Posted by: irenesroth | February 21, 2015

Practical Proverbs for Everyday Living – Book Review

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Practical Proverbs for Everyday Living
By Lawrence Elliott

This is a very inspiring book about how to live the best life by rethinking what’s important to us. Elliott’s practical proverbs are user-friendly and they speak directly to the heart of the reader. Anyone who applies these proverbs to any aspect of their lives will be taking steps to have a much happier and fulfilled life, one that is filled with gratitude and peace.

Our lives are a blend of good times and bad times. We cannot avoid the rough patches that are a part of every life. They will come into our lives like waves at the shore. But if we appreciate that these rough times are there to teach us some valuable lessons, we will see them as having purpose to help us grow.

Elliott examines nine key areas of life that can cause us a lot of grief: God and spirituality, home and family, love and relationships, wisdom and knowledge, leadership and politics, habits and virtues, kindness and gratitude, business and finance, and strength and endurance. All of these areas point us in the direction of re-examining how we live and what small changes we could make to ensure that our life is a lot happier and fulfilled than it has been.

Elliott believes that life was not meant to be as complicated as we make it. It is inspiring to know that in the midst of all of this turmoil we see and experience in the world, we could make choices that will result in happiness and peace of mind. The wonderful nature of choice is that with each decision that we make, we are creating our unique destiny. And when painful things happen to us, as they surely will from time to time, we have hope in a loving God.

What a great and inspiring book!

Rating: 5 stars

Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth

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