Faith, Family, Love and Reviews

Simple Secrets to a Happy Life by Luci Swindoll

on May 21, 2012


About the book from BookSneeze:


Is it possible to stay full of life, laughter, love, and the Lord through eight decades in this crazy world? Is that even realistic? Yes! There is hope, and Luci Swindoll is living proof.

With heart and humor, this best-selling author and beloved speaker lays out the truths that can help us all become a little more creative, organized, healthy, and happy. This is not a complex prescription for how to become superwoman. These are simple secrets, the wisdom produced by years of walking with God and living well.

We don’t need more tips for “having it all,” but we could all use insight on “having what matters,” and there is no better guide than Luci Swindoll.

Luci has spent eight decades accumulating the stories, memories, verses, and practical tips that make up Simple Secrets to a Happy Life. Whether traveling the world or building life-long friendships, singing in the opera or working for Mobil Oil, every step has taught her a little more about how to love God, love her neighbor, and love herself.

The result is both personal and universal. Organized into fifty short chapters, her reflections form a simple and profound outline for making the most of the lives God has given us.

We could all use a little more joy in our lives, which means we could all use a little more Luci. Visit her through these snapshots of wisdom. You’ll find yourself drawn back again and again.


My Opinion:


Do you have less than five minutes a day to dedicate to getting back to a simpler way of life?  If so, then grab Luci Swindoll’s, Simple Secrets to a Happy Life – in it she gives fifty ways to make the most of everyday with simple to follow ideas.  I think we all long for a simpler way – whether it’s just a day without electronics or just a day to sit and relax in the shade (no, I’m not a sun girl) – we all try to find the simple things.


You don’t have to read the whole book in one day, choose one or two bits of wisdom and focus on those each day, enjoy the book, savor it.  It’s divided into five parts; Beginning with the Basics, Developing Your Style, Achieving Balance, Living a Good Life,  and Staying Connected and within each of these parts are several smaller areas to focus on such as:

  • Honor Your Father and Mother
  • Take Jesus with You Everywhere
  • Decide What Is Not Neccessary
  • Figure it Out for Yourself
  • Trust Friends for the Truth
  • and many, many more


This is a book that you won’t read just once, but you might  find yourself coming back to refresh your insight into the simple life or maybe just to once again remind yourself that the simple is within reach and not some far off dream that only the Amish can have.  There are lots of great truths both Biblical and from life that speak to the reader if you really put your mind into it and try to implement at least some of these great ideas.


**Disclaimer:  As a member of Booksneeze, I received this product, at no cost to me, in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are mine.


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