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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:
The Age of Aquarium

My name is Sam. I live a couple of blocks from my favorite Chinese restaurant, Asian Buffet. They have everything there, over two hundred items. You can't beat it for just $6.50 plus drink and tip.

When they're busy, I usually wait in the lobby, occasionally looking at their aquarium, filled with all types of colorful, exotic fishes.

One afternoon, as I was looking in the tank, one in particular came up to the glass and stared at me.

Featured Spiritual Parable:
Aim High

There once was a man who had nothing for his family to eat.
He had an old rifle and three bullets. So, he decided that he would go
out hunting and kill some wild game for dinner.

As he went down the road, he saw a rabbit. He shot at the rabbit and
missed it. The rabbit ran away. Then he saw a squirrel and fired a shot
at the squirrel and missed it. The squirrel disappeared...

Spiritual Movie Review:
End of the Spear

End of the Spear 
Observe remarkable acts of compassion unlike anything you've ever seen before in this captivating and deeply touching true story. The narrator is just a young boy when his selfless father and colleagues are unjustifiably murdered by a merciless violent indigenous tribe.

Through several contacts, the boy and his mother magically build a relationship with the tribe and eventually even live with them. Their presence and compassion ultimately help the violent tribe to understand what peace and love truly are.

And if that doesn't already nudge your spirit, then the end of the movie will surely bring tears to your eyes. Sometimes it's hard to believe that these kinds of miracles are based on true stories, and yet, the fact that they are gives us all hope for a better world.
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Spiritual Book Review:
The Would Be Saint by Jo Leonard

  Spiritual Book: The Would Be Saint
Let me preface this by saying that I typically don't like memoirs, and have even decided to stop reviewing any future ones. There's nothing wrong with them, in fact many of the ones that come my way for review requests are wonderful stories, from wonderful people who have important messages to share. For some reason, memoirs aren't connecting with me at this phase in my life and spiritual development. Maybe they will another time, but for now you can assume I won't be reviewing any more for a while.

That said, if you like memoirs, short stories, and spiritual development, then you are probably going to just love this book because that's exactly what it is: several short story memoirs, and at the end of each story Jo shares some spiritual insights that may be helpful for your development. Some of the stories were funny, some sad, some heartwarming... you'll find a little bit of everything in this book which spans many decades of the life experiences of Jo Leonard.
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" Tolerance implies a respect for another person, not because he is wrong or even because he is right, but because he is human."
- John Cogley
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