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A Cup of Comfort for Inspiration

3.78  ·  Rating details ·  263 ratings  ·  36 reviews
An anthology of fifty inspirational stories shares messages of compassion, determination, comfort, and joy designed to transform and enrich the lives of readers.
Paperback, 324 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by Cup of Comfort (first published 1997)
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Roxana Codin
Apr 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I want to thank from all my heart to every person who have participated in the writing of this book,these beautiful people.Your stories have completely changed my way of thinking ,make me cry ,make me laugh and groan but also to appreciate more my life with all that is in it.I just realized that some things for which I'm worried are needless and i should see things with are real important and beautiful.I want to read more books like this one,all books.
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Jaylene
A friend gifted me this book a few years ago when I was going through a rough patch of my life. It's a collection of short stories about the good there is in the world. I liked the format, as I could read as little or as much as I wanted to. ...more
Kelly
Jan 04, 2008 rated it liked it
The title says it all. Stories that will make you smile and some that will bring a tear to even the most cynical eye. Since I can cry watching Hallmark commercials, I'm definitely an easy touch. Most of this type of book gets so overly sentimental that you go into sugar-shock, but this one wasn't over-the-top. Most of the stories just illustrated the miracles of day to day life. I was especially touched by the story "The Blue Washcloth". With the short stories/chapters this made great bathroom r ...more
Ginger
Feb 10, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-stories
Wonderful stories that will definitely make you Feel Good and lift your spirit. Good for those blue days.
Nora
Aug 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Almost all of the stories were touchy :)
Michele
Jun 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Read one story every night at bedtime. Uplifting stories to end the day with.
Sara
Jan 20, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
NF- Inspirational
Spacek Kim
Oct 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was a delightful group of short stories about teachers and students describing their experiences within a school setting. Educators don't always realize the impact we have on a student and their lives. It is great to know that the saying 'if I make a difference in one student's life, then my career was worth it' now reflects the fact that every day we make a difference in many student's lives. When we look back on our careers, we will not be able to count those we've impacted! ...more
Ruth
Dec 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Got this book for Christmas from my sister-in-law. I enjoyed it. I think this is a book all should read for encouragement, hope, and peace. A few of the stories made me cry because of the love I felt as I read the stories. A few of my favorites were: "The Crying Chair," "The Colors of Prejudice," and "The Blue Washcloth." A good feel good book to read. ...more
Elle
Feb 23, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned
Nice stories, most of them beautifully written. I often found that one of these stories could have a great impact on me, see things differently. But most of the time not for very long, so I would say 'short term inspiration'. Not a book to read in one sitting, a few stories a time worked better for me. ...more
Nicole
Feb 28, 2008 rated it liked it
It served it's purpose - comfort - but they are short stories and largely do not reach the depth this topic requires. Although I've read other 'short' stories that didn't have the same issue, perhaps these are too short. As I said, purpose served but that's it. ...more
Karen
Jul 16, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I like the short story format of the book. A lot of the stories renewed my faith in the fact that there are still good people in the world. Some were inspiring but most were just enough to renew my faith in humanity. It is a good counter to all the negative stories on the news today.
Catherine Flynn
Oct 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Great warming stories that inspires. A great read for people who would like to get inspired in their daily living. I suggest to read a story or two a day and to have reflection to each stories. I would recommend this for people who would like to also inspire other people.
Lynzee
Jan 30, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Similar to the Chicken Soup for the Soul Series - inspirational stories to warm your hear, lift your spirit and enrich your life!
Ruth Rahadiyan
Sep 03, 2008 rated it liked it
Recommended to Ruth Rahadiyan by: no one
Reading this book reminds me of " chicken Soup" lots of inspiring story that teach us how to appreciate our life and feel blessed of what we have had in life.
Bukunya lumayan ringan,kok...
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Mandy
Oct 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
This is a book of short, inspiring stories. It's nice to read 1 or 2 before bed for a little uplift! ...more
Noorah
Jan 05, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dropped
nice and short stories but not as good as I expected ,,
Liz
Feb 15, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a wonderful book to put your own life in perspective!
A.
May 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
very interesting to see what works for others and how they cope with the difficulties of Autism and people on the spectum.
Chenelle Carmel
May 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
nice stories for women
Cindy Steinberg
Dec 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
A very lovey,feel good book
Jacqueline
May 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Like Chicken Soup for the Soul but sweeter. This is a book of stories that can be savored or read through in one sitting depending on your mood.
Michelle Stevens
love this book! so nice to read positive uplifting stories, highly recomend it.
Rodrigo
So far, the book is interesting.
Karen
Sep 20, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: soul, spirit
'experience the joy of making a difference...true stories that will warm your heart, lighten your mood, and rouse you to move mtns..." ...more
Marissa
Nov 16, 2013 rated it really liked it
These are definitely stories that warmed my heart. These were nice, encouraging and uplifting stories. I enjoyed them.
Ken Bickley
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A lot like the Chicken Soup series, these stories are good for the attitude.
Georgene
Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: essays-poetry
An interesting collection of essays. Some may be based on true events, others are literary. Most of them are pretty decent and can be consoling to those in grief.
Angie Riddick
Oct 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Enjoyed this book. Each story shared inspirational messages.
Aloka
Jul 17, 2008 rated it really liked it
Wonderful uplifting short stories!
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