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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Amistad (April 1, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061144878
  • ASIN: B000MGAHZK
  • Product Dimensions: 7.2 x 5.2 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,295,103 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Publishers Weekly

This book compiles the daily affirmations and words of wisdom of Rev Run (a.k.a. Joseph Simmons), a founding member of seminal rap group Run DMC who got serious about religion after the group parted ways. Shortly thereafter, he began writing and distributing daily advice on life to friends. As word spread about Run's words of wisdom, the list of those requesting his daily messages grew to be a who's who of CEOs, politicians, sports stars and music industry heavies. The wide appeal of Run's affirmations led to the publication of this book, a showcase of Run's impossibly optimistic outlook. There is no problem or experience that a positive attitude and a smile can't overcome. This is also the book's weakness, as the heavy reliance on positive thinking seems to give short shrift to the reality of suffering; If you dress sharp, smile and have a positive outlook, life will go your way. This message will appeal to some (like the successful, high-profile subscribers to Run's daily affirmation e-mail list), but for many, this too-simple worldview will seem like a one-dimensional pep talk. Fans of Run DMC and those looking for lighter self-help fare will find the book enjoyable, but those looking for a guide for improving their lives will be unsatisfied.
Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Reverend Run entered the public eye in 1983 as Run, leader of the pioneering rap trio Run-DMC. Since then, his accomplishments include becoming president of Phatfarm Footwear, CEO of Run Athletics, and star of the top-rated MTV show Run's House. Recently, he released his first solo album, Distortion, on RSMG, and directed the video for his first single, "Mind on the Road." More important, he is a minister at Zoe Ministries, founded by Bishop E. Bernard Jordan in 1983. Run now spends the majority of his time at church and building the foundations of his family.

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My 23 year old son bought this book.
DeniseG
So if you have a hard time looking on the bright side of things I believe this book will most surely make you focus on the good aspects of life.
The Connoisseur
After a good morning prayer, I read the words in this book and they give me inspiration for the day.
A. Turner

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By The Connoisseur on April 23, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I found this book quite hard to put down! Rev Run has put together a great combination of quotes to keep you focused, motivated, and strong in faith in this nice size book. So if you have a hard time looking on the bright side of things I believe this book will most surely make you focus on the good aspects of life.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By M. Neal on August 9, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I did have reservations prior to purchasing this book; however, my mind-set has changed! What a Word,oh, what a word Rev. Run has on every page!! He not only states things that are common sense, he also uses the Word of God, quotes scripture and quotes philosophers. I enjoy reading Words of Wisdom daily! What A Word oh What a Word!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Markeith E. Johnson on August 22, 2006
Format: Hardcover
I saw Rev Run on Bishop E. Bernard Jordan's TV Show, The Bishop encouraged the viewers to buy the book, and I did what a great purchase! Rev. Run sows seeds of wisdom on every page. It has been a "go to" book in times of trouble and it gives life skills. This book is a must read! Keep it with you at all times!

Markeith Johnson

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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Connie M. Hurt on April 2, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I found this book to awesome and with wonderful affirmations of faith. A pure joy to read. there two quotes,I want to share with you from Rev Run book.

Quote one,"worry is a negative side of prayer.you must always keep your mind on good. And who is Good? G O D!" Second Quote, " Life is a stage and we are all the actors in a play called life. We write our own script and revise it as we please. who are you in this play? are you sad, broke, busted,or disgusted? or are you happy, wealthy,well dressed, and vibrant? It is up to you?"
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Turner on February 13, 2008
Format: Hardcover
Rev Run's reminds me of lots like Joel Osteen's writings like Your Best Life Now and Become A Better You books but the African- American terminology. I agree in a lot of his statements like whenever "I feel like I am lacking something, the first thing I do is to give.If you need love,give love,a hug,hug somebody,friends make yourself friendly.If you need money, give some service"."When you're frustrated with results, never focus on the problem.Always focus on the solution.when you focus on the problem, it will only get bigger.Just Do Your best and Forget the rest". I believe those saying has inspire me and to believe in greater things in my life and especially when things aren't going so great in my life.
So Thank the Rev Run, Joel Osteen and other inspirational preachers/teachers to think and believe in God and yourself for a greater purpose in life.

For all of those reviewers who don't think of book is inspiring then I think you need to be little more open minded to things of God and the people He/She uses to inspire us.

God bless you all.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Turner on May 29, 2007
Format: Hardcover
I LOVE THIS BOOK!! This book is wonderful. After a good morning prayer, I read the words in this book and they give me inspiration for the day. His words are simply and easy to understand. I often find myself reading page after page. I have given it to several friends as gifts and they are enjoying as much as I am. I highly recommend it!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By I. Alfonso on May 17, 2007
Format: Hardcover
Going thru a difficult time, you need Words of Wisdom. This book has helped me tremendously thru a difficult time. Everyday I read an affirmation to help me thru the day. I highly recommend this book!
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WORDS OF WISDOM represents the daily affirmations Rev Run sends to his closest friends each day, which entered into the public realm when his TV show became such a hit. Rev Run is an ordained minister who closes each episode of his show by reading philosophical, Christian and inspirational books in the bathtub before writing his own motivations: his title arrives just in time for the second season and offers both avid fans and newcomers easy admonitions to live by.

Diane C. Donovan

California Bookwatch
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