Sunday, December 23, 2012

Reader's Digest Treasury of Joy & Inspiration Review & Giveaway

Get inspired by the most powerful stories we've ever published
To celebrate 90 years of publishing "reads of lasting interest," Reader's Digest offers this editors' selection of our best stories since our founding in 1922. Chock-full of essays and true tales by some of America's most famous authors and thought leaders, these great reads inspire and uplift, open the door to new possibilities and connect us emotionally. In this volume, readers will be inspired by stories like these:
  • Find out how a mysterious gift forever changed author James Michener's life in The Christmas Present.
  • Experience a truly powerful life-changing moment in Christopher Reeve's Decision.
  • Let actor George Burns make you feel like you're dancing on air in Shall We Dance?
  • Find encouragement and hope in Dwight Eisenhower's essay: An Open Letter to America's Students.
  • Go looking for true peace and happiness as Barbara Walters takes you In Search of Heaven.
  • Get ready to see the whole world anew as Helen Keller imagines what it'd be like to only have Three Days to See.
  • Marvel at the healing power of laughter in Billy Crystal's amazing true story: My Father and Me.
Organized around timeless American values -- joy, miracles, giving, gratitude, holidays and healing -- readers will laugh, cry, cheer, sigh and renew their faith as they enjoy the powerful impact of a well-told story.

I grew up reading my grandpa's Reader's Digest books. He always got them in the mail and they were usually hardbound and had one to three stories in them.  I loved them and when I had the chance to review Treasure of Joy and Inspiration, I knew I couldn't miss it.

Reader's Digest has been in my life on and all over the years and to get a gander at Their Most Moving Stories Ever - I knew it was going to be something special.  I wasn't wrong! There are stories that span from my grandfather's time to present.  What's great about the stories in Reader's Digest is that they are family friendly - I never have to worry about awkward situations and language. I love this book and it has it's very own place on my keeper bookshelf.

There are quite a bit of stories that are contributed by celebrities, but each story has it's own message and message.  Some are heartwarming, inspiring, witty and moving.  A book to be savored and shared - it deserves to be read by anyone and everyone!  

Treasury of Joy and Inspiration
Our Most Moving Stories Ever
By Editors of Reader's Digest
Published by Reader's Digest
Sold Exclusively at Reader's Digest; Hardcover; $19.99

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  1. I too grew up reading my Mom's Reader's Digest. I always loved their stories. Thanks for the opportunity. Happy Holidays. :)
    Carol L
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