Florence Scovel Shinn
I have only been able to find the titles of four of her books. Fortunately, they are still in print and are available from Amazon.com. I seem to have a knack for stumbling across early writers for which there is little or no information available. But in a way, this makes it exciting. It is as if she is being discovered all over again.
Her writings focus on the power of affirmations and of our thoughts and words. I have experienced "first-hand" the truth of which she writes.
I would like to share with you some excerpts from these books. If you find them as thought provoking as I did, I am sure you will want to read them all. Enjoy!
Note: Please bear with me as this is an ongoing project of mine. I will add excerpts from all her books over time. Thanks, Linda.
This is the cornerstone of her work. It is by far the most popular of all her books.
Your Word is Your Wand (Published in 1928)
The Secret Door to Success
(Published in 1940)
The Power of the Spoken Word (Published in 1945)
~ Misc ~
Shinn Affirmations Page featuring randomly generated Shinn affirmations.
Florence Shinn Bulletin Board This is a new forum created on the Delphi site which will allow us to share ("bulletin board style") our thoughts regarding the works of Florence Shinn.
Biography of Florence Scovel Shinn Here you will find a biography of Florence as published in "The Writings of Florence Scovel Shinn."
Below are just a few of my guestbook entries relating to Ms. Shinn:
Thank You for the only Florence Shinn page!! I have read her works and enjoy them almost every day. I have bought several copies of The Wisdom of Florence Shinn and handed them out among friends and family. I have been looking for a biography and picture of Florence Shinn, but have been unable to find any more than sketchy information at best. Keep up the good work and Look with wonder at that which is before you!! Andy
I'm a new student of truth and have recently descovered Florence Shinn. I can hardly wait until her complete works are here for us all. Thank you very much.
"The Game of Life and How to Play It" has been an inspiration to me for a number of years. It was introduced to me by a friend in Ireland. I shall forever be grateful for the work of Ms. Shinn.
A very close friend of mine turned me on to Florence Shinn's writings. I am hooked! I can't believe how true so many of her philosophies I followed but never quite understood why. NoW I'm learning and I'm feeling so enriched for the experience.
I have been a big fan of Ms. Shinn for quite some time. It's nice to see her get the credit she so richly deserves. I have purchased, probably, 4 diffrent "Shinn" books. People keep aquiring them from me. But that's okay, cause it's great!!!!!
I "found" Florence quite by accident in a little bookstore in Laguna Beach back in early 1993. I have read all four of her books. "The Game of Life" was the first one I read and it affected my life profoundly. I have read that book more than 20 times I'm sure. I still pick it up to read for inspiration. I only wish I could have met her.
Isn't that so cool?!!!
Thanks so much for visiting! I hope you enjoyed reading Ms. Shinn's work. Please be sure to sign my Guestbook before you leave and let me know your thoughts.
Thanks! Have a Great day!!
Page created on: January 24, 1997
Last update: June 13, 2000