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Candles in the Dark : A Treasury of the World's Most Inspiring Parables - Todd Outcalt

Candles in the Dark

A Treasury of the World's Most Inspiring Parables

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Profound insight and wisdom from the world&#146;s great cultures, and religious tradition <P>&quot;Through the use of a story, you can understand even the deepest truths.&quot; These words, taken from a Jewish parable, underscore the power of Candles in the Dark. This exquisite collection of profound and enlightening parables contains the wisdom and insight of the world&#146;s great religions, philosophies, and cultural traditions. In these stories, you&#146;ll find spiritual inspiration and practical guidance to help you cope with life&#146;s many problems and conflicts <P>Christian and Buddhist, Jewish and Islamic, African and Native American, ancient and modern parables: these wonderfully diverse and entertaining stories address every aspect of life, from family issues to personal freedom, from money problems to the power of friendship. They will help you discover truth, beauty, and satisfaction within yourself and in the world around you. The lessons they teach will deepen your understanding of basic human and spiritual truths and increase your ability to <UL> <LI>Live a life of faith, hope, and love</LI> <LI>Appreciate the beauty that surrounds you</LI> <LI>Embrace the freedom to live your life</LI> <LI>Seek and find guidance</LI> <LI>Discover strength in a virtuous life</LI> <LI>Encourage others who are in need </LI></UL>

Prefacep. ix
Author's Notep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Candles in the Darkp. 7
Family Mattersp. 9
Faith to Live Byp. 31
Hope Springs Eternalp. 53
The Love That Conquers Allp. 71
The Power of Friendshipp. 85
Embracing the Freedom to Livep. 100
Finding the Wisdom Withinp. 111
Seeing the Possibilitiesp. 138
Seeking a Guiding Lightp. 164
The Strength of a Virtuous Lifep. 180
The Gentle Art of Encouragementp. 195
The Lighter Side of Lifep. 207
Notes on the Parablesp. 227
Bibliographyp. 233
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ISBN: 9780471435945
ISBN-10: 0471435945
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 12th September 2002
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 15.5  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.33