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Selections from Florence Scovel Shinn's The Game of Life and How to Play It:

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven
Chapter Eight
Chapter Nine
Chapter Ten

Florence Scovel Shinn

Florence Shinn here was a skilled artist who lived in New York City during the early twentieth century.  She also became known as a skilled metaphysical teacher and spiritual luminary.  Her lectures were well-attended and her books, including the classic The Game of Life and How to Play It, have been very popular since the 1920s.  Florence Scovel Shinn is widely appreciated as one of the greatest American spiritual teachers of the twentieth century.

The Game of Life

Originally published in 1925, The Game of Life (review or buy) 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.  Please note: some minor modifications to the text have been made for clarity.  Otherwise, the text is as it originally appeared.