The Essentials - What you need to know• Published by: Ed Douglas Publications
• Product: 25 Truths, Life Principles of the Happiest and Most Successful Among Us
• Age Range: Grade 6-12
• Paperback book with 150 pages, short chapters, one chapter per truth plus a bonus truth.
• Price: $12.50
25 Truths is the third book for author and speaker Ed Douglas. He is a retired bank CEO with an expertise in finance and is a financial planner. His first two books are Making a Million with $2000 and The Money Marathon. Although there is some financial information in the 25 Truths, it has more breath and greater life application.
This 150 page book started as just a list of wisdom that Ed wanted to share with the young people in his life. Some of those truths include:
- Don't Talk Negatively About Others
- Be Quick to Apologize
- Take it One Step at a Time
25 Truths has 26 chapters. Each chapter covers one truth plus one bonus truth. Each quote is summarized in a brief statement. Beginning with a bit of wisdom from the Bible or a quote. Then the author expounds on each sharing stories from his own life and history. At the end of each short chapter there are a few discussion questions.
I chose to read the book for myself. It fit nicely in my purse so I took it out when the kids were playing on the playground and when I had a wait, like at the doctors office. The chapters were short so it was easy just take it out when I had a few minutes. It was an easy read but definitely gave food for thought. The questions opened some nice dinnertime conversation.