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This I believe : the personal philosophies of remarkable men and women

Author: Jay Allison; Dan Gediman; John Gregory; Viki Merrick
Publisher: New York : Picador/Henry Holt and Co., 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of eighty essays exploring the personal beliefs of a diverse assortment of contributors, both famous and unknown, who reflect on their faith, the evolution of their beliefs, and how they express them.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jay Allison; Dan Gediman; John Gregory; Viki Merrick
ISBN: 0805086587 : 9780805086584
OCLC Number: 153577995
Description: xxiii, 291 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword / Studs Terkel --
Introduction / Jay Allison --
Be cool to the pizza dude / Sarah Adams --
Leaving identity issues to other folks / Phyllis Allen --
In giving I connect with others / Isabel Allende --
Remembering all the boys / Elvia Bautista --
The mountain disappears / Leonard Bernstein --
How is it possible to believe in God? / William F. Buckley, Jr. --
The fellowship of the world / Niven Busch --
There is no job more important than parenting / Benjamin Carson --
A journey toward acceptance and love / Greg Chapman --
A shared moment of trust / Warren Christopher --
The hardest work you will ever do / Mary Cook --
Good can be as communicable as evil / Norman Corwin --
A daily walk just to listen / Susan Cosio --
The elusive yet holy core / Kathy Dahlen --
My father's evening star / William O. Douglas --
An honest doubter / Elizabeth Deutsch Earle --
Have I learned anything important since I was sixteen? / Elizabeth Deutsch Earle --
An ideal of service to our fellow man / Albert Einstein --
The power and mystery of naming things / Eve Ensler --
A goal of service to humankind / Anthony Fauci --
The God who embraced me / John W. Fountain --
Unleashing the power of creativity / Bill Gates --
The people who love you when no one else will / Cecile Gilmer --
The willingness to work for solutions / Newt Gingrich --
The connection between strangers / Miles Goodwin --
An athlete of God / Martha Graham --
Seeing in beautiful, precise pictures / Temple Grandin --
Disrupting my comfort zone / Brian Grazer --
In praise of the "Wobblies" / Ted Gup --
The power of presence / Debbie Hall --
A grown-up Barbie / Jane Hamill --
Happy talk / Oscar Hammerstein II --
Natural links in a long chain of being / Victor Hanson --
Talking with the sun / Joy Harjo --
A morning prayer in a little church / Helen Hayes --
Our noble, essential decency / Robert A. Heinlein --
A new birth of freedom / Maximillan Hodder --
The benefits of restlessness and jagged edges / Kay Redfield Jamison --
There is no God / Penn Jillette --
A duty to heal / Pius Kamau --
Living life with "Grace and elegant treeness" / Ruth Kamps --
The light of a brighter day / Helen Keller --
The bright lights of freedom / Harold Hongju Koh --
The power of love to transform and heal / Jackie Lantry --
The power of mysteries / Alan Lightman --
Life grows in the soil of time / Thomas Mann --
Why I close my restaurant / George Mardikian --
The virtues of the quiet hero / John McCain --
The joy and enthusiasm of reading / Rick Moody --
There is such a thing as truth / Errol Morris --
The rule of law / Michael Mullane --
Getting angry can be a good thing / Cecilia Muñoz --
Mysterious connections that link us together / Azar Nafisi --
The making of poems / Gregory Orr --
We are each other's business / Eboo Patel --
The 50-percent theory of life / Steve Porter --
The America I believe in / Colin Powell --
The real consequences of justice / Frederic Reamer --
There is more to life than my life / Jamaica Ritcher Tomorrow will be a better day / Josh Rittenberg --
Free minds and hearts at work / Jackie Robinson --
Growth that starts from thinking / Eleanor Roosevelt --
The artistry in hidden talents / Mel Rusnov --
My fellow worms / Carl Sandburg --
When children are wanted / Margaret Sanger --
Jazz is the sound of God laughing / Colleen Shaddox --
There is no such thing as too much barbecue / Jason Sheehan --
The people have spoken / Mark shields --
Everything potent is dangerous / Wallace Stegner --
A balance between nature and nurture / Gloria Steinem --
Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness / Andrew Sullivan --
Always go to the funeral / Deirdre Sullivan --
Finding prosperity by feeding monkeys / Harold Taw --
I agree with a pagan / Arnold Toynbee --
Testing the limits of what I know and feel / John Updike --
How do you believe in a mystery? / Loudon Wainwright III --
Creative solutions to life's challenges / Frank X. Walker --
Goodness doesn't just happen / Rebecca West --
When ordinary people achieve extraordinary things / Jody Williams --
Afterword: The history of This I Believe: The power of an idea / Dan Gediman --
Appendix A: Introduction to the 1950s This I Believe radio series / Edward R. Murrow --
Appendix B: How to write your own This I Believe essay --
Appendix C: How to use This I Believe in your community --
Acknowledgments.
Other Titles: This I believe (Radio program)
Responsibility: edited by Jay Allison and Dan Gediman ; with John Gregory and Viki Merrick.

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Presents a collection of eighty essays exploring the personal beliefs of a diverse assortment of contributors, both famous and unknown, who reflect on their faith, the evolution of their beliefs, and how they express them.

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