“Making Life Work for You” by John Schmidt


John Schmidt
Path Publishing Company (2017)
ISBN 9781891774256
Reviewed by Robert Leon Davis for Reader Views (6/19)

“Making Life Work for You,” written by John Schmidt, is a spiritual teaching guide to fulfilling your life’s promises, gifts, and talents. The author attempts to get one to look at the deeper sides of life; what does life mean?  How do you take a negative and make it a positive? And finally, understanding the perspective of Self. Hence, the title, “Making Life Work For You.”

His various essays also go into detail concerning suicide prevention, as many people who haven’t developed the skills to cope with life often commit or attempt to commit suicide. Adolescents and suicides is also discussed in great lengths, as he points out that the suicide rate for this group is on the rise. Suicides, Schmidt says, are usually committed by people who have given up hope! Lastly, he speaks about God, His son, and the Holy Spirit. He discusses how They can assist the individual to make better decisions, achieve peace, and experience tranquility.

“Making Life Work for You,” is a very wonderful mental journey. Not a journey to a place, event, or time, but an author’s plea that one should search the soul if you desire “the meaning of life”. Even though the book is a spiritual work, I love the fact that it isn’t preachy; which could turn off many readers. He simply attempts to ask the reader, “Are your decisions in life causing a decline in your life goals or a detriment to such goals?”

He brings up some fascinating observations concerning how to guarantee failure, thus leaving the readers with “what not to do in life.” He eloquently details how to find hope, live in hope, and master the concept. “Making Life Work for You,” by John Schmidt, is well-written, clearly engaging, and an eloquently written book for either the spiritual-oriented reader or non-spiritual oriented reader. Readers will get a fairly good perspective from this book on the meaning of life and “how to make life work for you.” 5 Stars

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