2014-03-14

As a Man Thinketh

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by James Allen (1864-1912

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Allen's books illustrate the use of the power of thought to increase personal capabilities. Although he never achieved great fame or wealth, his works continue to influence people around the world, including the New Thought movement.

Allen's most famous book, As a Man Thinketh, was published in 1902. It is now considered a classic self-help book. Its underlying premise is that noble thoughts make a noble person, while lowly thoughts make a miserable person.
(Summary by Wikipedia)

This is not a “Christian” book; it’s a wise man’s application of Proverbs 23:7: As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” As with any recommendation here: eat the meat, spit out the bones.

From a 5-star review: It is a joy to see there are others that found this book to be a Masterpiece. I found it right after I finished high school and have read it no less than 100 times. It is like an old friend who reminds me that my life is what I make it, without exception. It helped me learn that I could not blame anyone else for the condition of my life, I was sololy responsible and therefore only I could change it. I finished high school in 1984 with a C average (I thought I was quite stupid) and in 1997 I finished my Ph. D. in Computer Science with an A average. I believe the ideas that James Allen wrote in this short Masterpiece with all heart and these ideas helped me change my life, drasticly. James Allen was a very wise man, anyone could learn something from him! I will close with some of my favorite quotes from this Masterpiece, "You can not travel within and stand still without.", "There is effort and there are results, chance is not.", "Dreams are the seedlings of reality.", and "You will receive exactly what you earn, no more, no less."


 It is one of the best set of spiritual books I have read in years. I admit I have the hard copy of As A Man Thinketh, which made me curious as to the other four writings. There were also wonderful! I would recommend them to anyone seeking their spiritual path for guidance and understanding.