Synopses & Reviews
Broadcast weekly on Bob Edwards SiriusXM Satellite Radio and public radio shows, This I Believe features the voices, personal experiences, and profound insights of students, educators, politicians, artists, executives, the struggling and the successful. These diverse, engaging essays are valuable lessons for those just starting out or anyone dealing with lifes challenges. Whether penned by the famous or the previously unknown, they reveal the American spirit at its best.“Our Vulnerability Is Our Strength” by Colin Bates, who cares for people with disabilities“The Art of Being a Neighbor” by Eve Birch, who was once homeless“A Taste of Success” by Geoffrey Canada, president and CEO of the Harlem Childrens Zone“Listening Is Powerful Medicine” by Dr. Alicia Conill, who learned an important lesson from an elderly patient“Inviting the World to Dinner” by Jim Haynes, who has welcomed strangers into his home each week for 30 years“Finding Our Common Ground” by Robin Mize, a liberal from a conservative family“To Hear Your Inner Voice” by Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jerseyand many more.
“The authors of these brief essays—everyday people, young and old, rich and poor—read their works aloud in their own voices, providing the listener with a more meaningful and touching listening experience.”
—AudioFile [Earphone Award Winner]
Moving and powerful first-person stories explore the beliefs and principles by which Americans live and the universal truths they have learned. Heard on public radio, they offer wisdom, guidance, and inspiration for any and all.
About the Author
MARY JO GEDIMAN is outreach director of This I Believe, Inc.DAN GEDIMAN is executive director of This I Believe, Inc., a non-profit organization that engages people in writing and sharing essays describing the core values that guide their daily lives. These short statements of belief have been featured on public radio since 2005. Gediman is the coeditor of the New York Times bestseller This I Believe, as well as This I Believe II, This I Believe: On Love, and This I Believe: On Fatherhood.JOHN GREGORY is editorial director of This I Believe, Inc.
Table of Contents
Introduction by Dan GedimanHoward White: “The Power of Hello”Catherine McDowall: “Everyone Is Included”Jim Haynes: “Inviting the World to Dinner”Alicia M. Conill: “Listening Is Powerful Medicine”William Wissemann: “Accomplishing Big Things in Small Pieces”Dani Weathers: “Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace”Eve Birch: “The Art of Being a Neighbor”Felipe Morales: “A Priceless Lesson in Humility”Christine Little: “A Kind and Generous Heart”Karin Round: “Opening the Door of Mercy”Troy Chapman: “Caring Makes Us Human”Stephanie Disney: “Seeing with the Heart”Lex Urban: “Finding Out Whats Under Second Base”Andrew Flewelling: “A Grace of Silence”Laura Durham: “Grace Is a Gift”Colin Bates: “Our Vulnerability Is Our Strength”Juliet Frerking: “A Drive to Achieve the Extraordinary”Geoffrey Canada: “A Taste of Success”Nancy Pieters Mayfield: “Satisfaction With a Job Well Done”Andrew Paradis: “Semper Fidelis”Paul Thorn: “Walking in the Light”Madhukar Rao: “An Invitation to Dialogue”Christine Todd Whitman: “To Hear Your Inner Voice”Mark Olmsted: “The Courage to Change the Things I Can”Brighton Earley: “Finding the Flexibility to Survive”Joan Skiba: “Patriotic Ponderings”Robin Mize: “Finding Our Common Ground”Jeff Nixa: “A Good Neighborhood”Carla Saulter: “Bus Chicks Manifesto”Sudie Bond Noland: “The True Value of Life”