Chicken Soup Books That Are Less Humourous and More Serious

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Looking for a more serious Chicken Soup for the Soul book? Try one of these titles for the times when you are looking for inspirational and moving stories more than humourous ones.

css-raising-kids-on-the-spectrumCSS: Raising Kids on the Spectrum: 101 Inspirational Stories for Parents of Children with Autism and Aspergers by Dr. Rebecca Land of the Kennedy Krieger Institute, Mary Beth Marsden, Nancy Burrows and Amy Newmark

400 pages

If you would like to check it out, Chicken Soup has a Raising Kids on the Spectrum Sampler in PDF format.

These stories are touching, just reading a few almost brought tears to my eyes. Be prepared for some emotions if you pick up this book. You do not need to have children on the spectrum to read it. In fact it would help you understand where those special kids and their families are coming from. It would also make a great gift for a family member with kids on the spectrum.chicken-soup-for-the-soul-family-caregivers

CSS: Family Caregivers: 101 Stories of Love, Sacrifice and Bonding by Joan Lunden and Amy Newmark

464 pages

This one really touches my heart because I was a caregiver for my father-in-law for a few years. The stories in this book aren’t exactly humourous. If you want to know what being a caregiver can be like, or you are or have been one and want to hear stories of what others have done, this is the book.

Be prepared for tears with this one too.

css-Finding-My-FaithCSS: Finding My Faith: 101 Inspirational Stories about Life, Belief, and Spiritual Renewal

400 pages

Although it isn’t supposed to be specific to a certain religion, many of the stories are Christian of some sort and most of them are about God.  They are mostly stories about those who may have been a little unsure or a lot unsure about their faith until something happened to change their views.

If you need to hear about signs that there is some higher power out there, you may find this book inspirational.

*As an Official Soup-er Blogger, I or a member of my review team received this book for evaluation purposes. Some links above may be affiliate links. All review are honest.

About Kathleen

I've been a nonfiction lover for as long as I can remember. I love children's nonfiction as well and love to share my knowledge and the books I gained them from, with the world. I wish more people would give nonfiction a chance.