Posted by: thebellalife | August 9, 2009

Good Read: The Game of Life..


One of my all time favorite books: “The Game of Life and How to Play It”  was written years ago by an incredibly strong women, Florence Scovel Shinn.


My Friend FLO


Originally published in 1925, The Game of Life  has become a spiritual classic.  In a down-to-earth style filled with anecdotes, the book covers such topics as prosperity, healing, forgiveness, faith, and Divine Design.  “Most people consider life a battle — but it is not a battle, it is a game,” writes Florence Shinn — a “great game of Giving and Receiving.”  In this game, our mind is the most powerful tool we have, and it is a tool that much be used properly in order to attain happiness and peace.  


Florence Scovel Shinn began her career as an illustrator for magazines before becoming an author.


A friend of mine suggested that I read this book when I was going through an extremely difficult time in my life.  I read it daily- marked it up- and made notes in the margins. It’s now one of my prized possessions. It’s the kind of book that you can pick up,read a thought and then have it influence your thoughts and actions immediately and for days to come. It’s was better than any medicine I’ve found to get rid of those thoughts and feelings.


Florence illustrated this “Children’s Happy Hour” in 1904 for Harper’s Monthly Magazine


If you are interested you can purchase it at your local bookstore or online at  Personally I like the the 4 book compilation of Florence Scovel Shinn’s writings. It also includes a biography of this facinating woman.




Or you can read it online for FREE. My favorite website is because of it’s easy to read format.





  1. Debbie,

    I share my love of this book with you! It’s truly inspirational and just like yours, it’s marked, noted and read often!
    Thank you for sharing,

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