Life’s Greatest Lessons, written by Hal Urban, was first published in 1992. Mr. Urban, a father and a teacher, originally wrote it to provide life lessons for his children. However, the author was pleasantly surprised when it quickly became popular with readers of all ages. The book is the author’s philosophy of life; twenty chapters of the twenty things that matter. Over two decades old, this book continues to provide relevant lessons for today’s reader. No matter how technologically advanced people become, there are everyday human values that will always endure, and this is what this simple book offers.
Life’s Greatest Lessons is an easy read, a mere 163 pages long. But included in those 163 pages is a comprehensive guideline to living a good life. The chapters are short, generally between 5 to 10 pages long. The author uses personal experiences and historical references to make his points.
These twenty principles discussed by Hal Urban are based on simple concepts that stand the test of time: Common sense, a positive attitude, gratitude, honesty, respect (for self and others), motivation, goals, and more. All of these concepts added together are the formula for a successful life.
Life is complicated, and people often struggle with choices and priorities. In his book, Hal Urban helped un-complicate it, by providing readers with 20 fundamental life values that will never be outdated or old-fashioned. His use of down-to-earth, concrete examples and stories provide an enjoyable book with concepts that are well-worth sharing with family and friends.
You can order this book at Hal Urban’s website: www.halurban.com for $14.00
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go. (Dr. Seuss, I Can Read with my Eyes Shut!)
Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book. (Jane Smiley, Thirteen Ways of Looking at the Novel)
If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing. (Benjamin Franklin)