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There's a Better Day A-Comin': How to Find the Upside During the Down Times [NOOK Book]

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In a time when all the news seems bad, people are searching for a little dose of hope. For those in the thick of troubling times, Ronda Rich offers heaping helpings of comfort and sound advice in There's A Better Day A-Comin'. Here Rich shares stories of courage, spunk, and perseverance that she has either witnessed or (as in the case of Paula Deen and race car champion Dale Earnhardt), learned in conversation with them as they personally told their stories of dark times that turned brighter than their wildest ...
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Overview


In a time when all the news seems bad, people are searching for a little dose of hope. For those in the thick of troubling times, Ronda Rich offers heaping helpings of comfort and sound advice in There's A Better Day A-Comin'. Here Rich shares stories of courage, spunk, and perseverance that she has either witnessed or (as in the case of Paula Deen and race car champion Dale Earnhardt), learned in conversation with them as they personally told their stories of dark times that turned brighter than their wildest imaginations. Rich knows that there is incredible power in stories, especially those that are true and have strong, wise lessons to impart. Incorporating her Southern storytelling style and vernacular, There's A Better Day A-Comin' is a collection of Rich's feel-good true stories that folks can use for inspiration and encouragement.
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Editorial Reviews

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Praise for Ronda Rich's previous books:

"Ronda Rich engagingly makes her case with hilarious anecdotes about Dixie chicks who have succeeded in life by applying their Steel Magnolia principles." — People

"Scarlett O'Hara couldn't have said it better." — Atlanta Journal Constitution

"A funny, provocative must-read for all women." — Charlotte Observer

"This book speaks to my heart." — Dolly Parton

"Beautiful and inspiring." — Paula Deen

"Ronda Rich can tell you much about the heart of the Southern woman, and why her faith is such a buoyant and living force in her life." — Anne Rivers Siddons

"There's A Better Day A-Comin' is the kind of book that comes along exactly when you need it, and Ronda Rich is exactly the storyteller to remind us that yes, there is an upside to the downside. Beautiful and inspiring, Ronda Rich tells the truth by telling a story. Imbued with her southern hilarity, this story collection will be read over and over like a prescription that states "read as needed".
Patti Callahan Henry, NYT Bestselling author of COMING UP FOR AIR

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762447527
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 419,975
  • File size: 956 KB

Meet the Author

Ronda Rich

Ronda Rich is the author of the bestselling books, What Southern Women Know (that Every Woman Should) and What Southern Women Know About Faith, which collectively sold 200,000 copies. Ronda also writes the weekly column, "Dixie Divas," which runs in more than 50 newspapers across the Southeast. She has appeared on dozens of television shows including The View, CNN, Fox News, E! and in many magazines including Cosmopolitan, Southern Living, Redbook, and Woman's Own. She lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit her at rondarich.com.
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Table of Contents


Chapter 1: Laughter Will Save You When Nothing Else Will
Chapter 2. It's Never Too Late for Things to Change
Chapter 3. Mountains are Moved One Shovel at a Time
Chapter 4: Make the Choices You Can Live With and You Can Die With
Chapter 5: Be Prepared to Seize an Unexpected Opportunity
Chapter 6. We All Have to Pull Together in Order to Pull Through
Chapter 7. A Moment of Kindness Can Change Someone's Life
Chapter 8: You Have to Forget in Order to Completely Forgive
Chapter 9: Dreams are the Compass for Finding Your Right direction in Life
Chapter 10: Never Give Yoru First Instinct a Second Thought
Chapter 11: A Prayer Answered Quickly is a Faith-Builder for A Prayer Answered Slowly
Chapter 12: Don't Let a Setback Keep You From Winning Again
Chapter 13: You Have to Believe in Yourself Before You Can Achieve for Yourself
Chapter 14: Emotions Will Trick YOu Into Bad Decisions
Chapter 15: Challenging Times Can Lead to Blessings
Chapter 16: Worry Not Over What Hard Work and Money Can Replace
Chapter 17: Tomorrow's Success I Determined by Today's Decisions
Chapter 18: Without Risk, the Joy and Excitement of Life Disappears
Chapter 19: Courage Comes by Choice and Note by Chance
Chapter 20: Adopt an Older Person and Swap Your Time for His Wisdom
Chapter 21: The Edge in Success Is The Ability to Read People and Situations
Chapter 22: Focus on the Possibilities and Ignore the Improbabilities
Chapter 23: It Only Takes One Yes to Wipe Out a Thousand No's
Chapter 24: Everyone Deserves a Second Chance Because You Never Know When It Will Change a Life. Maybe Yours.
Chapter 25: Some Things in Life are Hard Because They're Not Meant to Be. Other Things are Even Harder Because They ARE Meant to Be
Chapter 26: Your Get What You Settle For
Chapter 27: Life is Full of Wonderful. YOu Just Have to Remember to Look for It
Chapter 28: You're Never Too Old to Find YOur Dream
Chapter 29: You Learn More from Those Who are Dying that Those Who are Living
Chapter 30: It's Not What You Earn that Counts, It's What You Save
Chapter 31: Find the Beauty and Success in Your Life and Rejoice In It
Chapter 32: Everything Works Out, If You Let It
Chapter 33: To Ponder Deeply Is To Learn Exponentially
Chapter 34: You Can Go Anywhere in Life, Regardless of Where You Begin
Chapter 35: The Easy Way Out Often Turns Out to Be the Hardest
Chapter 36: Don't Hurry Past One Blessing Trying to Get to Another
Chapter 37: Adversity Delivers Some of Our Sweetest Gifts
Chapter 38: This, Too, Shall Pass
Chapter 39: You Don't Always Have to Be the Best to Win
Chapter 40: Don't Save that Red Nightgown for a Special Occasion That May Never Come
Epilogue: Thing I Still Don't Know
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  • Posted September 16, 2012

    I read this book at night and could literally not put it down.

    I read this book at night and could literally not put it down. My intention was to read one chapter a night - but after 6 days, I finished it with a combination of gratitude and a lump in my throat that it had ended. It is so rare to find a book that is so lyrically written and has such amazing true, inspiring and hopeful stories that resonate. This isn't like Chicken Soup for the Soul - this is real gritty - get to the heart - told with humor that will make you grin ear to ear - revelations about living life and doing it well. Many of the stories are peppered with anecdotes from the author's parents - and will make you wonder what kernels of wisdom you have planted in your own childrens' hearts. This will give you many stories to share and uplift someone and also will bury itself in your own heart for times you need some hope. I had also read the author's previous book - What Southern Women Know About Faith - and was crazy about that one too. I am planning to give to everyone on my gift list and treasure my own copy that I now have passed on to my husband. It will fill you with a profound sense of joy at what the heart can do when it believes!

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