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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Shane Stanford Narrator: Adam Verner Publisher: HarperCollins Christian Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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What causes some people—in spite of incredible challenges—to be more alive and content than others? When Shane Stanford discovered he was HIV positive at the age of sixteen, he knew he had a choice: he could feel sorry for himself, or he could live as passionately and boldly as possible. Now, more than twenty years later, Stanford speaks nationwide about what it means to turn a positive diagnosis—or any difficult circumstance—into an opportunity for positive living.

If you want to appreciate life to the fullest, A Positive Life reveals nine basic yet powerful lessons for living well. What does it mean to be satisfied with never being satisfied? Why is simplicity a key to finding joy? Most importantly, what does it look like to live, laugh, and love in community as Jesus did—with dirty hands and feet and a love of adventure? Stanford reminds you that even struggles offer glimpses of grace. Choosing how to live out that grace is the key to making life matter—and to being more alive than ever before.

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  • “‘I have learned that when life breaks us, we can work to own it before it owns us.’ Those words of the author, a United Methodist pastor, ring true in his account of a life spent battling hemophilia, HIV, and accompanying illnesses, as well as debilitating spiritual and emotional challenges…His story is more than just a battle against prejudice and HIV/AIDS; it’s a love story, a tale of forgiveness, a picture of resilience, and a witness to God’s grace.”

    Publishers Weekly

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Brooke | 5/26/2011

    " Excellent book for perspective. Real without being too depressing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Mark Sigman | 3/3/2011

    " Great so far. Had to pick up another book for group study just as got started on this. My preacher at CUMC. Awesome story, great heart for the ministry. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Leslie | 7/11/2010

    " I read this book in 1 day. What an amazing and honest story of a pastor, husband and father living with HIV. If you wonder if children with HIV can grow up to have happy healthy lives with family, children, and faith, read this book. I loved it! "

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