Of course it's a rehash. All books in this field are. If you want one that is somewhat different, try The Physics of Miracles: Tapping in to the Field of Consciousness Potential, or The Key to The Secret: How to Manifest from the Heart. How much are these people paid, to write negative reviews? Is this part of the negative suggestion matrix the mass media is creating? I don't care if his degree is in dogcatching. Do his ideas work? They do- if you work from your heart. If you work from your head, as some book reviewers appear to be, you won't get any results. Joe doesn't really tell you that when you put out an intent- if it doesn't work- this is merely feedback to help you identify negative beliefs, and then to clear them. For people as negative as some reviewers, this could take a little while. Another thing Joe could emphasize more is that if your intent is service to others, rather than merely to ego, you will get far better results, degrees of magnitude better. I help a friend, who helps homeless people. He told me he needed some shoes, Size 8, for a homeless man. 2 days later I had a pair, for free. I've done this kind of thing many times. I go to a community dinner, midweek, and take the leftover food to a soup kitchen next to the building I work in. I invariably get at least a duffel bag full, and drop it off. Every week. They are delighted. Yes, you can sum up War and Peace in a playing card. But you miss a lot. The whole point is the anecdotes, which drive home the points. I love the books of Wallace D. WattlesThe Science of Getting Rich, but the English used is a little archaic, for the average person. Matthew Ferry's 8 part series on Manifesting, on YouTube, can also be summoned up on a page, but it is so very entertaining, I watch it from time to time. I read Think and Grow Rich a long time ago. I learned from it. Yes, this book merely restates, however so do the other books. Neville Goddard and Joseph MurphyThe Power of Your Subconscious Mind are so much fun, for me- but they can be a little thick for some readers nowadays. I am personally amazed at all the negativity in some reviewers; this is not something to put out. If you don't like the book, move on. This book is simply written. Shakti Gawain's books are essentially her version of Jose Silva's Silva Method. Both are good. Everybody rewrites. The problem in manifesting, in setting intent, is that the larger goals have more subconscious resistance, which has to be cleared. Most people want it all, right now, aren't willing to work on it, and blame whatever method they're using. My wife's mother manifests brilliantly with nothing more than a quick request of St. Anthony. Most of the commenters don't seem to have found anything else that worked well for them. I know someone in a crummy job, she begged me for help, 2 weeks ago. That's not my job, but she was sincere, and working hard, so I set an intent to find something. I did find something for her, and connected her with those people. She hasn't yet gotten the job, but she's very close. She is extremely appreciative for even the little bit I did. You don't need a lot of material support. Mother Theresa manifested an awful lot, owning just 2 pairs of clothes, and I think a pair of sandals. When I am in a pure state, the manifesting is truly effortless. Google the story of Jumping Mouse, if you want to understand how the manifesting journey works. A woman at work had a baby. I found a car seat, for free, and gave it to her. I really wanted some rubber stamps, of a certain type, and a great number of them showed up at my favorite clearance store, cheap. I set an intent, and without attachment, watch as the path opens up. Say what you will, Joe is laughing all the way to the bank, and yes there is value to his books, for those open to it. For those not open to it, I guess they write negative reviews on Amazon, and otherwise stew in their own juices. May Allah grant you patience, as you will need the patience of an Easterner. You remind me of the story of the student, who begged the guru for the mantra that would release him from all suffering. The guru said, "Ram" [which is a very common Indian name]. The man was furious- his mantra couldn't be that simple. He left in a huff, and found another guru. The other guru had him shovel out stables, and clean out toilets, for several years. After some years, the student went to the teacher, recounted his dedicated service, and asked for his mantra. The new teacher said, "Ram". The student was shocked, and said, "But my last master told me that!" The new master said "well, yes. Of course, you weren't ready to hear it then. How many more toilets do you need to clean, before you are ready to receive?" My brother is good at this, better than I am, for many things. He got a $9000 home entertainment system for $300, by accident, as one example among many. If you need to play, try Matrix Energetics: The Science and Art of Transformation. Walt Woods' Letter to Robin: A mini-course in pendulum dowsing is a pretty good introduction to learning how to communicate with the subconscious mind, which holds all the limiting beliefs. I also like The Future Is Yours: Do Something About It! and ThetaHealing, and even Lost Secrets of Ancient Hawaiian Huna, Volume 1 and Urban Shaman, and I have gotten results from all of them. And I get results from Joe's book. Thanks, Joe. By way, if you call 1 877 TEACHME, you can ask for the free CD Get Well, which they do send with their catalog. That CD is one of the most motivating CD's I've ever heard. Yes, I know a lot of stuff- it's the getting it into action that's the trick, and motivational CD's like Joe's, and Get Well, are very, very helpful. The mass media puts out massive negative suggestions, it takes a bit to overcome this.