Friday 56: Stone Soup for the World

Stone Soup for the World
Long ago, my daughter worked at Publisher's Group West. She had given me an advanced reading copy of Stone Soup for the World: Life-Changing Stories of Kindness & Courageous Acts of Service, Collected by Marianne Larned.

 Amazon Snippet

The next step after "random acts of kindness", this guide inspires and instructs readers on building harmonious communities one act at a time. Over 100 stories written by or about Nelson Mandela, Mother Teresa, Christopher Reeve, Ram Dass, Steven Spielberg, Jimmy Carter, and others are included, as well as an extensive resource guide and directory to service groups and social organizations around the country.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 436 pages
  • Publisher: Conari Pr (March 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1573241180
  • ISBN-13: 978-1573241182

  • Editorial Reviews

    From the Publisher

    What People are Saying About Stone Soup for the World: "Giving back through service to communities is becoming the wave of the future. Stone Soup for the World is a beacon of light pointing the way. It is a handbook for humanitarians. " Jack Canfield
    "By celebrating ordinary people doing extraordinary things to build communities, Stone Soup for the World proves that possibility for everyone of us." Frances Moore Lappe
    "Stone Soup for the World is filled with the kinds of inspriational stories we all need to hear. Marianne's gift is in presenting them in ways people will want to hear." Eric Utne, The Utne Reader

    From the Author

    This book has inspired people across the country to catch the "Stone Soup" spirit, and get involved in their communities. Educators are using this book, and "The Leader's Guide to Stone Soup for the World" to inspire their middle and high school students. At the 1997 Presidents' Summit for America's Future, the Stone Soup Foundation made a commitment to develop partnerships with those involved with America's Promise to sponsor 1,000,000 books to America's youth. It's heartwarming to see people naturally coming forward to help achieve this goal.

    The Friday 56

    "She had carried a few hundred kilos of medicine and food from Calcutta, but that was a tiny drop in the vast ocean of need." -- adapted from Mother Teresa: The Authorized Biography

    Stone Soup for the World: Life-Changing Stories of Kindness & Courageous Acts of Service

    foggy day at the beach: LadyD Books

    Sometimes when the day temperature is warm, you'll notice a fog bank come creeping in from the coast. This photo that I took at Oceanside Harbor around 3:00 reminds me of the book I'm reading. It's about everyone coming together and making the earth a better place.

    Photo for Skywatch Friday


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