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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Booklocker.com, Inc. (April 19, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 159113496X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591134961
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,531,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I can recommend it wholeheartedly, and am looking forward to yet another read. May Heart Touchers be only the beginning. -- Joan Wester Anderson New York Times Best-Selling Author of 15 books including Where Angels Walk and Forever Young, the authorized biography of screen legend Loretta Young.

Michael has an uncanny ability and artistry to write a magical story that touches the heart and soul. -- Lee Simonson, author and founder of Heartwarmers.com

Michael has perfected the art of telling a compelling story. You feel as if you’re there as the story unfolds. -- Azriela Jaffe, author and editor of the best-selling Heartwarmers series of books.

Reading Michael T. Powers' book, Heart Touchers, is like looking into a Norman Rockwell painting. -- Saga Stevin, Author of four books, including: The Golden Triangle:

With warmth and honesty, Michael turns ordinary moments into extraordinary stories. His writing will find its way into your heart. -- Alice Gray, author and compiler of the best-selling Stories for the Heart book collection.

From the Inside Flap

Professional writers get very irritable when someone informs us that he is planning to write a book "whenever I have the time" or comments that it must be great to "lie around the house, waiting for inspiration." Such folks have no idea how hard writing is, and how often we squeeze assignments in around the demands of another job (to say nothing of a family) or re-think our career choice: on bad days, even elevator repair or medical school seem preferable.

Then, once in awhile, we meet a newcomer ready and eager to master all he can, knowing that the learning will require sacrifice and rejection, who brings to his craft that certain combination of emotion, sincerity and logic and isn't afraid to let it show, who writes because not to write would be worse--and we recognize him. We are us, and now he is us. Such a person is Michael T. Powers.

For the past year I have been enjoying Michael's pieces on his web site. They are warm, funny, touching and filled with the family and spiritual values that make him such a solid man. My favorite changes from week to week; sometimes I think he will never surpass When Lightning Bugs Look Like Fireworks, but then I re-read Taking Off the Mask and again, enjoy the goosebumps. How did this young person get to be so good, I wonder? Not just at writing, but at life! People who worry about the moral development of today's twenty- and thirty-somethings ought to read his parenting pieces, his stories of coaching teenage basketball players. They would be truly consoled and encouraged.

Fortunately, that's something we can all do. Michael's collection of stories Heart Touchers is finally here. I can recommend it wholeheartedly, and am looking forward to yet another read. Michael, welcome to the "lying around the house" club. May Heart Touchers be only the beginning. --Joan Wester Anderson New York Times Best-Selling Author of 15 books including Where Angels Walk and Forever Young, the authorized biography of screen legend Loretta Young.


More About the Author


Michael is an award winning author, motivational speaker, and youth pastor.

He founded HeartTouchers.com and Heart4Teens.com which are inspirational web sites and email lists with thousands of world-wide subscribers and over 4.5 million visitors in the past five years.

Michael authored the book: Heart Touchers "Life-Changing Stories of Faith, Love, and Laughter", and his stories have appeared in numerous newspapers and magazines around the world and in 29 inspirational books including:

Chicken Soup for the Sports Fan's Soul
Chicken Soup for the Grandparent's Soul
Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul on Love and Friendship
Chicken Soup for the Christian Teenage Soul
Chicken Soup for the Pre-Teen Soul 2
Chicken Soup for the Father and Son Soul
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Christian Teen Talk
Chicken Soup for the Soul: Preteens Talk


Stories for the Extreme Teen's Heart
Stories for a Teen's Heart 2
Stories for a Teen's Heart 3
Stories From a Soldier's Heart

God's Way for Fathers
God's Way for Teens
God's Way for Graduates
God's Way for Couples
God's Way for Teachers

God Allows U-Turns
God Allows U-Turns: American Moments
God Allows U-Turns For Teens

Heartwarmers
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff Story Collection
The Miracle of Sons
A Man of Honor
Smiles for Dads
Journeys of Friendship
Creating Emotionally Safe Schools (Interview).

Michael won the 2005 Storytelling World Resource award from Storytelling Magazine, chosen from among hundreds of stories, books, and recordings.

Michael was honored in 2000 by Heartwarmers with the title: Heartwarmer Gem as one of their most beloved writers -- "those who have consistently contributed outstanding and memorable works that have captured the hearts and minds of their members around the world."

He appeared on national TV in a thirty minute interview on the show "Book Tours with Corinne Edwards" (Wisdom Television Network) and recently appeared on the morning TV talk show: The Morning Blend on TMJ 4 NBC in Milwaukee. He has also been interviewed on regional TV shows for his writing. Michael is also a motivational speaker, speaking mostly at high schools, churches, and corporate settings, and was the keynote speaker on "Taking Time for Parenting" for the 2001 Farm Progress Days, one of the nation's largest agricultural shows.

He also owns and operates Video Imagery (VideoImagery.net), a video production business that has produced over 4000 videos for families and businesses across the nation specializing in memory videos (transferring photos and home movies over to video), corporate videos, basketball training videos, and weddings.

He is a Federation of Outdoor Volleyball Men's Open Sand Doubles Champion and an eight-time Gold Medallist in volleyball for the Badger State Games (Wisconsin's State Olympics). He is also a high school girls' basketball coach and a certified USA Junior Olympic Girls' 18 and under volleyball coach.

Michael is an avid reader (he always has a good book going) and shares a love for the outdoors and wildlife with his wife and sons. They especially enjoy camping, fishing, and hiking.

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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Julie Bolt on April 17, 2008
Format: Paperback
Truly great and enjoyable stories that will touch your heart.
These numerous authors, by putting their stories and feelings into words, you get instant heart-felt stories.

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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Dr. James Gregor on November 9, 2010
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I have been an educator for almost half a century. I found the work ill conceived, ill written, and without focus. It failed to stimulate, inform, or entertain. I am not sure what the purpose was, and by the time I was half way through, I really did not care. We all lost some perfectly good trees in this futile undertaking.
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