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If you were God for a day, what would you do? If you had to remember the moment in your life when you felt the most alone, when would it be? If you were to name one event that most challenged your relationship with your family, what would you say? If your soul was a color, which color would it be? If you learned that there actually was a Heaven and Hell, what is the first thing you'd change in your life?
        The ultimate task we face ...

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If you were God for a day, what would you do? If you had to remember the moment in your life when you felt the most alone, when would it be? If you were to name one event that most challenged your relationship with your family, what would you say? If your soul was a color, which color would it be? If you learned that there actually was a Heaven and Hell, what is the first thing you'd change in your life?
        The ultimate task we face in life is the process of finding and accepting our true selves, our souls. It's often too scary, too overwhelming, or too time-consuming to begin the whole introspective process of self-discovery. So we often don't look. Instead, we do such things as work harder, spend money, eat and drink more, or maybe just clean the house. But what we forget—or maybe never knew—about soul-searching is that this process can be deeply rewarding, fun, and even entertaining.
        In their bestselling series of If . . . books, If . . . (Questions for the Game of Life), If2 . . . (More Questions for the Game of Life), and If3 . . . (Questions for the Game of Love), authors Evelyn McFarlane and James Saywell have reintroduced the power of the question. These "If . . . " questions have served as icebreakers, after-dinner games, and a platform for intensifying relationships with one's friends, lovers, and self. Now, in If . . . : Questions for the Soul, they present a phenomenal collection of questions that will help you begin your soul search. These questions will inspire and challenge you and guide you to a deeper understanding of your soul.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679456360
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/1998
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 144
  • Sales rank: 311,156
  • Product dimensions: 5.95 (w) x 6.30 (h) x 0.74 (d)

Meet the Author

Evelyn McFarlane was born in Brooklyn and grew up in San Diego. She received a degree in architecture from Cor-nell University and has worked in New York and Boston as an architect. She now lives in Florence, Italy. In addition to writing, she lectures on architecture for the Elder Hostel programs and is a full-time student at the Florence Academy of Art.

James Saywell was born in Canada and lived in Asia as a child. Besides questions, he designs buildings and furniture. He divides his time between the United States and Italy.

Their first three books were: If . . . (Questions for the Game of Life), If2 . . . (More Questions for the Game of Life), and If3 . . . (Questions for the Game of Love).

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 17, 2012

    In my opinion....

    It was BORING with a capital B! AND O! AND R! AND I! AND N! AND G! I couldnt stand it if you want to bond with ur mum go out for coffee or booze

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 1999

    Outstanding!!

    This is a wonderful conversation book. Spent hours with friends going through questions -- you learn alot about the people you know. It makes you think!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 13, 2012

    perfect mom and dad book

    Not religious and not too out there. I took a long car ride with my parents and we asked all the questions in this book. Had a lot of laughs and most of all really got to know each other. I am giving it out as easter presents.... Love that it is hardcover and not too expensive

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2010

    Great idea

    This books is our coffee table book that gets picked up everytime someone comes over. It provokes conversation about everything. Love it.

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  • Posted August 1, 2009

    This book is a great book for parties or other gatherings.

    This is a fun book to get people involved together and to challenge people to think about their lives and what is important or interesting to them. Whose mind would you want from history, what three musicians from history would you jam with, what medical cure would you want to discover? The questions keep us thinking and give a glimpse of our friends and family that we might not have had. This book is also good for classrooms where students have to write essays, though for younger students, the questions should be carefully selected as they can be a little provacative. I highly recommend this book, even if it's for sitting alone and pondering the many questions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 15, 2003

    Great Book for Get-to-gethers

    My friend had this book at a dinner party and we couldn't stop laughing at each others answers all night.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 6, 2001

    wow...

    As someone who is considering parenthood seriously, I found this book quite amazing. The questions it poses explore the whole issue of being a parent [and being the child of one] from angles and into corners I never would have thought of, and does it in an enjoyable, provocative but not discouraging way. I found it uplifting, encouraging, revealing, and very supportive, and surprised myself with a lot of my own answers. For each and every parent, soon-to-be parent, or for that matter, family-oriented person, I highly recommend it. The questions are timeless.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 16, 2001

    great book

    If you love Bolt's Tag book, you'll like this book, question after question, you'll know more about yourself and your friends!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 13, 2001

    Classroom bonding

    In one of my classes (sophomore in highschool) my teacher will pull out her 'if..' book when we have some spare time and ask various questions (non-sexual ones of course.) It's a lot of fun and helps us get to know eachother better. Its cool for all ages.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2001

    hooray for this book of if

    This was an epic tale.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2000

    The perfect gift for my mom!

    An amazing book. Light but poignant. When I worked in a restaurant, the waiters would blurt out questions to each other in between tables or when on breaks. Really enjoyed it at our last company Christmas party! I'm giving it to Mom this year, to make her think!

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