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    Messenger: The Legacy of Mattie J.T. Stepanek and Heartsongs (CD-Audio) By (author) Jeni Stepanek, Read by Jeni Stepanek, With Larry Lindner, Foreword by Maya Angelou

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    DescriptionWhen her son, Mattie, was born with a rare disorder now known as Dysautonomic Mitochondrial Myopathy, Jeni Stepanek was advised to put her child in an institution and "let nature take its course." Instead, she nurtured a boy who grew to become a young man who transformed his hardships into a message of hope and peace that touched millions. Mattie J.T. Stepanek was a best-selling author, publishing six collections of his Heartsongs poetry and one collection of peace essays that all became "New York Times "best-sellers and eventually sold more than two million copies; he gave inspirational talks to thousands and became the National Goodwill Ambassador for Jerry Lewis's Muscular Dystrophy Association. But his legacy lives strongest in his choice--his decision to celebrate life and perceive it as a blessing even during the most painful moments. It is that legacy that Jeni Stepanek honors with "Messenger." Telling the story of Mattie as only his mother could, Jeni Stepanek recounts the intimate moments of her little boy's life, a life that became larger than life as his message spread across the world. In describing her son's trips to the beach, his love of reading, his obsession with Legos(R), his planning of a surprise birthday party for his mom, we see an ordinary child who just so happened to be facing a life-threatening health situation. In recounting Mattie's sadness at losing all of his siblings to the same disease, his astonishing intellect, his belief that he was channeling God's message into his poetry, and his dedication to spreading the message of peace he so believed in, we see the extraordinary boy who lived every day given to him to the fullest.


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    Title
    Messenger
    Subtitle
    The Legacy of Mattie J.T. Stepanek and Heartsongs
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeni Stepanek, Read by Jeni Stepanek, With Larry Lindner, Foreword by Maya Angelou
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Number of pages: 10
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 175 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 259 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781598596588
    ISBN 10: 1598596586
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    DC21: 811.54
    LC classification: CT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    DC22: B
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51600
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    BISAC V2.8: REL012020
    Thema V1.0: DNC
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Oasis Audio, Div of Domain Communications
    Imprint name
    Oasis Audio, Div of Domain Communications
    Publication date
    03 December 2009
    Publication City/Country
    Illinois