Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Book Review: Simple Secrets To A Happy Life

I have never read any of Luci Swindoll's books, but she has a new fan. Simple Secrets to a Happy Life is filled to the brim with priceless advice and words of wisdom. Broken up into fifty short chapters, this book can be read daily as a devotional or pep-talk of the day, but I could not put it down or bear to save it. I would love to share this book with my friends and my soon-to-be-married niece. It has pertinent advice for all ages, though.

Luci Swindoll's writing style is easy and engaging, and the reader will feel as if she is part of a conversation. In "Beginning with the Basics," chapters include "Be on time for everything," "make something with your hands," and "Treat other people with kindness." These seem like no-brainers, but Luci eloquently explains the importance of attending to these simple building blocks. 

What I ended up loving about this book, in spite of my initial distrust, was feeling like I was sittting down with a woman who has followed God for a long time and soaking in her words of advice. Ever wish a beloved grandma had written down all her advice for living? That's what this book is like. Wise advice written in a friendly, persuasive, chatting way.

Luci's range of topics are comprehensive too. By the end of the book you've read about faith, relationships, organization, communication and health. The short chapters make this book an easy read that doesn't take much time out of the day. Overall it is inspirational and I would recommend it

I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishers as part of their BookSneeze.com book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255 : "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."   

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