Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | November 13, 2010

It’s not rocket science–but good rules to live by


Are you looking for a new devotional for yourself or to give as a gift?  You will definitely want to check out Jerry White’s “Rules to Live By:  52 Principles for a Better Life”.  Mostly, it’s a common sense guide to how to live life—the rules are simple and they work—that’s the author’s guarantee.

The book is divided into three sections—A Better You, Relationship Rules and Enhancing Your Work and Effectiveness.   You will find guidelines on how to take care of yourself, your emotions and your relationships.  You will find tips on how to work more effectively and the benefits of working hard.

You can read them in order or skip around to whatever you’re dealing with at the time.  You can use as a discussion point in a small group or at the dinner table. It is a perfect gift for a graduate or a grandparent.  Don’t forget to read the forward by Ken Blanchard and the introduction.

In A Better You, you will learn to think, concentrate, be a winner and a loser.  You will learn the value of remembering your past, wasting time and keeping physically fit.  In Relationship Rules, you will discover how being real and being available can strengthen your friendships.  You will also learn how to make and keep close friends.  In the final section, Enhancing Your Work and Effectiveness, the author discusses how to compete but not be competitive and focus on contribution rather than position.  There is a time to work hard, but there is also a time to do some things poorly or just leave them undone.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from NavPress as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

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