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Apples of Gold

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  144 ratings  ·  16 reviews
Book of poems and short stories on Love, Joy, Peace, Faith and much much more
Hardcover, 86 pages
Published June 1st 1951 by C R Gibson Co
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Jordy Leigh
For months, Apples of Gold sat on the shelf at the head of the bed I share with my sister. I thought of it as my sister's book. I didn't know when she had gotten because I didn't care enough to ask. Finally, I picked it up and opened it. As I started reading through it, I gained an appreciation for it.

Apples of Gold is a compilation of hundreds of quotes from many authors, sorted into nine categories based on the biblical Fruit of the Spirit. It inspires readers to think deeply and seriously abo
Heather Morrison
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you searched inspirational quotes on any social media platform, this book is a collection of what you would find: about half would focus on religion, some won’t make sense, and a handful will seem like they are speaking directly to you.
Chris Via
Nov 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: wisdom-lit, 2017
A great trove of aphorisms, but I do wish there were more attributions (despite the compiler's apologia).
Gerald Sessions
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Compiled by jo petty. 9 chapters love ,joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness & temperance with sayings and poetry about each. Interesting ...more
Coleman Wigger
Jun 09, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great words of wisdom and some poetry.
Kirsten Simkiss
Feb 12, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Personally, I didn't care for this one. I'm not really the type to read books made up of quotes to begin with, but the fact that none of the quotes or poems were sourced as to who said them was bothersome. Always source your quotes. It's just good form. Additionally, this is a collection put together long before I was born. It mildly but consistently reinforces gender stereotypes that are no longer accepted in today's view (thank goodness) and much of those quotes fall back on the idea that god ...more
Miss Clark
Dec 31, 2011 rated it liked it
A book of sayings, proverbs, aphorisms and quotes, although none are attributed to their sources, even the ones I recognized from historical figures and various authors, which I found a bit odd.

Some highlights were:

Restraint without love is barbarity. Love without restraint is suicide.

If a single man achieves the highest kind of love, it will be sufficient to neutralize the hate of millions.

A friend is a person with whom you dare to be yourself.

Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the abili
Adele Falk
May 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
My cousin Grace passed this book on to me when my dearest friend died. She had been given it after suffering a loss, with the intent that she would pass it on when needed. It is such a meaningful book with small quotes of sort to fit so many needs,emotions and just everyday happenings in life. Read a little or a lot, I highly recommend this book. Thank you Grace.
Dec 07, 2015 rated it liked it
This is a compilation of some very beautiful quotes; I marked it down two points because the author does not cite her sources (even though some are very well known; even if they are not, I'd still like to know who said them so I could read more...). That being said, this book does contain some helpful and thought provoking quotes.
Melinda Christensen
This book will be in my library forever. I can turn to virtually any page and be uplifted by the sayings upon that page. The topics covered: love, joy, peace, long suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, temperance. Sound like something from the Bible? Well it is, Galatians 5:22!
Faith Lowery
Mar 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Ive been reading this since I was a child... read it again today. Has re-read value for the spirit.
Cheryl Graves
Can I read wings of silver now
Oct 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
This belonged to my grandmother, so I love it for that reason, too!
Emily Elisabeth
Mar 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
you guys probably think I'm crazy, giving this book five stars, but it's amazing and one quote in particular changed my life...
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