I’ve got tons of books. Okay, maybe my collection isn’t enough to earn the title of “library,” but there are a lot, and many of these help me flesh out some concepts on this and my other websites.
While taking up the monumental task of organizing & cataloging all my books, I’m revisiting some old favorites. I thought it would be a nice change to post a few recommendations as I come across the real diamonds in my collection.
This is one of them: The Game of Life and How to Play Itby Florence Scovel Shinn (1925).
It’s a tiny treasure, less than 100 pages. You’ll finish it lickety-splity. That’s a plus, because it delivers “instant gratification” – simple, in-a-nutshell observations from a truly remarkable woman. (Learn more about Florence Shinn on her Wiki page).
The book is reminiscent of Ernest Holmes, Science of Mind writings – but with less stiffness.
Some of you may find the contents of The Game of Life and How to Play It a bit remedial, but the messages are profound in their simplicity – it’s worth a read, even if for refreshing your perceptions.
Shinn’s foundation is Christian, and she makes uncanny connections between Christian wisdom and real-life experience. She wrote this gem in the 1920s, so the jargon is a little stilted – but the gold is certainly glimmering between the lines. This book (as the author) is a precursor to the ravenously popular “law of attraction” movement.
If you’re looking for a quick inspiration to “jump start” your perceptions on the potentials surrounding you, this book delivers that electric charge.