out to others. Short enough to be read just before bedtime or while waiting for the kettle to whistle, this personal collection encourages appreciation of the important things in life-family, friends, and health.

Stories Of My Youth A Collection Of Stories And Thoughts For My Children

Author: David B. McKinney
ISBN: 1605520357
File Size: 56,94 MB
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Gift Of The Other The

Author: Lisa Guenther
Editor: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791481360
File Size: 62,16 MB
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A philosophical exploration of birth, maternity, and reproduction. Winner of the 2007 Symposium Book Award presented by Symposium: Canadian Journal of Continental Philosophy

The Therapeutic Use Of Stories

Author: Kedar Nath Dwivedi
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134747365
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The potential for healing available in well-known myths and stories is increasingly recognized, but many practitioners are unsure how to tap into this rich and often culturally-specific source of insight. What sort of story is best for what sort of situation? How can it be introduced naturally into the session? What is the best way of using the story? These are some of the questions contributors to this book set out to answer. They explore the historical and cultural context of story-telling and provide examples of specific stories for specific situations. Covering emotional themes such as anger, anxiety, fear, shame, guilt, separation and bereavement, the authors show how they work through stories with many different kinds of client groups and individuals of all ages in educational, health and social science settings. The Therapeutic Use of Stories provides a sound theoretical framework for the use of stories, examples of stories with a high therapeutic value, and practical advice on how to use them to best effect.

Grandmothers Are A Gift From God

Author: Doris Rikkers
Editor: Inspirio
ISBN: 9780310982517
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Because there is no feeling quite like being adored by Grandma, this heartwarming gift book celebrates a grandmother's boundless love and inestimable contributions to the lives of those around her. Scriptures, quotations, stories, poems, and fun colorful images conjure memories of the delicious aroma of perfect roast beef in the oven, of being rocked in an heirloom rocking chair, and of cozy fireside chats. Artfully presented with a padded hardcover and foil stamping, Grandmothers are a Gift from God is a heartfelt way to say to any grandmother or grandmother-to-be, 'You're the best, Grandma! Thank you for enriching my life with your spirit, your stories, and your love.'

Gift Of The Magi The Purple Dress

Author: O. Henry
Editor: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061138800
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The WISP series (short for Wonderfully Illustrated Short Pieces) represents an ingenious marriage of two creative forces: the artistry of today's foremost children's book illustrators and the literary legacy of beloved authors of popular short works for adults. The resulting offspring of this union are captivating, full–color illustrated editions of timeless classics that readers will want to savor and collect. This WISP presents O. Henry's classic Christmas tale, The Gift of the Magi, along with The Purple Dress, a story about a young lady who makes a personal sacrifice for the sake of her friend's happiness at a holiday party. Bringing these stories to life are the wondrous illustrations of Chris Raschka, a highly acclaimed illustrator, whose delightful artwork perfectly matches the tale. GIFT OF THE MAGI is sure to attract readers familiar with O. Henry's timeless holiday tales, as well as introduce a new generation of readers to his charming work. These one–of–a–kind, attractively priced and invitingly formatted illustrated editions will make a great impulse buy, appealing to audiences of all ages.

The Gift Of Adhd

Author: Lara Honos-Webb
Editor: New Harbinger Publications
ISBN: 1572248513
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As a parent, you already know that your child has many gifts. What you may not know is that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)-related symptoms-the very qualities that lead him or her to act out and distract others-may be among them. This second edition of The Gift of ADHD includes compelling new research indicating that the impulses that lead your child to act exuberantly may correspond with unusual levels of creativity and a heightened capacity for insight into the feelings and emotions of others. Could it be that ADHD is not a hindrance, but an asset in our fast-paced digital age? ADHD expert Lara Honos-Webb presents the evidence for this revolutionary concept and explains how you can help your child develop control over inattentive, hyperactive behavior and enhance the five gifts of ADHD: creativity, attunement to nature, interpersonal intuition, energetic enthusiasm, and emotional sensitivity. Filled with easy skill-building activities you and your child can do together, this book will help your child transform problematic symptoms into strengths, then build the self-esteem they need to let those gifts shine.

The Gift Of Struggle

Author: Bobby Herrera
Editor: Bard Press
ISBN: 1885167881
File Size: 20,78 MB
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Bobby Herrera has a simple leadership philosophy: -We all struggle. -Inside every struggle is a gift. -Leaders share their gifts with others. In The Gift of Struggle, Bobby Herrera, cofounder and CEO of Populus Group, lives that philosophy by telling the stories of his struggles, identifying the gifts he found, and sharing those gifts with you.