Heartsongs: Inspirational Poems That Celebrate Life

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9780007148394: Heartsongs: Inspirational Poems That Celebrate Life

Number 2 New York Times Bestseller Heartsongs is a collection of moving and inspirational poetry by Mattie Stepanek, an eleven-year-old boy who suffers from muscular dystrophy. With a universal message of hope and peace, Stepanek’s poems have captured hearts and minds around the world.

'With wisdom and uncomplicated vision, Mattie reminds us how easy it is to forgive others, to find something amazing even in the most trivial things, and to celebrate the little gift of life each day.'
JIMMY CARTER, former US President

Matthew Joseph Thaddeus Stepanek, known to his friends as 'Mattie', has been writing poetry and short stories since the age of three. Mattie suffers from a rare form of muscular dystrophy and some of his poems explore the reality of living with the disease and with the grief associated with the loss of his three siblings to the same life-threatening condition.

Mattie writes movingly and courageously about life and death, love and loss. He teaches us to rejoice in the great gift of life and to find joy in the smallest things. Lyrical and uplifting, Heartsongs proclaims the innocent hope, profound wisdom and delightful humour of childhood.

This edition of Heartsongs is a combined volume of Mattie Stepanek's work, published in the USA as Heartsongs and Journey Through Heartsongs. This edition also includes 16 of Mattie's previously unpublished poems.

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'My kids always amaze me, but none more than Mattie Stepanek, whose poetry reflects a heart and mind that soar beyond his 11 years. If he can give us the wisdom and inspiration of this book now, what riches of the human spirit can his future hold? We must do all we can to discover that.'
JERRY LEWIS, National Chairman, Muscular Dystrophy Association

'By confronting his mortality, Mattie has become a teacher whose words make the wisdom and beauty of creation available to us all. If, as we are told, angels are messengers, Mattie is definitely and angel.'
BERNIE SIEGEL, M.D., author of Love Medicine and Miracles and Prescription for Healing

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Number 2 New York Times Bestseller Heartsongs is a collection of moving and inspirational poetry by Mattie Stepanek, an eleven-year-old boy who suffers from muscular dystrophy. With a universal message of hope and peace, Stepanek’s poems have captured hearts and minds around the world.

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