This I Believe

This I Believe
Author: Jay Allison,Dan Gediman
Pages: 304
ISBN: 1429918454
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Release: 2006-10-03
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An inspiring collection of the personal philosophies of a group of remarkable men and women Based on the National Public Radio series of the same name, This I Believe features eighty essayists—from the famous to the unknown—completing the thought that begins the book's title. Each piece compels readers to rethink not only how they have arrived at their own personal beliefs but also the extent to which they share them with others. Featuring a well-known list of contributors—including Isabel Allende, Colin Powell, Gloria Steinem, William F. Buckley Jr., Penn Jillette, Bill Gates, and John Updike—the collection also contains essays by a Brooklyn lawyer; a part-time hospital clerk from Rehoboth, Massachusetts; a woman who sells Yellow Pages advertising in Fort Worth, Texas; and a man who serves on the state of Rhode Island's parole board. The result is a stirring and provocative trip inside the minds and hearts of a diverse group of people whose beliefs—and the incredibly varied ways in which they choose to express them—reveal the American spirit at its best.

This I Believe

This I Believe
Author: Jay Allison,Dan Gediman,John Gregory,Viki Merrick
Pages: 281
ISBN: 0805080872
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Release: 2006-10-03
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of eighty essays exploring the personal beliefs of a diverse assortment of contributors, both famous and unknown, who reflect on their faith, the evolution of their beliefs, and how they express them.

This I Believe II

This I Believe II
Author: Jay Allison,Dan Gediman
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781429933834
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Release: 2008-09-30
Editor: Henry Holt and Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new collection of inspiring personal philosophies from another noteworthy group of people This second collection of This I Believe essays gathers seventyfive essayists—ranging from famous to previously unknown—completing the thought that begins the book's title. With contributors who run the gamut from cellist Yo-Yo Ma to ordinary folks like a diner waitress, an Iraq War veteran, a farmer, a new husband, and many others, This I Believe II, like the first New York Times bestselling collection, showcases moving and irresistible essays. Included are Sister Helen Prejean writing about learning what she truly believes through watching her own actions, singer Jimmie Dale Gilmore writing about a hard-won wisdom based on being generous to others, and Robert Fulghum writing about dancing all the dances for as long as he can. Readers will also find wonderful and surprising essays about forgiveness, personal integrity, and honoring life and change. Here is a welcome, stirring, and provocative communion with the minds and hearts of a diverse, new group of people—whose beliefs and the remarkably varied ways in which they choose to express them reveal the American spirit at its best.

This I Believe

This I Believe
Author: Dan Gediman,Mary Jo Gediman,John Gregory
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781118097434
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Release: 2011-08-15
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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.

This I Believe

This I Believe
Author: Lawrence Welk
Pages: 198
ISBN: 0425049450
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Release: 1981
Editor: Berkley Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The popular orchestra leader, one of America's most enduring music makers, candidly discusses his beliefs about God, country, family, and work, explaining his personal philosophy for successful living

Edward R Murrow s This I Believe

Edward R  Murrow s This I Believe
Author: Dan Gediman
Pages: 168
ISBN: 1419680404
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Release: 2009-12
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"The proceeds of this book go directly to This I Believe, Inc., a non-profit organization that is dedicated to furthering the mission of Edward R. Murrow's This I Believe."-- P. [4] of cover.

This I Believe

This I Believe
Author: Dan Gediman,John Gregory,Mary Jo Gediman
Pages: 208
ISBN: 1118025571
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Release: 2011-03-03
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Compelling stories of fatherhood from the popular NPR radio show From the popular radio series This I Believe comes this touching and thought-provoking compilation of original essays on one of the most fundamental of human relationships-fatherhood. It is a relationship filled with joy and heartbreak, love and anger, lessons learned, and opportunities missed. The stories in this collection are engaging and meaningful. Some are reverential and loving; some are sad and clouded by yearning, loss, and regret: You'll read reflections from expectant and new dads, full of optimism, as well as from longtime parents who, through the distance of time, are able to reflect on their successes and failures as fathers. We also hear from children (some young and some well into adulthood) writing about their fathers. They honestly and openly introduce us to the men who shaped them, sometimes in surprising ways. They talk about the fathers they want to emulate, the mistakes they hope to avoid repeating, and the wisdom they realized they've gained. This I Believe: On Fatherhood offers a compelling portrait of the diverse range of experiences and beliefs related to the father-child relationship. With personal insights and inspiration, this collection makes a wonderful gift for long-time fathers, new fathers, and fathers-to-be.

This I Believe

This I Believe
Author: Ernst Friedrich Schumacher
Pages: 223
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114314672
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Release: 1997
Editor: Resurgence Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The only book that covers the whole range of Schumacherås thinking - essential reading for all admirers of Schumacher and his work. This I Believe will introduce to a new audience the freshness, clarity and profundity of his thinking, which has inspired a generation.

This I Believe

This I Believe
Author: Dan Gediman
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9780470872680
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Release: 2010-11-09
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Inspiring essays on love shared by men, women, and young people from all walks of life In the 1950's, Edward R. Murrow's radio program, This I Believe, gave voice to the feelings and treasured beliefs of Americans around the country. Fifty years later, the popular update of the series, which now continues on Bob Edwards Weekend on public radio, explores the beliefs that people hold dear today. This book brings together essays on love from ordinary people far and wide whose sentiments and stories will surprise, inspire, and move you. Includes extraordinary essays written by "ordinary" Americans on love in its many manifestations-from romantic love and love of family to love of place and love of animals Paints a compelling portrait of the diverse range of beliefs and experiences related to what is perhaps the most powerful and complex of human emotions-love Based on the popular This I Believe radio series and thisibelieve.org Web site By turns funny and profound, yet always engaging, This I Believe: On Love is a perfect gift to give or to keep.

This I Believe

This I Believe
Author: Dan Gediman,Mary Jo Gediman,John Gregory
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781118229804
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Release: 2012-02-27
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Compelling stories of motherhood from the producers of thepopular public radio show This touching, thought-provoking book includes pieces onmotherhood in its many manifestations written by more than sixtyremarkable men and women from ordinary life, whose reflections andsentiments will resonate with readers far and wide. Among thecontributors are young, middle-aged and elderly mothers (andstepmothers), as well as sons and daughters of all ages and frommany different backgrounds. By turns funny and profound, this bookis always engaging. Includes stories that are reverential and loving, as well asstories that are sad and clouded by yearning, loss, and regret Offers a compelling portrait of the diverse range of beliefsand experiences related to what is the most powerful and complex ofhuman relationships Describes universal experiences that everyone can relate to, nomatter your age, gender, or parenting status Written as a keepsake book that can be thoughtful gift forsomeone special in your life, This I Believe: On Motherhoodfeels like flipping through a family photo album, each pageoffering another richly detailed snapshot of daily life from thedelivery room to the deathbed.

This I Believe

This I Believe
Author: Carlos Fuentes,Kristina Cordero
Pages: 341
ISBN: 9780747573388
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Release: 2004
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An A-Z of the things that Fuentes loves and passionately believes in: it is a kind of manifesto, but one that also draws on key moments in his life

What Should I Believe

What Should I Believe
Author: Dorothy Rowe
Pages: 312
ISBN: 9781136592188
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Release: 2012-05-23
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Suddenly, in the twenty-first century, religion has become a political power. It affects us all, whether we’re religious or not. If we’re not in danger of being blown up by a suicide bomber we’ve got leaders to whom God speaks, ordering them to start a war. We’re beset by people who demand that we give ourselves to Jesus while they smugly assure us of their own superiority and inherent goodness. We’re surrounded by those who noisily reject science while making full use of the benefits science brings; by the ‘spiritual’ ones; the ones who believe in magic; and there’s the militant atheists berating us all for our stupidity. We wouldn’t object to what people believed if only they’d keep it to themselves. We want to make up our own minds about what we believe, but it’s difficult to do this. Everyone has to face the dilemma that we all die but no one knows for certain what death actually is. Is it the end of our identity or a doorway to another life? Whichever we choose, our choice is a fantasy that determines the purpose of our life. If death is the end of our identity, we have to make this life satisfactory, whatever ‘satisfactory’ might mean to us. If it is a doorway to another life, what are the standards we have to reach to go to that better life? All religions promise to overcome death, but there’s no set of religious or philosophical beliefs that ensures that our life is always happy and secure. Moreover, for many of us, what we were taught about a religion severely diminished our self-confidence and left us with a constant debilitating feeling of guilt and shame. Through all this turmoil comes the calm, clear voice of eminent psychologist Dorothy Rowe. She separates the political from the personal, the power-seeking from the compassionate. She shows how, if we use our beliefs as a defence against our feelings of worthlessness, we feel compelled to force our beliefs on to other people by coercion or aggression. However, it is possible to create a set of beliefs, expressed in the religious or philosophical metaphors most meaningful to us, which allow us to live at peace with ourselves and other people, to feel strong in ourselves without having to remain a child forever dependent on some supernatural power, and to face life with courage and optimism.

This I Believe

This I Believe
Author: Carlos Fuentes
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780307432797
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Release: 2007-12-18
Editor: Random House
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this masterly, deeply personal, and provocative book, the internationally renowned Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes, whose work has been called “a combination of Poe, Baudelaire, and Isak Dinesen” (Newsweek), steps back to survey the wellsprings of art and ideology, the events that have shaped our time, and his extraordinary life and fiercest passions. Arranged alphabetically from “Amore” to “Zurich,” This I Believe takes us on a marvelous inner journey with a great writer. Fuentes ranges wide, from contradictions inherent in Latin American culture and politics to his long friendship with director Luis Buñuel. Along the way, we find reflection on the mixed curse and blessing of globalization; memories of a sexual initiation in Zurich; a fond tracing of a family tree heavy with poets, dreamers, and diplomats; evocations of the streets, cafés, and bedrooms of Washington, Paris, Santiago de Chile, Cambridge, Oaxaca, and New York; and a celebration of literary heroes including Balzac, Cervantes, Faulkner, Kafka, and Shakespeare. Throughout, Fuentes captivates with the power of his intellect and his prose. Here, too, are vivid, often heartbreaking glimpses into his personal life. “Silvia” is a powerful love letter to his beloved wife. In “Children,” Fuentes recalls the births of his daughters and the tragic death of his son; in “Cinema” he relives the magic of films such as Citizen Kane and The Wizard of Oz. Further extending his reach, he examines the collision between history and contemporary life in “Civil Society,” “Left,” and “Revolution.” And he poignantly addresses the experiences we all hold in common as he grapples with beauty, death, freedom, God, and sex. By turns provocative and intimate, partisan and universal, this book is a brilliant summation of an international literary career. Revisiting the influences, commitments, readings, and insights of a lifetime, Fuentes has fashioned a magnificently coherent statement of his view of the world, reminding us once again why reading Fuentes is “like standing beneath the dome of the Sistine Chapel. . . . The breadth and enormity of this accomplishment is breathtaking” (The Denver Post).

Reality Radio

Reality Radio
Author: John Biewen,Alexa Dilworth
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780807895665
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Release: 2010-03-15
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Over the last few decades, the radio documentary has developed into a strikingly vibrant form of creative expression. Millions of listeners hear arresting, intimate storytelling from an ever-widening array of producers on programs including This American Life, StoryCorps, and Radio Lab; online through such sites as Transom, the Public Radio Exchange, Hearing Voices, and Soundprint; and through a growing collection of podcasts. Reality Radio celebrates today's best audio documentary work by bringing together some of the most influential and innovative practitioners from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. In these nineteen essays, documentary artists tell--and demonstrate, through stories and transcripts--how they make radio the way they do, and why. Whether the contributors to the volume call themselves journalists, storytellers, even audio artists--and although their essays are just as diverse in content and approach--all use sound to tell true stories, artfully. Contributors: Jad Abumrad Jay Allison damali ayo John Biewen Emily Botein Chris Brookes Scott Carrier Katie Davis Sherre DeLys Lena Eckert-Erdheim Ira Glass Alan Hall Natalie Kestecher The Kitchen Sisters Maria Martin Karen Michel Rick Moody Joe Richman Dmae Roberts Stephen Smith Sandy Tolan

I Believe in a Thing Called Love

I Believe in a Thing Called Love
Author: Maurene Goo
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780374304072
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Release: 2017-05-30
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Seventeen.com Best YA Books of 2017 A Publishers Weekly's Best YA Book of 2017 A New York Public Library Notable Best Book for Teens 2017 A 2018 CCBC Choices Book "Hilarious." —Publishers Weekly, starred review "Powerful messages of inclusion and acceptance.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review Desi Lee believes anything is possible if you have a plan. That's how she became student body president. Varsity soccer star. And it's how she'll get into Stanford. But she's never had a boyfriend. In fact, she's a disaster at romance, a clumsy, stammering humiliation magnet whose botched attempts at flirting have become legendary with her friends. So when the hottest human specimen to have ever lived walks into her life one day, Desi finds guidance in the Korean dramas her father has been obsessively watching for years—where the hapless heroine always seems to end up in the arms of her true love by episode ten. It's a simple formula, and Desi is a quick study. Armed with her "K Drama Steps to True Love," Desi goes after the moody, elusive artist Luca Drakos—and boat rescues, love triangles, and staged car crashes ensue. But when the fun and games turn to true feels, Desi finds out that real love is about way more than just drama. A Margaret Ferguson Book

I Believe

I Believe
Author: Eldon Taylor
Pages: 123
ISBN: 9781401931292
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Release: 2012-03-15
Editor: Hay House, Inc
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What is the foundation underpinning success in all areas of life? Is there a blueprint? What if you learned that your beliefs were the very cornerstones that supported success, and that having a few of these could give rise to success in some areas while complete failure in others? Would you choose to build a stronger overall foundation? Very few people today doubt the power of positive thinking. We all know that if we expect to fail, then failure is inevitably what we get, and there is also the issue of the mind/body connection—science is repeatedly demonstrating the power of mind and belief to heal. What you believe can and does have a huge impact on the quality of your life—from success in business to success in relationships, from your ability to learn and master new subjects to your ability to heal your own body. But have you ever stopped to consider your own beliefs—to truly examine them and decide for yourself if they are serving you or sabotaging you? Eldon Taylor has spent over 25 years researching the power of the mind and developing scientifically proven methods to use this power to enhance the quality of your life. I Believe is a book that will not only inspire you, but will highlight the kinds of beliefs you hold that may be causing you to fail. In the process, it will provide you with the opportunity to choose, once again, the beliefs that drive your life.

What I Believe

What I Believe
Author: Norma Fox Mazer
Pages: 170
ISBN: 9781497650848
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Release: 2015-05-19
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Vicki wishes she could solve her problems as easily as she can arrange words into a poem Vicki Marnet has two wonderful big brothers who are completely regular people. They like sports, chess, and the student senate, and are totally normal—unlike Vicky, who feels in her heart that she’s different. For one thing, she writes poetry for fun. She plays with sonnets, pantoums, sestinas—all kinds of stanzas and rhymes, anything to take her mind off what’s happening at home. Vicki’s dad lost his job, and since he can’t find another one, her family is moving to the city. They’re selling their big house, moving into a tiny apartment, and facing troubles that Vicki has never known before. Ashamed and slow to make friends at her new school, Vicki puts her thoughts down in verse as she makes a new place for herself—one that’s very much her very own.

Help My Unbelief

Help My Unbelief
Author: Barnabas Piper
Pages: 176
ISBN: 9781434709349
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Release: 2015-07-01
Editor: David C Cook
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

God is infinite, beyond our understanding—yet He chooses to reveal Himself in ways that spark questions rather than settling them all. Instead of making Himself smaller, God invites us into a larger faith. One that has room for questions, victories, failures, and mystery. Because belief in an infinite God by finite humans is an act of exploration ... a process of learning—and then embracing—what we can’t learn but can trust. Discover the God who not only desires our belief but actually welcomes our curiosity.

I Believe in ZERO

I Believe in ZERO
Author: Caryl M. Stern
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781250026255
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Release: 2013-10-01
Editor: St. Martin's Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First-hand, human stories of hope, resilience, determination, and family: a call to see the world's children as our own, by the President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF In I Believe in ZERO, President and CEO of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, an organization known for its decades of charity work and philanthropy with the United Nations, Caryl M. Stern draws on her travels around the world, offering memorable stories that present powerful and sometimes counter-intuitive lessons about life. I Believe in ZERO reflects her-and UNICEF's-mission to reduce the number of preventable deaths of children under the age of five from 19,000 each day to zero. Each of the stories in I Believe in ZERO focuses on a particular locale-Bangladesh, Mozambique, earthquake-ravaged Haiti, the Brazilian Amazon-and weaves together fascinating material on the country and its history, an account of the humanitarian crises at issue, and depictions of the people she meets on the ground. Stern tells of mothers coming together to affect change, of local communities with valuable perspectives of their own, and of children who continue to sustain their dreams and hopes even in the most dire of situations. Throughout, Stern traces her emerging global consciousness-and describes how these stories can positively impact our own children. In this incredibly moving book, Stern hopes to open hearts and minds and leave readers with the belief that no child anywhere should lack basic human support-and that every child and mother can be an inspiration.

The Paranoid Style in American Politics and Other Essays

The Paranoid Style in American Politics  and Other Essays
Author: Richard Hofstadter
Pages: 330
ISBN: 9780307388445
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Release: 2008
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Imparting an invaluable perspective on contemporary domestic affairs, a classic work of political theory examines the competing forces in American political discourse and how fringe groups can influence--and derail--the larger agendas of a political party. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.