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The Game of Life and How to Play It
     

The Game of Life and How to Play It

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by FLORENCE SCOVEL SHINN
 

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Most people consider life a battle, but it is not a battle, it is a game.
It is a game, however, which cannot be played successfully without the knowledge of spiritual law, and the Old and the New Testaments give the rules of the game with wonderful clearness. Jesus Christ taught that it was a great game of Giving and Receiving.
"Whatsoever a man soweth that

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Most people consider life a battle, but it is not a battle, it is a game.
It is a game, however, which cannot be played successfully without the knowledge of spiritual law, and the Old and the New Testaments give the rules of the game with wonderful clearness. Jesus Christ taught that it was a great game of Giving and Receiving.
"Whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap." This means that whatever man sends out in word or deed, will return to him; what he gives, he will receive.
If he gives hate, he will receive hate; if he gives love, he will receive love; if he gives criticism, he will receive criticism; if he lies he will be lied to; if he cheats he will be cheated. We are taught also, that the imaging faculty plays a leading part in the game of life.
"Keep thy heart (or imagination) with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life." (Prov. 4:23.)
This means that what man images, sooner or later externalizes in his affairs. I know of a man who feared a certain disease. It was a very rare disease and difficult to get, but he pictured it continually and read about it until it manifested in his body, and he died, the victim of distorted imagination.
So we see, to play successfully the game of life, we must train the imaging faculty. A person with an imaging faculty trained to image only good, brings into his life "every righteous desire of his heart"—health, wealth, love, friends, perfect self-expression, his highest ideals.

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BN ID:
2940012830609
Publisher:
Prosp Books
Publication date:
07/09/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
1,149,311
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57 KB

Meet the Author

WHO WAS FLORENCE SCOVEL SHINN?...... Ms. Shinn was an artist and a metaphysics teacher in New York in the early part of the 20th century. Her books are truly incredible. They are relatively short, but they are profound. In her books she shows that we can enjoy a winning streak of health, prosperity, and happiness. She shares real-life stories with us from her many clients to illustrate how positive attitudes and affirmations invariably succeed in making one a "winner" in life--able to control life's conditions and release abundance through a knowledge of spiritual law. Florence Shinn is one of last century's most popular Success teachers. Apparently, she had quite a following in her "heyday" too, for her lectures were well attended and her books were popular not only in America, but also abroad.

Florence Scovel was born Septemer 24, 1871, in Camden, New Jersey. Her mother was the former Emily Hopkinson of Pennsylvania. Her father was Alden Cortlandt Scovel, and he practiced law in Camden. Besides Florence there was an older daughter and younger son. Florence was educated in Philadelphia at the Friends Central School and studied art at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts from 1889 to 1897. It was there that she met her future husband, Everett Shinn (1876 - 1953), who was a fairly celebrated painter of impressionistic canvases and realistic murals. Although Florence was educated at the art Academy, her pen and ink drawings are the result of her natural talent and not technical training.

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The Game of Life and How to Play It 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 40 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book over 5 years ago and it's still apart of my life today. I use the affirmations on a daily basis and they're an important factor in my life. This book taught me to have strong beliefs in the spoken word and how to pray (using the word Devine). I feel so strongly in the word 'Devine', that I plan to name my first born child 'Devine' (giving thank to Florence Scovel Shinn). The Game of Life was a blessing to me and I feel everyone on this planet should read it and watch how their lives change for the better.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I went to the bookstore to find a book to help me from feeling so angry. I wanted to feel happy again. A young man gave me this book! I believe it wasn't just a conincidence. When I started reading it, I was elated!
Guest More than 1 year ago
My Doctor recommended this book and it has been a true blessing! It has taught me to see and live life totally different! After reading and owning over 3600 books in my lifetime, my library has lit up tremendously. If one is to read only one book in his or her lifetime, this has got to be it! Maria Perez, Florida.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I first sat down with this book, I couldn't put it down. Read it cover to cover in one sitting. When I put into practice some of the teachings, I was amazed at how things just started to "click" for me. Now, when I start to say or think something I shouldn't I am finding that I am catching myself, and re-saying it. The author talks about speaking things into existance. This is not a new concept, but the way the author relates it to things written in the bible, brought a new found clarity to my understanding of some scriptures and how I can actually apply them to my life, today. I really have to credit what I learned in this book for developing me into the person I have become. I would recommend it to everyone, even those who are not religious. It is not a book about religion. It's a book about life. One that made a HUGE impact on me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
If you've ever asked yourself 'Why?' or felt like you needed to understand something or someone....please read this book. Then read it again, then pass it on to friends and loved ones. It is an incredible real life lesson book. For the beginner or advanced seekers of spirituality...or for those who really don't belief in 'that stuff'
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was recently given this book by a wonderful woman. At first I was wary, the cynic in me. But as I got into it, it made so much sense. In a world where our lives have become so stressful, intensified by our need for instant gratification, and so many of us overwhelmed with financial burdens, it's nice to slow down a bit and read through this book. It gives you a positive outlook on life and allows you to see things more clearly. Highly recommended whether you consider yourself religious or not.
paulette8 More than 1 year ago
This great little book is a charm & true treasure. Simply written, yet deeply poignant. Florence Shinn had the key - way back in 1925! Pick it up and it will lift your life and spirit. Good for any and everybody - a must read...over & over & over again. Enjoy. Your spirit, mind & life will thank you for it!
Guest More than 1 year ago
There is nothing like finding an old book of wisdom truths...this book brings many treasures of knowledge...yet simple,easy,and creative. I've applied what I've learned and many many miracles have happen! This wise women has profound insight, it truly works! To know this was written back in the 1920 makes it even more fascinating! Grab one!
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was the best book I ever read. It changed my life forever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the book of ages. It really talks to you in layman terms. It give you insights like never before on what life is all about by telling you about the Spirtiual Laws working around you everyday, how to understand them and apply them in your everyday life using the simplist of things. 1) Living in a Nonesistance way. 2) Learning how to prosper. 3) Karma and forgiveness. 4) How to unlock the secrets of Love and Giving like never before. This is a great book for men and women of all ages. A must have and a definite GIFT for someone you Love.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the third time I have purchased this book. I purchased several copies the second time around so I could give it to everyone I cared about. I had no idea the book was written years before I was born until I came upon a reference to a 'Victrola' and then went to check the copyright! The messages in this book are timeless and it is one of the few books I have reread many times. As Personal Life Coach, it is on my list of highly recomended reading list for clients and audiences.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book fell off a shelf at my feet over 20 years ago. I was searching for answers in my life, I opened the book and found what i was looking for. I have given over a 100 copies of this book away over the years. I teach self awareness classes and also do physic readings. I have my clients take the book, and say' WHAT IS IT I NEED TO KNOW' open the book. YOU will get your answer.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has changed my life. I am sending it to all I care about
Guest More than 1 year ago
Florence Shinn's style of writing is fluent and simple, yet extremely POWERFUL! The Game of Life is about how the power of life and death are undoubtly in the tongue. Florence, combines scripture and real life examples to drive her points home. Once you've read The Game of Life, you will NEVER be the same. You will choose your words carefully and rethink your thoughts. I recommend this book for EVERYONE! It is life changing!
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Joyachiever More than 1 year ago
“The Game Of Life and How To Play It” by Florence Scovel Shinn centers around utilizing personal imagination for making the best out of life. Being careful how you ask (page 47), the role of orderliness in manifestation (pages 50-51), and being a strong receiver (page 97) are some of the nurturing details contained in this guide. “The Game Of Life and How To Play It” by Florence Scovel Shinn is a fun book for those who truly believe that life is akin to playing a game.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's a life changer. I buy them to give away to friends, family & people asking for money on the street.
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Karrfifive More than 1 year ago
This book reads incredibly fast. I didn't want it to end!! Most valuable book for making a positive difference in your life.
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