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Posted November 7, 2012
The book that promises 50 ways to have the best of every day is
The book that promises 50 ways to have the best of every day is a compilation more of reminders than anything else. All the tips are aleady in our common sense, they are things we know we should do, but sometimes we forget, delegating to others or just procrastinating because of the rush of everyday life.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I like the simple and fun way the author writes, and despite devoting only two or three pages to each of their tips she can pass her message very well. These are little things that we leave behind, but when accumulated, we miss them.
Posted September 4, 2012
A nice book. ¿Everyone falls in love with Luci. Everyone reads
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“Everyone falls in love with Luci. Everyone reads one of her books and wants to know this woman personally. Everyone feels that sweet sense of connection, where it seems that she is sharing from her plainest, deepest self, and seeing into yours . . . She’s the world’s soul mate.” -Anne Lamott
Is it possible to stay full of life, laughter, love, and the Lord through eight decades in this crazy world? Is that even realistic? Yes! There is hope, and Luci Swindoll is living proof.
With heart and humor, this best-selling author and beloved speaker lays out the truths that can help us all become a little more creative, organized, healthy, and happy. This is not a complex prescription for how to become superwoman. These are simple secrets, the wisdom produced by years of walking with God and living well.
We don’t need more tips for “having it all,” but we could all use insight on “having what matters,” and there is no better guide than Luci Swindoll.
Luci has spent eight decades accumulating the stories, memories, verses, and practical tips that make up Simple Secrets to a Happy Life. Whether traveling the world or building life-long friendships, singing in the opera or working for Mobil Oil, every step has taught her a little more about how to love God, love her neighbor, and love herself.
The result is both personal and universal. Organized into fifty short chapters, her reflections form a simple and profound outline for making the most of the lives God has given us.
We could all use a little more joy in our lives, which means we could all use a little more Luci. Visit her through these snapshots of wisdom. You’ll find yourself drawn back again and again.
Posted May 16, 2012
I If you are wanting to know Luci better this is a perfect book
I If you are wanting to know Luci better this is a perfect book for that. After reading it you feel that you know her a little better. The title is VERY good, but this is not the key that will unlock the "secret" to making your life happy. Most of her chapter headings would make a great start in build the blocks you would need to get your life organized and moving toward to better life, but it's really up to YOU to make your life happy.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
This would make a great coffee table book for the chapters are short. It's an easy read but she leaves you hanging as far as helping you start some of these habits in your life. What do you do when your parents were not great role models? How would you tell a person to start taking the steps to getting their life on track with their Lord. What if you are not a student who loves to do homeworkers, what steps would you share with them to help them get motivated or getting organized. This is where the book lacks.
Posted April 14, 2012
This was the first book I read by Luci Swindoll. Unfortunately i
This was the first book I read by Luci Swindoll. Unfortunately it fell flat for me. The title and introduction warn that the advice is simple. A simple reading of the table of contents as a bulleted list might have been as satisfying as the couple hundred pages of text.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
That is not to say that Simple Secrets is without merit. There are lots of interesting tidbits about the Swindoll children including her brother, well-known pastor and author Chuck Swindoll. From reading the book, Luci Swindoll seems like a very pleasant and interesting woman, with a great deal of wisdom to share. Sadly, as far as this book is concerned, that wisdom could have been condensed into a pamphlet.
The publisher provided a copy of this title through BookSneeze in exchange for an honest review.ot
Posted April 3, 2012
Doesn't everyone need a course in a happy life? Luci Swindoll's
Doesn't everyone need a course in a happy life? Luci Swindoll's book, Simple Secrets to a Happy Life, 50 ways to make the most of every day, is a book full of great topics to help you do just that. Luci breaks down the secrets into five parts: Beginning with the Basics, Developing Your Style, Achieving Balance, Living a Good Life and Staying Connected. Each part is composed of ten secrets. Each simple secret is short and sweet and colored with examples to drive home the author's point. Many secrets are laced with scripture or other quotations to encourage and uplift the reader. The author also provides practical steps to help the reader achieve these simple secrets. These secrets to a happy life cover a variety of topics from spiritual disciplines to organization and creativity to personal relationships with others.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I found this book to be a worthwhile read. The author draws in her readers with personal stories from her childhood as well as her adulthood. Each secret is only a couple pages in length and can be quickly and easily read. I find the more difficult part is deciding to take action and implement it into my personal lifestyle. Luci Swindoll has written more than a dozen books and curriculum studies. This is the first of her works I have read, hopefully not the last. I found this book to be very encouraging and would recommend it to my friends and family.
I received this book for free from the publisher through the Booksneeze program for my unbiased review of this book.
Posted March 20, 2012
I received a copy of SIMPLE SECRETS TO A HAPPY LIFE by Lucy Swi
I received a copy of SIMPLE SECRETS TO A HAPPY LIFE by Lucy Swindoll, from Thomas Nelson via BookSneeze. I was excited, as I love self-help books. They always have interesting stories and helpful tips for living better – this book was no exception. The chapters, fifty total, are short enough that you can read them in one sitting, and then ponder the message throughout the rest of the day. My favorite chapter is Forty-Six: Invite People to Your Home. It reminded me that I really do not have company over very often, but when I do, it is always a special moment.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
I was a little disappointed, however. Many of the “secrets” were obvious things I do every day, such as being kind to others and learn to organize your stuff. Do people really not know that they should treat others with kindness? Despite the obviousness of the chapter subjects, I still enjoyed reading the tidbits within.
This makes an excellent gift for someone hoping to improve his or her life, or someone who needs a boost. I recommended it to my friend, who is a high school English teacher, and she reads a chapter a day to her students before class. They then write a summary about how to incorporate that into their lives.