The Game of Life And How to Play It by  Florence Scovel Shinn

The Game of Life And How to Play It by  Florence Scovel Shinn

Published by Wish Without Worry, an imprint of Beir Bua Press.

A portion of money raised for each sales goes to Féileacáin Ireland

Féileacáin was formed by a group of bereaved parents to offer support to anyone affected by the death of a baby around the time of birth.

About the Author Florence Scovel Shinn (1871-1940)

Scovel Shinn has inspired generations of new-age thinkers and helped usher in a world of positive thought, the  power of the word, spirit and pop-psychology. Most of the leading lights, published by Hay House, have read and reread this very book again and again.  Her work is infused with Biblical quotes and anecdotal explanations of the author’s understanding of God and woman. 

An artist with a qualification in Fine Art from the Pennsylvania Academy, 1889 to 1897, she self-published her work in popular metaphysics and worked as a teacher in New York. She specialised in the power of thought, ego, and how attaching feelings  to a wish can negate it. Life is a game and in order to play it well, she maintained we need to strive to understand the universal laws that govern it. She shares real-life stories that highlight how positive attitudes and affirmations can help win at life, and bring control to life’s board game through the knowledge of spiritual law. 

Editor’s note: No doubt if she were alive today she would be a regular on the Oprah Winfrey Show with millions of fans on social media. This is a fascinating collection of metaphysis. Some thoughts about sickness and children (in particular) need to be taken with a pinch of salt. This is a small book for your bag, to be carried around with you as a best friend – turn to it with your questions, or if you mind needs to be settled. I have been reading this book since I first found it in my mother’s Good Room library at 11 years of age – it has brought me comfort, insight and hope. Michelle Moloney King

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