Chicken Soup for the Soul: Angels Among Us: 101 Inspirational Stories of Miracles, Faith, and Answered Prayers [NOOK Book]

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In this book of 101 inspirational stories, contributors share their personal angel experiences of faith, miracles, and answered prayers, which will amaze and inspire you.

Celestial, otherworldly, heavenly. Whatever the term, sometimes there is no earthly explanation for what we experience, and a higher power is clearly at work. You will be awed and inspired by these true personal stories from people, ...
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Overview

In this book of 101 inspirational stories, contributors share their personal angel experiences of faith, miracles, and answered prayers, which will amaze and inspire you.

Celestial, otherworldly, heavenly. Whatever the term, sometimes there is no earthly explanation for what we experience, and a higher power is clearly at work. You will be awed and inspired by these true personal stories from people, religious and non-religious, about hope, healing, and help from angels.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781611592191
  • Publisher: Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • Publication date: 1/1/2013
  • Sold by: SIMON & SCHUSTER
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 79,886
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are co-founders of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Amy Newmark is publisher and editor-in-chief of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Jack Canfield is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
 Mark Victor Hansen is a co-founder of Chicken Soup for the Soul.
Amy Newmark is publisher, editor-in-chief and coauthor of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book series.

Biography

While Jack Canfield himself may not necessarily be a household name, it's very likely that you have heard of his famed Chicken Soup for the Soul series and nearly as likely that you have at least one of them sitting on your very own bookshelf! Having got his start as an inspirational speaker, Canfield's own story is nothing less than inspirational.

Jack Canfield had been traveling around delivering key note speeches and organizing workshops to help audiences build their self-esteem and maximize their potential when he had an in-flight brainstorm that changed his life. While flying home from a gig, Canfield realized that the very same advice he had been delivering during his in-person addresses could potentially form the basis of a book. Canfield used inspirational stories he'd gleaned over the years as the basis of his speeches, and he thought it would be a terrific idea to gather together 101 inspirational stories and anthologize them in a single volume. Upon returning home, Canfield approached friend and author Mark Victor Hansen about his concept. Hansen agreed it was a great idea, and the two men set about finding a publisher. Believe it or not, the mega-selling series was not an easy sell to publishers. "We were rejected by 123 publishers all told," Canfield told Shareguide.com. "The first time we went to New York, we visited with about a dozen publishers in a two day period with our agent, and nobody wanted it. They all said it was a stupid title, that nobody bought collections of short stories, that there was no edge -- no sex, no violence. Why would anyone read it?"

Canfield wisely practiced what he preached -- and persisted. Ultimately, he and Hansen sold the first Chicken Soup for the Soul book to a small press based in Deerfield Beach, Florida, called Health Communications. The rest, as they say, is history. There are currently 80 million copies of the Chicken Soup books in print, with subjects as varied as Chicken Soup For the Horse Lover's Soul and Chicken Soup For the Prisoner's Soul. Canfield and Hansen ranked as the top-selling authors of 1997 and are multiple New York Times bestsellers. Most important of all, the inspirational stories they have gathered in their many volumes have improved the lives of countless readers.

This year, expect to see Canfield's name gracing the covers of such titles as Chicken Soup For the Scrapbooker's Soul, Chicken Soup For the Mother and Son Soul, and Chicken Soup For the African American Woman's Soul. He and Hansen have also launched the all-new "Healthy Living" series and 8 titles in that series have already been released this year. There is also the fascinating You've GOT to Read This Book!, in which Canfield compiles personal accounts by 55 people each discussing a book that has changed his or her life. The most compelling of these may be the story of young entrepreneur Farrah Gray, who read Deepak Chopra's The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success at the age of 11 and made his first million dollars at the age of 14!

With no sign of slowing down, Canfield continues to be an inspiration to millions, who fortunately refused to give up when it seemed as though he would never even get his first book published. "Mark and I are big believers in perseverance," he said. "If you have a vision and a life purpose, and you believe in it, then you do not let external events tell you what is so. You follow your internal guidance and follow your bliss, as Joseph Campbell used to say."

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Canfield is the founder of two California based self-esteem programs, "Self-Esteem Seminars" in Santa Barbara and "The Foundation For Self Esteem" in Culver City.

Writing the first Chicken Soup book was a lot more daunting than Canfield expected. After the first three years of research, he and Mark Victor Hansen had only compiled 68 stories -- 33 tales shy of their goal of 101 stories.

Along with co-writing dozens of full-length books, Canfield also publishes a free biweekly newsletter called Success Strategies.

Some fun and fascinating outtakes from our interview with Canfield:

"My inspiration for writing comes from my passion for teaching others how to live more effective lives. I started out as a history teacher in an all-black inner city high school in Chicago, graduated to a teacher trainer, then psychotherapist, then trainer of therapists, then large group transformational trainer and then a writer and keynote speaker. All along the way, my desire was to make a difference, to help people live more fulfilling lives. That is what I still do today. Most people don't know this but I was not a good writer in college. I got a C in composition. Nobody would have ever believed I would grow up to be a bestselling author."

"I play guitar, and I am learning to play the piano. I love movies and some TV shows. My favorites are Six Feet Under, Grey's Anatomy, House and Lost. I love to play Scrabble, poker and backgammon with my in-laws, nieces and nephews. We really get into it. I love to travel. I have been to 25 countries and try to add two or three new ones every year."

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    1. Hometown:
      Santa Barbara, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      August 19, 1944
    2. Place of Birth:
      Fort Worth, Texas
    1. Education:
      B.A. in History, Harvard University, 1966; M.A.T. Program, University of Chicago, 1968; M.Ed., U. of Massachusetts, 1973
    2. Website:

Table of Contents

1 Miraculous Intervention

1 Neighborhood Watch Debbie Acklin 1

2 Rx for the Road Monica A. Andermann 5

3 A White Feather Deborah Durbin 7

4 Divine Driver Melissa G. Christensen 9

5 The Boy at the Pool Andrea Peebles 12

6 Proof Positive Tom Lumbrazo 15

7 Don't Mess with Us Diane Marie Shaw 18

8 Angel at the Market John P. Walker 21

9 What I Know for Sure Sherry A. Bentley 24

10 Hands on My Shoulders Anthony D. Powell 27

2 Divine Messengers

11 On the Wings of a Dove Monica A. Andermann 33

12 Who Was that Man? Dennis McCloskey 36

13 A Tim Hortons Angel Glynis M. Belec 39

14 The Right Track Debra Ayers Brown 41

15 Star Struck Nancy Zeider 44

16 The Vandal and the Angel Dana J. Barnett 48

17 A Wild Messenger Cindy V. Rodberg 52

18 All Shapes and Sizes Carol Huff 55

19 Encouraging Words Debra Peppers 59

20 The Missionary Perry P. Perkins 61

3 Answered Prayers

21 Seeing Red Irene R. Bastian 69

22 A Hand from Above John P. Buentello 73

23 My Dream Babysitter Patricia Beaumont 76

24 Angels Have Charge Over Me Sylvia Bright-Green 80

25 Driving on Ice Morgan Hill 83

26 My Snow Angel L.A. Kennedy 86

27 Angel on My Shoulder Marya Morin 90

28 Ashley's Angel Linda Newton 94

29 The Power of Prayer Susan Allen Panzica 96

30 Hope in the ICU Sara L. Schafer 99

4 Angels in Disguise

31 An Unlikely Protector Mary Potter Kenyon 105

32 An Angel of Calm Pam Depoyan 108

33 Angels Don't Need Your Address Lisa Leshaw 112

34 Daniel and the Pelican Michelle Close Mills 116

35 Stranded Tom Kaden 120

36 The Nick of Time Nell Musolf 124

37 Roadside Assistance Elisa Yager 127

38 The Jolly Bus Driver Susan R. Boles 130

39 The Angel in the Plaid Shirt Shirley Nordeck Short 133

5 Faith in Action

40 The Boy on the Bike Sheryl Grey 139

41 The Floating Angel Kandy Petillo 142

42 I Wanted to See a Miracle Judy Gyde 146

43 Faith in the Fog Trish Castro 149

44 Getting the Point Wendy Hobday Haugh 152

45 No Accident Christine Trollinger 155

46 Delivered by Angels Vi Parsons 157

47 The Shoppers Ruth Ann Roy 159

48 Backseat Driver Kristen Nicole Velasquez 161

49 Faith in Cape May Donna Lowich 163

50 Praise Him Ken Freebairn 167

6 Angelic Visitors

51 Entertaining an Angel Unaware Minnie Norton Browne 173

52 Spiritual Therapy Pamela Millwood Pettyjohn 177

53 Roadside Angels Jo Brielyn 181

54 Blue Bug Angel Susana Nevarez-Marquez 185

55 Heavenly Help Lori Phillips 188

56 Back in Business Kamia Taylor 191

57 Father, Son, and Brother Gary R. Hoffman 194

58 Night Angel Cathi LaMarche 197

59 The Cowboy Kristine Peebles 199

60 The Assignment Catherine Rossi 203

7 Healing Touches

61 Nothing Less than Miraculous Cindy Charlton 209

62 Shortcut to Peace Donna L. Martin 212

63 You'll Be All Right Sandy Lynn Moffett 214

64 The Great Physician's Helper Gail Molsbee Morris 218

65 The Angel in the Bright Green Jacket Linda M. Rhinehart Neas 222

66 Coffee Shop Angel Christine Pincombe-DeCaen 224

67 Two Pounds of Divine Intervention JP Jackson 227

68 The Night My Angel Came Penny Smith 230

69 The Stranger Christy Westbrook 233

70 A Touch of Comfort Beth Arvin 236

8 Love from Beyond

71 Not Forsaken Kathryn Y. Pollard 243

72 Night Visit Jean Haynie Stewart 247

73 How Did He Know? Laurie Ann Mangru 250

74 Some Angels Wear Hats Kris Flaa 254

75 Bandit's Run David Magill 258

76 A Mysterious Dancer Jess Forte 261

77 The Visit Roberta Cioppa 264

78 A Message from Heaven Sylvia Bright-Green 266

79 My Little Girl's Angel Sarah Clark Monagle 268

80 A Message from Mom Kathryn Radeff 270

81 Biking Haleakala Samantha Ducloux Waltz 273

82 Angels in Heaven and on Earth Al Cole 277

9 Angel Guides

83 Leader of the Pack Jennie Ivey 285

84 What Can You Do? Rosemary McLaughlin 288

85 Angel in the Airport Pat Kane 291

86 An Angel in a Yellow Buick Diane Stark 294

87 Go Home Carol A. Gibson 297

88 Finding My Way C.D. Jarmola 301

89 The Angel at Mile 25 Timothy Martin 303

90 Lost Jenny Snow 307

91 "Step Back!" Barbara Routen 311

10 Angel Protection

92 Whispered Warning in the City of Angels Syndee A. Barwick 317

93 Saved by the Voice Jan Bono 321

94 Learning to Listen Vicky Ford 323

95 Angel at the Wheel Peter J. Green 326

96 Not Really Alone Margaret Nava 330

97 The Angel in Red Nancy B. Gibbs 333

98 A Lifesaving Angel Kathryn Radeff 336

99 Team Angel Denise Reich 338

100 Saved by an Angel Anna M. Jones 340

101 Who Was that Woman? Sheryl Ricigliano 343

Meet Our Contributors 347

Meet Our Authors 363

Thank You 365

About Chicken Soup for the Soul 366

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 6, 2013

    Heartwarming

    Gives you a happy and heartwarming feeling feeling to know there are really Guardian Angels watching over us! What a great book to read!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 19, 2013

    I was reading Angels Among Us at the same time as the Boston Mar

    I was reading Angels Among Us at the same time as the Boston Marathon Bombings.  I am sure angels must have intervened in this situation or there would have been so many more casualties.  Why were people not in the blast area?  I am sure we will eventually hear stories from people who should have been there but something or someone caused them to change their plans.  Angels Among Us is a great compilation of 101 inspirational stories of miracles, faith and answered prayers.  So many stories with so many varied messages.  My favorite story was The Boy At The Pool.  That one really strikes home for me.  When I was a teenager (you know how kids horse around) - someone pushed me into a pool.  I remember hitting my head in the low section and thinking oh no!  I also remember thinking that it didn't feel like it should have - part of my head hit the concrete but part I could feel was cushioned by something that I assumed was someone's foot.  Next thing you know I am out of the pool with everyone freaking out.  I had a terrible headache.  A little while later I asked who's foot I landed on - was their foot okay?  Everyone looked at me like I had lost my mind - they insisted no one was in the pool when I was pushed in.  So if no one was in the pool - who cushioned my fall?  The stories in this book are similar to this experience.  Contents include Miraculous Interventions, Divine Messengers, Answered Prayers, Angels in Disguise, Faith in Action, Angelic Visitors, Healing Touches, Love From Beyond, Angel Guides and Angel Protection.   This is the perfect book to read at this time more than any other. So many tragic events in the United States right now.  This book has some very powerful messages and definitely a "feel good" book.  Totally deserves 5 stars.  




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    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 1, 2013

    Angels Among Us

    This is one of the most inspirational books I have read in a long time! I took one of the stories out of this book and read it in one of my church ladies meetings and they were so impressed with it!!!! I highly recommend this reading material to everyone!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2013

    I believe in angels. In fact, I contributed "Blue Bug Ange

    I believe in angels. In fact, I contributed "Blue Bug Angel" to this edition of Chicken Soup for the Soul. After reading every story in Angels are Among Us, I am awed that so many of us are connected through angel expeiences. All the stories are wildly different and yet many of the stories reminded me of my own. I was particularly tickeled to read that angels drive cars. Read the book and you'll see. I already believed but this book made me think. I recommend it to non-believers and believers alike!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 11, 2014

    Christan's believe in Angels

    It is awesome. If you believe, you must read it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2013

    Good book

    Wow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Love this

    I got the book a little while back it helps alot thank you

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