The Game of Life and how to Play it

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DeVorss, 1925 - Religion - 95 pages
"In her classic book, THE GAME OF LIFE AND HOW TO PLAY IT, Florence Scovel Shinn established herslef as the leading prosperity writer of her era whose down-to-earth, practical, and helpful suggestions appealed to readers and seekers from all walks of life. Generations after the original release date, new readers are still connecting with THE GAME OF LIFE and her other books like never before as they yearn to understand the spiritual guidelines that will give them the framework to build a life of wealth and happiness."--Backcover.

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User Review  - Gnorma - LibraryThing

Written in 1925, this book preceded Norman Vincent Peale's The Power of Positive Thinking, by 27 years. It is based on the simple premise that your words (and thoughts) are what determine your ... Read full review


User Review  - BHART - Borders

If you get lost with words--this is the book. It helps to recognize that you are not alone. And one reap what they sow. The law of Karma does not transcends the Biblical Laws. THIS BOOK IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Read full review


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Florence Scovel Shinn's books have been reprinted continually since her death in 1940. These metaphysical works were published privately during her lifetime, but Simon & Schuster and the Church of Religious Science have made them a staple of New Age bookstores everywhere today. Shinn developed her beliefs from such mystical sources as Freemasonry and ancient Egyptian philosophy. The Game of Life and How to Play It and The Secret Door to Success are often seen as blueprints to today's most popular self-improvement books. Shinn's influence has proven so great that two researchers have compared her writings with the work of the father of positive thinking, Norman Vincent Peale, and have concluded that some of Peale's theories originated with Shinn.

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