Six inspiring stories, one complete story taken from each of the Tales2Inspire® books. These true stories, each a winner in the Tales2Inspire annual competition, are often compared to the Chicken Soup for the Soul series, with one feature that sets them apart: the stories contain original photo images which substantially enhance their power. (And as a bonus, if your e-reader supports full color, these photos will appear in vibrant colors.) Each of the books in the Tales2Inspire series is named for a different gem symbolically tied to the theme of that collection. Below, following each title included in this sampler, you can find the gem collection in which that story appears, the symbolic meaning of that gem and a brief synopsis of that story.THE VOICE by Stan Cupery M.D.: (from the EMERALD Collection)MEANING OF THIS GEM: psychic powers and the promotion of self-knowledge)SYNOPSIS: Time is running out for this newborn infant, rescued from an abandoned tenement building in the dead of winter . . . until one doctor hears a voice which inspires him to try an unheard approach after quiet moment of prayer. Since the Emerald is the gemstone symbolizing psychic powers and the promotion of self-knowledge,THE VOICE seemed a perfect story to include in a book filled with ‘Beyond Coincidence’ stories.AND THE MUSIC PLAYS ON by Charles Musgrave, Ph.D.: (from the TOPAZ Collection – Stories of Awakenings & Aha Moments: MEANING OF THIS GEM: self-realization, promotion of energy, truth and forgiveness)SYNOPSIS: A talented musician lies in a deep coma, and his family is advised to start planning his memorial service until . . . , his trumpet literally brings him back to life.Since the Topaz is the gemstone symbolizing self-realization and the promotion of energy, AND THE MUSIC PLAYS On seemed a perfect story to include in a book filled with ‘Awakenings ‘ stories.MY SPECIAL BOY, OBI by Ashley Howland: (from the SAPPHIRE Collection)MEANING OF THIS GEM: a helper with communication, insight, intuition, and inspiration)SYNOPSIS: A lab named Obi becomes one teacher’s chief motivational tool as she works with her most challenging students. Obi surely proved his worth when his teacher used him as part of her school behavior management program. This story is filled with Ashley’s wonderful recollections of her beloved dog, Obi. Since the Sapphire is the gemstone symbolizing communication, peace, happiness, insight, intuition and inspiration, MY SPECIAL BOY, OBI seemed a perfect story to include in this book for Obi too was filled with ‘Insight and inspiration’. SEVEN MARATHONS – SEVEN CONTINENTS by Winter Vinecki(from the RUBYCollection) -MEANING OF THIS GEM: opening of the heart to friendship and love)SYNOPSIS: Instead of sitting around just feeling sad after her Dad’s untimely death, Winter set out to fulfill a promise she made to herself, a challenges fulfills in her dad’s memory. Her accomplishment lands her a coveted place in the Guinness Book of Records.Since the Ruby is the gemstone symbolizing opening of the heart to friendship and love, Winter’s story seemed a perfect fit for a book filled with gifts of compassion.PANTOMIME HUNTER by James Osborne (from the CRYSTAL Collection MEANING OF THIS GEM: sparkles with laughter, giving off their own special energy)SYNOPSIS: This quiet schoolboy shows a surprisingly wicked sense of humor when called upon to do a pantomime before the class.Since the Crystal, like laughter, sparkle while giving off their own special energy, this story seemed a good fit in a book filled with humorous stories. Finally we have the sixth story in this sampler, THE MIRACLE OF MAGGIE (from the GARNET CollectionMEANING OF THIS GEM: protective energy, commitment, honesty and faith)SYNOPSIS: Once you read this story, you too will be convinced that the survival of a horse named Maggie is nothing short of a miracle. Since the Garnet is the gemstone symbolizing protec

Author: Stanley Cupery M.D.

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Conspiracy Theories: Beneath The Radar The Denver International Airport by Cheryl Leonard

For over two decades, The Denver International Airport has been the topic of numerous conspiracy theories surrounding its true purpose. The narrative has been shrouded in secrecy, with the basic belief presented that below the airport are underground bunkers and tunnels, for the New World Order of the elite population, to be used as their headquarters in an apocalyptic event. This book is an examination into these proposed theories concerning the history behind the airport, including necessity and funding, strange artwork murals, statues and sculptures, floor carvings, dedication marker and time capsule, symbolic runway designs, bunkers, and tunnels. The summary of the evidence will allow the reader to calculate their own conclusions and determine further research on this highly debated matter.

Author: Cheryl Leonard

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Unbreakable Cord: A tragic accident leads to a journey of faith by Bobbie BomarBrown

The Unbreakable Cord is the powerful story of one mother’s harrowing ordeal—an ordeal that begins in the trauma waiting area on the Saturday after Thanksgiving. With the help of a stuffed dog named Woody, author Bobbie Bomar-Brown relates the dramatic story of what happens after learning that her twenty-five-year-old daughter, Jennifer, was injured in a high-speed rear-end crash caused by a drunk driver.Jennifer has a head wound requiring twenty-six staples and an open-book pelvis break that will require surgery as soon as she is stable. But when an X-ray reveals that her spinal cord is nearly severed, save for a connection of less than a millimeter, the surgery is put on hold…and then she suffers a stroke, leaving her left side unresponsive.Jennifer will remain in intensive care for a month—with both Bobbie and Woody by her side the whole time. Amazingly, despite the alarming diagnoses and many complications, Jennifer not only survives her injuries but goes on to rehab and moves forward toward healing and forgiveness.As these overwhelming events unfold, The Unbreakable Cord demonstrates that the most difficult experiences can make a positive impact and become a stepping-stone in strengthening one’s faith in God.

Author: Bobbie BomarBrown

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Stephen Curry: The Children’s Book: The Boy Who Never Gave Up by Anthony Curcio

The Boy Who Never Gave Up is the inspiring true story of NBA superstar Stephen Curry. This fully illustrated picture book biography tells the story of a young boy who many said was too short to play in high school, too weak to play in college and not good enough to play in the NBA.

Against all odds, this small boy who follows his dream, not only makes it to the NBA, but becomes one of the greatest players to ever play the game of basketball.

Children’s/Kids Picture Book Biography K-5

Author: Anthony Curcio

Rating: Rating: 4.50 / 5
183 reviews

Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Reading Time

This book contains several tables of HTML content to make reading easier.One of the most influential novels of the nineteenth century, Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishmenttells the tragic story of Raskolnikov—a talented former student whose warped philosophical outlook drives him to commit murder. Surprised by his sense of guilt and terrified of the consequences of his actions, Raskolnikov wanders through the slums of pre-revolutionary St. Petersburg trying to escape the ever-suspicious Porfiry, the official investigating the crime.

Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky and Reading Time

Rating: Rating: 4.30 / 5
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My name is.Jane by Tracy Badenhorst

This is a true story about a young girl, Jane Smith, who falls ill to a mysterious illness at the tender age of Fourteen years old. The doctors are left completely baffled, eventually seeking help from medical professors from around the world. These doctors flew in from all over the world, to South Africa, to study Jane’s case personally. Jane’s illness was eventually diagnosed as rare, but Jane’s parents always believed she was wrongly diagnosed. This story brings across her bravery and courage, more so her will too live, as well as the turmoil that smothered her family’s lives along the way. Its a story of true dedication and a grace of never giving up. A tearjerker, that teaches you the true meaning of family and love.

Author: Tracy Badenhorst

Rating: Rating: 4.40 / 5
178 reviews

The Sun Still Shines: How a Brain Tumor Helped Me See the Light by Jodi Orgill Brown

In a candid and witty memoir, Jodi recounts how her life was transformed when, as a thirty-three-year-old wife and mother, she was diagnosed with an inoperable brain tumor. Unwilling to accept her new fate, Jodi’s family searches for a doctor who will join their fight against the odds. But when the surgery that could save her life thrusts her into battle with a devastating spinal fluid leak and facial paralysis, even her own children fear her new appearance and physical failings. Jodi perseveres, even with an injured body and spirit. Interweaving the inspiring, provoking, and sometimes disturbing, Jodi reveals the hells and highs of her journey as she fights for hope and purpose—and life.

Author: Jodi Orgill Brown

Rating: Rating: 4.90 / 5
204 reviews