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									INSPIRATIONAL
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  BRAILLE INSTITUTE
     Library Services
 Large-Print Bibliography
                            2/03
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                          FOREWORD

At the Braille Institute Library, we continually strive to provide our
patrons with the highest levels of service and satisfaction. Our
commitment includes producing a series of subject bibliographies.

Inspirational Books contains fiction and non-fiction biographical
works. Commitment and understanding warm the hearts in an
intimate relationship. Determination impels a blind Chinese woman
in her chosen vocation. An aspiring print worker triumphs after a
mysterious death occurs in Boyd City.

The library staff, in particular Siran Aytayan and Dawn Fuller,
worked creatively together to compile this bibliography, dedicated
to each and every one of our 36,000 readers residing throughout
Southern California.



                                       Henry C. Chang, Ph.D.
                                       Director of Library Services




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                                       TABLE OF CONTENTS



Foreword.......................................................................................................... i

Table of Contents............................................................................................ ii

Introduction.................................................................................................... iii

Inspirational Fiction Books.......................................................................... 1-3

Inspirational Nonfiction Books.................................................................... 3-7

        Inspirational Biographies.................................................................... 3-4
        Inspirational Essays................................................................................4
        Inspirational Readings ........................................................................ 4-5
        Inspirational Stories............................................................................ 5-7

Author Index ....................................................................................................8

Title Index.................................................................................................. 9-10

Book Order Form...........................................................................................11




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                           INTRODUCTION


Inspirational Books is a revision of the bibliography Inspirational Biographies
that was originally created in 1993. This recent bibliography includes
inspirational fiction books and inspirational nonfiction biographies, essays,
readings, and stories.

This bibliography is arranged by Inspirational Fiction books, then by authors’
last names. The fiction books are followed by Inspirational Nonfiction Books
that are arranged by subcategories and then by the authors’ last names.

In the back of this bibliography, there is an Author Index, Title Index and
Book Order Form for your convenience. If you wish to order any of the
books, please contact a Reader Advisor or return the Book Order Form to
our library.

It is hoped that you may find the stories uplifting and inspirational.




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            INSPIRATIONAL FICTION BOOKS
Fehr, Richard
The Day Jesus Came to Our Town              RC 28890
In this novel, Fehr explores the personal, 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.

Girzone, Joseph Franc
Joshua             RC 30863
Who is this Joshua, the woodcarver who moved into a cottage near the edge
of town? The whole town is asking the same question. The simple folk love
him--but the clergy is disturbed, especially when he starts healing the sick
and restoring the sight of the blind. He is summoned to Rome and censured
by a group of cardinals, but when they try to find him to tell him the news,
he's gone-- only a pair of sandals, a gold coin, and a medal are left.

Girzone, Joseph F.
Joshua and the Children              RC 30650
Joshua enters the village and begins talking to the children. The village is
divided by hate and fear, but Joshua, with gentleness and patience, begins to
win some of the villagers over to believing it is possible to live together in
peace. Not everyone is convinced and there are those who plan violence. The
conclusion, however, is filled with hope. Bestseller. Sequel to Joshua
(RC 30863).

MacDonald, George
Landlady's Master             RC 32398
Originally published in 1888 as The Elect Lady, this tale of a romantic
triangle features two young women and a young man who have been an
inseparable unit since childhood: Alexa Fordyce, whose father owns the land;
Andrew Ingram, whose family are tenants on the land; and Dawtie, the daughter of
a poor cottar couple. As they mature, another young man enters the picture,
allegiances change, and class distinctions threaten todrive them apart.

Nathan, 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. Through her inspiration
He becomes famous. For high school and adult readers.
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Hodges, Hollis
Norman Rockwell's Greatest Painting           RC 28747
A romantic novel set in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, the city that was once
the home and inspiration of Norman Rockwell. Ebert Olney, a lonely widower,
meets widowed librarian Mary Ostrowski at a reunion party planned for six
of Rockwell's models. Some descriptions of sex.

Peretti, Frank E.
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. The story, set in the small
town of Bacon's Corner, is of Sally Roe's struggle with her own spiritual
journey and of her fight to save a Christian school threatened by lawsuits.
Sequel to This Present Darkness (RC 29252). 1989

Peretti, Frank E.
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.
Can the prayers of a few faithful people prevail against this evil force? 1986.

Slaughter, Frank
God's Warrior             RC 12648
Novel based on the life of Saul of Tarsus who became Paul, apostle to the
Gentiles. At first a persecutor of the Christians, he was later converted by a
miracle and became the most zealous of the apostles.

Wright, Harold Bell
Least of These My Brothers           RC 30322
This story, by the author of Shepherd of the Hills, was originally published
in 1902 under the title, That Printer of Udell's. Young Dick Falkner, a
newcomer in Boyd City, lives among the poor until he lands a job and begins
work at Udell's print shop. He joins a church but offends the congregation by
promoting ministry among the "lower classes." Then a poor man is found
dead on the church steps, and a mystery ensues.

Wright, Harold Bell
The Shepherd of the Hills RC 29860
A sentimental and religious tale of the Ozark country. The main characters

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Are two mountaineers, old Matt and young Matt, a girl named Sammy, and
Jim Lane who is young Matt's rival for Sammy's hand. 1988.

INSPIRATIONAL NONFICTION BOOKS
INSPIRATIONAL BIOGRAPHIES

Beckler, Alfred W.
The Gift of Life          RC 21132
Inspirational account of a series of operations, one kidney and two pancreas
transplants, that saved the life of the author who suffered with juvenile-onset
diabetes. Later, Beckler tells of his successful adjustment to blindness. Today
he is a healthy real estate broker and promoter of organ donor programs.

Chevigny, 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, 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, intuition, 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.

De Vinck, Christopher
The Power of the Powerless           RC 29410
A collection of testimonies about four handicapped people. Each account faces
the reality of physical and mental disability. Rather than being defeated by
such "flaws of nature," these individuals and their families accept each person
as fully human and find life-giving love within themselves.

Gibson, William
The Miracle Worker: A Play for Television             RC 26428
A play which tells how young Anne Sullivan came to work with deaf, mute,
and blind Helen Keller, and found a way to teach this previously unreachable
child.
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Haskins, James
The Stevie Wonder Scrapbook                 CBB00274
The life of Stevie Wonder, the blind pop singer and musician is described
from his birth in a poor family in Saginaw, Michigan, through his teenage
years at Motown, to his emergence as an independent superstar powered by
spirituality and a love for the world and its people.

Hocken, Sheila
Emma and Co.             RC 22362
A loving tribute to Emma, a devoted guide dog, companion, and friend. The
account is filled with delightful and sometimes disastrous anecdotes about
Emma, the Hocken family, and their other pets. Now enjoying a
well-earned retirement, Emma trades roles with her mistress, who becomes
the dog's protector. Sequel to Emma V.I.P.

Kang, Young Woo
A Light in My Heart              RC 26603
The story of young Woo Kang, a Korean National who suffered the loss of
his parents, his sister, and his eyesight in a period of four years from age
eleven to fifteen. A victim of prejudice, he struggled for his rightful place in
society and earned a doctoral degree at the University of Pittsburgh. A saga
of personal determination coupled with a profound faith in God.

INSPIRATIONAL ESSAYS
Peterson, Wilferd Arlan
The Art of Living Treasure Chest           RC 12409
Seventy-five pithy, inspirational essays on many aspects of the art of living.
Includes the contents of three books--The Art of Living, and The New Book
of the Art of Living, and More About the Art of Living.

INSPIRATIONAL READINGS

Bennett, William J., editor
The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories RC 37818/BR 10251
Collection of poems and stories from the Bible, from great authors, and
from folklore which Bennett suggests can be used for teaching parents,
teachers, students, and children about specific virtues. Topics include faith,
self-discipline, compassion, responsibility, friendship, work, courage,
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honesty, and loyalty. Bennett introduces each section. Bestseller.

Bennett, William J., editor
The Moral Compass Stories for a Life's Journey RC 43820
In this companion volume to The Book of Virtues (RC 37818), Bennett uses
stories and poems to provide examples that will inspire and instruct people
of all ages. The book is arranged according to life stages from "home and
hearth" through "into the world" to "citizenship and leadership." It includes
selections from Hans Christian Andersen, John Milton, James Baldwin,
Martin Luther, and Thomas Jefferson. Bestseller.

Covey, Stephen R.
The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People: Restoring the Character Ethic
RC 32592
Covey, chairman of the Institute for Principle-Centered Leadership, offers
a holistic approach to solving personal and professional problems. After
working with people in business, educational and family settings for more
than twenty-five years, he has garnered seven habits for being highly
effective. They include: begin with the end in mind, put first things first, and
think win/win.

Graham, Billy
Unto the Hills RC 26132
Collection of daily inspirational readings excerpted from the writings and speeches
of evangelist Billy Graham.

Siegel, Bernie S.
Prescriptions for Living: Inspirational Lessons for a Joyful, Loving Life
RC 47355
The physician offers advice on how to face adversity and live happily.
Discusses how to achieve peace of mind, how to love and forgive, and how
to become the kind of person you want to be. 1998.

INSPIRATIONAL STORIES

Canfield, 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 7,000 submissions.
Intended to increase awareness of Christian values at home, at work, and
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in the community. Contributors include ordinary citizens from all walks of
life as well as Dick Van Dyke and Norman Vincent Peale. Bestseller.

Canfield, Jack
Chicken Soup for the Couple's Soul: Inspirational Stories about Love
and Relationships             RC 48107
Includes poems, stories, and reminiscences about love through good times
and bad including death and illness. Illustrates the meaning of commitment,
understanding, and family. Bestseller. 1999.

Canfield, 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, attitude
and self-esteem, motherhood, special moments, living your dreams, and
aging. Contributors include Maya Angelou, Leo Buscaglia, Oprah Winfrey,
Dolly Parton, and Linda Ellerbee. Bestseller. 1996.

Canfield, Jack, Mark Victor Hansen, 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. Selections touch on
such facets as a mother's love, courage, and intuition: her guiding hand; her
special moments; and the bittersweet time when she must release her child
to the world. Bestseller. 1997.

Colclasure, 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.
They focus on such areas as love, business, friends and family, HIV/AIDS,
coming out, and spirituality. Includes biographical notes on the authors. 2000.

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, "Acres of Diamonds" by Russell Conwell, "As A Man Thinketh"
by James Allen, "The Practice of the Presence of God" by Brother Lawrence,

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and "The Imitation of Christ" by Thomas a Kempis.

Holmes, 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.

Rather, 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. Themes include freedom, enterprise, pursuit of happiness,
family, celebrity, education, innovation, and service. 2001.

Sibley, Celestine
Small Blessings           RC 11533
Frequently funny, poignant collection of observations by a journalist who
celebrates the everyday "thankfuls" that life offers. She develops the theme that
it takes practice to appreciate and be grateful for them. Each chapter is devoted
to a particular "blessing" including books, neighbors, and apple trees.

Theroux, Phyllis
Night Lights Bedtime Stories for Parents in the Dark
RC 26761 / BR 06974
Short essays on raising children, or "lowering parents," as the author puts it.
Warm, witty, and acute observations of familiar situations of family life, in
both troubled and happy times, inspire optimism.

Wangerin, Walter Jr.
Miz Lil; And the Chronicles of Grace              RC 31877
A series of autobiographical stories that alternate between adulthood and
childhood. The author, pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in the center of
Evansville, Indiana, writes of joy and sorrows in his own life an the lives of
those he serves.




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                                        AUTHOR INDEX

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




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                                              TITLE INDEX

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


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




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             INSPIRATIONAL STORIES
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RC 08757        RC 37818
RC 09779        RC 43474
RC 11533        RC 43820
RC 12361        RC 45286
RC 12409        RC 45709
RC 12648        RC 47355
RC 16648        RC 48107
RC 18666        RC 53458
RC 21132        RC 53480
RC 22362
RC 26132        CBB 00274
RC 26428
RC 26603        BR 06974
RC 26761        BR 10251
RC 28747
RC 28890
RC 29252
RC 29410
RC 29860
RC 30322
RC 30650
RC 30863
RC 31430
RC 31877
RC 32398
RC 32592

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