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The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds, and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.

Florence Scovel Shinn, a prominent and provocative twentieth-century leader of the New Thought movement, was known for her sage guidance on prosperity, intuition, relationships, and fulfillment. Shinn’s distinct philosophy and practical approach included enlightening affirmations, timeless anecdotes, and action-based ...

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Overview

The game of life is a game of boomerangs. Our thoughts, deeds, and words return to us sooner or later with astounding accuracy.

Florence Scovel Shinn, a prominent and provocative twentieth-century leader of the New Thought movement, was known for her sage guidance on prosperity, intuition, relationships, and fulfillment. Shinn’s distinct philosophy and practical approach included enlightening affirmations, timeless anecdotes, and action-based advice that are still relevant for the fast-paced world of today.

In addition to Shinn’s original writings, The New Game of Life features Dr. Ruth L. Miller’s contemporary translations as well as additional exercises and summaries to fully engage a new generation of thinkers.

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Most people consider life a battle, but it is not a battle, it is a game.

Florence Scovel Shinn

New Thought leader Florence Scovel Shinn’s The Game of Life and How to Play It, was originally published in 1925 and still stands today as one of the earliest and most accessible introductions to the Law of Attraction, the backbone of the bestselling book and movie The Secret.

Now, Dr. Ruth L. Miller, New Thought minister and series editor of the Library of Hidden Knowledge, takes you to the very heart of Shinn’s original wisdom through insightful modern interpretations. With incredible vision, moving stories, and accessible “game” plans for success, The New Game of Life and How to Play It deftly guides you toward a life of prosperity and fulfillment.

"By studying and practicing the principles laid down in this book one may find prosperity, solve problems, have better health...-in a word, win the game of life."--Dr. Norman Vincent Peale

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"Ruth Miller’s unique writing approach helped me see how far I had come in putting my beliefs into reality. The book’s play of before and after, from original ways of thinking to today’s awareness, gave me proof that learning to manifest life choices isn’t a new game. The New Game of Life and How to Play It was an insightful way to measure my journey as growth."
—Kat Cunningham, designer & intuitive; author of Kat’s 9 Lives of Self-Discovery

"The New Game of Life and How To Play It is the quintessential text explaining in contemporary language the spiritual laws of abundance, attraction, and manifestation. For me, this book personifies the Living Word, a wonderful melding of teachings from the Bible, the Koran, the Gita and current day New Thought spirituality, all addressing the same subject: abundance and how it is available to all for the asking."
—J C Pedigo, author of Views From the Pew

“I’ve been inspired by The Game Of Life and How to Play It for over twenty years, but I appreciate this expanded, updated version by Dr. Ruth L. Miller. Her insightful touches add brilliance to this powerful, classic gem.”
—Sharron Cannon, proprietor of Lucky Cats Antiques

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Shinn, who died in 1940, was an important American spiritual teacher and lecturer in the early 20th century. She self-published The Game of Life and went on to write three more books, all contained here. Shinn writes in the style of a preacher, quoting extensively from the King James Version of the Bible. In her colloquial manner, she discusses what is now called "attraction theory" and provides meditations on such goals as good health and a successful job interview, as well as meditations on prosperity, marriage, and faith. Best for Christian Bible study groups and self-help completists.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781582703749
  • Publisher: Atria Books/Beyond Words
  • Publication date: 9/4/2012
  • Series: Library of Hidden Knowledge Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 407,212
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 8.36 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Ruth L. Miller served as associate professor at San Jose State University and as Director of Curriculum and Evaluation for Rogue Community College. She was ordained in the New Thought tradition and became the pastor of the Lifeways Center in Portland, Oregon. She is currently a traveling preacher, serving New Thought and Unitarian-Universalist churches in Oregon, Washington, and California.

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Table of Contents

A Note from the Editor vii

Introduction ix

Interpretations Modernized for the Twenty-First-Century Reader

1 The Game 3

2 The Principle of Prosperity 17

3 The Power of Words 29

4 The Principle of Nonresistance 41

5 Karma and the Principle of Forgiveness 53

6 Casting the Burden 67

7 The Principle of Love 83

8 Intuition as Guidance 95

9 Our Perfect Self-Expression-The Divine Design 109

10 Wealth and Well-Being 123

Some Effective Affirmations 137

A Summary of the Principles 141

Science Relating to The Game of Life 143

Notes 153

Original Text As Published in 1925

1 The Game 161

2 The Law of Prosperity 169

3 The Power of the Word 175

4 The Law of Nonresistance 181

5 The Law of Karma and the Law of Forgiveness 189

6 Casting the Burden (Impressing the Subconscious) 197

7 Love 205

8 Intuition or Guidance 213

9 Perfect Self-Expression or the Divine Design 221

10 Denials and Affirmations 229

Denials and Affirmations 237

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