Monday, April 29, 2013

The Secret Door To Success by Florence Scovel Shinn

Right from the opening lines of this delightful and entertaining book from a past generation of great metaphysical teachers, the updated and gender neutral language of Newt Lists republication of the public domain work comes to life with charm, engaging the reader.

A successful person is always asked, ‘What is the secret of your success?” People never ask someone who is a failure, “What is the secret of your failure.

It’s quite easy to see, and no one is interested.

In a pointed and direct style the author (now through the filter of contemporary language and modern punctuation by Newt List) makes the case that everyone wants to know about how to be more successful, and that there is a way for each one of us. The problem is that the way seems to be obscured behind a secret door, a door that the author intends to lead us towards and open.

Referring stories in the Bible and her own life experience, Florence Scovel Shinn reaches through time to us today with ideas that are as vital and exciting now, as they must have been to her students and readers when she wrote The Secret Door to Success.

You may also enjoy: The Bible In Light of Philosophy

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