Thomas Nelson – 2012 – ISBN-13: 978-1400203536
I have to be honest. All I knew of Luci Swindoll before reading this book existed thanks to my wife and Women of Faith. I have reviewed one other book by a WOF speaker and I did not rate it very highly. I thought I would give WOF another chance and read this book by Luci Swindoll.
Swindoll starts with an explanation about how this book grew. She explains how her mom would give five word imperatives that showed her and her brothers how to live. She has taken those imperatives and added stories from her own life. She throws in a scripture that she find relative to the story. Voila! You have simple secrets.
I started to read this book and all I could think was “Wow. Not again.” Her stories may have conveyed how the truths lived out in her life but they were not necessarily accessible. While the truths provide a relevant message (some are listed below), I found her use of scriptures lacking. I felt she told a story and went to the Bible to find a scripture to support her story.
Overall, I found myself disappointed and wishing for more. Adding more would have made the book longer and her secrets a little more complicated. Her book and the people she intends to reach need them and would have been a little better off for it.
Chapter titles/ Secrets
Disregard what isn’t your business
Write down important things
Accept events as they happen
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