Saturday, February 23, 2013

Book Review - "Treasury of Joy and Inspiration"

Treasury of Joy and Inspiration
Our Most Moving Stories Ever
By Editors of Reader's Digest
Published by Reader's Digest
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Reader's Digest; Hardcover; $19.99
Get inspired by the most powerful stories we've ever published
To celebrate 90 years of publishing "reads of lasting interest," Reader's Digest offers this editors' selection of our best stories since our founding in 1922. Chock-full of essays and true tales by some of America's most famous authors and thought leaders, these great reads inspire and uplift, open the door to new possibilities and connect us emotionally. In this volume, readers will be inspired by stories like these:
    • Find out how a mysterious gift forever changed author James Michener's life in The Christmas Present.
    • Experience a truly powerful life-changing moment in Christopher Reeve's Decision.
    • Let actor George Burns make you feel like you're dancing on air in Shall We Dance?
    • Find encouragement and hope in Dwight Eisenhower's essay: An Open Letter to America's Students.
    • Go looking for true peace and happiness as Barbara Walters takes you In Search of Heaven.
    • Get ready to see the whole world anew as Helen Keller imagines what it'd be like to only have Three Days to See.
    • Marvel at the healing power of laughter in Billy Crystal's amazing true story: My Father and Me.
    Organized around timeless American values -- joy, miracles, giving, gratitude, holidays and healing -- readers will laugh, cry, cheer, sigh and renew their faith as they enjoy the powerful impact of a well-told story.
    About the Author
    Editors of Reader's Digest
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    My Review:
    This collection of stories from the Reader's Digest is some of their most moving stories that have been published over the past 90 years.  The stories are divided into seven sections/categories which are: joy, miracles, gratitude, giving, holidays, healing, and heroes.  This feature makes it easy to sit down, pick up the book and pick out a story that you need or want to read at the moment.  Although, I found myself reading several stories at a time as they are all so good and I was pulled into one story and then wanted to keep on reading more!  If you enjoy reading the Reader's Digest, then this collection is a must-have for you! 

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