The Twelve Gifts of Birth

Author: Charlene Costanzo

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780066211046

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

View: 5428

There is no more magical moment than when a newborn baby is laid in a mother's arms. What was for many months a dream and a mystery is now a miraculous new person at the threshold of a life filled with possibilities. Through a tender, inspiring tale, The Twelve Gifts of Birth reveals the birthright inheritance that all children receive at this moment. Wise women, otherwise known as fairy godmothers, announce the twelve gifts in the form of blessings and show how to use them to enrich one's life. This keepsake book encourages new parents to nurture and protect the wondrous qualities that have been bestowed on their tiny miracles. When shared with young children, this message helps form within them a strong foundation of values and self-respect. For teens and adults, this story offers healing and hope during times of diminished self-esteem and uncertain transition. It reminds all readers to see the dignity that is inherent in themselves and others.

The Twelve Gifts for Healing

Author: Charlene Costanzo

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006621128X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 48

View: 5174

A wonderful and compassionate illustrated gift book that will inspire readers to triumph over adversity of any kind. The author of The 12 Gifts of Birth has produced another beautifully illustrated book that will uplift and inspire all who turn its pages. Everyone goes through some sort of loss in life, and in The Healing Place, Charlene Costanzo provides words of encouragement that will help readers triumph over adversity of any kind--whether it is cancer, job loss, divorce, or just a bad day. The book will give readers a renewed faith in themselves. The Healing Place opens with a simple yet powerful story of a troubled woman searching for healing. The book then offers twelve healing aspirations that will reaffirm readers sense of peace and dignity, accompanied by beautiful illustrations and colorized photographs. The Healing Place is certain to become a cherished companion on life′s journey.

The Twelve Gifts in Marriage

Author: Charlene Costanzo

Publisher: William Morrow

ISBN: 9780060742522

Category: Self-Help

Page: 48

View: 4000

An inspirational, illustrated gift book offering a message of love and commitment for couples in all stages of matrimony. Anyone who's ever said ⇠do⟫nows that a successful marriage is not founded on love alone. It takes commitment, hard work, and patience to make the marriage work. Charlene Costanzo's latest book, The Twelve Gifts in Marriage, reminds us all what marriage is about and offers inspirational advice that couples of all ages will cherish. Like Charlene's first two books, Marriage opens with a parable: An elderly couple warns a young bride and groom that their life together won't always be blissful or easy, but that their love will grow deeper with time if they remember to practice twelve innate gifts栭ong them strength, faith, and compassion. The book then illustrates the twelve gifts with powerful and poignant hand–tinted photographs that offer an immediate, sensory connection to readers. Like Charlene's first two successful books, The Twelve Gifts in Marriage brings a hopeful, inspirational message to its readers, from newlyweds to couples celebrating their Golden Anniversary.


Stories for Living the Twelve Gifts

Author: Charlene Costanzo

Publisher: Featherfew

ISBN: 9781891836015

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 250

View: 4843

What happens when we tap into rich resources we all have within us? Ordinary days sparkle with extraordinary moments and all areas of our lives are enriched. In this empowering book, Costanzo shares examples of triumphs, transformations, and healings that result from using our inherent gifts of strength, beauty, courage, compassion, hope, joy, talent, imagination, reverence, wisdom, love, and faith. Each story inspires us to stay in touch with our inner gifts, especially when fear, hurt, or anger has derailed us. How did Touchstone Stories come to be? In 2000, while promoting her bestselling book, The Twelve Gifts of Birth, Charlene traveled America in a motor home. It was then, while visiting schools, shelters, prisons, and places of worship, that Charlene began to watch closely for evidence of ?the twelve gifts? in herself and in others. This daily practice became a personal quest, one on which she invites us to join her. The stories within are intended to spark memories of using our gifts and to build our own collection of touchstones.

The Twelve Days of Christmas in Texas

Author: Janie Bynum

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402763502

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 4808

Ashley writes a letter home each of the twelve days she spends exploring the state of Texas at Christmastime, as her cousin Josâe shows her everything from a mockingbird in a nut tree to twelve bucking broncos. Includes facts about Texas.

The Twelve Days of Christmas in California

Author: Laura Rader

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402762475

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 3663

Brad writes a letter home each of the twelve days he spends exploring the state of California at Christmastime, as his cousin Teri shows him everything from a little quail in a miniature redwood tree to twelve giant redwoods. Includes facts about California.

A Perfect Name

Author: Charlene Costanzo

Publisher: Dial

ISBN: 9780803726147

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 7131

Mama and Papa Potamus try out many different names for their newborn daughter before finding just the right one in time for her naming ceremony.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Author: N.A

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0385374135

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

View: 7144

A newly illustrated version of the traditional song.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Author: Laurel Long

Publisher: Puffin Books

ISBN: 0147512867

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 9317

Presents an illustrated version of the traditional song.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

A Peek-through Picture Book

Author: Britta Teckentrup

Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9781101940877

Category: Christmas music

Page: 32

View: 541

"In this picture book rendition of the traditional Christmas song, children can peek through the holes in each page to see all the gifts of the Twelve Days of Christmas appear"--

Christmas Presence

Twelve Gifts That Were More Than They Seemed

Author: Gregory F. Augustine Pierce

Publisher: Acta Publications

ISBN: 9780879462376

Category: Religion

Page: 157

View: 1075

Each contributor to this collection recalls a special Christmas gift and how it evoked emotions that are priceless and unforgettable. In a warm and engaging style, these stories explore how the true spirit of Christmas can be experienced in the gifts we give and receive.

The Twelve Stories of Christmas

Author: Joe L. Wheeler

Publisher: Faithhappenings Publishing

ISBN: 9781941555224


Page: N.A

View: 881

Author Joe Wheeler is now known to many holiday readers-and his ardent and loyal fans-as "Father Christmas." Dr. Wheeler is content to be "one who loves old-timey stories-not just any stories, but the ones that tug at your heartstrings and make you cry." Now all of his original Christmas stories are available in one beautifully decorated volume, complete with descriptions of how he came to write each one. Ranging from historical, contemporary, suspenseful, and even romantic, these stories encourage readers to savor and reflect upon the Christmas season and all that it means.

The Twelve Clues of Christmas

Author: Rhys Bowen

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0425252345

Category: Fiction

Page: 339

View: 5163

While serving as an assistant to the hostess of a large Christmas house party in Tiddleton-under-Lovey, Georgie gets the attention of her retired detective grandfather after dead bodies begin showing up.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Author: Jan Brett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101550066

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6028

A centuries-old favorite holiday carol, "The Twelve Days of Christmas" was one of the first to celebrate the secular tradition of gift-giving. This sumptuously illustrated version features not only the gifts of a suitor to his true love but a loving family's Christmas preparations, how to say "Merry Christmas" in 12 different language, and a vast array of charming woodland animals.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Author: Anna Wright

Publisher: Faber & Faber

ISBN: 057133895X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 1822

Anna Wright has rapidly developed a following across the UK for her print, collage work and paintings, following in the footsteps of Emma Bridgewater, Tricia Guild and Liberty as she takes her designs across stationery and homeware. She is now embarking on her third picture book for children. Anna brings humour, beauty and sophistication to this perennially popular Christmas hymn, with her signature style. Exquisitely rendered in pen, ink, watercolour and collage, The twelve days of Christmas are beautifully and playfully reimagined for today's readership - and have never looked so sumptuous.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Author: Alison Jay

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0553496638

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 6893

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me . . . In this beautiful edition of the classic festive song, a happy couple make their way to a lavish Christmas party, discovering wonderful gifts as they go. Alison Jay's signature crackle-glaze technique makes this illustrated version of “The Twelve Days of Christmas” luminous and magical: animals dart across the pages, ladies dance, lords leap, and wintery landscapes sparkle against warm, cozy scenes. With hidden surprises on every page, this is a book for the whole family to treasure—and sing along to!—year after year.

The Twelve Days of Christmas

Author: Jane Ray

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763657352

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 8054

On each of the twelve days of Christmas, more and more gifts arrive from the recipient's true love.

The Ultimate Gift

Author: Jim Stovall

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781589193574

Category: Fiction

Page: 154

View: 7901

Would you be willing to change your life to inherit a million dollars?

The Twelve Tribes of Hattie (Oprah's Book Club 2.0 Digital Edition)

Author: Ayana Mathis

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 0385350295

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 5299

The newest Oprah’s Book Club 2.0 selection: this special eBook edition of The Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana Mathis features exclusive content, including Oprah’s personal notes highlighted within the text, and a reading group guide. The arrival of a major new voice in contemporary fiction. A debut of extraordinary distinction: Ayana Mathis tells the story of the children of the Great Migration through the trials of one unforgettable family. In 1923, fifteen-year-old Hattie Shepherd flees Georgia and settles in Philadelphia, hoping for a chance at a better life. Instead, she marries a man who will bring her nothing but disappointment and watches helplessly as her firstborn twins succumb to an illness a few pennies could have prevented. Hattie gives birth to nine more children whom she raises with grit and mettle and not an ounce of the tenderness they crave. She vows to prepare them for the calamitous difficulty they are sure to face in their later lives, to meet a world that will not love them, a world that will not be kind. Captured here in twelve luminous narrative threads, their lives tell the story of a mother’s monumental courage and the journey of a nation. Beautiful and devastating, Ayana Mathis’s The Twelve Tribes of Hattie is wondrous from first to last—glorious, harrowing, unexpectedly uplifting, and blazing with life. An emotionally transfixing page-turner, a searing portrait of striving in the face of insurmountable adversity, an indelible encounter with the resilience of the human spirit and the driving force of the American dream.