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The Gift Of Story

Author : Clarissa Pinkola Estés
ISBN : 0345388356
Genre : Fiction
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A heartwarming story, perfect for the holidays, is beautifully rendered by the noted storyteller and Jungian analyst who brought readers Women Who Run with the Wolves. Original.
Category: Fiction

The Gift Of Stories

Author : Robert Atkinson
ISBN : 0897894308
Genre : Psychology
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Shows how telling our own stories can dramatically change our lives.
Category: Psychology

The Gift Of Story

Author : Emily Griesinger
ISBN : 9781932792478
Genre : Performing Arts
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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.
Category: Performing Arts

The Gift Of The Magi Diversion Classics

Author : O. Henry
ISBN : 9781682301746
Genre : Fiction
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Featuring an appendix of discussion questions, the Diversion Classics edition is ideal for use in book groups and classrooms. One of O. Henry's most-loved short stories, THE GIFT OF THE MAGI is perfect for the holiday season. In this heartwarming tale, a young couple of limited means contemplates buying Christmas gifts for each other, with unexpected results.
Category: Fiction

A Fantastic Holiday Season

Author : Nina Kiriki Hoffman
ISBN : 1614752028
Genre : Christmas stories
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'Tis the Season-for 14 more magical, macabre and merry tales to make your Holidays ... Fantastic! Gingerbread houses, caroling carolers, brightly trimmed trees, big family dinners, pristine snowfalls ... the familiar pleasures of the season. But what better pleasure is there than a good holiday story? So open this winter solstice sampler and indulge in funny festive fantasies, nightmares before Christmas, and stunning space-age celebrations ... these stories will warms hearts and minds like a blazing Yule log. Fantastic Holiday Stories by Kevin J. Anderson, Mercedes Lackey, Mike Resnick, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Jonathan Maberry, Eric James Stone, Nina Kiriki Hoffman., Quincy J Allen, Ken Scholes, Sam Knight, David Boop, Heather Graham, Brad R. Torgersen, Patricia Briggs
Category: Christmas stories

The Gift Of Story

Author : Marion Halligan
ISBN : STANFORD:36105029130262
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A celebration of 25 years of short story publishing, this volume includes work by outstanding Australian writers such as Peter Carey, Olga Masters, Jannette Turner Hospital, Kate Grenville, Nicholas Jose, Beverley Farmer, Liam Davison, & Michael Wilding.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Gift Of Goodbye

Author : Rebecca Whitehead Munn
ISBN : 9781631522314
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Have you faced the loss of a parent, struggled with how to say goodbye? Have you felt the depth of pain of the loss, not knowing where to turn or how to cope? Have you questioned your faith and let fear take over in times of loss? Are you comfortable in your skin or still try to fit in? Rebecca Whitehead Munn, a mother of two children under the age of five, is going through a divorce when she discovers that her mother, 3,000 miles away, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. In The Gift of Goodbye, she shares how this experience led to a heart-opening expansion, and encourages readers to believe that they, too, can form new beliefs and new connections and elevate their difficult experiences to a higher level of authenticity. The story is her account of living through two major life transitions within a three-year span, and the resulting shift she made in the process—due to the lasting gift of love from her now-deceased mother, her courage, and the choice she made to expand into more of who she was at her core as everything about life as she knew it changed.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Gift Of Valor

Author : Michael M. Phillips
ISBN : 0767921585
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The true story of US Marine Corporal Jason Dunham's brave act that saved fellow Marines and earned him the Congressional Medal of Honor. Corporal Dunham was on patrol near the Syrian border, on April 14, 2004, when a black-clad Iraqi leaped out of a car and grabbed him around his neck. Fighting hand-to-hand in the dirt, Dunham saw his attacker drop a grenade and made the instantaneous decision to place his own helmet over the explosive in the hope of containing the blast and protecting his men. When the smoke cleared, Dunham’s helmet was in shreds, and the corporal lay face down in his own blood. The Marines beside him were seriously wounded. Dunham was subsequently nominated for the Congressional Medal of Honor, the nation’ s highest award for military valor. Phillips’s minute-by-minute chronicle of the chaotic fighting that raged throughout the area and culminated in Dunham’s injury provides a grunt’s-eye view of war as it’s being fought today—fear, confusion, bravery, and suffering set against a brotherhood forged in combat. His account of Dunham’s eight-day journey home and of his parents’ heartrending reunion with their son powerfully illustrates the cold brutality of war and the fragile humanity of those who fight it. Dunham leaves an indelible mark upon all who know his story, from the doctors and nurses who treat him, to the readers of the original Wall Street Journal article that told of his singular act of valor.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Gift Of Courage

Author : Ken Streater
ISBN : 0989208923
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"The Gift of Courage is a powerful book about leading with love. It's full of inspiring stories of courageous, purpose-driven people who are finding happiness while helping heal the world." -Marci Shimoff, #1 NY Times Bestselling Author ..".one of the good news stories that resonate within every life...that anyone can take to heart."-Meryl Streep, Academy Award-winning actress Those who know "why they are here" may tell you they have always known it. Others are just naturally generous and fulfilled and do not even ponder the meaning of their lives. Some found their purpose by bravely opening their hearts. For many, the search continues. The Gift of Courage presents regular yet extraordinary people whose courage-sometimes in the face of extreme challenge-empowers them to lead passionate and purposeful lives. They radiate goodness and selflessly lift the state of our world. This is the gift of courage. Here are stories of lifechangers, lifemakers, and lifesavers. It is likely you have never heard of any of them. They could be your neighbor or might live half a world away. "This book is a reminder to us all that our finest moments are when we take those courageous risks to stand up to bullies or take risks on others' behalf. In a world where we are often disappointed in the lack of courage in our national and local political leaders, The Gift of Courage is a respite. We see the difference everyday heroes can make in the lives of others. The reporting here is solid and the inspiration profound."--Geraldine Laybourne, Former President of Nickelodeon and Founder of Oxygen Network Portions from the sale of The Gift of Courage go to the people, families, or organizations described in this book. These donations help to cover rehabilitation expenses and fund nonprofits associated with their stories. By purchasing this book you are rewarding those deserving of recognition. An old proverb states that gifts are meant to travel. Just knowing that these people make the world better could inspire you to be courageous and to act on what matters most. Thank you for taking time by reading these pages to discover the beauty of open hearts, the joy of caring, the meaning of purpose, and the gift of courage. Thank you for being a part of this community. "Ken Streater has created a collection of real-life stories that not only grip your mind and heart, they uplift and inspire you. The Gift of Courage is a gem. I'm personally better for having spent time with it, and you will be too. Read this book and you will be changed."--Roger Seip, Best-Selling Author of Train Your Brain for Success

A Gift Of Stories

Author : Dr. M. Jane Smith
ISBN : 9781460222027
Genre : Education
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I believe that imaginations are the most powerful and energetic tools for learning. Both telling a story and listening to a story encourages students to use their imagination. Developing the imagination can empower students to consider new innovative ideas. A well-developed imagination can contribute to self-confidence and motivate the students to envision themselves as competent and able to accomplish their hopes and dreams in this lifetime.
Category: Education