CONTENTS

From Chicken Soup for the Christian Teenage Soul

Contents

Introduction

1. ON FAITH

Sometimes Jenny Sharaf

Rescue Me Matt Rivers

Our Day to Give Thanks Michael Manzi

Searching and Finding Abby Danielle Burlbaugh

Louisa’s Bouquet Cynthia M. Hamond

Winning the Race Johanna Olson as told to Christy Heitger-Casbon

Let There Be Faith Lindsay Beth Wondero

A Cross in the Sand Lana L. Comstock

Wise Guy Walker Meade

Childish Faith Christina Marie Dotson

In-VINCE-ible Lessons Casey Glynn Patriarco

2. ON COMPASSION AND FORGIVENESS

Lantern Hallie Lantana

An Unexpected Customer Ashleigh Kittle Slater

A Lesson in Lavender Joseph B. Walker

Sweet Sixteen Shelly Teems Johnson as told to Gloria Cassity Stargel

Only Words Becky Steinberg

Dance Lessons Jane Kise

3. ON KINDNESS AND GIVING

The Mirror Cynthia M. Hamond

A Father’s Love Michael T. Powers

The Stutterer Name Withheld as told to Marsha Arons

Faith Overcomes Fear Allison Carlyon

Care Bags Heather Black

Strive Anastasia Cassidy

4. ON LEARNING AND HEALING

A Forgiving Heart Gary Flaherty

Desperate to Fit In Colleen Holmes as told to Jake Swanson

Michael Jake Swanson as told to Crystal Kirgiss

Blindness Sara Torina

Have You Ever? Kristy Glassen

Praying for Your Enemies Julie Johnston

Mama’s Lesson Nicole Plyler Fisk

5. ON LOSS AND GRIEVING

The Joy of Easter Marion Blanchard

A Letter to Heaven April Linck

Letting Go Kelli Czarnick

The Beauty of Rain Cheryl Costello-Forshey

Here to Stay Brittany Lynn Jones

Dad’s Gift Mary Cornelia Van Sant

6. ON LOVE

The World Won’t Stop Meredith Wertz

Staring Back at Me Ben Jenkins

My Light Robyn Robertson

Promises Kept Kristi Powers

Learning to Love Bernard “Richie” Thomassen as told to Heather Black

My Superhero Amy Rene Byrne

Safe at Last Bethany Schwartz

Missing the Dance Michele “Screech” Campanelli

7. ANGELS AMONG US

Angels Among Us Kerri Knipper

He Sees Kristina J. Adams

The Days We Prayed Hugh T. Chapman

I Just Wanna Be a Sheep Christina Marie Dotson

Batman and Robin Forever Elizabeth Hannibal

My Lollipop Andrea Mendez

Thirty Cents Worth Trish E. Calvarese

The Prayer Cards Mary Stedham

8. ON GRATITUDE

My Little Buddy Bethany Couts

Marking the Trail Tim Chaney as told to LeAnn Thieman

Pulse Adrianna Hutchinson

Good-Bye, Pollywogs Lynne Zielinski

The Gift of Life Kristi Powers

Daddy’s Hug Melanie Walenciak

9. ON BLESSINGS AND MIRACLES

Walking by Faith Corinne Ingram

Daddy’s Miracle Jenny DeYaeger

Death Wave Michael Ambrosio

Charmed Life Name Withheld as told to Marsha Arons

A Divine Purpose Nathan Roy

Blessed Jerrilyn Thetford as told to Heather Black

Roses for Tara Tara Steele as told to Heather Black

10. THY WILL BE DONE

How Sweet the Sound Cynthia M. Hamond

The Final Cut Patricia H. Mason

Believe in Me Amy Alamillo

Finding My Eternal Summer Katie L. Schaan

As We Forgive Those Molly Schumacher

Who Is Jack Canfield?

Who Is Mark Victor Hansen?

Who Is Kimberly Kirberger?

Who Is Patty Aubery?

Who Is Nancy Mitchell-Autio?

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