Rachel Braunscheidel

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in Buffalo, New York, The United States
May 09



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December 2013


Rachel Braunscheidel is a Christian writer, chronic illness fighter, and lover of love and the little joys in life. She writes about topics of encouragement, compassion (and self-compassion!), health and wellness, authenticity, faith, and heart-centered living.

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Becoming a Wildflower by April Green
"If I could take all these words, fold them up in my palm and engrave them on my heart, I would. Breathtakingly beautiful is the best and only way I can describe April's way with words. I need to (once again) go buy this in paperback so I can keep..." Read more of this review »
The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
"I wasnt sure about reading this book so soon after finishing The Kiss Quotient as I loved Stella and Michael so much and felt sad about leaving them behind. But somehow the author once again managed to create an instant and loving connection to bo..." Read more of this review »
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Letter to My Daughter by Maya Angelou
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Maya Angelou had such a bold and poetic spirit. This read of hers is full of wisdom and touching storytelling. There is so much to learn by listening to her words. It was slow at times, but in a soulful way. Some pieces easily outshined others in ...more
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The Giver of Stars by Jojo Moyes
"this story is a love letter to every person who understands the importance of literacy, of reading for both knowledge and entertainment, and the need for libraries. it is also a tribute to the resilience, independence, and compassion of women. bot..." Read more of this review »
All Along You Were Blooming by Morgan Harper Nichols
" Mindfully wrote: "So glad you enjoyed this! Im still waiting for my copy to arrive over here in the U.K. (think its still due to be released!)"

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Would Like to Meet by Rachel Winters
"this story produces so much cheese, germany is shaking in their boots.
but cheesy-ness is exactly what you want from a rom-com and i couldnt be happier.

the story is light, its funny, its full of clichés and doesnt take itself seriously, it has a..." Read more of this review »
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Good Morning, I Love You by Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D.
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Shauna Shapiro's beautiful spirit shines through this book. Her words are inspiring, insightful, and uplifting. Sometimes it reads poetically while other times scientifically. There are some great perspectives, stories, and "gold nuggets" of wisdom ...more
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A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
A Man Called Ove
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I do love a good story that reminds us to look beneath the surface. To listen a little deeper. To remember that there's always a story behind someone's sadness, or crankiness, or criticism, or whatever else. This book definitely takes us on that ...more
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“I love the idea of a home in our hearts. A sanctuary of love and peace right in the center of our being. A place of inner beauty, inner peace, inner healing, inner rest, and so much more. A simple and quiet life can be a beautiful one when it’s paired with an abundant and cavernous inner world. And when Jesus is dwelling there in spirit, it’s certainly a place worth coming home to.”
Rachel Braunscheidel, The Heart-Home Builder: Cultivating an Inner Sanctuary with Christ amid Life’s Difficulties

“This is a wonderful day, I have never seen this one before.”
Maya Angelou

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”
Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

“Intelligence plus character-that is the goal of true education.”
Martin Luther King Jr.

“An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.”
Mahatma Gandhi

“Compassion asks us to go where it hurts, to enter into the places of pain, to share in brokenness, fear, confusion, and anguish. Compassion challenges us to cry out with those in misery, to mourn with those who are lonely, to weep with those in tears. Compassion requires us to be weak with the weak, vulnerable with the vulnerable, and powerless with the powerless. Compassion means full immersion in the condition of being human.”
Henri J.M. Nouwen

130349 Spoonie Reads — 213 members — last activity Oct 28, 2017 11:59PM
A laid back book club for chronically ill and disabled folks. Find us on tumblr @spooniereads or twitter @asouthernceliac and be sure to use the ...more
695371 The Christian Authors Group — 18 members — last activity Mar 03, 2020 08:58PM
For self published Christian authors. A great place to share your book, authors website or authors blog.
83687 Christian Indie Authors (CIAN) — 171 members — last activity Dec 13, 2019 06:04PM
This Group was started in November 09, 2012 so people can learn more about our online website and Facebook Group. Also, so our CIA members can easily ...more
436698 Spoonies & Books — 11 members — last activity Jun 21, 2018 11:57AM
I'm sure there are several of these but here's mine. Spoonies & books. Spoonies are people who live and deal with chronic illnesses. This is for those ...more

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