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The Power of Positive Thinking

A Practical Guide to Mastering the Problems of Everyday Living
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Publisher's Summary

Translated into 15 languages with more than 7 million copies sold, The Power of Positive Thinking is unparalleled in its extraordinary capacity for restoring the faltering faith of millions. In this insightful program, Dr. Peale offers the essence of his profound method for mastering the problems of everyday living. You will learn:

  • How to eliminate that most devastating handicap - self doubt
  • How to free yourself from worry, stress and resentment
  • How to climb above problems to visualize solutions and then attain them
    Simple prayerful exercises that you can do everyday, throughout the day, to reinforce your new-found habit of happiness

    Eliminating all the negative thoughts that prevent you from achieving happiness and success, The Power of Positive Thinking is an inspiring program that will help you create a positive change in your life.

  • ©1992 Norman Vincent Peale (P)1992 Simon & Schuster Inc.

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    life changing

    A must read for everyone. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to improve their life

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    Religious Book

    Religious recruitment book. Should have a mentioned this is the title or description, save people the hassle.

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    Only for the devoutly religious.

    I stopped listening after realising the whole system is based upon deeply held religious beliefs and I do not hold those beliefs. This book is incorrectly advertised I need a credit.

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    unexpectedly tedious religious theme

    from the sample I expected to listen to some good old fashioned positive words but it became a torrential and tedious offering of religious piffle.

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    Avoid if not religious

    The central theme of this book is god. I tried to replace it in my mind with fate etc... but just couldnt do it. Some good tips and stories but was pretty heavy handed with the religion.

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    Religious book. Don't like being preached to.

    Ultra religions book, don't buy unless you enjoy being preached to about the fictitious 'God' every minute. Waste of money.

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    Great Book

    Very good content and well narrated, felt like my grandfather telling me his life's wisdoms. Listened to it multiple times already. Love it.

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    LIFE CHANGING!!

    This book pulled me through days I never thought I'd ever see the end of! I fell into a deep depression I never imagined I could over come! Just by chance one day I decided to put my stubbornness aside, took a leap of faith and started reading this book. And it changed my life! & in doing so brought me that little bit closer to God! whom I'm working on gaining a stronger relationship with every day!

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    Great reminder of the power that surrounds us all

    It was great to listen this book from Mr Peale's voice. He is indeed seen and lived many experience both personally and through people that in order to set ourselves free from doubt and negative feelings, one must believe and also practice regularly, wholeheartedly. This book was a reminder for me that knowing something is not enough, one must practice learnings repeatedly.

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    amazing book!!!

    iv taken more notes from this book than any other. simple yet effective. I believe that this book has helped me and it will help you too

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    • Tinkerbell71
    • 02-09-2011

    the Power of Positive Thinking

    A classic ! Kind of reminds me of How to win friends and influence people. I loved the fact that the author is the narrator, some of the storys he used, i found to be quite funny and had a few good laughs through out listening. I loved it ! It really emphasized the power of faith and prayer which I find absolutely essential to surviving day to day life. Most people can use all the tip they can get to stay positive. I esspecially enjoyed his remedy for worrying. I helps.

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    • A.K.
    • 10-01-2012

    Saved my life<br />

    I love the way NVP cares about people. I love the way he refers to Scripture to lift and encourage people. It built my confidence I never knew I had. This book and it's tips and teachings are so easy to understand, a third grader can appreciate it as well as an adult. It's humbling and inspiring at the same time. I read it over several times a year because life can knock you down and be cruel.

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    • Kevin Mendenhall
    • 05-06-2018

    Everything that I needed to hear

    I downloaded this book and have listened to it 4 times in less than a week. I have found myself feeling spiritually dead recently and this book is giving me so much hope. It is helping me to become closer to God and to feel like I am finally headed in the right direction. I can't say enough about how much I love this book.

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    • Altariq
    • 29-03-2009

    Timeless Classic

    This is a timeless classic. The narration is crystal clear and just as potent as reading the book. Highly recommended.

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    • Timothy
    • 19-07-2010

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    A time tested book. I found alot of the information to be very helpful. It contains a balance of religion with the advice it has in it. Worth every penny.

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    • Brent
    • 27-03-2010

    First listened to this 12 years ago...

    I listened to this 12 years ago and I had to add it to my collection. I'm not of his faith, but the principles are universal. Definitely worth listening to.

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    • ROBERT
    • 26-04-2013

    The one-star folks should have done some homework

    Would you consider the audio edition of The Power of Positive Thinking to be better than the print version?

    The audio edition of The Power of Positive Thinking is a wonderful complement to the print version. I have owned this book both in cassette and CD formats. It's nice to have it in a totally digital format that can go anywhere with me.

    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    I always prefer hearing the author read a book than a professional narrator for two reasons: First, the author knows where he/she wants the emphasis to be. Second, I can get some good insights as to the author's character.

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    The people who complain about the religiosity of the text have only their poor research for their problem. A quick overview of Dr. Peale's background would have revealed that he was a Christian minister and his doctorate was in theology. Dr. Peale pastored Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan for over 50 years. All of this information is readily available for anyone to see. My only complaint with Dr. Peale's writing is that it has a somewhat stilted style that is typical of most works originally published in the first half of the twentieth century.

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    • BKH
    • 17-06-2010

    Why "The Power of Positive Thinking"

    I have to admit I have owned the book for almost a decade and struggled to get through it. Maybe the difference is the period which it was written in or his ability to tie the bible in. It just didn't create any feeling of curiosity or desire. The style of the book and the audio abridged version I felt lacked excitement and gratitude, that one should feel after hearing the message of Peale. This book and audio program has sold millions and I still recommend both as they have key principles that may help you look at your self differently. May you listen to this audio book and do what's most important which is take a thorough self analysis to understanding yourself. Conquer yourself by creating better habits by stacking good ones all day.
    Ben Harriman

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    • Hopper Shopper
    • 07-06-2019

    Powerful principles for practical practice.

    I've listened to this audible audio book several times because I've found it very restorative.

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    • Jay
    • 01-05-2019

    Love It. Simple Wisdom.

    Changed my life 18 years ago and still holds true. Listen to it, more than once.

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    • Shujat Hussain
    • 19-05-2016

    Great book.

    Great book. It's got a string biblical theme throughout which I thought might put me off given that I'm neither religious or from a Christian background. However, the ideas presented are practical and useful and I was very impressed by the interpretation of the biblical verses to put forward the ideas in the book.

    Well worth it.

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    • Shareen Kazmi
    • 26-02-2018

    amazing.

    100% would recommend. This is one of those books you will always go back to - you'll learn something new every time. great information

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    • Anonymous User
    • 05-05-2020

    A must Read

    This book has the answer to many questions. I think to all of them . It’s worth it

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    • Anonymous User
    • 22-02-2020

    One of the best books I have ever listened to!

    Amazing book! Really worth the listen 🙏🏼 I reccomended this book 100%. I like the fact that the author referenced Bible verses as I am a Christian. Enjoyed this book 5 stars!

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    • Mr. C. P. Halliday
    • 02-09-2016

    For practicing Christians

    Fine if you're Christian but rubbish if you're not! Like listening to a couple of corporate American pie evangelists

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    • D. Nicholson
    • 08-12-2017

    Not what I was expecting

    Annoying voice, thought I’d stick with it but then he started talking about God. Then I deleted it.

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    • elizabeth nyamekye
    • 05-01-2017

    Great

    this is one of the best book to add to your library. perfect to keep you going in life

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    • Kwesi R.
    • 21-11-2016

    Worth listening to again.

    Easy to listen to with very practical steps which you can begin applying immediately to whatever situation you find yourself in.

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    • Eileen fair
    • 24-03-2016

    Religious

    This book is extremely focused on the bible, Jesus Christ and the Lord. Unfortunately while I believe in positive affirmations, I don't want to be preached to

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    • Amazon Customer
    • 17-10-2020

    Painful to listen to

    Listened to this as it is a classic and the grand-daddy of positive thinking books, but whilst the ideas contained within it are still relevant they have been retold countless times by much better and more relevant and more recent authors. Also the actual narration is painful to listen to, he sounds like Granpa Simpson telling a story. Would avoid this book and give it a miss.