This I Believe: Life Lessons

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Inspiring life wisdom from people of all ages?based on the This I Believe radio program

The popular This I Believe series, which has aired on NPR and on Bob Edwards' shows on Sirius XM Satellite and public radio, explores the personal beliefs and guiding principles by which Americans live today. This book brings together treasured life lessons of people from all walks of life. Whether it's learning the power of saying hello or how courage comes with practice, their intimate ...

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Overview

Inspiring life wisdom from people of all ages—based on the This I Believe radio program

The popular This I Believe series, which has aired on NPR and on Bob Edwards' shows on Sirius XM Satellite and public radio, explores the personal beliefs and guiding principles by which Americans live today. This book brings together treasured life lessons of people from all walks of life. Whether it's learning the power of saying hello or how courage comes with practice, their intimate reflections will inspire, move, and encourage you. Filled with the valuable insights distilled from a wide range of personal experiences, This I Believe: Life Lessons is a perfect gift—for others or for yourself.

  • Includes extraordinary essays written by "ordinary" people who share the story of an important lesson they have learned about life
  • Shares a wide range of beliefs and experiences from a diverse group of contributors, including a physician, a roller derby queen, a corporate executive, and a homeless person
  • Based on the popular This I Believe radio series and thisibelieve.org website

No matter what your age or circumstances, this book will give you valuable food for thought and important new insights on how others have learned from life's challenges.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781118481998
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/18/2013
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Sales rank: 85,642
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

MARY JO GEDIMAN is outreach director of This I Believe, Inc.

DAN GEDIMAN is executive director of This I Believe, Inc., a non-profit organization that engages people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. These short statements of belief have been featured on public radio since 2005. Gediman is the coeditor of the New York Times bestseller This I Believe, as well as This I Believe II, This I Believe: On Love, and This I Believe: On Fatherhood.

JOHN GREGORY is editorial director of This I Believe, Inc.

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction by Dan Gediman
  • Howard White: “The Power of Hello”
  • Catherine McDowall: “Everyone Is Included”
  • Jim Haynes: “Inviting the World to Dinner”
  • Alicia M. Conill: “Listening Is Powerful Medicine”
  • William Wissemann: “Accomplishing Big Things in Small Pieces”
  • Dani Weathers: “Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace”
  • Eve Birch: “The Art of Being a Neighbor”
  • Felipe Morales: “A Priceless Lesson in Humility”
  • Christine Little: “A Kind and Generous Heart”
  • Karin Round: “Opening the Door of Mercy”
  • Troy Chapman: “Caring Makes Us Human”
  • Stephanie Disney: “Seeing with the Heart”
  • Lex Urban: “Finding Out What’s Under Second Base”
  • Andrew Flewelling: “A Grace of Silence”
  • Laura Durham: “Grace Is a Gift”
  • Colin Bates: “Our Vulnerability Is Our Strength”
  • Juliet Frerking: “A Drive to Achieve the Extraordinary”
  • Geoffrey Canada: “A Taste of Success”
  • Nancy Pieters Mayfield: “Satisfaction With a Job Well Done”
  • Andrew Paradis: “Semper Fidelis”
  • Paul Thorn: “Walking in the Light”
  • Madhukar Rao: “An Invitation to Dialogue”
  • Christine Todd Whitman: “To Hear Your Inner Voice”
  • Mark Olmsted: “The Courage to Change the Things I Can”
  • Brighton Earley: “Finding the Flexibility to Survive”
  • Joan Skiba: “Patriotic Ponderings”
  • Robin Mize: “Finding Our Common Ground”
  • Jeff Nixa: “A Good Neighborhood”
  • Carla Saulter: “Bus Chick’s Manifesto”
  • Sudie Bond Noland: “The True Value of Life”
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2012

    This I Believe... is an awesome book

    I wanted to read this biok when my teacher made us write a fake essay to turn into them i ended up loving it <3 i will even buy the rest of them wen i get the chance and u should too :)

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