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Reviewed by Carla Trueheart for Readers' Favorite
Winner’s Wisdom: Eight-Week Devotional Using Poetry and Journaling to Express the Real You by John Schmidt is a beautiful journal-like book that uses poetry, Bible quotes, and interactive activities to inspire the reader. In this book, the reader will find an introduction written by the author that will help them understand the book’s purpose, the specific uses of the left and right brain, and instructions for using the journal in a creative, imaginative way. The introduction also explains the concepts of poetry, and there are also poetry definitions in the back of the book (the different forms, such as Haiku, Prose, Sonnet, etc.). Throughout the book, the reader is prompted to interact by thinking on questions posed by the author. Here, the reader can write down their thoughts, jot down things they feel blessed to have in their life, or even consider specific prayers.
There were many favorite activities in Winner’s Wisdom. I enjoyed envisioning the “ball of light” of love and peace, as well as author John Schmidt’s use of music and visualization to inspire the reader. The book is a fantastic combination of unique poems, inspiring and appropriate Bible quotes, and writing and thinking prompts for the reader. The book is also a positive source for daily meditation, mentioning angels, God, and even the importance of laughter. It is a guiding light without being too pushy, and contains just the right amount of daily inspiration and activities. I recommend this book to anyone looking for daily inspirational quotes or interactive journals that act as a positive source in today’s changing world.