Sunday, July 21, 2013

25 TRUTHS: Life Principles of the Happiest and Most Successful Among Us {Crew Review}

25 TRUTHS: Life Principles of the Happiest and Most Successful Among Us comes to us from Ed Douglas Publications.  Ed Douglas has spent more than 3 decades in business, running one of the most prestigious banks in the United States.  His knowledge and faith has led him to write helpful guides for building a firm foundation financially and spiritually.  25 TRUTHS is a product of his own life lessons that he has chosen to share with others.

25 TRUTHS discusses the top 25 truths that Ed Douglas feels have been most influential to his life.  In this book, Ed discusses how these truths have changed over the years and how you can make these truths prevail in your life bringing them back into the world that they have been immersed into.  Truths like being honest, limiting negativity, not giving up, and seeing the world at it's best when even at it's worst.  Ed brings up poignant points throughout the 25 truthful lessons of the book and teaches the reader to recognize these points, as well as how to correct them for themselves.

I, personally, read through this book and I find that I agree with many of the truths within but not all of them.  The content itself leaves the reader thinking through things in life that most don't really consider daily.  However, the chapters left me desiring more content, discussion and explanation.  As something to make one open their mind and think, 25 Truths is wonderful but as a study it leaves me desiring more.

This is not a book I would use with younger children but would find it okay for older children in 11th or 12th grade who have more of a reliable grasp on the real world.  The book discusses truths in relation to modern day events like adultery that younger children would not necessarily understand and those truths would definitely need to be taught with parental guidance and thorough discussion, possibly even editing out the content and being replaced with content a younger student could better understand.

For an adult, or older teen this book would work wonderfully and leave the reader thinking hard about the truths found within. The content definitely leaves one growing after reading through the 25 Truths within and could further be developed by the reader themselves.

25 TRUTHS: Life Principles of the Happiest and Most Successful Among Us is available from Ed Douglas Publications $15.50 plus shipping for a 5x7 sized paperback.  It contains 26 chapters, as well as a Foreword, Preface and a chapter at the end called Plus One.  It is 150 pages in length.


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