Inspiring True Stories
Top 10 Inspiring True Stories
: The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom, The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland, Confessions, Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family, Ain't No Grave: The Life and Legacy of Brother Claude Ely, The Other Side of Heaven, Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom
|Author||Corrie ten Boom|
At one time Corrie ten Boom would have laughed at the idea that there would ever be a story to tell. For the first fifty years of her life nothing at all out of the ordinary had ever happened to her. She was an old-maid watchmaker living contentedly with her spinster sister and their elderly father in the tiny...
The Day the World Came to Town: 9/11 in Gander, Newfoundland
Perfect for fans of the hit Broadway musical Come from Away.
When 38 jetliners bound for the United States were forced to land at Gander International Airport in Canada by the closing of U.S. airspace on September 11, the population of this small town on Newfoundland Island swelled from 10,300 to...
|Author||Augustine of Hippo|
Augustine's Confessions is one of the most influential and most innovative works of Latin literature. Written in the author's early forties in the last years of the fourth century A.D. and during his first years as a bishop, they reflect on his life and on the activity of remembering and interpreting...
Burn Down the Ground: A Memoir
In this powerful, affecting, and unflinching memoir, a daughter looks back on her unconventional childhood with deaf parents in rural Texas while trying to reconcile her present life—in which her father is serving a twenty-year sentence in a maximum-security prison.
As a child, Kambri...
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide
|Author||Nicholas D. Kristof|
From two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.
With Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn as our guides, we undertake an odyssey...
Anne Frank Remembered: The Story of the Woman Who Helped to Hide the Frank Family
If a person has heard Miep Gies speak, this book is extactly like her speech. She may have a co-author, but her voice comes though loud and clear.
Like the documentry about Anne Frank, this book does much in dispelling some of the myths that surrond the Frank family and thier assoicates. In many...
Ain't No Grave: The Life and Legacy of Brother Claude Ely
|Author||Macel Ely II|
Once described as the King Recording Label's "Gospel Ranger," Brother Claude Ely (1922-1978) was known and loved throughout the Appalachian mountains as both a religious singer-songwriter and a Pentecostal-Holiness preacher.
Few people, however, knew the details of his childhood,...
Nearly forty years have passed since I began my first mission to Tonga. At the urging of many people whom I admire, I have attempted to describe some of the experiences and feelings I encountered those many years ago. The main purpose of this book is to emphasize the overwhelming need for faith in our lives....
Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty
Muhammad Yunus is that rare thing: a bona fide visionary. His dream is the total eradication of poverty from the world. In 1983, against the advice of banking and government officials, Yunus established Grameen, a bank devoted to providing the poorest of Bangladesh with minuscule loans. Grameen Bank,...
Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience and Redemption
In her long-awaited new book, Laura Hillenbrand writes with the same rich and vivid narrative voice she displayed in Seabiscuit. Telling an unforgettable story of a man's journey into extremity, Unbroken is a testament to the resilience of the human mind, body, and spirit.
On a May afternoon in 1943,...
Waiting for the Dalai Lama: Stories from All Sides of the Tibetan Debate
Why does the issue of Tibet rouse such passions on both sides? To find out, Annelie Rozeboom interviewed Tibetans inside and outside Tibet, as well as Chinese and Western observers and the Dalai Lama himself. As these people explain their experiences, the reader sees why they think the way they do, and...
This is the true story of Franz Wisner, a man who thought he had it all- a high profile career and the fiancée of his dreams- when suddenly, his life turned upside down. Just days before they were to be married, his fiancée called off the wedding. Luckily, his large support network of family and friends...
Heaven Is for Real: A Little Boy's Astounding Story of His Trip to Heaven and Back
When Colton Burpo made it through an emergency appendectomy, his family was overjoyed at his miraculous survival. What they weren't expecting, though, was the story that emerged in the months that followed--a story as beautiful as it was extraordinary, detailing their little boy's trip to heaven...
"In the spring of 1984, I went to the northwest of France, to Normandy, to prepare an NBC documentary on the fortieth anniversary of D-Day, the massive and daring Allied invasion of Europe that marked the beginning of the end of Adolf Hitler's Third Reich. There, I underwent a life-changing experience....
Mrs. Mike has been a lifelong favorite book. I've got a battered paperback that's been in my personal library for years, and I've been curious to see how well the novel holds now that I'm older and a little more critical of my reading material. The answer is: very well, especially considering that this...
Safari Jema: A Journey of Love and Adventure from Casablanca to Cape Town
INDIE BOOK AWARD WINNER FOR BEST MEMOIR OF 2012. Teresa O'Kane had always longed to see the world. She owned scads of travel books and maps to prove it and was about to buy yet another bookcase to hold the many Lonely Planet guides and travel essays that she had accumulated over the years when she turned to...
The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code
In the tradition of Simon Winchester and Dava Sobel, The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code tells one of the most intriguing stories in the history of language, masterfully blending history, linguistics, and cryptology with an elegantly wrought narrative. When famed archaeologist...