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A Touch of Wonder Mass Market Paperback – September 15, 1986


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  • Mass Market Paperback: 1 pages
  • Publisher: Jove (September 15, 1986)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0515089877
  • ISBN-13: 978-0515089875
  • Product Dimensions: 6.7 x 4.1 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,000,677 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Arthur Gordon writes great stories.
I. Langston Donkle
We'll be looking for the things that Arthur Gordon posited as the reason for his writing--the things that help us fall in love with life.
lamplighter
I have read this book repeatedly over the last 25 or more years.
Sonja L Tate

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20 of 21 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 12, 1999
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Of all the books that I have read (some 80,000 titles), Touch of Wonder is the one that I love most (besides the Bible, of course). It inspires me, encourages me, affirms me, and carries me through difficulties in life. I have given many copies to friends and associates. This one will bring personal joy and amazement to friends as a gift item. I particularly like the chapter on the spiral ladder in Santa Fe and the midnight sky full of comets. Put it next to your pillow as a close friend.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Dr. W. G. Covington, Jr. on October 30, 2003
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"Speak through me, Lord, if it be Your will," is a line from the opening prayer and I believe God answered it affirmatively.
Arthur Gordon's book is awesome!
Consider what he says about receiving from giving. He writes, "...people who give admiration and affection get them back--if what they give is spontaneous and sincere. People are irresistibly drawn to 'warm' people."
He describes an interview he had with Rudyard Kipling. The famous author told Gordon, "Do the things you really want to do if you possibly can. Don't wait for circumstances to be exactly right. You'll find they never are."
Mysteries are explored in this reflective collection. Intuition, the unsolved, and similar musings. Life is celebrated! We're told "there are two types of human beings: those who think of life as a privilege and those who think of it as a problem."
Consider this poignant observation he makes on purpose, "The worst that can happen to any creature is to be made incapable of doing the thing it was created to do."
Perhaps the most famous Arthur Gordon quote is included in this book. It's one I've heard Guidepost writer and editor Fred Bauer use: "Be bold--and mighty forces will come to your aid."
This is an awesome book. Its contents are powerful. I highly recommend it. The quality of your life will be enhanced as you become aware of the positive perceptions that exist beyond the sometimes cloudy temporal state of affairs.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 16, 1999
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I had to read this book for an Interpersonal Relations class in college. It is now one of my favorite books of all time. I read it everytime I feel down or need some inspiration. It is a wonderful book to give as a gift. I would recommend this book to everyone.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 19, 1999
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I first purchased this book back in the early 80's. I own several copies to share with friends. This book is definitely one of my very favorites. I re-read the stories particularly when I'm looking for a reason to appreciate life once again!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 14, 1998
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A must read for anyone into self-discovery and learning to live.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By I. Langston Donkle on February 4, 2003
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Arthur Gordon writes great stories. However, realistic but inspirational insight into the joys we often miss will enrich the reader's life. I have probably bought and given away a dozen copiers of A TOUCH OF WONDER since it was first given to me.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 22, 2001
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This is a truly special book written with great insight! I keep a copy on my bookshelf because its an old friend, and it reminds me (every time I glance at it) to keep and listen with an open heart to my everyday experience.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 29, 1996
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This book is one of the best books which I have ever read.
It really makes you think. It simply makes you feel good.
I highly recommend!!!!!
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