Journey Through Heartsongs

Author: Mattie J. T. Stepanek

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0316390186

Category: Poetry

Page: 74

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Mattie J. T. Stepanek takes us on a Journey Through Heartsongs with more of his moving poems. These poems share the rare wisdom that Mattie has acquired through his struggle with a rare form of muscular dystrophy and the death of his three siblings from the same disease. His life view was one of love and generosity and as a poet and a peacemaker, his desire was to bring his message of peace to as many people as possible.

Journey Through Heartsongs

Author: N.A

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786869428

Category: Poetry

Page: 61

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Collects poems written by the eleven-year-old muscular dystrophy patient, sharing his feelings and thoughts about his life, the deaths of his siblings, nature, faith, and hope.

Heartsongs ; And, Journey Through Heartsongs

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780786244324

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Collects poems written by eleven-year-old muscular dystrophy patient Mattie Stephanek sharing his feelings and thoughts about his life, the deaths of his siblings, nature, faith, and hope.

Messenger

The Legacy of Mattie J.T. Stepanek and Heartsongs

Author: Jeni Stepanek

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101155655

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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The moving tribute to the young man Oprah Winfrey called "an inspiration"-told by the woman who raised him. Mattie Stepanek's Heartsongs books were a phenomenon. Not only did they hit the bestseller lists, but the books-and Mattie himself- were a source of inspiration to many, and brought him major recognition. Jimmy Carter described young Mattie Stepanek as "the most remarkable person I have ever known." In Messenger, Jeni Stepanek shares the inspiring story of her son's life. Mattie was born with a rare disorder called Dysautonomic Mitochondrial Myopathy, and Jeni was advised to institutionalize him. Instead, she nurtured a child who transformed his hardships into a worldwide message of peace and hope. Though Mattie suffered through his disease, his mother's disabilities, and the loss of his three older siblings, he never abandoned his positive spirit. His Heartsong- the word he used to describe a person's inner self-spread a philosophy that peace begins with an attitude and can spread to the entire world.

Loving Through Heartsongs

Author: Mattie J. T. Stepanek

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786869466

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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A collection of poems by the twelve-year-old muscular dystrophy patient considers such topics as trust, family, friends, America, and faith.

Reflections of a Peacemaker

A Portrait Through Heartsongs

Author: Mattie J.T. Stepanek,Jennifer Smith Stepanek

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 9780740756252

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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A final collection of poems by the late young poet expresses his thoughts and feelings on such topics as peace, nature, death, hope, war, and faith.

Celebrate Through Heartsongs

Author: Mattie J. T. Stepanek

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786869459

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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Mattie J.T. Stepanek is an award-winning poet whose struggle with a rare form of muscular dystrophy has touched the lives of people nationwide. Celebrate Through Heartsongs, his fourth inspiring collection of poetry, features works written between the ages of three and eleven, and continues to spread Mattie's message of universal hope, peace, courage, and love. Fully illustrated by the poet, the collection will appeal to people of all ages, religions, and beliefs.

Just Peace

A Message of Hope

Author: Mattie J.T. Stepanek,Jimmy Carter

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740786601

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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"I was touched by the depth of passion and awed by the firm resolve with which Mattie Stepanek pursued a dream that has evaded men and women throughout history. What began as a casual discourse, not too different from others I have had with inquisitive young people who have reached out to me, became a treasured and enlightening friendship that changed my life forever. With the purity of heart that only a child can possess, and the indomitable spirit of one who has survived more physical suffering than most adults will ever know, Mattie convinced me that his quest was not inconceivable. Inspired by his enthusiasm and without reservation, I committed to a partnership with him. . . . These words of wisdom and inspiration came from the most remarkable person I have ever known." --Jimmy Carter Sometimes the most important messages come from the most unlikely places. Mattie J.T. Stepanek, a 13-year-old boy, made a difference before he died with his Heartsongs poetry. He continues to impact the world through Just Peace. This poet, best-selling author, peace activist, and prominent voice for the Muscular Dystrophy Association fervently believed in and promoted world peace not just as a concept, but as a reality. Mattie was working on this manuscript with Jimmy Carter when he died in June 2004. His mother, Jeni, who edited the material and wrote a preface for the book has published it at her son's request. Just Peace explores Mattie's concept of the world and all people as a unique mosaic of gifts. War and injustice shatter the mosaic, which can only be made whole again by planning and actively pursuing peace. The young visionary's essays, poetry, and photographs appear throughout the book. Jimmy Carter has written a special foreword for the book. Just as important to the book and enlightening to the reader are Mattie's many correspondences. Central to these are his personal e-mails to and from former president Jimmy Carter, Mattie's peace "hero" and role model. The Nobel Peace Prize winner met Mattie, considered him an angel, messenger, and hero in his own right, and was genuinely affected by Mattie's passion and drive. Just Peace is an intimate portrait of a president, a young man of hope, and peace itself.

Serenity

Simple Steps for Recovering Peace of Mind, Real Happiness, and Great Relationships

Author: Jane Nelsen

Publisher: Conari Press

ISBN: 157324354X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 180

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Most readers know that "happiness is within," but they don't always know how to access that happiness whenever they like, and in all circumstances. In Serenity, Jane Nelsen teaches readers four principles that will help them to stop being a slave to their thought system in order to access wisdom from the heart and from the soul. The four basic and easily applied principles from Serenity: 1. Free yourself from the filters of your thought system. 2. Understand how feelings can act as a personal compass. 3. Improve relationships by understanding and respecting differences. 4. Learn how to overcome depression, anger, or any negative feeling. The chronic stress of modern life often interferes with enjoying the happiness that comes with peace of mind. Joy is needlessly missing from too many lives and from too many relationships. Serenity provides many tools to help readers discover innate feelings of joy, compassion, gratitude, wisdom, and love so they can live more fully every day.

DAMIT NICHTS VERLOREN GEHT I

Das irdische Leben des Menschen

Author: Werner Leder

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3743875306

Category: Bibles

Page: 90

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Dieses Buch berichtet von Möglichkeiten, sein Leben positiv zu gestalten. Es enthält einige veröffentlichte und zahlreiche neue Hinweise, Tipps und Ratschläge über Lebensführung im Allgemeinen und die Liebe im Großen, Ganzen und Besonderen. Der Autor schlägt einen weiten Bogen vom Werden und Vergehen von allem, was ist, bis hin zum Menschen, der mit sich und der Welt in Frieden leben kann und so sein Glück und seine Erfüllung im Leben findet. Ferner zitiert er Gott Bacchus und den Gott des Bieres, die im Wettstreit liegen, ob Wein oder Bier das gesündere Getränk sei. Er zeigt auf, wie Geld ins Leben kommt und wie es sich vermehrt. Allgemein ist der Inhalt nicht nur hilfreich, sondern auch unterhaltend und inspirierend. Alles in allem weisen die Texte die Richtung auf, wie man Hürden überwindet, Liebe lebt, Gott findet, Ethik und Moral beachtet, um Weisheit zu erlangen, und mit den gewonnenen Erkenntnissen sein irdisches Leben meistert. (Band I einer Trilogie)

Heartsongs

Author: Mattie J. T. Stepanek

Publisher: Hyperion

ISBN: 9780786869473

Category: Poetry

Page: 48

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Collects poems written by eleven-year-old muscular dystrophy patient Mattie Stephanek sharing his feelings and thoughts about his life, the deaths of his siblings, nature, faith, and hope.

Voices from the Margins

An Annotated Bibliography of Fiction on Disabilities and Differences for Young People

Author: Marilyn Ward

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313317989

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 154

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A valuable tool to help librarians, teachers, health care professionals and parents identify special books that deal with a wide range of contemporary health and self-image topics, including physical handicaps, speech disorder, skin colour, and basic issues of popularity and "fitting in".


Contemporary Authors

Author: Gale Group

Publisher: Gale Cengage

ISBN: 9780787666996

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 446

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Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors® .

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

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Kissing the Rain

Roman

Author: Kevin Brooks

Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag

ISBN: 3423423722

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 416

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Nominiert für den Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis 2008 Mike Nelson, wegen seiner Körperfülle Moo genannt, lässt Beleidigungen und Prügel, die er in der Schule als verachteter Außenseiter oft einsteckt, an sich abprallen wie Regen. Sein Zufluchtsort ist eine Autobahnbrücke, von der aus er den Verkehr beobachtet, sich an Lichtern und Bewegungen berauscht. Dabei wird er Zeuge eines Vorfalls, den er nicht deuten kann: Ein Wagen drängt einen anderen ab, die Fahrer halten auf dem Standstreifen, geraten in Streit, ein Mann geht zu Boden. Später werden die Ermittlungsbehörden behaupten, der Fahrer des abgedrängten Wagens habe den anderen erstochen. Moo aber hat genau gesehen, dass das nicht stimmt. Da es sich bei dem Beschuldigten um den berüchtigten Kriminellen Keith Vine handelt, den die Staatsanwaltschaft schon lange dingfest machen will, ist die Sache äußerst brisant: Was Moo gesehen hat, macht ihn zum Entlastungszeugen für Vine – doch will er das überhaupt sein?

Teaching in the Middle and Secondary Schools

Author: Richard Dean Kellough,Jioanna Carjuzaa

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780131589742

Category: Education

Page: 412

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Teaching in the Middle and Secondary Schools, Ninth Edition, is a highly practical text for pre-service teachers in middle school and secondary methods courses. Readers will find useful, ready-to-use classroom applications for planning instruction, selecting and using instructional strategies, and assessment. Each module includes exercises and posttests.

Writers Resource

Sentence Skills W/Rdgs-Aie

Author: Robitaille,Connelly

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781413010336

Category: English language

Page: 583

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