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inspirational bookInspirational and Motivational Books & DVDs ~

Every home should have a collection of inspirational and motivational books for every member of the family to read. Reading inspiring stories to children provides them with positive thoughts and ideas as they grow and learn to navigate this challenging world we live in.

Teenagers, especially, benefit from reading inspiring stories and books to feed their dreams and to motivate them to be the best they can.

In addition to inspirational books, explore the selection of inspiring speakers on CD or cassette on personal development, spiritual growth and mind and body development. These programs are terrific for listening to in your car on your daily commute.

Inspiration - Your Ultimate Calling by Wayne Dyer Inspiration: Your Ultimate Calling by Wayne Dyer. **New
There’s a voice in the universe calling each of us to remember our purpose—our reason for being here now, in this world of impermanence. The voice whispers, shouts, and sings to us that this experience of being in form, in space and time, knowing life and death, has meaning. The voice is that of inspiration, which is within each and every one of us.


The Present Moment: A Retreat on the Practice of Mindfulness -Thich Nhat Hahn, This Audio CD is dynamic and subtle. It changes your life and therefore the lives of those around you.
cover Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
This true story about the love between a spiritual mentor and his pupil has soared to the bestseller list for many reasons. For starters: it reminds us of the affection and gratitude that many of us still feel for the significant mentors of our past. It also plays out a fantasy many of us have entertained: what would it be like to look those people up again, tell them how much they meant to us, maybe even resume the mentorship? Plus, we meet Morrie Schwartz--a one of a kind professor, whom the author describes as looking like a cross between a biblical prophet and Christmas elf. And finally we are privy to intimate moments of Morrie's final days as he lies dying from a terminal illness. Even on his deathbed, this twinkling-eyed mensch manages to teach us all about living robustly and fully.

cover The Power of Intention: Learning to Co-Create Your World Your Way
After years of spiritual study and reflection, inspirational speaker and bestselling author Wayne Dyer has emerged a highly esteemed teacher. His current message about tapping into the power of intention may sound like good old positive thinking: just stay focused on what you want, rather than focusing on the lack of having what you want. But the teaching here goes deeper than just controlling thoughts (although he does acknowledge that thought control is a surprisingly challenging and significant endeavor). This book might help readers land a better job, but it's more relevant for those who are ready to detach from an ego-driven life filled with quick fixes of happiness and step into a more authentic, joyful, and spiritually fulfilling life. His core teachings speak to tapping into a universal source of energy that can also be called the "power of intention."

cover Hope Rising : Stories from the Ranch of Rescued Dreams
Kim Meeder has seen horses go where no one else can tread - stepping through the minefield of a broken child's soul in a dance of trust that only God can understand. From a mistreated horse to an emotionally starved child and back again, a torrent of love washes away their barren places. Kim's ranch is a place where this miracle happens over and over again. It is a place where the impossible flourishes, where dreams survive the inferno of reality - a place where hope rises.


The Sanctuary Garden : Creating a Place of Refuge in Your Yard or Garden - The founders of an extraordinary, world-renowned garden in the Pacific Northwest have elegantly intertwined spiritual inspiration with practical, how-to advice on designing garden spots that please the senses and touch the soul. Illustrations, many in color.

A House on the Water: Inspiration for Living at the Water's Edge - There is a universal longing to live near the water ... and this inspiring book can make that dream come true.
To spark your creativity:


Art Escapes: Daily Exercises and Inspirations for Discovering Greater Creativity and Artistic Confidence - Dory Kanter's inspirational instruction is perfect for both beginning and experienced artists alike.

The Nine Modern Day Muses: 10 Guides to Creative Inspiration for Artists, Poets, Lovers, and Other Mortals Wanting to Live a Dazzling Existence
This entertaining, inspirational, and practical book is an indispensable handbook for the twenty-first-century seeker.

Watson-Guptill The Artist's Quest for Inspiration
Updated to inspire a new generation of visual artists in their quest for creative growth, this book shows artists how they can experience a new awakening of creativity and add fresh meaning to their work by using simple techniques found in this inspirational guide. A working artist who has coped successfully with the daily challenge of facing a blank canvas shares her methods for overcoming creative blocks.

cover Realizing Human Rights : Moving from Inspiration to Impact
At the dawn of a new era, this book brings together leading activists, policy-makers and critics to reflect upon fifty years of attempts to improve respect for human rights. Authors include President Jimmy Carter, who helped inject human rights concerns into US policy; Wei Jingsheng, who struggled to do so in China; Louis Henkin, the modern "father" of international law, and Richard Goldstone, the former chief prosecutor for the Yugoslav and Rwandan war crimes tribunals. A half-century since the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights the time is right to assess how policies and actions effect the realization of human rights and to point to new directions and challenges that lie ahead. A must have for everyone in the human rights community and the broader foreign policy community as well as the reader who is increasingly aware of the visibility of human rights concerns on the public stage.

cover Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments: Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World
As the story goes, author Kent M. Keith was a sophomore at Harvard University in the 1960s when he first wrote "The Paradoxical Commandments," a manifesto about doing good in a crazy, ungrateful world. These commandments are the basis of his repackaged and expanded book Anyway. Since his Harvard days, Keith's commandments have taken on a life of their own. They have been quoted by the Boy Scouts of America and written on inspirational office memos, classroom handouts, and Internet sites around the world. They have even been discovered in Mother Teresa's children's home in Calcutta. Now Keith has stepped forward to explain his commandments and speak to his credo for doing "the right thing."

If you haven't already discovered the "I Hope You Dance' song and books for both adults and children...don't miss this beautiful set:


I Hope You Dance (Children's Book)
Sheer exuberance erupts from the pages celebrating the joy of movement and life, in this impressive and upbeat rhyming read for young folks.
cover - I Hope You Dance
"If you can figure out a way to keep the energy and gumption and fire alive, you'll always stay young. And where there's youth, there's hope... where there's hope, there's wonder... where there's wonder, there's faith... where there's faith, there's chance... where's there chance, there's love...where's there's love, there's music... and dancing. So in my heart of hearts, I hope you dance."

Both as a hit song and as a New York Times best selling book, I Hope You Dance has captured the hearts of people the world over. The words of inspiration created by Mark D. Sanders and Tia Sillers are so moving that thousands of people have told of buying the book and then going back to buy copies for their friends, children, or bridesmaids.


I Hope You Dance Journal - Now, fans of this beloved book can record their own journey of getting everything out of life that it has to offer, in this attractive journal. Featuring new text written by Sanders and Sillers, the I Hope You Dance Journal will be a wonderful gift for anyone who has enjoyed either the book or the song.
cover The Spontaneous Fulfillment of Desire: Harnessing the Infinite Power of Coincidence
Devotees of the bestselling author (The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success), who founded the Chopra Center for Well-Being, will welcome his latest ideas on how to live a more fulfilling life. He employs his familiar combination of scientific theory and new age mysticism to present this guide to harnessing what he calls synchro-destiny. According to Chopra, an important level of human existence consists of the nonlocal or spiritual domain. Drawing on the example of physics's unpredictable quantum leap, when an electron unpredictably jumps from one orbit to another, he maintains that our own lives too are unpredictable, that it is impossible know what direction life will take.

This book has been around for some time, but it has not lost its power to inspire ....

cover Women Who Run With the Wolves - Audio CD. New enhanced edition of the original underground classic by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Ph.D., features rare interview excerpts with this internationally acclaimed Jungian analyst and cantadora (keeper of the old stories). First released three years before the print edition of Women Who Run With the Wolves (Ballantine books, 1997) made publishing history (more than 2 million copies sold worldwide), this landmark audio probes the instinctual nature of women through world myths, folktales, and commentary. Through an exploration into the nature of the wild woman archetype, Dr. Estés helps listeners discover and reclaim their passion, creativity, and power.

If you missed the paperback book, you can pick it up here:
Women Who Run with the Wolves

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