50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life, from Timeless Sages to Contemporary Gurus (Your Coach in a Box)

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9781596590410: 50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life, from Timeless Sages to Contemporary Gurus (Your Coach in a Box)


Discover the books that have already changed the lives of millions. This award-winning, unabridged guide to the "literature of possibility" surveys 50 of the all-time classics, giving you their key ideas, insights and applications-everything you need to know to start benefiting from these legendary works.

From the ancient teachings of Buddha and The Bhagavad-Gita, to the early American wisdom of Emerson and Thoreau, to such contemporary giants as Wayne Dyer, Joseph Campbell, Daniel Goleman and Norman Vincent Peale, these are the most influential thinkers and motivators spanning the world's religions, cultures, philosophies and centuries.

As you hear more about the landmark works of such blockbuster bestselling authors as Deepak Chopra, Phil McGraw, Anthony Robbins, Marianne Williamson and more, you will learn how to:

Change your thoughts to change your life

Set goals and follow your dreams

Appreciate your depth

Transform yourself and your world

Tom Butler-Bowdon is now recognized as an expert on the personal development field. He has spent more than six years researching, reading and analyzing hundreds of works to compile his guides to the self-help and success classics. A graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney, he lives in works in both the UK and Australia, and runs a self-help/success website at www.butler-bowdon.com

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Life-transforming insights from timeless sages to contemporary gurus.

Experience, as never-before, the words and ideas of some of our deepest thinkers, spiritual teachers, and poets who represent the true inspiration for our new world:

James Allen · Robert Bly · Boethius · Alain de Botton · Dalai Lama * Ralph Waldo Emerson · Benjamin Franklin · Pierre Teilhard de Chardin * Henry David Thoreau

Explore the wisdom of ancient philosophy and religion:

Marcus Aurelius · The Bhagavad-Gita · The Bible · The teachings of Buddha in The Dhammapada · Lao-Tzu’s The Way of Power.

Learn from contemporary philosophers and inspirational gurus:

Martha Beck · William Bridges · David Burns · Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers · Richard Carlson · Dale Carnegie · Deepak Chopra · Paulo Coehlo * Stephen Covey

· Mihaly Cziksentmihalyi · Wayne Dyer · Clarissa Pinkola Estes * Viktor Frankl · Shakti Gawain · Daniel Goleman · John Gray · Louise Hay * James Hillman · Susan Jeffers · Richard Koch · Ellen Langer · Maxwell Maltz Abraham Maslow · Phil McGraw · Thomas Moore · Joseph Murphy · Norman Vincent Peale · Carol Pearson · M Scott Peck · Ayn Rand · Anthony Robbins * Florence Scovell-Shinn · Martin Seligman · Samuel Smiles · Marianne Williamson

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For the first time, fifty of the most important life-changing works in one volume!

Thousands of books have been written offering the ‘secrets’ to personal potential, fulfillment, and happiness: how to walk The Road Less Traveled, Win Friends and Influence People, or Awaken the Giant Within. But which are the all-time classics? Which ones really can change your life?

Tom Butler-Bowdon has cut through the bewildering array of choices to bring you the essential ideas, insights, and techniques from the ‘literature of possibilities’. In works that span the world’s religions, cultures, philosophies, and centuries, he summarizes each work’s key ideas and finally makes clear how these legendary classics can educate, affirm, and motivate anyone searching for the inspiration to make a meaningful life change.

The 50 classics examined here – from the ancient teachings of Buddha and Lao-Tzu and the character-building works of Benjamin Franklin and Samuel Smiles, to contemporary bestsellers such as Emotional Intelligence, Learned Optimism and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – represent the very best of what has become known only since the early 20th century as "self-help".

50 Self-Help Classics is the first and only ‘bite-sized’ introduction to the classic works of life transformation - a unique guide that acknowledges everyone’s yearning for a more meaningful and successful life, yet appreciates that each of us is inspired by different philosophies and ideas.

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