- Series: Chicken Soup for the Soul
- Paperback: 308 pages
- Publisher: Health Communications, Inc.; Revised edition (May 1, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 155874262X
- ISBN-13: 978-1558742628
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (173 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #663,800 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit Paperback – May 1, 1993
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It's like homemade chicken soup that warms the chill and heals the ill. This collection of 101 stories is based on the belief that true testimonies of goodness and loving transformations can nourish us to the bone and heal the cynicism in our hearts. Indeed, most every story seeps in deeply. It's hard not to shed a tear of gratitude, feeling thrilled to have been touched and soothed so easily. Some of the authors are famous, such as Dan Millman, who writes an exquisite vignette on "Courage," and Gloria Steinem, who writes of "The Royal Knights of Harlem." Many, however, have a short, simple story to tell about an event, a person, an everyday miracle that exemplifies the best of the human spirit. --Gail Hudson
"sure to restore you faith in the human race and inspire you to improve your life. Easy to dip in and out of, it is full o bite-sized wisdom on everything from relationships and parenting to learning to love yourself and overcoming obstacles. It will make you laugh, cry and marvel at the power of the human spirit" Spirit and Destiny --Spirit and Destiny
Top Customer Reviews
the Heart & Rekindle the Spirit" is an excellent book.
The book was originally given to me by a friend who thought
that I "would enjoy it". Me, the person who genuinely
dislikes reading any kind of book for pleasure, "enjoy"
this book. Definately not me, I thought to myself.
I had to travel on a business trip alone, therefore I
took the book along (just in case I got extremely bored).
Thoughtout my trip, the book didn't get cracked open. I
found other things to do with my time, than read a book.
Yet, on my return flight, my reservations were mixed up
for some reason or another. Therefore, I ended up having a
4 1/2 hour layover in the Dallas Airport. Being upset, I
didn't even want to shop. I also didn't want to look out of
place, so, I opened the book and started glancing at first,
pretending to read.
Then all of a sudden, as if a magnet were pulling me
closer, I began to read the first short story in the book.
It was so real and inspiring that I continued to read. I
couldn't wait to flip a page. As a matter of fact, I was
really thirsty. Not wanting to put the book down, I
continued reading. Every story hit close to home and I
could relate to most everything being read.
At one point, I heard a young man say "I think you
could use this tissue more than I can", as he handed me a
tissue. Looking up at him, I noticed that my eyes were
filled with tears. The story I had been reading was so real
that I found myself crying and feeling the characters
emotions.Read more ›
Every story is a “stand-alone”.
One of my best stories was about Abraham Lincoln’s failures.
Another story I really loved was the ‘Golden Buddha’. The message was that all of us have gold within us, our only task should be to discover it.
This book inspired me to write Celebrating Quiet People: Uplifting Stories for Introverts and Highly Sensitive Persons.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I've read very many of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books and have never been disappointed with any of them. This one is no exception! It's a very uplifting read...Published 2 months ago by Susie L
I love all of these books. They're great for all those waits at the drs. office and elsewhere, because they are short and heart warmingPublished 4 months ago by JudieGorman
The book itself came in the mail as it was wet the pages were stuck together......Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
What a mood lifter. God works in mysterious ways do end' t HE?
I would recommend this book for anyone.
Some of this was "cheesy" and too simplistic. But on the whole it was good. I did read it as suggested slowly with thought. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Dana Stoba
When they say "101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit". They weren't kidding.
I got my book for a $1 somewhere. But it's definitely worth more. Read more