In Simple Secrets to a Happy Life,  Luci Swindoll provides women with 50 rules to live by for a simple, scriptural, intentional life. These simple “secrets” can be put into five basic categories: Basics, Style, Balance, Living a Good Life, and Staying Connected. Readers both young and old will benefit from Luci’s advice.

AUTHOR: Luci Swindoll (Women of Faith ® speaker)

GENRE:  Self-help, inspirational, Christian, motivational

Hardcover ISBN: 1400203538  ISBN-13: 9781400203536


I was drawn to this book by the simple words written on the cover.  Everyone wants to live a happy life, right?  I know I do and I am the biggest self-help book reader.  So many people enjoy reading Fictions, mysteries and romance but I personally love reading self-help books.  I read books about how to build things myself, grow things myself, organize things myself and just improve life myself. One of my favorite quotes is “When I was 5 years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy”. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment. I told them they didn’t understand life.” — John Lennon

As I started reading this book I was hoping there were some really simple secrets she was going to share with me that I could build, grow, organize or make and it would make my life happier (Not that I am not happy because I am).  However, as I read along I realized that was really unrealistic. If it were that simple everyone would do it right?!?  Even though there wasn’t a magic wand I could wave or simple thing I could build to receive the gift of the greatest happiness she shared so many insightful thoughts and Ideas.  Before reading this book I have learned through the years on my own how to live a happier life by simply focusing on the good and giving the other things to God. There are times that is easier sad than done but for the most part it works. This book notes 50 ways to make the most of every day and each chapter covers one of these “ways”.  Some of my favorites include: List your thoughts and dreams, remember to notice things today, rise to the occasion often, forgive others over and over, give your time, energy and money, and live an attitude of gratitude.  You can preview this book and the first HERE by clicking on Google preview below the picture of the book.

In my quest for more information about this book as well as what it is about…Simple Secrets to a Happy Life, I can across this wonderful video on Youtube I wanted to share with you all.

I give this book 4 stars as I was left wishing there was more.  I felt it was missing a little something. Don’t get me wrong this is an amazing book and I think 4 stars out of 5 is a good rating.  This book is available on the Thomas Nelson website for $15.99 but I also found it on Amazon for $11.38 and on Christianbooks.com for $10.49.


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