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Poems and Prayers of Helen Steiner Rice, The



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This is the edition with a publication date of 10/1/2004.

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This beautifully crafted edition offers the first, largest, and most complete collection ever of Steiner Rice's poems, with nearly 400 original poems--16 of them rare and previously uncollected--and one never-before-published prayer discovered in the Helen Steiner Rice Foundation archives.

Author Biography

From the 1920s and beyond her death in 1981, Helen Steiner Rice was and is an unofficial poet laureate of hope and optimism. Her books have sold more than seven million copies and comforted nations through some of history's darkest moments. There probably isn't one American family today that hasn't received or sent a greeting card featuring Rice's work, and her writings continue to inspire a new generation on-line, in gift books, and through note cards.Virginia J. Ruehlmann of Cincinnati, Ohio, continues the legacy of her friend through the Helen Steiner Rice Foundation. Mrs. Ruehlmann has compiled more than fifty volumes of Mrs. Rice's inspirational verse and poetry, including An Instrument of Your Peace: A Tribute to the Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi and Awake My Soul and Sing: Poems Inspired by Favorite Hymns.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Patsy Clairmont 11(1)
Introduction by Virginia Wiltse 12(3)
Beauty of Earth and Nature 15(10)
Inspired by wildlife, flowers, the seasons of the year, and the weather
Family 25(16)
For the love of mothers, fathers, babies, spouses, sisters, and the bond of familial relationships
Friends 41(8)
Greetings for special occasions and poems about the beauty of friendships
Love 49(8)
Regarding romance, love for others, and love from God
Celebrations 57(12)
For all occasions such as anniversaries, birthdays, Mother's and Father's Day, and various milestones
God among Us-Christmas and Easter 69(32)
The meaning of Christ's birth and resurrection and the celebration of these events; also greetings, wishes, and prayers for each occasion
Commercial Break 101(4)
Gratitude and Thankfulness 105(10)
Outpourings of appreciation, joy, and thanksgiving
Faith and Perseverance 115(18)
Based on confronting adversity, struggles with illness, finding faithfulness, developing trust, and overcoming troubles and trials
Encouragement, Comfort, and Hope 133(20)
Poems and prayers of compassion
Giving and Service 153(16)
Inspired by kindness, assistance, generosity of spirit, volunteerism, and work
God's Care and Provision 169(22)
Devoted to the promises of God
About Prayer and Prayers 191(30)
Poems on the power of prayer and how it affects us; also the intimate prayers of Helen Steiner Rice
Peace, Stillness, and Solitude 221(10)
Thoughts on meditative moments, and God's unchanging nature even in changing times, serenity, and the benefits of quiet
Proverbs and Wisdom 231(10)
Sage advice, folksy humor, and insights on everything from secrets for success to aging
Heaven and Eternity 241(16)
Reflections on life beyond death, God's promises of heaven, angels, and resurrection
Index of Titles 257(6)
Index of First Lines 263

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