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Power Through Constructive Thinking [Hardcover]

Emmet Fox
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Dec 1940
Fresh with contemporary relevance, this classic of positive thinking from one of the world's great motivational writers offers galvanizing insights on self-transformation. Based on Emmet Fox's simple message that "thoughts are things" and all potential lies in their creative and constructive use, these thirty-one inspiring essays how to have it all -- health, healing, happiness, and a liberated spirit -- through the power of constructive though. First published in 1940, "Power Through Constructive Thinking" has been a never-failing source of strength and renewal for generations of readers.
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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Harper & Row Ltd (Dec 1940)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0060629304
  • ISBN-13: 978-0060629304
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 13.7 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,062,086 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Strange as it may seem to you, there exists a mystic power that is able to transform your life so thoroughly, so radically, so completely, that when the process is completed your own friends would hardly recognize you, and, in fact,you would scarcely be able to recognize yourself. Read the first page
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
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This is one of the most wonderful and powerful books I have ever read. If you are looking for answers about the nature of God, what is prayer and how does it work, who was Jesus and what was he really trying to teach us and what is the key that unlocks the deeper meaning of the bible; this is the book to read. Mr. Fox is the most profound writer in that he is able to relate the most complex ideas in an easily understood way. His love and excitememt of the stories and events of the bible are evident as he brings this medium alive to the reader. Never boring, but most of all totally relevant to living in today's world. Any book by Emmet Fox is a feast for the soul. This one will change your perception about everything you've ever known about the bible, spirituality and God! You'll never be the same!
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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Powerful and inspiring wisdom text 14 Jan 2003
Emmet Fox wrote in the Christian Gnostic tradition but his inspiring words will benefit people from all traditions. Compiled from pamphlets, this book includes sermons and meditations on a wide array of subjects. The author's insights are revealed by his psychological interpretation of scriptural passages, for example his exegesis of the 91st Psalm in the chapter titled "The Secret Place" in which he proves that the psalmist knew about the individual's two minds: the conscious and the subconscious.

Like the other great 20th century metaphysicians such as Florence Scovel-Shinn, Joseph Murphy and Ernest Holmes, Fox had a remarkable gift for conveying ancient spiritual truth in language that everyone can understand. He covers issues like faith, scientific prayer, cosmic law, life after death, reincarnation and the practice of the presence of God in a most absorbing and engaging manner, identifying hidden meanings of biblical passages in the light of psychology.

My favorite chapters include (a) The Yoga Of Love, in which Fox confirms that there are many roads to the great goal but that the pathway of love is the shortest and the easiest (b) The Wonder Child, about the indwelling presence of God, and (c) The Lord's Prayer. Identifying the formula of this Jewish prayer, Fox shows why it is a perfect pattern for the development of the soul. In the 4th place, I found the meditation on Psalm 23, (d) The Good Shepherd, of great value.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars It changed my life 18 Mar 1999
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I discovered emmet fox in 1974, and at the tender age of 22, he changed my life. Many times through the years, I've thanked God for that change. This I think is probably my favorite of his books. Prayer works, especially if you know what you're doing.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
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Power Through Constructive Thinking offers a thoughtful interpretation of biblical passages for Christians and non-Christians alike. Written in an easy-to-understand style, Emmet Fox seeks neither to convert nor convince, only to help the reader deal with day to day problems and to deepen their own spirituality. I felt neither coerced nor dictated to, rather like I had been given tools with which to lead my life; I use this book as the basis for daily meditations. The strongest recommendation I can make is that I carried this book in my purse for several years, re-reading passages- and secondly that both Christian and non-Christian friends have read and been moved by this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 27 Oct 2007
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I have been left literally gobsmacked by this book. The author was clearly a deeply spiritually enlightened man, and this outlook cannot have anything but a positive effect on the book's readers. Despite the age of the book, everything within is as relevant to life today as ever before. He has a rare gift of being able to put into words the very complex nature of life, feelings, spirituality, and the great truth about our existence and our relationship with our maker.

The book just makes sense, I suspect this is because it speaks the Truth, and the truth is fundamentally right and good. If one speaks of universal laws about the nature of exitence on this earth, and about humanity, then they are bound to resonate. And they have certainly resonated in me.

If you are seeking a deeper understanding in God, a higher power, the power of the iniverse, love, (whathever you choose to call it), then I believe this book will help to deepen your understanding of what spirituality is as well as providing practical tips on how to 'demonstrate' the prescence of God in your daily actions, and lead a spiritual life.

The only regret I have is that I didn't buy the hardback version, as to assimilate the wonderful spiritual wisdom contained in this book will take many, many readings. I just can't recommend it enough.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Average at best 28 April 2012
By Gideon
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I ordered this book and waited for it with great eagerness especially as it had all 5 star reviews.
So I thought I would post my own review just to balance things up a little.
I read through this book and though most of the chapters were ok.
However when it got to the Life after Death chapter it was quite frankly bizarre.
The Re-incarnation chapter was not a lot better.
After these two chapters I struggled through the rest of the book.

I would have given it 3 stars if it were not for those two chapters but feel it only deserves 2.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Thinking is the hard part
Having read page to page three times and still feel there is something missing. The analysis needs to be expanded to bring out the points that enable one to gain the power from... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Mr. Eric Sutherland
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
I love Emmet Fox books, they have helped me very much. This is my second copy as my last one eventually fell apart from so much use. Read more
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This is one of the most interesting books I've ever had the pleasure of reading for sure, buy it, read it well...
Published 14 months ago by L. Wagstaff
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly powerful
This is something quite special, this book. Emmet Fox starts off by analysing 'The Lord's Prayer'. Wow, I do not think anybody who reads this will ever see it in the same light... Read more
Published on 4 Nov 2011 by Pen pal
5.0 out of 5 stars This book can change your life for the better
Easy to read,gentle book, a new way to understand passages of the bible, with no doctrines to mess with your mind! Read more
Published on 15 Nov 2009 by Alison Evans
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best of Emmet
To me - Emmet's "Power Through Constructive Thinking" is the foundation stone of all his powerful, inspiring & motivational books. Read more
Published on 28 Dec 2007 by Terry Tozer
5.0 out of 5 stars All of the below & more!!
To me - Emmet's "Power Through Constructive Thinking" is the foundation stone of all his powerful, inspiring & motivational books. Read more
Published on 29 Sep 2007 by Terry Tozer
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely changed my life. Grahl Moxley,Soperton,GA>
A must read for anyone who belives in or is searching for Jeasus Christ.
Published on 14 Jun 1999
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