52 Little Lessons from Its a Wonderful Life

52 Little Lessons from Its a Wonderful Life➬ [Ebook] ➧ 52 Little Lessons from Its a Wonderful Life By Bob Welch ➸ – Heartforum.co.uk Do you pay a visit to Bedford Falls every Christmas Does December feel incomplete without a reminder that no man is a failure who has friends If George and Mary Bailey are annual guests at your home d Do you pay a Lessons from PDF/EPUB Ã visit to Bedford Falls every Christmas Does December feel incomplete without a reminder that no man is a failure who has friends If George and Mary Bailey are annual guests at 52 Little PDF \ your home during the holidays you already know that It's A Wonderful Life is far than just a festive seasonal film It's a reflection of what we can be when we're at our best and a Little Lessons from Epub á reminder that our lives can change everyone around us for better or worse Revisit the defining lessons in Frank Capra's classic and discover new dimensions of the film you've seen time and again What can Little Lessons from Its a ePUB × you learn from Mary's uiet contentedness Does George's selflessness make you rethink your own priorities And how about Clarence's dogged commitment to his assignment Join author Bob Welch for a close up of the characters and themes that shape this beautiful story You'll be reminded that life's most important work is Little Lessons from Its a ePUB × often the work we never planned to do and that God can use the most unlikely among us to get the job done From the lightheartedness of George and Mary's floor parting dance to the poignancy of a community that rallies to save a desperate man Little Lessons from It's a Wonderful Life will inspire you to live for the deeper stuff that as George Bailey finds matters most.

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52 Little Lessons from Its a Wonderful Life PDF/EPUB
  • Hardcover
  • 224 pages
  • 52 Little Lessons from Its a Wonderful Life
  • Bob Welch
  • English
  • 23 August 2014
  • 9781400203932

10 thoughts on “52 Little Lessons from Its a Wonderful Life

  1. Laurissa Gordon says:

    He dove into some great topics analyzing the characters and the motives we overlook watching the movieI think occasionally he restated himself But it is good to hear these types of things restatedA thoughtful book

  2. Angie says:

    This book made me look at the movie with so much appreciation The lessons were thoughtful and made me realize there are people in the world that share wholesome values Great Christmas read

  3. Guida Brown says:

    I really looked forward to reading this book and I did so in one sitting However I'm dismayed by the inaccuracies and errors in the book I wonder if Bob Welch has seen It's a Wonderful Life than once First let me say that I have a deep affinity for the movie; as Mr Welch mentions in his author's note about the bank president using scenes for training purposes I too during my tenure as the Director of HR and Training for a local credit union used scenes from the movie Also I have had three dogs named after characters from the movie so to say it's my favorite Christmas movie would be an understatement The first typo I encountered was on page xii Its a Wonderful Life Really? There are inconsistencies throughoutis it the Building and Loan or Building and Loan which sounds pretty awkward? Are plural possessives made with or without the s after the apostrophe? See pages 35 Martinis' and 83 Browns's; I submit there should be no s There are other mechanical problems ie missing commas misplaced commas etc and I don't want to anguish over them except to say this is pretty poor uality in a book; this uality in a newspaper or magazine I could understand However here are my biggest concerns on page 38 As Mary says 'Enter the Martini castle' It was George who said thaton page 69 married to Mary Hatch father of three children They had four childrenon page 88 When he taps her on the shoulder to suggest she and her partner can remain in the Charleston contest According to Harry right before this scene those NOT tapped can remain in the conteston page 189 his daughter Zuzu and her paper flower What? The flower isn't paper She supposedly gets sick because she doesn't want to crush it; she wants to put it in water to give it a drink; and just looking at it anyone can tell it's not paperFinally anyone who loves the movie knows that it's not in public domain any despite Mr Welch saying on page 193 that its exclusive commercial worth is irretrievably lost No; it's not A simple Internet search indicates that in 1993 Republic regained control of the movie which is why it's once again only shown a couple times per Christmas seasonI must say if I had read any reviews that indicated that the book was so full of errors about the movie I would never have purchased it While the 52 lessons were somewhat endearing if not repetitive the endearing uotient didn't outweigh the frustration

  4. Wade says:

    “‘Blessed are the poor in spirit’ says Matthew 5 ‘ for theirs is the kingdom of heaven Blessed are those who mourn for they will be comforted Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God’ vv 3 8 That will as a humbled George Bailey soon will discover the truth that it is indeed a wonderful life”It’s A Wonderful Life is one of my favorite movies of all time starring one of my favorite actors of all time Jimmy Stewart Like many this movie is a staple around the Christmas season in my house It is a wonderful reminder to appreciate all that you have and a reminder that all you do for others in life though maybe not appreciated in life or celebrated by others makes substantial differences Our life leaves a lasting mark on the lives of others whether we realize it or not And when we humble ourselves like George Bailey does at the end of the movie we can see through a new set of eyes the impact on others and the friendships that God has given us And Bob Welch author of 52 Little Lessons From It’s A Wonderful Life captures the many different layers and characters of this movie and relates it to the Christian walk Though this movie is not necessarily a faith based film there are many Christian elements throughout that we can apply to our daily lives Though some chapters can be a bit repetitive I imagine it is no easy task coming up with a whopping 52 lessons most of the chapters do a great job pulling out an applicable faith based lesson Chapter 14 titled Perspective Changes Everything does a fantastic job of showing us how we can change our attitudes and perspectives even during the most anxious and stressful times George Bailey shows us this as he is running down the streets of Bedford Falls Merry Christmas to his house and family with a new perspective of life and utter joy despite the fact that for all he knows he will soon be arrested for embezzlement of 8000 Other chapters do a great job showing how and why George Bailey is the richest man in town And other chapters show us how although George never left his small town to do big and important things of building things he left a larger impact helping out his community through his humble Building Loan If only all us could appreciate the impact we can make on others in our community and family and truly realize that it is indeed a wonderful life God has given us

  5. Theresa says:

    Ok I admit It's A Wonderful Life is my favorite movie I can uote it verbatim But this book delves so deep into the story and the lessons we can take away from it A must read for any fan of the movie

  6. Marilee says:

    This is another book that I borrowed after watching It's a Wonderful Life with friends and my husband at the Admiral Theatre This one finds lessons that we can learn from the film and apply to our lives I really enjoyed reading it and even passed along a bit to my son who is currently serving a mission Most chapters reference the bible as well which I thought would make the lessons sound preachy but it was well done and the verses served to solidify the author's point This is a fun little book to pull out and read a little here and there

  7. Kathleen (Kat) Smith says:

    It's full of romance that old place I'd like to live in it Mary on the night she and George throw rocks and make wishes at the old Granville HouseThis is the uote from Chapter 19 titled Don't look for What is but for What May Be in the book 52 Little Lessons from It's A Wonderful Life by Bob Welch In this chapter the reader is reminded of how vastly different George and Mary view their world; for George at 12 years old working the soda fountain he informs Mary where Coconuts come from Tahiti Fiji Islands the Coral Sea Mary has no idea where they come from she just wants chocolate ice cream while George wants to go exploringBut here's the thing about Mary Hatch She knows what matters She has keen insight Imagination Initiative Intuition Perspective And when you boil it right down wisdom And what it all seems to tell her is this the grass isn't necessarily greener somewhere else Why not instead take what you have right now right here and make the most of it?We first see that in the soda shop scene Forget the ice cream Forget the Fiji Islands What Mary wants among other things we can assume is to grow up and marry George Bailey It may only be puppy love but when Mary whispers into George's bad ear I'll love you till the day I die we're witnessing the initiative of a young woman who knows something good when she sees it Never mind that this model comes with its deficiencies; the kid can't hear out of one ear since he jumped into that icy pond to save his brother Despite George's weaknesses Mary sees something special in him Mary sees potential in things where most see only weaknesses like God does with us He doesn't care as much about where we've been as where we are going About what we look like now as what we might look like in the future About the defeats of yesterday as what might be our victories of tomorrow With Him all things are made new Even decrepit folks like us pg 74This book takes readers back to their favorite Christmas classic and teaches us through the movie It's a Wonderful Life how God wants us to learn things through His word to make us better people I am so excited to share this treasure with you through my review and since there are 52 lessons captured in this book there is one for each week but I had to read them all Such classic lines are uoted to open each of the chapters and we are taken back to specific clips in the movie to see things we didn't know were there little nuggets of pure Godly wisdom that when applied can change our perspective on things much like how Mary Hatch views the Granville House that is abandoned and in a state of complete disrepair George doesn't even want to live in it as a ghost but Mary sees the potential of what good beWe are reminded that it's far too easy to focus on how bad things look instead of simply changing our perspectives and seeing the greatness that is there instead Mary's ability to take what life has given her and she makes the most of it uite simply Mary teaches us that the best things in life are simple things that surround us especially when coupled with our imaginations Then we can exploit those things for goodness And with God's help to make it than anyone else could have imaginedI received 52 Little Lessons from It's A Wonderful Life by Bob Welch compliments of Thomas Nelson Publishers for my honest review and HIGHLY RECOMMEND this one to anyone who is a fan of It's A Wonderful Life There are such amazing things tucked inside this wonderful book fun movie facts and life lessons that are bound to keep the Christmas spirit going inside us all year long I easily rate this as a 5 out of 5 stars and will definitely keep this one near me all year long for reference and a constant reminder of what is good in our lives everyday if we are simply willing to find it

  8. Cindy says:

    Life lessons from the classic movie “It’s a Wonderful Life” Author Bob Welch offers 52 lessons infused with spirituality being good to others having faith humility and finding value in one’s life The book contains some scriptural reference as well as some historical film facts that may be interesting to some readersAs I started to read this book I found it interesting and a “feel good” read But about half way though it seemed to get repetitive The same lessons just reworded And also the author used some of the same uotes from the movie than once So it became a little bit boring to read cover to coverI think the writing format; 52 lessons ie 52 weeks of the year is meant just for that Read one chapter one lesson for each week of the year and then some of the points mentioned would be reinforced and not seem repetitive So I think this would make a nice gift book Overall for me an average readI received this book from Booksneeze in exchange for my honest review

  9. Selina Bloomfield says:

    It's a Wonderful Life is one of my all time favorite movies I really enjoyed this book I gave it four stars instead of five because there were some inaccuracies from what happenedwas said in the movie to what the author said in his book Perfect book to read before Christmas or weekly throughout the year

  10. JLynn says:

    Interesting insightsI greatly enjoyed this book and the author's insights My only criticism is that it probably could've been twenty lessons instead of fifty two They sometimes got a little redundant But I plan to read this book again Lots of gems

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