The fourth installment in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series promises to be even more popular than its predecessors. The perfect gift for friends, family and business associates is now available in A 4th Course. About the Authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, are professional speakers who have dedicated their lives to enhancing the personal and professional development of others. They are joined here by Hanoch McCarty, president of Hanoch McCarty & Associates and an internationally acclaimed author and lecturer, and Meladee McCarty, a program specialist for the Sacramento County Office of Education. The McCartys are coauthors of Acts of Kindness and The daily Journal of Kindness.
This is a tribute to life and humanity, with topics ranging the entire emotional and experiential gamut and is another masterpiece of timeless tales and inspiring wisdom.
Your support group in a book, filled with boundless strength and profound hope - until the fight is won. Along with the shock, fear and loss many women face upon a breast cancer diagnosis comes unexpected strength, wisdom, and strong networks of sharing, support and healing. In "Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor's Soul", survivors and their family members talk openly about how difficult their fight with breast cancer has been and how they made it through the dark times with a belief in a higher power and the support of those closest to them. Find strength in the encouraging stories of how family members confront their fears and show genuine affection for one another through gestures such as a granddaughter cutting the hair off of all her dolls so that they will look more like her grandma, who is bald from chemotherapy, and the gentle touch of a three-year-old son on his mother's back giving comfort to his sick mommy, and a husband who shows his wife the depth of his love during a weekend getaway after she heals from a total mastectomy. "Chicken Soup for the Breast Cancer Survivor's Soul" will show you the beautiful side of the human spirit and spark the optimism sometimes lost in the mist of an illness. It is for everyone with breast cancer and everyone who loves someone touched by the disease.
Your wedding day is one of the most memorable of your life, especially if you're the bride. From unique proposals to hilarious and touching tales of actual ceremonies and receptions, this book will inspire anyone looking ahead to the big day. "Chicken Soup for the Bride's Soul" features a final section on Anniversaries will give it a long shelf life, and open the market to those remembering the joy of their wedding day in later years. It's the perfect gift for bridal showers, weddings and anniversaries.
Like a favorite passage from Scripture, these brand new stories offer hope, support and inspiration to Christians of all denominations. The themes of forgiveness, faith, hope, charity and love in "Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul 2" will lift your spirits and warm your hearts. Each story is a reminder of the daily miracles you can discover when you've welcomed Christ into your life. As you read these powerful stories, you will deepen your compassion for others, be inspired to greater acts of charity, remember to forgive others and yourself. Most of all, you'll be reminded that you are never alone or without hope, for He is always walking by your side.
Fulfill your dreams. . . "Chicken Soup for the Entrepreneur's Soul" is a compilation of short stories from entrepreneurs, both large and small, who share their experiences of success, failure and courage, with a little helpful advice mixed in. Many of these stories, told for the first time here, will enlighten you to new methods of entrepreneurship or simply help you believe in the possibilities of getting started. People such as Doris Christopher, a stay-at-home mother, who introduced her love of cooking to others through founding The Pampered Chef; Thom Chappell, who stuck to his instincts when developing Tom's of Maine and kept value at the core of his business; and Carol Gardner who intimately shares a desperate time of debt and divorce, until along came a bulldog named Zelda, followed by a greeting card line - Zelda Wisdom - which became one of Hallmark's number one sellers. These entrepreneurs and many more will inspire you with their amazing life experiences and fascinating beginnings.
Chicken Soup For The Latter-Day Saint Soul: Stories Celebrating The Faith And Family Of Latter-Day Saintsby Mark Victor Hansen Jack L. Canfield
In celebration of the 175th anniversary of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sherm and Peg Fugal, publishers of the million-selling "Especially for Mormons" series, have edited this, the first nationally released collection of LDS stories and cartoons, written by saints from every corner of the world. You'll find sweet, funny and thought-provoking stories on faith, family, gratitude, holidays, miracles, missionaries, overcoming obstacles, prayer and serving others: stories that you'll want to read and use yourself, then share with family and friends. "Read these stories and you'll understand how the LDS Church became the fastest growing Christian religion in the world, the fourth largest church in America, and the second largest church in the American west." Maren Mouritsen, former dean of students, Columbia University; retired assistant to the president, Brigham Young University. "This is what we need: inspiring stories from fellow saints from all over the world with whom we share not only the restored gospel and Church, but also the same worldly challenges." Matt Kennedy, publisher, LDS Living magazine; vice president/marketing, Deseret Book. "I have known and worked with both the Fugals, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen for years. What a brilliant combination of talent and ideas." Robert G. Allen, bestselling author of "Nothing Down" and "The One-Minute Millionaire".
Chicken Soup for the New Moms Soul is a collection of stories from the hearts of mothers, old and new, about the most amazing and profound experience in a woman's life: the birth of her first child. Its a time of fear, excitement, and exhilaration. Inside this book, you'll read about the unique love, the unbreakable bond, and unforgettable moments between mother and child; the pride and joy in seeing your childs first smile, hearing his first word, and the long-awaited milestones like sleeping through the night and potty training. The stories in this book allow you to revel not just in your own experiences but in those who have gone before you. Laugh out loud, be inspired, and gain a sense of confidence as you read these amazing stories. Most important, discover that you are not alone in your journey through motherhood firsts. As you read this collection of poignant, silly, and even embarrassing stories, you will gain the courage and strength in knowing that you are a wonderful mother.
Chicken Soup For The Preteen Soul 2: Stories About Facing Challenges, Realizing Dreams, and Making a Differenceby Mark Victor Hansen Patty Hansen Irene Dunlap Jack L. Canfield
At last the long-awaited follow-up to the 1. 2 million-copy bestseller! Filled with relevant, inspiring and fun stories written mostly by kids, this new volume features a unique, innovative chapter, Rockin' Our World, that highlights real kids achieving real dreams, helping less fortunate people, starting your own business, and utilizing your unique abilities. For a young generation repeatedly exposed to a hostile world, this must-read book promotes positive thinking, giving to others, unity and tolerance. Chapters cover preteen concerns such as friendship, body changes, first crushes, difficult choices, as well as tough issues such as divorce, drugs and alcohol, and dealing with death for the first time.
For anyone who appreciates the value of memories found in a photo. Afternoons spent creating pages of recent and distant memories. Clipping colorful images and adding stickers to adorn your favorite photos and letters while capturing a friendship in pictures surrounded by ribbons and various textures. Scrapbooking is a labor of love for the millions who spend their spare time engrossed in new layouts and inspired ideas. For some it is a hobby that turned into their life's passion, while others see it as a way to uniquely record family history for generations to come. Chicken Soup for the Scrapbooker's Soul will inspire you or your favorite scrapbooker by offering a glimpse into the lives of these creatively gifted, generous souls who have found lasting friendships, rekindled love and helped those in need through the heartfelt gift of a scrapbook. Reminisce with scrapbookers about the deep relationships they formed creating pages and teaching the art to their children, how siblings bonded over a Saturday afternoon spent with scissors and glue, and how some stay-at-home moms turned their creative outlets into lucrative scrapbooking careers. Chicken Soup for the Scrapbooker's Soul is for the millions of scrapbookers already out there, and for those who aspire to crop, journal and embellish their cherished photos and memories.
Shopaholics Unite! You know it when you find it: the perfect black dress, the welcome mat for your first home, the yellow bunny sheets for your best friend's baby shower, the laundry basket your nephew will never use in college. Whatever the mission, shopping for yourself and others marks life's milestones, celebrates your passions and expresses your individuality. And most important, shopping is just plain fun! Whether your preferred stomping ground is an antique shop or a mega mall, a bargain basement or a boutique, a flea market or Fifth Avenue, you'll be thoroughly entertained, inspired and validated by the true-life shopping adventures of like-minded people like you? People who freely admit they were Born to Shop? And who never cease to find fulfillment, enjoyment and a few great buys while doing it. Chicken Soup for the Shopper's Soul is the ultimate celebration of the ultimate pastime. Let the bargains begin!
Chicken Soup For The Soul: Children With Special Needs: Stories Of Love And Understanding For Those Who Care For Children With Disabilitiesby Mark Victor Hansen Jack L. Canfield Heather Mcnamara Karen Simmons
'These powerful heart-rending stories are filled with honesty, humor, hope and offer inspiration to parents, teachers, and anyone else who cares for children with special needs. By embracing the magnificence, inner peace, and beauty each child possess, our own attitudes are shifted from despair to promise. ' Gerold G Jampolsky, M. D. , Founder of International Center of Attitudinal Healing, Sausalito , California. Raising a child with special needs is a lifelong commitment that is as unique as each person who embarks on it. Written by a variety of authors who share in this distinctive relationship, "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Children with Special Needs" offers a glimpse into the lives of others who are on a similar path. These stories provide insight, comfort, and connection with others who have walked this powerful and transformational journey. The authors of these candid stories relate their own experiences of adjusting, reaching out, and flourishing and share their universal worries, their tears, and the laughter that come with this extraordinary relationship. Most important, through these stories, you will be guided with the wisdom of fellow parents, caregivers, and those with special needs to help you be the very best parent or caregiver you can be.
Chicken Soup For The Soul: Empty Nesters: 101 Stories About Surviving And Thriving When The Kids Leave Homeby Mark Victor Hansen Jack L. Canfield Amy Newmark Carol Mcadoo Rehme Patricia Cena Evans
This is Chicken Soup for the Soul's first book on a very emotional but exciting time for parents - sending their children off to college or new homes and careers This terrific book is a must read for empty nesters or soon-to-be empty nesters It contains 101 stories written by parents who have been there already and share their stories with new empty nesters These heartfelt stories will inspire, support, and amuse parents grappling with their own bittersweet new freedom The book also includes stories from the kids themselves, providing the view from the other side Parents will nod their heads, cry a little, and laugh a lot as they recognize themselves and their almost grown-up children in these stories In this book, parents share stories of gazing at surprisingly clean bedrooms, starting new careers, rediscovering their spouses, and handling the continuing, and often humorous, needs of their children even while they are away at college or ensconced in their own apartments In one amusing story, a mother writes of dropping her last child off at college and then realizing that she and her husband can do anything they want They spend three days driving the six hours home The first Chicken Soup for the Soul book was published in 1993, and became a publishing industry sensation, ultimately selling eight million copies Since then, more than 150 Chicken Soup titles have been published, selling more than 100 million copies Chicken Soup for the Soul has won dozens of awards over the past 15 years, and its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have become celebrity motivational speakers and authors.
Chicken Soup For The Soul: Like Mother, Like Daughter: Stories About The Special Bond Between Mothers And Daughtersby Mark Victor Hansen Jack L. Canfield Amy Newmark
How often have you seen a teenage girl pretend to be perturbed, but secretly smile, when she is told that she acts or looks just like her mother? Fathers, brothers, and friends sometimes shake their heads in wonder as girls "turn into their mothers." This new collection from Chicken Soup represents the best 101 stories from Chicken Soup's library on the special bond between mothers and daughters, and the magical, mysterious similarities between them. Mothers and daughters of all ages will laugh, cry, and find inspiration in these stories that remind them how much they appreciate each other. The first "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book was published in 1993, and became a publishing industry sensation, ultimately selling eight million copies. Since then, more than 150 Chicken Soup titles have been published, selling more than 100 million copies. "Chicken Soup for the Soul" has won dozens of awards over the past 15 years, and its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have become celebrity motivational speakers and authors.
Chicken Soup For The Soul: Living Catholic Faith: 101 Stories To Offer Hope, Deepen Faith, And Spread Loveby Leann Thieman Amy Newmark Mark Victor Hansen Jack L. Canfield
These 101 poignant and spirit-filled stories offer reflections on growing up Catholic as well as serious stories of sacraments and miracles. Affirming God's unconditional love, these stories share the role the Church plays in personal and professional lives.
In the decade since it was first published, the magic of "Chicken Soup for the Soul" has touched the hearts and minds of nearly 70 million readers from all walks of life with its stories of ordinary people who have done extraordinary things. With its powerful message of hope and inspiration, the series that Newsweek called "a publishing phenomenon" has taught readers that dreams really do come true for those who dare to believe that any obstacle, no matter how daunting, can be overcome with persistence, patience and belief in oneself. In this commemorative tenth anniversary edition, readers will find fifty of the best-loved stories from the series, those that exemplify the spirit of Chicken Soup and its ability to illuminate the path we all walk on. Included are poignant letters from readers whose lives were transformed by what they read and a special section written by coauthors, master motivators Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, on the special principles of living your dreams that everyone can follow. This keepsake edition is a must-have for every reader who has ever opened his or her heart to the goodness and grace that is "Chicken Soup for the Soul."
Whether it is at first sight, develops over time with a close friend, or it hits you like a ton of bricks--falling in love is a lyrical life-changing event. "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Love Stories" will transport you to the moments of your life that were filled with devotion and unconditional love. Who can forget what it feels like to walk on air, share private jokes, and ponder over intimate moments? This collection of stories is sure to rouse the inner romantic in your heart, with stories of long-lost love rekindled in the twilight of life, young love discovered, and love that truly lasts forever. But this book will also remind you of the everlasting love between friends, family, and parents and children. Stories peppered throughout celebrate the vastness of love in all its many forms, including the story of one woman who is able to endure a painful illness because of the unconditional love and affection she receives from her cat, and the story about the love shared between father and daughter when he returns from overseas, as well as stories about love found in surprising ways by women and men who thought their time for romantic love had passed. "Chicken Soup for the Soul: Love Stories" will take you back to your most cherished memories and inspire you to create a few more.
Chicken Soup For The Soul: Loving Our Cats: Heartwarming And Humorous Stories About Our Feline Family Membersby Mark Victor Hansen Jack L. Canfield Amy Newmark
We are all crazy about our mysterious cats. Sometimes they are our best friends; sometimes they are aloof. They are fun to watch and often surprise us, and they are always well loved members of our families. This new book from Chicken Soup for the Soul contains the best 101 cat stories from the company's extensive library. Readers will revel in the heartwarming, amusing, inspirational, and occasionally tearful stories about our best friends and faithful companions - our cats. The first Chicken Soup for the Soul book was published in 1993, and became a publishing industry sensation, ultimately selling eight million copies Since then, more than 150 Chicken Soup titles have been published, selling more than 100 million copies. Chicken Soup for the Soul has won dozens of awards over the past 15 years, and its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have become celebrity motivational speakers and authors.
Chicken Soup For The Soul: Moms And Sons: Stories By Mothers And Sons, In Appreciation Of Each Otherby Mark Victor Hansen Jack L. Canfield Amy Newmark
There is a special bond between mothers and their sons and it never goes away. This new book contains the 101 best stories and poems from Chicken Soup's library honoring that lifelong relationship between mothers and their male offspring. These heartfelt and loving stories written by mothers, grandmothers, and sons, about each other, span generations and show how the mother-son bond transcends time. Some of theses stories will make readers laugh and some will make them cry, but they all will warm their hearts and remind them of the things they love about each other. The first "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book was published in 1993, and became a publishing industry sensation, ultimately selling eight million copies. Since then, more than 150 Chicken Soup titles have been published, selling more than 100 million copies Chicken Soup for the Soul had won dozens of awards over the past 15 years, and its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have become celebrity motivational speakers and authors.
"Mom will know where it is. . . what to say. . . how to fix it. " This is the first Chicken Soup book to focus on the pervasive wisdom of mothers everywhere. It includes the best 101 stories from Chicken Soup's library on our perceptive, understanding, and insightful mothers. These heartfelt stories written by mothers and their children will inspire and amuse readers, and will remind them of all that is right about being a mother. These stories celebrate the special bond between mothers and children, our mothers' unerring wisdom about everything from the mundane to the life-changing, and the hard work that goes into being a mother every day. The first Chicken Soup for the Soul book was published in 1993, and became a publishing industry sensation, ultimately selling eight million copies. The company went on to publish more than 150 Chicken Soup titles, selling more then 100 million copies, and becoming a household name. Chicken Soup for the Soul has won dozens of awards over the past 15 years, and its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen have become celebrity motivational speakers and authors.
Chicken Soup For The Soul: On Being A Parent: Inspirational, Humorous, And Heartwarming Stories About Parenthoodby Mark Victor Hansen Jack L. Canfield Amy Newmark
Parenting is the hardest and most rewarding job in the world. This upbeat and compelling new book includes the best selections on parenting from Chicken Soup's rich history, with 101 stories carefully selected to appeal to both mothers and fathers.
Chicken Soup For The Soul: Teens Talk High School: 101 Stories Of Life, Love, And Learning For Older Teensby Mark Victor Hansen Jack L. Canfield Amy Newmark Madeline Clapps
Stories in this book cover topics important to the 14 to 18-year-old range, including regrets and lessons learned, dating and sex, family relationships, applying to college, and preparing for life after high school. The first "Chicken Soup for the Soul" book was published in 1993, and became a publishing industry sensation, ultimately selling eight million copies. Since then, more than 150 Chicken Soup titles have been published, selling more than 100 million copies. "Chicken Soup for the Soul" has won dozens of awards over the past 15 years, and its founders, Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen, have become celebrity motivational speakers and authors.
Every day you are faced with choices about friends, school, work, family obligations, and the future. It isn't always easy to know which direction to take, and if you do make a mistake, then what? To help you out, "Chicken Soup for the Soul" got together with Teen Ink magazine to bring you compelling, real-life stories from teenagers going through many of these issues. Teen Ink magazine is written by and for teenagers about everything from getting ready for the prom to losing someone you love. In "Chicken Soup for the Teen Soul: Real Stories by Real Teens", you will find honesty and insight about the everyday situations you face and see how other teens tackled them. Challenges, loss, constant change--how are you expected to handle it all? Like you, the teens in these stories often laugh, sometimes cry, and at times make mistakes. So share with them their innermost fears and thoughts as they cope with loss, watch their parents go through divorce, fall in love, and conquer their fears.
A collection of the most important letters received from teens responding to the "Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul" series, this book is a powerful reflection of the feelings of generation of readers. Some letters will make readers laugh and others will make them cry; but all the letters reveal that teens share similar outlooks, experiences and feelings. Teens have been writing letters in response to the teenage Chicken Soup books since the birth of the series in 1997. These letters represent reactions to a wide array of issues and events, all of interest to teens, whose consistently enthusiastic response to the series indicates an ongoing interest. Letters from contributors to previous volumes, along with letters from the organizations that support teens, provide a nice complement to this collection. "Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Letters", with its candor and compassion, is sure to be the next great success in this blockbuster series.
School: It's frustrating, it's boring, it's embarrassing. But it's also thought provoking, challenging and full of possible friends. And until you turn 18, like it or not, it's just about your whole life. So what's the deal? "Chicken Soup for the Soul" knows that school is more than classes and tests. It's also a social scene, filled with cliques, clubs and life-changing decisions (or so it seems this week). It's where you meet your best friends...and run into your worst enemies. And it's an opportunity to figure out what you want to do--whether it's kick a soccer ball, play the trombone or act in a play. Sometimes it's overwhelming and confusing, but don't worry, it's like that for everyone. That's what the stories in this book are all about. They're from real teens, and they're about the bizarre, embarrassing and sometimes triumphant things that really happened to them. And they're here to give you some perspective on everything that goes down at your school. . . and outside of it, too. Put that together with weird facts, cool graphics, fun advice and quizzes designed to help you figure out who you are and what you're up to, and you've got the real deal on school--full of all the laughter, tears and daily drama that life is all about.