Graduation Moments: Wisdom and Inspiration from the Best Commencement Speakers Ever

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Graduation Moments is a collection of the best commencement speeches ever given and the best advice you'll ever hear on living life well, achieving your dream, guarding your integrity, serving your country, and finding true success. In addition, this collection features the wise insights of people like C. S. Lewis, Abraham Lincoln, Oswald Chambers, Charles H. Spurgeon, Thomas Merton, Evelyn Underhill, Henri Nouwen, and many more.
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Overview

Graduation Moments is a collection of the best commencement speeches ever given and the best advice you'll ever hear on living life well, achieving your dream, guarding your integrity, serving your country, and finding true success. In addition, this collection features the wise insights of people like C. S. Lewis, Abraham Lincoln, Oswald Chambers, Charles H. Spurgeon, Thomas Merton, Evelyn Underhill, Henri Nouwen, and many more.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781562929879
  • Publisher: Cook, David C.
  • Publication date: 3/20/2004
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Stand Your Ground, Let Your Light Shine 12
Jerry Moran, God is with You 12
John Greenleaf Whittier
Giambattista Giraldi
Theologica Germanica
Harold T. Shapiro, "My Anxieties Have Anxieties" 18
Walter T. Tatura
Psalm 17:15
Alan Keys
Dr. Ann McGee-Cooper, Dream the Bold Dream of a Servant-Leader 22
2 Timothy 1:12
G. K. Chesterton
Phillips Brooks
Dr. Gerald B. Kieschnick, In the World But Not of It 28
Samuel Johnson
Robert Kennedy
Indian Proverb
Johann Tauler
Diana Chapman Walsh, To Serve and Not Be Served 33
General Henry Shelton, Putting the Big Rocks First 37
Elizabeth Dole, One Individual--a World of Difference 40
Robert Ballard, Follow to Lead 42
Thomas Merton
Victor Hugo
Henry Ward Beecher
Abraham Lincoln
Dr. John Piper, Christ, the Ground of Our Tolerance 45
Sam Nunn
Vince Lombardi
Thomas Jefferson49
Charles Simmons
J. Kerby Anderson, Seize the Opportunity in Today's Challenges 50
Christopher Reeves, Maintain Your Integrity 53
Sidney Rittenberg, Playing for Keeps 56
Reach for the Sky, Never Stop Learning or Growing 61
Proverbs 1:5
Nelson Mandela
M. Scott Peck
Newton D. Baker
C. S. Lewis
John Muir
Dr. David Hoekema, Celebrating How Little We Know 64
Erwin W. Lutzer
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Mark Twain
A. Whitney Griswold
Stephen Douglass, Live, Love, Lead 71
Philip Emeagwali, You Can Soar! 75
William O. Douglas
Robert Nathan
Augustine of Hippo
Elie Wiesel, Learning Is the Antidote 79
Sidney Lovett
Proverbs 1:7
Oswald Chambers
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Isaac Asimov
Alan Keyes, An Alternate Destiny 83
Mark Twain
Amadeus Mozart
C. S. Lewis
Greg Laurie, Fight the Good Fight 90
Noel Annan
Captain Andrew Gerfin, Be Optimistic 95
Dr. Howard G. Hendricks, The Ultimate Exam 96
Elizabeth Elliot, Be Afraid--Then Don't Be Afraid 103
Dr. Charles W. Smith, Introduced by John MacArthur, As a Dying Man to the Dying 107
Dr. Clyde Cook, Faith, Hope, Love 111
Bill Bright, Is Your Christianity Intellectual or Is It Reality? 116
Learn to Laugh, Keep Your Perspective 125
Psalms 126:2-3
Charles Henderson
Erwin Lutzer
Tim Hansel
Francis of Assisi
Mark Twain, Green in My Memory 127
C. S. Lewis
J. B. Priestley
Mary Manin Morrissey
Oswald Chambers
Barbara Bush, A Place for Mermaids 130
James Oppenheim
Augustine of Hippo
Henry Ward Beecher
Joseph Columba Marmion
Hannah Hurnard
Evelyn Underhill
Dr. Robert G. Lynch, What You Learned in Kindergarten 134
Dr. Scott Hafemann, Looking for Treasure 135
Mother Teresa, Love Until It Hurts 140
Juanita Kreps
Jill Briscoe
Bob Hope, One of Those Come-back Days 144
Gary Smalley, Honor 146
Accept the Baton, Finding Purpose in Your Past 151
Ronald Reagon
Virgil M. Hancher
Epictetus
Edward L. Thorndike
Henri Nouwen
Dr. Crawford Loritts, Live in the Dash! 153
Brian Brenberg, Excerpt: This is Us 157
Patricia Schroeder
Joshua Loth Liebman
Captain Andrew Gerfin
John Wesley
J. C. Watts, Pay Down the Debt 159
Dr. Charles Betters, Cross Over 164
Alan Alda
Alice Drue Miller
Arthur Ashe
Jerry Falwell, Finishing the First Quarter 168
Houston Mayor Lee Brown
Juanita Kreps
Will Rogers
Vonette Bright, "Who is God?" 174
Taking the Longer View, Living for God and Country 179
Adlai Stevenson
John Wesley
James L. Dobson
C. S. Lewis
Albert Einstein
Hubert Humphrey, Live By Hope 181
Gerald Ford
Blaise Pascal
Henrietta Mears
Ronald Reagan, Things Are Getting Better 183
Sir Winston Churchill, Excerpt: Never, Never ... Give In! 187
Excerpt: You Cannot Stop 188
John F. Kennedy, Excerpt: A Matter of Human Rights 189
Jimmy Carter, A New World 190
Wilma Mankiller, Get Involved 192
John Ashcroft, Seek Justice 194
Donna E. Shalala, Top Ten Pieces of Advice 196
Admiral Jeremiah A. Denton, Establish the Truth 200
Douglas MacArthur, Duty, Honor, Country 204
Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Yes, We Can 209
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., "Remaining Awake Through a Great Revolution" 214
Charles W. Colson, The Root of Civic Duty 219
George W. Bush, A Life of Service 224
Find Your Passion, Follow Your Dreams 229
Ecclesiastes 3:10-12
Theodore Roosevelt
Anatole France
Charleton Heston
T. E. Lawrence
George H. W. Bush, Sr., Trust Your Instincts 231
Og Mandino
David Shipler
George Barna
T. S. Eliot
Desmond Tutu, "Fly, Eagle Fly!" 233
Peter Smith
Dave Johnson
Oswald Chambers
Frederick William Faber
Billy Graham, Invest Your Life in People 238
Sandra Day O'Connor, Prepare for Opportunity 244
Theodore Roosevelt, "The Harvard Spirit" 247
Sir J. Lubbock
Doris Kearns Goodwin
Jill Ker Conway
Frances Fitzgerald
Luis Bush, Aim High and Trust God 250
Oswald Chambers, "The Student" 253
Dr. Tony Campolo, If You Had It to Do Over 256
Reach Beyond Your Beginnings: Profiles of Excellence 261
Philip Emeagwali: A Story of Incalculable Odds 262
Josh McDowell: A Skeptic's Quest 264
Jim Stovall: "Yes, You Can" 269
Condoleezza Rice: From Small-Town Alabama to the White House 272
Rosa Parks: A Quiet Woman of Strength and Courage 274
J. C. Watts: A Spirit without Fear 276
Fanny Crosby: A Foretaste of Glory Divine 278
Bill Bright: Carrying the Torch for Christ 281
Franklin Graham: Son of a Preacher Man, "Rebel with a Cause" 282
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