Ever since I was a little girl, I have know about Norman Vincent Peale and his inspiring books on positive thinking. I have several of his books and refer back to them at times.He also founded Guideposts magazines, that are still around today.
For my birthday this past year, a friend of mine gave me this little 5 book library box set. I retails around $19.95 from what I have seen and the books are all hard cover with 48 pages each. The back of the box states $19.95, but I have seen them online for even more - so be careful. Your local book store should have them at the correct price.The whole set is very colorful. They are well made and quite sturdy. The set "shell" is made of a thin cardboard, so I don't expect it to last very long.
Even if you have never read the Bible, there are scriptures and inspirational messages from other authors and public figures as well. Since they are small books, each one just directs your focus onto positive visions and things around you. Each little book is a quick read and can truly give you an added lift to your day. And as we all have experienced in getting older, life just isn't all rainbows and kittens. We have to work hard sometimes in putting a smile on our face, even during the Christmas season when we go out shopping for loved ones. We can get hurried and easily annoyed by others who are just plain angry or rude.
But with these little books, you can carry even one in your purse or keep them in your car. They remind us to look at the positive things around us and take hold of our birthright and place in this world. These books are easy enough for kids to read too. The book titles are: Faith, Hope, Love, Peace, and Gratitude. He has inspirational quotes from Helen Keller, Martin Luther King, Cicero, some unknown authors, and of course some Bible scripture references.
This small box set is a great gift for any time and can definitley help keep a positive outlook going in your life, especially in today's hard world.
Now I don't know about anyone else out there, but I need all of the help I can get in little reminders like these books offer. There are so many people going through very tough times and we all need something to look at that will inspire us and help us each day.