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This I believe : the personal philosophies of remarkable men and women
Jay Allison and Dan Gediman
Adult Nonfiction BD215 .T46 2006

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Forewordp. xv
Introductionp. 1
Be Cool to the Pizza Dudep. 7
Leaving Identity Issues to Other Folksp. 10
In Giving I Connect with Othersp. 13
Remembering All the Boysp. 16
The Mountain Disappearsp. 19
How Is It Possible to Believe in God?p. 22
The Fellowship of the Worldp. 25
There Is No Job More Important than Parentingp. 28
A Journey toward Acceptance and Lovep. 31
A Shared Moment of Trustp. 34
The Hardest Work You Will Ever Dop. 37
Good Can Be as Communicable as Evilp. 40
A Daily Walk Just to Listenp. 43
The Elusive Yet Holy Corep. 46
My Father's Evening Starp. 49
An Honest Doubterp. 52
Have I Learned Anything Important Since I Was Sixteen?p. 55
An Ideal of Service to Our Fellow Manp. 58
The Power and Mystery of Naming Thingsp. 62
A Goal of Service to Humankindp. 65
The God Who Embraced Mep. 68
Unleashing the Power of Creativityp. 71
The People Who Love You When No One Else Willp. 75
The Willingness to Work for Solutionsp. 78
The Connection between Strangersp. 81
An Athlete of Godp. 84
Seeing in Beautiful, Precise Picturesp. 87
Disrupting My Comfort Zonep. 90
Science Nourishes the Mind and the Soulp. 93
In Praise of the "Wobblies"p. 97
The Power of Presencep. 100
A Grown-Up Barbiep. 103
Happy Talkp. 106
Natural Links in a Long Chain of Beingp. 109
Talking with the Sunp. 112
A Morning Prayer in a Little Churchp. 115
Our Noble, Essential Decencyp. 119
A New Birth of Freedomp. 123
The Benefits of Restlessness and Jagged Edgesp. 126
There Is No Godp. 129
A Duty to Healp. 132
Living Life with "Grace and Elegant Treeness"p. 135
The Light of a Brighter Dayp. 138
The Bright Lights of Freedomp. 141
The Power of Love to Transform and Healp. 144
The Power of Mysteriesp. 147
Life Grows in the Soil of Timep. 150
Why I Close My Restaurantp. 153
The Virtues of the Quiet Herop. 156
The Joy and Enthusiasm of Readingp. 159
There Is Such a Thing as Truthp. 162
The Rule of Lawp. 165
Getting Angry Can Be a Good Thingp. 168
Mysterious Connections That Link Us Togetherp. 171
The Making of Poemsp. 175
We Are Each Other's Businessp. 178
The 50-Percent Theory of Lifep. 181
The America I Believe Inp. 184
The Real Consequences of Justicep. 188
There Is More to Life than My Lifep. 191
Tomorrow Will Be a Better Dayp. 194
Free Minds and Hearts at Workp. 197
Growth That Starts from Thinkingp. 201
The Artistry in Hidden Talentsp. 204
My Fellow Wormsp. 207
When Children Are Wantedp. 210
Jazz Is the Sound of God Laughingp. 214
There Is No Such Thing as Too Much Barbecuep. 217
The People Have Spokenp. 220
Everything Potent Is Dangerousp. 224
A Balance between Nature and Nurturep. 228
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happinessp. 232
Always Go to the Funeralp. 235
Finding Prosperity by Feeding Monkeysp. 238
I Agree with a Paganp. 241
Testing the Limits of What I Know and Feelp. 244
How Do You Believe in a Mystery?p. 247
Creative Solutions to Life's Challengesp. 250
Goodness Doesn't Just Happenp. 253
When Ordinary People Achieve Extraordinary Thingsp. 257
Afterword: The History of This I Believe: The Power of an Ideap. 260
Appendix A - Introduction to the 1950s: This I Believe Radio Seriesp. 269
Appendix B - How to Write Your Own: This I Believe Essayp. 272
Appendix C - How to Use This I Believe in Your Communityp. 274
Acknowledgmentsp. 276

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