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The Power of Positive Thinking: 10 Traits for Maximum Results

The Power of Positive Thinking: 10 Traits for Maximum Results [Kindle Edition]

Dr. Norman Vincent Peale
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Beautifully crafted special edition of the international bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking, which has inspired millions through the heartfelt prescription for enjoying a more fulfilling life.

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Positive Thinking = Positive Life 4 Dec 2009
By Sarah
It's such a simple and effective concept, that positive thinking creates a positive life, yet hard to do at times- which is a good reason alone to read this book.

Most everything we accomplish each day starts out as a thought. Thoughts flash across our minds each day, all day long, and directly influence how we feel and what we do. So, if you spend your day thinking about negative things, expect to feel bad. On the other hand, if you spend your day concentrating on positive things, good things will happen. And that's basically the purposeand premise of this book- to change your thinking for the better, which in turn will influences your life. The book will "reset your sights" so to speak.

Each chapter of the book tackles important life issues, such as worrying, creating happiness, having energy, etc. Examples of the principles abound, and each chapter ends with a nice summary.

An inspiring and entertaining read, I recommend this book to anyone who needs a little nudge in the direction of positive thinking. Know though, that there is a definite religious tone throughout the book, which could bother some. Those looking for something a little more in the physical rather than cognitive realm to pick you up, might be better off with a book like Exercise Beats Depression.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK CHANGED MY LIFE FOREVER 6 Mar 1999
By A Customer
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The best thing you will ever do in life is to read this book.I read it when I was a clild of 12 years old, had I not I do not know where I would be today. I am now 30 and saw somebody I loved go through realy bad times. I gave it to her for a christmas present. Now she laughts again, when I was certain all was gone. The are no word to express my thanks. read it .If you see somebody in need give it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A book to dip into 10 Aug 2010
By melee
An interesting read based on Christian faith. I believe the book helps those who already have some basic Christian beliefs. It helps to focus on particular Bible verses which promote positive thinking. It also gives numerous examples which reinforce the power of prayer. I found it an uplifting book with guidance to developing a positive attitude and confidence.It is a book that one can read random chapters of at any time.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible! Monumental influence to my life 4 April 2000
Format:Audio Cassette
I heard about this book on the radio. Since then I have recommended it to several people. And I am about to buy another copy for a relative. The audio is clear and deals with everyday life. It has helped me think about life in a different way. I unconditionally recommend the book/audio
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4.0 out of 5 stars Peale's classic still has a message to deliver 11 Dec 2006
By Rolf Dobelli TOP 500 REVIEWER
If you are looking for a guide to faith-based self-improvement, this book is, well, the bible. In one of the earliest contemporary self-help books, famed clergyman Norman Vincent Peale explains how you can overcome any obstacle, internal or external, through the dynamic combination of the "science of faith" with psychological counseling and modern medicine. He teaches you how to banish the negative thoughts that cause fear and failure, and replace them with "the power of positive thinking." In this warm, faith-based book, first published 1952, he teaches readers his approach to solving problems and accepting yourself. He advocates using the New Testament and prayer to attain peace, happiness, love and success. The catch is, you must be one of the faithful to take full advantage of Peale's Christian teachings. His classic bestseller is more than a warm, if slightly quaint, self-help book. It's a cultural icon, filled with old-time religion and practical examples. We recommend it as a touchstone in this genre. If you want to walk this path, Peale got here first. In fact, many of today's self-development bestsellers have their roots in this book.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Helped me to re-discover my faith 8 Feb 2011
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I bought this book for three reasons. The first reason is because it featured in '50 self-help classics' by Tom Butler-Bowdon and having read many self-help books which all emphasise the importance of positive thinking, I was interested in reading one of the most famous and best-selling books on the topic.

The second reason is because I watched a documentary on the billionaire Donald Trump and discovered that Norman Vincent Peale was actually his preacher in New York!

The final reason which persuaded me to finally buy the book is when I watched another documentary, a BBC one, called 'the American Dream.' A priest gave an interview for the documentary explaining how the principles in the book had inspired him to achieve an olympic medal, I think it was for pole vaulting, but I cannot remember for sure!

In terms of the positive thinking aspects of the book, I did not really learn anything that was of any significant difference from what I had already learnt from other self-help books. The one way in which the book did help me however was by helping me to re-discover my faith.

The author of the book was a preacher and he often cites bible passages which he recommends that people memorise, passages such as: 'I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me' and 'according to your faith be it unto you.' I am usually very sceptical and reluctant to try out exercises such as these which are proposed in self-help books (which I suppose defeats the purpose of reading them!) but I gave it a shot and it has really helped me.

I use to go to church regularly but limited my worship to the church service. It wasn't until I read this book that I realised faith could be applied on a daily basis and to anything.
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good book... helps me a lot:-)
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I liked this book. it has encouraged me to be more spiritual and think positively rather than negatively.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The power of positive thinking
a great book for those who want to challenge themselves mentally!
Published 27 days ago by Don Billy
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Really good read would very much recommend not just to people needing spiritual help but to anyone as this will assist in giving a good balance to life.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good read with powerful ideas
This book contains some very powerful ideas and examples of people who used them with success!
Published 1 month ago by Paul Keegan
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book if you have Christian beliefs but not for ...
I found this book both enjoyable and interesting to read,Great book if you have Christian beliefs but not for the non believer.
Published 1 month ago by C.MacG
1.0 out of 5 stars Not my cup of tea
Too many bible quotes, none of which was present in the sample download. The book itself is very dated and I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
Published 1 month ago by MR S SHARPE
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