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Simpler Times Hardcover – CLV, June 1, 1996


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 112 pages
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers (June 1, 1996)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1565074165
  • ISBN-13: 978-1565074163
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 11.2 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #687,875 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By K. Stringfellow on December 14, 1998
Format: Hardcover
This book is incredibly uplifting in spirit! When you look at it, the pictures soothe your soul. You truly want to be in the picture. I had heard this about Thomas Kinkade's work. The true bonus for me with this book is the writing. It is as clear and true and inviting as the artwork depicted on its pages. Mr. Kinkade gently and beautifully reminds us to contemplate and practice what is truly most important in our lives. Each time I open this book to read and view its pages, it brings literal tears to my eyes, there is that much Truth and beauty in it which caresses my being. My gratitude and blessings go to the creators of this true work of art.
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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on April 22, 1999
Format: Hardcover
Thomas Kincade makes you believe that "simpler times" are within reach for each of us! Not a vision from the past, but an attainable goal even in our frenetic modern world!
Kincade gives practical suggestions from lessons he's learned in his own life: setting priorities, learning to say 'no', slowing down, creating your own private retreat.
And throughout Kincade's heart-warming narrative, flows a peaceful, gentle stream of his artwork. Paintings that capture the essence of nature & draw you into its beauty.
Withdraw to your own private retreat & take "Simpler Times" with you!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Keith L. Jensen on November 7, 2001
Format: Hardcover
At the college I work at I teach classes on personal development and stress management through hardiness training. Recently, in class, we were discussing whether it is possible to experience joy when in the midst of challenges and trials. Through beautiful artwork and inspired narrative in "Simpler Times," Mr. Kinkade demonstrates how one can experience peace and joy in a hectic world. The book was like food for my soul. Thank you.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Jentry Poss on December 29, 1999
Format: Hardcover
When my work days start to overwhelm me, glancing at a few pages from this work of art help me to gain perspective again. Mr. Kincaids paintings alone have the ability to sooth and calm, but his text adds even more to his message of joy, hope, and learning to find your own "retreat" to reflect and slow your life down a bit. I love this book.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 17, 1998
Format: Hardcover
Reading this book is a beautiful, serene experience. It really helps you to prioritize the things in your life, which leads to a more peaceful relaxed atmosphere for you and those around you. It really helped me to put things in perspective. Just the pictures alone create a peacefulness; add that to the text, and you have got one awesome book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sal Stix on December 1, 2001
Format: Hardcover
I first saw Tomas Kinkades work at a gallery in Port Jefferson Long Island. They were set in special rooms with typical individual lights for each piece. There were dimmer switches in the room that we were able to control the lighting, enhancing the effects. The paintings actually came alive with light as I dimmed the house lights. I'm not in the position to afford his work but with this book I'm at least able to enjoy the experience. The book is so good you can see the brush strokes and even the bumps in the canvas It's not as good as the real thing although it dose tease your senses. So sit back. Put on some soothing music and live the experience.
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