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This is the most comprehensive website on the internet devoted specifically to spiritual stories. Although there is a very large collection of parables, many of the spiritual stories are written by and for people just like yourself. Contributions are welcome, so please feel free to submit your favorite spiritual story using the link at the bottom of the page. Enjoy! :)

Featured Spiritual Story:
Talking With the Devil

The man is admiring the sunset on a beautiful beach, beside his wife, enjoying well-deserved holidays. Everything seems absolutely in place, when all of a sudden, from the bottom of his heart there comes a nice, friendly voice that asks him a difficult question:

"Are you happy?"

"Yes, I am," he answers.

"Then look around you carefully."

"Who are you?"

"I am the devil. And you can't be happy, because...

Featured Spiritual Parable:
The Older Sisters Question

When her brother was born, Sa-chi Gabriel begged her parents to leave her alone with the baby. They refused, fearing that, as with many four-year-olds, she was jealous and wanted to mistreat him....

Spiritual Movie Review:
Conversations With God

Conversations With God 
You'll have your heart strings tugged while you watch the laws of attraction in full force as this movie beautifully integrates the most important ideas from the book along with the life events that led Neale Donald Walsch to write it.

Sometimes we are not ready to see certain things, but this movie makes it clear that the old proverb is true:

“When the student is ready, the teacher will appear.” The real question to you is: Are you ready now?
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Spiritual Book Review:
Alphatudes by MIchele Wahlder

  Spiritual Book: Alphatudes
When I first picked up this book, I wasn't quite sure what the title was about. The subtitle says "The Alphabet of Gratitude" which really left me more confused than curious. However, when I opened it I was delightfully surprised by the beautiful pictures, pleasant design, and of course the content. :)

This book shares 26 spiritual lessons that are focused on how we can use gratitude to understand the lesson. For example, "F" is for "Forgiveness," and Michele shows how we can be gratelful for Forgiveness. Each lesson also has a short prayer and a beautiful picture, both intended to help move the wisdom deeper within us in different ways.

The thing I like about the book most is its simplicity. Most spiritual truths are both timeless and timely, as well as simple yet deeply complex. This book captures all of those essences effectively, and also reads not like a preacher telling us how to be, but rather, a friend sharing her wisdom with us heart to heart.

To be honest, the only disappointing aspect of this book for me is that there's not a hardcover version. I really think that having it in hardcover would make it a definite "Coffee Table" book... you know the kind of book you leave on the coffee table and it catches somebody's eye and starts a conversation. Maybe that's just my prejudice against softcover books on coffee tables, though. :)

Last but not least, I believe this is a book that you can read more than once, at different times in your life, and gain different benefits from. I wouldn't recommend reading it in one sitting, but rather, one lesson per day and just cycling through the book. Many spiritual teachers note the importance of starting your day off with gratitude, and Alphatudes provides a delightfully simple way to do that.
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"Your work is to discover your work and then with all your heart to give yourself to it."
- Buddha
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