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Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn

4.52  ·  Rating details ·  418 ratings  ·  46 reviews
Here in one volume are the four collected works of one of America's most beloved and best-selling inspirational authors.
In her classic best-seller The Game of Life, Florence Scovel Shinn reveals the timeless message that has helped thousands to solve their problems. You can create anything you want simply by aligning your thoughts and words with the perfect good that
Paperback, 384 pages
Published May 15th 1989 by Touchstone
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Dakota Lane
Mar 27, 2008 rated it it was amazing
it's on my bed and in the morning i talk to it:

florence--can you speak the word for me?

and then i open it and she says something like:

on this wonderful day wonderful joy is with me in wonderful ways and it's here to stay!!!!
but much better. and then i realize, oh, right, i forgot, i AM having a wonderful joy and then i get out of bed and make 2 cups of coffee, one for me and one for florence.
May 11, 2009 rated it it was amazing
If my collection of books where to be burnt and I was just to keep a couple of importen books from being burnt, besides books of Ralph Waldo Emerson and a few others, THIS BOOK would absolutely be one of the books I had to save from the flamnes of the fire!!!

(I'm now looking for a wife. I would very much like her to be able to 'grasp' the content of this book (four books altogether). I think that it would make it much easier to understand each other – foremost I am thinking that it would be
Jul 10, 2012 added it
Shelves: read-twice
I met two sisters on a trip to Italy over 10 years ago when I was on a tour and travelling by myself. They were the nicest woman you ever want to have met. They were reading this book and highly recommended it to me. I had a lot of issues going on at the time. I must say 10 years later and I STILL go back and read this book. It is EXCELLENT. This is way before that silly book (which in my opinion is a rip of this) "The Secret." Florence's book is 10 times better a must have. I have even ...more
Sep 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This book made the Bible and its stories more real and attainable for me. I believe that the Bible is a great book, but is even better when you know how to apply it's lessons to your life so that you can conquer any obstacle that comes your way. Ms. Shinn dedicated her life to teaching the world how to understand the Bible in a practical and easy-to-understand manner. I never realized how powerful affirmations are until I read this book. It has also taught me how to take my power and harness it ...more
Marlin Williams
Sep 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: wisdom
The Wisdom is written in simple terms about faith and not backed by any clinical studies, but that is what faith is all about. This book is one of my all time favorites. Twice I read it back to back and then I gave up linear reading, and many times over, I picked random spots in the book to read. Sometimes it was a phrase, other times it was a phrase or a line or entire paragraph, and more times than not these spots became points to ponder. These simple lines became very valuable lessons as I ...more
Jan 01, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Originally I gave this 4 stars. However after some consideration I realized this is a 5 star book, especially in the affirmation/spiritual realm. This masterpiece is broken into 4 short books, The Game of Life and How it is Played, The Spoken Word, Your Word is Your Wand and The Secret of Success. When you are reading these short stories you feel like you are transported back in time to the early 1920's. I absolutely love Florence and I still use my favorite affirmations from one of her short ...more
Jul 22, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
first of all i have to say that i don't like "self help" books at all...and i especially don't like preachy books, but even though this book has both of those elements i read it when i'm troubled and it helps to get me back on my feet. corny? yes. true? yes. it's basically the common sense that you need your friends to tell you, but sometimes they're too involved to be unbiased. that's all.
Dec 05, 2009 rated it it was amazing
This is a must have for anyone who feels lost and wishes to find their own way. I read this book over a decade ago and am rereading it again. I am still gaining new insight from this book. I plan to reread every decade to insure that I stay focused and on my right path.
Bookish Enchantment (Katherine Quirke)
If you don't have this book get it! This is one book that I treat like a bible - it is one of the most important books to help you in whatever situation you are in, wherever you are in life.

Don't think about it - just get it. The book has helped millions of people.
Nov 09, 2008 rated it it was amazing
So far I am learning some of the most valuable lessons in life...Its really teaches that whatever you put into your life is what you will get out of your life...This is one that I will continue to refer back to for the rest of my life...A MUST BUY!!!!
Feb 26, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Just pulled it from the shelf to reread - again.
Nov 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
A good book to read cover-to-cover, and even better to keep by the nightstand to randomly read a passage for inspiration. I recommend that everyone own a copy.
Jan 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Recommended to me years ago by a psychic, i still pick it up from time to time. Positive read, Scovel Shinn just about has all the answers.
Mar 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing
you can create anything you want simply by aligning your thoughts and words with the perfect good that resides divinely within you
May 27, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I always return here and it always leads me to comfort, hope, faith and the source of my strength.
Jun 19, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I read this at least once a year to remind myself to keep moving forward!
Tony DeLiso
Nov 18, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Read this wonderful "Must Read" book many times
Mar 30, 2010 rated it it was amazing
few books change the way you think forever, this, for me, is one of them.
Sep 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Can't believe I finished the book! Been taking me a long time to finish books this year.

Well actually I am not happy about finishing it. I wish it was never ending! I've always wanted a sort of book that helps explain the Bible sentence by sentence and this one got to the gist of it. She's partial to Psalms, which i for one have been told to start with.

This compendium is actually four books in one! But I'd just say that I finished one book. She emphasized a lot on her first novel, which is the
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book is a god send! It is full of wisdom and teaches you how to approach certain thoughts and situations with meaningful information you can apply on the spot. I have learned so much through Florence Scovell Shinn’s teachings that I implement her advice in my everyday life. This is a book I find myself referring to when I’m feeling lost, need a spiritual pick me up, or if I need clarity. From issues/challenges with happiness, anger, fear, and even finances this book will enlighten your ...more
Barbara Rose
Jul 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The Wisdom of Florence Scovel Shinn is timeless wisdom. Her classic approach, clarity in expression and the help her books give divert the reader away from fears, scarcity, and limiting consciousness into peaceful abundance, authentic truths, and beautiful awareness.

I recommend all of her books, this one is wonderful and extremely beneficial.
Donielle L Saxton
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love the works of Florence Scovel Shinn! I have been referencing these books for a long time now!
Jan 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love her work
Olive Steele
Jan 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An excellent self-help book!
Each time I read Scovel Shinn's work, I'm buoyed up by her words of wisdom.
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
When you have Hope in God, Nothing can be strange to be true. Nothing can be strange to not happen. and nothing can be strange to vanish. God's miracles happen in unbelievable ways. Everything needs time. our responsibility is to ask God for all our dreams and God makes it happen.
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I love this book! I have had it for years and always feel much better whenever I read a random passage. I have a fairly extensive library of spiritual and books of wisdom on various topics, but for me Florence beats them all. She seems to speak my language for some reason (strangely as I certainly don't speak anything like her!). Basically she manages to capture the essence of so many powerful and genuinely helpful books, mostly written since hers, but writing in a straightforward chatty style ...more
Diana Bogan
Apr 05, 2012 rated it liked it
This book was given to me by a good friend several years ago. I tried to read it then, respecting her opinion that I would find value between the covers. But, I didn't get very far. I think it was the reference to God and Bible passages that turned me off and I missed the general, underlying message of faith and positive thinking.

This time around I found great comfort in reading the book. It really did help me maintain a positive outlook through some difficult times. I didn't enjoy all of the
Nov 13, 2007 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a way to deal with life
Ok. So I finished this book and my take on it is this. There are a lot of Affirmations, but over all it was very helpful to me in re centering my thoughts. She simplifies life, and how look at life without over analyzing it and getting depressed. She is big on manifesting your reality (sometimes to an extent that I couldn't relate to), but overall offers a really optimistic view of what we all have to look forward to if we are able to maintain faith in a positive destiny.
Jul 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars. I can't believe knowing/reading The Secret and Abraham Hicks for years that it took me this long to find her. I am not religious and she references God, Jesus and quotes the Bible frequently. Normally, this would not appeal to me, but the way she writes, I don't find it off-putting at all. In fact, as another reviewer mentioned, it seems to clarify Bible verses that made no sense to me in the past. I also like having 4 books all in one. What a deal!
Donna Gregory
Jan 19, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shannon was an evangelist in the early 20th century. The wisdom found in her writing is incredible. It is extremely applicable for every time period. What I like about Shinm is that she is extremely readable. She is also very blunt. She uses the power of the word to help us understand spiritual situations. A must read for anyone on a spiritual journey.
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