Filled with letters, anecdotes, and examples drawn from the author's extensive counseling experience with men and women of all ages and walks of life, this powerful guide offers a profound yet easily applied message to every individual: You can conquer personal fears, triumph over adversity, and transform and enhance your daily life. Inside, you'll find the concrete steps necessary for developing confidence and self-esteem, Dr. Peale's personal recipe for happiness, and a simple but powerful formula for molding your own destiny and finding fulfillment in life.
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Norman Vincent Peale (1898–1993), one of the most influential clergymen of his time, was the author of forty-six books, including the international bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking. Dr. Peale's legacy continues today through the Peale Center for Christian Living, the Outreach Division of Guideposts.From Library Journal:
Still bursting with enthusiasm at 92, Peale ( The Power of Positive Thinking, LJ 10/1/52) agains jumps on the bandwagon of the you-can-do-it-if-you-think-you-can approach. Here Peale strings together dozens of personal success stories ("success" is always materialistic) that make readers feel good. Believing (in yourself, others, values, God) is all-important, and the stories of wealthy business executives who made it on their own grab center stage. Peale even takes credit for the healing approaches of Norman Cousins and Bernie Siegel by claiming that their ideas were his all along. The writing and editing are careless; in one chapter Peale presents 11 components of the Happiness Mix, but only six are listed in the chapter summary. There's too much name-dropping, e.g., "philosopher A.B. Zu Tavern" (who's he?). Peale devotees will love it.
- Linda Beck, Indian Valley P.L., Telford, Pa.
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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