Thursday, October 9, 2008

Review of "It's Never Too Late"

Title: It's Never Too Late, Simple Acts to Enhance Your Life
Author: Britney Rule
Publisher: Leatherwood Press
Genre: Non-fiction
Year Published: 2008
Number of Pages: n/a
Binding: Paperback
ISBN 10: n/a
ISBN 13: 978-1-59992-091-7
Price: $14.95

Reviewed by Jaymie Reynolds

In the weeks leading up to the new year, countless people will berate
themselves for falling short of the lofty goals they set one year
earlier. At the same time, those who have chosen not to set
resolutions for themselves, will either try to ignore the nagging
voice that is urging them to seek some self-improvement or sit back
and congratulate themselves on their "never try/ never fail"
philosophy. The remaining population who fall somewhere in the middle
will waffle back and forth between the two. Then, come January first,
the whole process will begin again.

In It's Never Too Late, Simple Acts to Enhance Your Life, by Britney
Rule, readers, young and old alike, will find some of the basic tools
that will allow them to step off the roller coaster of yearly
resolutions and make simple improvements daily. With over 150
solutions to individual weaknesses, this book reminds us that small
steps can lead to great improvement. While this book is geared toward
members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, anyone who
is seeking to improve their life and draw closer to God can benefit
from the wisdom that is contained here.

This is a small book and a simple read. Each page has a basic
principle listed. Underneath that, there is a brief explanation that
makes it easy to apply on an individual basis. Because the explanation
is brief, readers can easily apply these things regardless of where
they are currently in their own lives. Also included with each
principle of improvement is a quote or a scripture that underscores
the thoughts that are presented.

Britney Rule does a great job of simplifying self-improvement. Each
thought offered can be used as the basis for forming new habits and
changing who we are. It is really simple for the reader to pick one
page and focus on it each day for three weeks until it becomes habit.
This book can also be used as a tool to choose a gospel topic of
study. The reader can research scriptures and quotes by spiritual
leaders on any of the given topics. The study of the topics in this
book can be quite versatile and can be as brief or as in depth as the
reader chooses.This book is presented in a straightforward and
thoughtful manner. I would not change anything about it. I would
recommend it to anyone who is seeking to become a better person.

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