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I Married Adventure

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In this fun and creative full-color jewel filled with photos and artistic sketches, Luci Swindoll gives the reader a fascinating journey through a life well lived, one in which she purposefully chose to "marry" adventure. The classic, artful design and intriguing stories highlight Luci's unique insight and perspective that transform otherwise regular days and occurrences t...more
ebook, 224 pages
Published January 1st 2003 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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I saw Luci Swindoll a number of years ago at a Women of Faith conference and was impressed at her very happy single status. At the time, I scoffed at the idea that I would be continually single into my 30s. But in this book Luci has some great points. The whole of the book is written in short vignettes under great chapter titles and section headings. If you have a specific thing you want to look for, just check the table of contents. the book is not very linear, so that would work fine. It took...more
A delightful and funny autobiography. Luci is a fan of the arts, photography,and travel. A packrat and caring person. She has learned to trust in God whol-heartedly through ups and downs. A great look into the life of a favorite from the porch of Women of Faith.
“Some think being adventuresome means taking a trip around the world, bungee jumping, or walking into a lion’s cage at the zoo. Not at all. It’s an attitude, not a behaviour. It’s daring to be curious about the unknown, to dream big dreams, to live outside prescribed boxes, to take risks, and above all, daring to investigate the way we live until we discover the deepest treasured purpose of why we are here.”

After reading "I Married Adventure" by Luci Swindoll, I discovered that I have a few thin...more
"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full."

John 10:10 is one of my favorite Bible verses. Obviously, it's one of Luci Swindoll's, as well. In I Married Adventure: Looking At Life Through the Lens of Possibility, she shares her delight in once-in-a-lifetime events, such as seeing leopards on an African safari. She also encourages us to enjoy every seemingly-mundane minute. Watching a bird in our own backyard can be just as wo...more
As with all of Luci's books this was a delight to read! Luci Swindoll is truly an inspiring Christian woman as are her writings. Luci's chronicling of her life adventures spurs one on to dream big dreams and never settle for mediocrity. Nearing 80 she certainly is not limiting herself as to what she can do. A must read for those who think "it's too late in life".
Judi Aaron
Wow! What a motivating book to stretch myself and my brain! The whole time I'm reading this book I'm praising God for all the opportunities to provide us with fun and adventure and learning, and for His grace to help us grow and forgive us. I'm definitely motivated to grow and celebrate life more and to enjoy the here and now.
I'm just a Luci Swindoll fan. I enjoy her speaking style and have attended things specifically to hear her speak. However, having spent real time with her away from the crowds and spotlight I can say that she is a truly amazing person and she's REAL! She's honest and imperfect and I respect her.
I loved Luci's book. She has been a role model for me for years. I am glad I finally read this book. "Adventure is an attitude, not a behavior." As she encourages us to do, I am keeping my eyes and heart open to capture each moment and savor the present- good or bad.
Completely trite, with nothing new. Sure, one can achieve a level of satisfaction with living her life with Christ, but Holy God! Some of this crap was just common sense and regurgitated bibles. Droll and uninspiring.
Apr 11, 2008 Nicole rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Nicole by: Elaine Keller
Aunt Elaine gave me this book and, in my characteristically pushy manner, I immediately demanded the majority of my family (and Kara) read it...

I think Luci is a pretty neat lady...
Jun 23, 2008 Ruth rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: women, single women, women missionaries
Fantastic, I felt like i really got to know Luci and have found a bosom friend. lots of fun stories and practical tidbits ( like must have classical music) and great life advice
Louise Mcvicar
This book is something I try to live by. It's easy to read and packed full of good advice and inspiration. As a christian or a non christian it' gold. I hope it's still in print!
Feb 18, 2009 Keesha added it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: anyone

I recommend anyone to read this book. Luci Swindoll has lived a very adventurous and exciting life in Ministry.....amazing experiences and great life lessons learned.
this book encouraged me to keep living large. Life is bigger! Swindoll has tried a lot and keeps looking for ways to breathe deep and love life.
This is my all time (as of right now) favorite book! Luci is full of wisdom, humor and practicality.
This book made a major impact on my life while I was very formidable. Super!
Deb Wallis
I loved this book. It was so inspiring. Live the life out of each day.
J'pkorir Rose
awesome, awesome!
every girl must read this and prefferably before marrying
Ericka Tithof
LOVED this book! I think I need to read it again.
Jun 16, 2007 Andrea rated it 5 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
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“It's daring to be curious about the unknown, to dream big dreams, to live outside prescribed boxes, to take risks, and above all, daring to investigate the way we live until we discover the deepest treasured purpose of why we are here.” 41 likes
“A life of adventure is ours for the taking, whether we're seven or seventy. Life for the most part is what me make it. We have been given a responsibility to live it fully, joyfully, completely, and richly, in whatever span of time God grants us on this earth.” 26 likes
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