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Commitment and understanding warm the hearts in an intimate relationship. Ph. Determination impels a blind Chinese woman in her chosen vocation. in particular Siran Aytayan and Dawn Fuller. Inspirational Books contains fiction and non-fiction biographical works.D.FOREWORD At the Braille Institute Library. we continually strive to provide our patrons with the highest levels of service and satisfaction. Chang. Henry C. Our commitment includes producing a series of subject bibliographies. The library staff.000 readers residing throughout Southern California. worked creatively together to compile this bibliography. An aspiring print worker triumphs after a mysterious death occurs in Boyd City. dedicated to each and every one of our 36. Director of Library Services i .

..................................................................................................................4 Inspirational Readings ..............................................................................................................................8 Title Index........................................................... 4-5 Inspirational Stories.......... 5-7 Author Index .......................................................11 ii ......................................................... iii Inspirational Fiction Books.............................................................. 3-7 Inspirational Biographies............................................................. 1-3 Inspirational Nonfiction Books.................................................................................................................... 3-4 Inspirational Essays.............................................................................TABLE OF CONTENTS Foreword. ii Introduction....... 9-10 Book Order Form............................................................................... i Table of Contents..........................................................................................................................................................................................................

readings. and stories. The fiction books are followed by Inspirational Nonfiction Books that are arranged by subcategories and then by the authors’ last names. If you wish to order any of the books. In the back of this bibliography. This recent bibliography includes inspirational fiction books and inspirational nonfiction biographies.INTRODUCTION Inspirational Books is a revision of the bibliography Inspirational Biographies that was originally created in 1993. iii . Title Index and Book Order Form for your convenience. there is an Author Index. please contact a Reader Advisor or return the Book Order Form to our library. This bibliography is arranged by Inspirational Fiction books. essays. It is hoped that you may find the stories uplifting and inspirational. then by authors’ last names.

The conclusion. Robert Portrait of Jennie RC 12361 A gentle story about a poor young artist and the girl who comes into his Life when he is forlorn and his art is at a standstill. with gentleness and patience. Girzone. MacDonald. and a medal are left. The village is divided by hate and fear. Joshua and the Children RC 30650 Joshua enters the village and begins talking to the children. whose father owns the land. the daughter of a poor cottar couple. George Landlady's Master RC 32398 Originally published in 1888 as The Elect Lady.INSPIRATIONAL FICTION BOOKS Fehr. Fehr explores the personal. however. but Joshua. Bestseller. the woodcarver who moved into a cottage near the edge of town? The whole town is asking the same question. Girzone.only a pair of sandals. 1 . he's gone-. a gold coin. Joseph Franc Joshua RC 30863 Who is this Joshua. He is summoned to Rome and censured by a group of cardinals. The simple folk love him--but the clergy is disturbed. Sequel to Joshua (RC 30863). Joseph F. Nathan. and class distinctions threaten todrive them apart. whose family are tenants on the land. Andrew Ingram. Through her inspiration He becomes famous. another young man enters the picture. and Dawtie. Richard The Day Jesus Came to Our Town RC 28890 In this novel. is filled with hope. begins to win some of the villagers over to believing it is possible to live together in peace. For high school and adult readers. Not everyone is convinced and there are those who plan violence. As they mature. this tale of a romantic triangle features two young women and a young man who have been an inseparable unit since childhood: Alexa Fordyce. social and economic changes that occur in a community when a minister is shaken out of his complacency and vows henceforth to always do what Jesus would do. but when they try to find him to tell him the news. allegiances change. especially when he starts healing the sick and restoring the sight of the blind.

Frank E. lives among the poor until he lands a job and begins work at Udell's print shop. Peretti. Slaughter. he was later converted by a miracle and became the most zealous of the apostles. Hollis Norman Rockwell's Greatest Painting RC 28747 A romantic novel set in Stockbridge. and a mystery ensues. Ebert Olney. At first a persecutor of the Christians. The main characters 2 . Harold Bell The Shepherd of the Hills RC 29860 A sentimental and religious tale of the Ozark country. is of Sally Roe's struggle with her own spiritual journey and of her fight to save a Christian school threatened by lawsuits. Harold Bell Least of These My Brothers RC 30322 This story. a lonely widower. apostle to the Gentiles. Can the prayers of a few faithful people prevail against this evil force? 1986. This Present Darkness RC 29252 Ashton is a typical small American college town. Or is it typical? There Seems to be some unknown force that is trying to destroy this peaceful town. Sequel to This Present Darkness (RC 29252).Hodges. Wright. He joins a church but offends the congregation by promoting ministry among the "lower classes. was originally published in 1902 under the title. Massachusetts. Frank E. set in the small town of Bacon's Corner. by the author of Shepherd of the Hills. The story." Then a poor man is found dead on the church steps. Some descriptions of sex. That Printer of Udell's. the city that was once the home and inspiration of Norman Rockwell. a newcomer in Boyd City. Wright. 1989 Peretti. Frank God's Warrior RC 12648 Novel based on the life of Saul of Tarsus who became Paul. Piercing the Darkness RC 31430 An allegory of the struggle between good and evil in which demons and angels share the stage with human characters. Young Dick Falkner. meets widowed librarian Mary Ostrowski at a reunion party planned for six of Rockwell's models.

" these individuals and their families accept each person as fully human and find life-giving love within themselves. Alfred W. Christopher The Power of the Powerless RC 29410 A collection of testimonies about four handicapped people.Are two mountaineers. intuition. Hector My Eyes Have A Cold Nose RC 08757 Writer of radio scripts in Los Angeles sets forth his philosophy on life after he was unexpectedly stricken with blindness Ching. De Vinck. The Gift of Life RC 21132 Inspirational account of a series of operations. Gibson. Beckler tells of his successful adjustment to blindness. INSPIRATIONAL NONFICTION BOOKS INSPIRATIONAL BIOGRAPHIES Beckler. and blind Helen Keller. Rather than being defeated by such "flaws of nature. Today he is a healthy real estate broker and promoter of organ donor programs. William The Miracle Worker: A Play for Television RC 26428 A play which tells how young Anne Sullivan came to work with deaf. Chevigny. a girl named Sammy. and found a way to teach this previously unreachable child. 1988. 3 . and Jim Lane who is young Matt's rival for Sammy's hand. mute. one kidney and two pancreas transplants. Lucy One of the Lucky Ones RC 18666 The triumphant memoir of a blind Chinese woman who attributes her success to fierce determination and to the devoted friendship of an illiterate servant guided by commonsense. old Matt and young Matt. and love for change. Ching defied her parents and tradition by converting to Christianity and committing her life to teaching other blind people in Hong Kong. Each account faces the reality of physical and mental disability. that saved the life of the author who suffered with juvenile-onset diabetes. Later.

compassion. the blind pop singer and musician is described from his birth in a poor family in Saginaw. a devoted guide dog. and friend. self-discipline. A saga of personal determination coupled with a profound faith in God. and children about specific virtues. Wilferd Arlan The Art of Living Treasure Chest RC 12409 Seventy-five pithy. and their other pets. Topics include faith. A victim of prejudice. Young Woo A Light in My Heart RC 26603 The story of young Woo Kang. who becomes the dog's protector. Michigan. to his emergence as an independent superstar powered by spirituality and a love for the world and its people. Now enjoying a well-earned retirement. Hocken. INSPIRATIONAL ESSAYS Peterson. teachers. he struggled for his rightful place in society and earned a doctoral degree at the University of Pittsburgh. and More About the Art of Living.Haskins. through his teenage years at Motown.I. INSPIRATIONAL READINGS Bennett. and The New Book of the Art of Living. Includes the contents of three books--The Art of Living. editor The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories RC 37818/BR 10251 Collection of poems and stories from the Bible. The account is filled with delightful and sometimes disastrous anecdotes about Emma. William J. Sheila Emma and Co..P. and from folklore which Bennett suggests can be used for teaching parents. his sister. Kang. James The Stevie Wonder Scrapbook CBB00274 The life of Stevie Wonder. students. a Korean National who suffered the loss of his parents. from great authors. responsibility. courage. work. 4 . RC 22362 A loving tribute to Emma. Emma trades roles with her mistress. the Hocken family. inspirational essays on many aspects of the art of living. Sequel to Emma V. and his eyesight in a period of four years from age eleven to fifteen. companion. friendship.

After working with people in business. and 5 . William J. Billy Unto the Hills RC 26132 Collection of daily inspirational readings excerpted from the writings and speeches of evangelist Billy Graham. Graham. Bennett. Covey. and Thomas Jefferson. James Baldwin. Bennett uses stories and poems to provide examples that will inspire and instruct people of all ages. Siegel. editor The Moral Compass Stories for a Life's Journey RC 43820 In this companion volume to The Book of Virtues (RC 37818). chairman of the Institute for Principle-Centered Leadership. Martin Luther. 1998." It includes selections from Hans Christian Andersen. INSPIRATIONAL STORIES Canfield. and loyalty. at work. Intended to increase awareness of Christian values at home.honesty. and how to become the kind of person you want to be. educational and family settings for more than twenty-five years. Jack Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Heart and Rekindle the Spirit RC 45709 Collection of 101 inspirational stories selected from 7. Bestseller. and think win/win. how to love and forgive. he has garnered seven habits for being highly effective. Bernie S. Stephen R. Loving Life RC 47355 The physician offers advice on how to face adversity and live happily. Bennett introduces each section. The book is arranged according to life stages from "home and hearth" through "into the world" to "citizenship and leadership. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic RC 32592 Covey. Bestseller. Discusses how to achieve peace of mind. put first things first. offers a holistic approach to solving personal and professional problems.000 submissions. They include: begin with the end in mind. John Milton.. Prescriptions for Living: Inspirational Lessons for a Joyful.

Contributors include ordinary citizens from all walks of life as well as Dick Van Dyke and Norman Vincent Peale. business. Jack. living your dreams.in the community. 6 . her special moments. Oprah Winfrey. "The Practice of the Presence of God" by Brother Lawrence. 1999. understanding. Bestseller. courage. and the bittersweet time when she must release her child to the world. Leo Buscaglia. and Linda Ellerbee. motherhood. coming out. "Acres of Diamonds" by Russell Conwell. Bestseller. Bestseller. HIV/AIDS. Jack Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul: Inspirational Stories about Love and Relationships RC 48107 Includes poems. "As A Man Thinketh" by James Allen. Colclasure. The Guideposts Treasury of Inspiration RC 16648 Five classics of inspirational literature dating from 1427 through the twentieth century: "The Greatest Things in the World" by Henry Drummond. and aging. and reminiscences about love through good times and bad including death and illness. Dale Journeys Across the Rainbow: Inspirational Stories for the Human Race RC 53458 A collection of almost eighty stories and personal accounts of being gay or lesbian by authors from around the world and from various walks of life. compiled by Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle The Spirits Of Mothers RC 45286 Heartwarming stories on the theme of motherhood. and family. They focus on such areas as love. Jack Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Women RC 43474 The editors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series turn their attention to women. This volume of stories and poems covers topics such as love. Selections touch on such facets as a mother's love. 1996. attitude and self-esteem. Canfield. Canfield. Mark Victor Hansen. Bestseller. special moments. Dolly Parton. and intuition: her guiding hand. 1997. Includes biographical notes on the authors. Illustrates the meaning of commitment. stories. Canfield. Contributors include Maya Angelou. 2000. friends and family. and spirituality.

family. and acute observations of familiar situations of family life.and "The Imitation of Christ" by Thomas a Kempis. Sibley. Celestine Small Blessings RC 11533 Frequently funny. Miz Lil. Rather. Themes include freedom. education. pursuit of happiness. Each chapter is devoted to a particular "blessing" including books. enterprise. poignant collection of observations by a journalist who celebrates the everyday "thankfuls" that life offers. or "lowering parents. Dan The American Dream: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation RC 53480 Broadcast journalist Dan Rather collected inspirational stories from a cross-section of Americans who expressed their feelings about transforming dreams into reality. Holmes. pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in the center of Evansville. Marjorie As Tall as My Heart: A Mother's Measure of Love RC 09779 This popular inspirational writer explores the depths of a mother's love with refreshing recollections of the pleasures children inspire. innovation. and service. Theroux. Indiana. And the Chronicles of Grace RC 31877 A series of autobiographical stories that alternate between adulthood and childhood. 2001. and apple trees. 7 . celebrity." as the author puts it. Warm. writes of joy and sorrows in his own life an the lives of those he serves. neighbors. She develops the theme that it takes practice to appreciate and be grateful for them. in both troubled and happy times. Walter Jr. inspire optimism. Wangerin. Phyllis Night Lights Bedtime Stories for Parents in the Dark RC 26761 / BR 06974 Short essays on raising children. witty. The author.

..................................... 5 Slaughter................................................................................ 3 Fehr........................................................................................... Frank ........................................................... William ................................................................... 5 Hansen.............................................. 7 Wright................................................ 7 Wangerin.... 4 Hocken................. Hollis.................... Lucy......... ........................................................................................ William J............................................................. Dale ........................ 7 Kang...................... Phyllis .................................................................. Christopher .................................................................................... Marjorie ................... editor ...... Richard................................. 4 MacDonald................................................. George .......... ....................................................................................... Harold Bell...................................................................... 4 Hodges............................................................................................................................................ James ......... Sheila ......................................... Celestine............................... 2 Peterson.............................................................................. 4 Rather.............. 5-6 Chevigny.................................................................. 5 De Vinck................... 2 Theroux..................................................... Mark Victor........................................................ 3 Girzone........................... Hector ................. 1 Gibson......................................................................................... 1 Nathan........................................... 4-5 Canfield..................................... 3 Ching...... Bernie S................................................................................................................... Robert ............................................. 7 Sibley........................... Frank E............................................................ Wilferd Arlan ................................................ 2 Holmes................................................. 7 Siegel..... Jack................................................................................................... Joseph Franc...... Young Woo ........................................................ Alfred W.... 3 Colclasure..... 1 Graham....... 1 Peretti............................ ......................................... 6 Covey. Dan ........... 2-3 8 ... 6 Haskins......................... Billy........................................AUTHOR INDEX Beckler......................................................................................... Walter Jr.................................................................................. 3 Bennett.................. Stephen R................

................... 4 The Miracle Worker: A Play for Television ................................. 6 Love and Relationships Chicken Soup for the Mother's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the........................ 1 Least of These My Brothers ........................................................................... 2 Portrait of Jennie .................................................. 2 A Light in My Heart................. 2 The Guideposts Treasury of Inspiration.. 3 9 ....................................................... 6 Hearts and Rekindle the Spirits of Women The Day Jesus Came to Our Town.................... 1 Emma and Co..... 7 The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories......................................... 1 Joshua and the Children ..... 3 God's Warrior................................................................................................... 4-5 Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul: 101 Stories to Open the ... 3 Night Lights Bedtime Stories for Parents in the Dark............................................................................................................... 1 The Power of the Powerless ....................................... 7 The Moral Compass Stories for a Life's Journey ...................................................... 4 As Tall as My Heart: A Mother's Measure of Love ......................................TITLE INDEX The American Dream: Stories from the Heart of Our Nation ............................................... 3 Miz Lil............................................................................................... 1 Journeys Across the Rainbow: Inspirational Stories for ............................................................................................................................... 5 My Eyes Have a Cold Nose ................................................................................................................. 6 Hearts and Rekindle The Spirits Of Mothers Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul: 101 Stories to Open the ................................................................... 7 The Art of Living Treasure Chest ..................................................................................................................................................... And the Chronicles of Grace........................................................................................................................................................................ 7 Norman Rockwell's Greatest Painting....................................... 3 Piercing the Darkness....................................................... 5-6 Heart and Rekindle the Spirit Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul: Inspirational Stories about.......................................................................................................... 2 One of the Lucky Ones ... 6-7 Joshua........................................................................................... 4 The Gift of Life .......... 6 the Human Race Landlady's Master .................................................

.............. 7 The Stevie Wonder Scrapbook.............. 5 10 ................ 5 The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the ..................................................................... 2 Unto the Hills ......................................................................................................... 5 Character Ethic The Shepherd of the Hills ............ Loving Life ....................................................... 2-3 Small Blessings ...Prescriptions for Living: Inspirational Lessons for a Joyful.............................. 4 This Present Darkness .............................................................................................................................................

INSPIRATIONAL STORIES Book Order Form Name: Address: City: State: Zip Code: Telephone: RC 08757 RC 09779 RC 11533 RC 12361 RC 12409 RC 12648 RC 16648 RC 18666 RC 21132 RC 22362 RC 26132 RC 26428 RC 26603 RC 26761 RC 28747 RC 28890 RC 29252 RC 29410 RC 29860 RC 30322 RC 30650 RC 30863 RC 31430 RC 31877 RC 32398 RC 32592 RC 37818 RC 43474 RC 43820 RC 45286 RC 45709 RC 47355 RC 48107 RC 53458 RC 53480 CBB 00274 BR 06974 BR 10251 11 .

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