CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Christian Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. ON LOVE

Where’s the Baby Jesus? Jeannie S. Williams

Ten Cents Jeanne Morris

The Night the Chimes Rang Raymond McDonald Alden

Susan’s Gift Eva Unga

The Goodest Gift Jenna Day

Why? Author Unknown

God’s Own Son Kathleen Weber

Jewel Paul Della Valle

The Day Joe Hill Came to Stay Elizabeth Leland

The Beautiful Color of Love Arnold Watts

2. ON GIVING

Golden Shoes for Jesus Helga Schmidt

A Tribute to Hawkins Rebecca Christian

The Last Straw Paula McDonald

The Christmas Scout Samuel D. Bogan

It Really Didn’t Matter Charles W. Colson

Is There a Santa Claus? William J. Lederer

The Cobbler and His Guest Author Unknown

A Thanksgiving Story Andréa Nannette Mejia

A Coincidence? Ed Koper

3. ON PARENTS AND PARENTING

The Gift of a Mommy Nan Pinkston

My Mother’s Hands Bev Hulsizer

Hands Judith Peitsch

Father Forgets W. Livingston Larned

The Two Sides of Love Gary Smalley and John Trent

The Halfhearted Gift—A Dog for David Priscilla Larson

Andy’s Dream Anne Bembry

Safety Blanket Reverend Dr. Bruce Humphrey

My Father Tom Suriano

The Bible Beckah Fink

Graduation Car Author Unknown

Home for the Holidays Linda Vlcek

4. ON FAITH

God Calling Joan Wester Anderson

Invisible Guardians Joan Wester Anderson

Expect a Miracle Dawn Stobbe

Perfect Freedom Charles W. Colson

Tell the World for Me John Powell

Thank You, Miss Evridge Joseph E. Falkner

Recollection of a Gravel-Clutcher Austin Goodrich

Baptist Minister Lalia Winsett

Faith Laverne W. Hall

Place of Sacrifice Teresa Anne Arries

5. ON THE LIGHTER SIDE

How to Get to Heaven Sower’s Seeds

No Parking Bits & Pieces

Irreverent Manipulation Moments for Mothers

Sunday School Lessons Susan Webber

Wholly Holy Bloopers Richard Lederer

Communion Dick Van Dyke

No Excuse Sunday Joyful Noiseletter

Life Begins? Anonymous

Water Closet Author Unknown

Saint Peter at the Pearly Gates Author Unknown

Shocking Generosity Moments for Pastors

6. ON DEATH AND DYING

Golden Heart Therese Williamson

What Was in Jeremy’s Egg? Ida Mae Kempel

I’m Here! Moments for Mothers

Answering the Call Edward B. Mullen

Jason and Tommy Author Unknown

The Greatest Sacrifice Ray L. Lundy

The Wedding Dress Barbara Frye, Ph.D.

Helen’s Story Sandy Beauchamp

Sweet Good-byes Jeanine Marie Brown

Good Night, Sweet Dreams, I Love You Marilyn Dunham Ganch

The Ties That Bind Virginia Jarvis

The Miracle of the Ring Virginia Johnson

Dearest Mother Lee Kennedy

7. A MATTER OF PERSPECTIVE

Escalator Angel Richard Stanford

An Inch of Kindness Jeanne Williams Carey

Bobby: When You Can’t Be Strong for Yourself
James C. Brown, M.D.

Erik’s Old Man Nancy Dahlberg

In Jesus’ Eyes Helene Montone

Earth Angels Vera Fortune

Wear Out, Don’t Rust Out Marilynn Carlson Webber

Prayer Is the Key Anonymous

A Sailor’s Christmas Gift William J. Lederer

Our Mysterious Passenger Ira Spector

8. OVERCOMING OBSTACLES

The Baby Who Was Born Twice John Pekkanen

Christmas Mother John Doll

A Place Prepared by God Catherine E. Verlenden

Medicine Jeanne Morris

Most Richly Blessed Anonymous Confederate Soldier

Mrs. B’s Thanksgiving Surprise Suzanne L. Helminski

Now This Is Music! Renée Lacouague Bondi

A Healing Place Chris McGonigle

The Story of Raoul Wallenberg Tom Veres

An Old Irish Blessing Author Unknown

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Patty Aubery?

Who Is Nancy Mitchell?

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