How can we manage to move forward in the face of hardship, when the odds aren’t in our favor? Inspiring Courage offers us a beautiful companion to the challenges of daily life—it is a book of inspiration and a resource for finding strength when the very notion of courage seems unfathomable. This collection of quotations, poetry, and uplifting accounts of ordinary acts of life-changing courage—often in the face of fear—are carefully selected to open us up to living life fully, from a place of strength and love.
In this book we are inspired to all kinds of courage: courage to live a human life, courage to face disaster, and courage to help an ailing world. Included are stories of ordinary people who have faced illness, loss, and discrimination, and taken on political challenges and the environmental crisis. Selected poems and quotations include figures like Martin Luther King, Jr., Mark Twain, the Buddha, Maya Angelou, Rainer Maria Rilke, Pema Chodron, Rumi, Wendell Berry, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and many more.
JUNE 2017 NEWS:
- “Courage Wall,” inspired by the book Inspiring Courage, unveiled in Berkshire County, MA
- Inspiring Courage covered in the Rogovoy Report and Berkshire Edge
MEET BARBARA & GET INSPIRED
- Thursday, April 13, 2017, 6pm—Official launch at The Northshire Bookstore, Manchester, Vermont
- Saturday, April 22, 3pm—Porter Square Books, 25 White Street, Cambridge, MA 02140
- Sunday, April 23, 3pm—The Bookstore, Lenox, MA
- Wednesday, May 10, 7pm—Rainy Day Books, 2706 West 53 rd Street, Fairway, KS 66205
- Thursday, May 11, 7pm—Left Bank Books, St. Louis, 399 North Euclid Avenue
- Tuesday, May 16, 7:30pm—Boulder Book Store, 1107 Pearl Street, Boulder, CO 80302
- Sunday, May 21, 2pm—Chatham Bookstore, Chatham, NY
- Friday, June 23, 7pm—Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Blvd, Corte Madera, CA