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Above Life's Turmoil [Paperback]

James Allen
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14 Jan 2011
An Unabridged, Unaltered Edition With A Foreword By The Author To Include The Following "20 Pieces": True Happiness - The Immortal Man - The Overcoming Of Self - The Uses Of Temptation - The Man Of Integrity - Discrimination - Belief, The Basis Of Action - Belief That Saves - Thought And Action - Your Mental Attitude - Sowing And Reaping - The Reign Of Law - The Supreme Justice - The Use Of Reason - Self-Discipline - Resolution - The Glorious Conquest - Contentment In Activity - The Temple Of Brotherhood - Pleasant Pastures Of Peace -

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  • Paperback: 76 pages
  • Publisher: Watchmaker Publishing (14 Jan 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1603863990
  • ISBN-13: 978-1603863995
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 22.9 x 0.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,386,996 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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James Allen (1864–1912) was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of self-help movement. His best known work, As a Man Thinketh, has been mass produced since its publication in 1903. It has been a source of inspiration to motivational and self-help authors. Born in Leicester, England, into a working class family, Allen was the eldest of three brothers. His mother could neither read nor write while his father, William, was a factory knitter. In 1879, following a downturn in the textile trade of central England, Allen's father traveled alone to America to find work and establish a new home for the family. Within two days of arriving his father was pronounced dead at New York City Hospital, believed to be a case of robbery and murder. At age fifteen, with the family now facing economic disaster, Allen was forced to leave school and find work. For much of the 1890s, Allen worked as a private secretary and stationer in several British manufacturing firms. In 1893, Allen moved to London where he met Lily Louisa Oram who he then wed in 1895. In 1898, Allen found an occupation in which he could showcase his spiritual and social interests as a writer for the magazine The Herald of the Golden Age. At this time, Allen entered a creative period where he then published his first book of many books, From Poverty to Power (1901). In 1902, Allen began to publish his own spiritual magazine, The Light of Reason, later retitled The Epoch. In 1903, Allen published his third and most famous book As a Man Thinketh. Loosely based on the biblical proverb, "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he," the small work eventually became read around the world and brought Allen posthumous fame as one of the pioneering figures of modern inspirational thought. The book's minor audience allowed Allen to quit his secretarial work and pursue his writing and editing career. In 1903, the Allen family retired to the town of Ilfracombe where Allen would spend the rest of his life. Continuing to publish the Epoch, Allen produced more than one book per year until his death in 1912. There he wrote for nine years, producing 19 works. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Allen never fails 25 Nov 2000
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If you cherish "As a Man Thinketh," then "Above Life's Turmoil" will not fail you. In this book, Allen disects the human condition and like a master physician, he offers solutions in his haunting and truthful style. This book is beautiful. As with Allen's other works, I re-visit the pages of this book often. Read it yourself and see why.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 9 April 2014
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I really enjoyed this book, and recommend it to anyone wanting to put their life and thoughts in order. Anything from James Allen is wonderful.
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book 11 July 2014
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One of the best motivational book ever. Would recommend to everyone
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This book really gets you thinking about what you need to be focusing on in your life. I recommend it highly.
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