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I Married Adventure: Looking at Life Through the Lens of Possibility

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I Married Adventure: Looking at Life Through the Lens of Possibility
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published January 8th 2003 by W Publishing Group
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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
Nov 06, 2008 Jennifer rated it really liked it
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.
Oct 21, 2009 Sherri rated it really liked it
Shelves: biography-ish
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.
Mar 02, 2017 Cheryl rated it liked it
I picked this book up at a used book location based on the title because I knew that title was on my wishlist. It was a good read and very upbeat and inspirational, but I kept wondering why it wasn't what I had expected when I put it on my wishlist. I decided that I had just read incomplete information about it. I was most surprised by the overtly Christian aspect of the book, with the emphasis on the personal relationship with God as a big part of the adventure. I am a Christian so I was fine w ...more
Apr 28, 2013 Cait rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013, favorites
“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
Aug 16, 2015 Lynne rated it really liked it
I was first introduced to Luci Swindoll as a speaker and writer at the first Women of Faith conference I attended. I loved listening to her speak. She has a great deal of wisdom and she imparts it with heart and humor. In this book, she quickly moves from childhood through her adult years in corporate America and then on to the chapter of her life that has made her well-known. I enjoyed reading her autobiography, but missed a bit of the humor she shares in her speaking engagements. If I had one ...more
Jul 07, 2011 Amanda rated it it was amazing
"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
Judi Aaron
May 27, 2012 Judi Aaron rated it it was amazing
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.
Feb 18, 2008 Diandra rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2008
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.
Nov 13, 2013 Gerry rated it it was amazing
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.
Louise Mcvicar
Nov 21, 2012 Louise Mcvicar rated it it was amazing
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!
Jun 16, 2007 Andrea rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: all my Single Gal Pals
Shelves: alltimefavorites
This book was so encouraging, interesting and inspiring!
Jul 06, 2015 Sandy rated it it was ok
Shelves: memoir
An intellectual, spiritual memoir.
Feb 18, 2009 Keesha added it
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.
Ericka Tithof
May 20, 2013 Ericka Tithof rated it it was amazing
LOVED this book! I think I need to read it again.
Kate Beaudette
Nov 17, 2015 Kate Beaudette rated it really liked it
This book was very easy to write my anthology on because it had so many aspects of adventure in it. The book also connected a lot to religion, which was very interesting.
J'pkorir Rose
Feb 18, 2012 J'pkorir Rose rated it it was amazing
awesome, awesome!
every girl must read this and prefferably before marrying
Deb Wallis
Mar 06, 2012 Deb Wallis rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It was so inspiring. Live the life out of each day.
Feb 25, 2008 Shannon rated it it was amazing
This is my all time (as of right now) favorite book! Luci is full of wisdom, humor and practicality.
Jun 23, 2008 Ruth rated it it was amazing
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
Apr 11, 2009 Leslee rated it it was amazing
This book made a major impact on my life while I was very formidable. Super!
Jul 28, 2007 Claire rated it it was amazing
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.
Apr 11, 2008 Nicole rated it it was amazing
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...
Tess Gadd
Jan 10, 2015 Tess Gadd rated it it was ok
Shelves: autobiography
I was hoping for more adventure - and a lot less 'Go talk'. If you are religious, you will enjoy this book.
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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.” 69 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.” 30 likes
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