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As a Man Thinketh and From Poverty to Power Audiobook

As a Man Thinketh and From Poverty to Power

James Allen's From Poverty to Power (1901) and As a Man Thinketh (1902) stand as seminal texts in the self-help genre that have served as sources of inspiration since their publication at the beginning of the 20th century. Loosely based in its principles around the Biblical proverb "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he," As a Man Thinketh asserts the powerful idea that belief is central to bringing about positive events in one's life.
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James Allen's From Poverty to Power (1901) and As a Man Thinketh (1902) stand as seminal texts in the self-help genre that have served as sources of inspiration since their publication at the beginning of the 20th century. Loosely based in its principles around the Biblical proverb "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he," As a Man Thinketh asserts the powerful idea that belief is central to bringing about positive events in one's life. From Poverty to Power, Allen's first book, relies on a similar philosophy but addresses themes of adversity and suffering more directly and offers his simple wisdom as a means of overcoming difficulty. Allen's writings are powerful and relevant today as they were over a century ago, and this collection brings their solace and inspiration to modern listeners.

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    David Hervey Bay, Australia 04-24-12
    David Hervey Bay, Australia 04-24-12

    Be the master of your fate; the captain of your soul.

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    "Old school wording though relevant concepts"

    Obviously a brilliant and enlightened mind, especially for the time it was written. A bit heavy going at times with the old school wording and terminology, though the message is relevant today as much as ever.
    Note: This is two books recorded back to back. I prefered the first (As a Man Thinketh).

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    Starry Eyes. New York, NY, United States 12-04-11
    Starry Eyes. New York, NY, United States 12-04-11

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    If you could sum up As a Man Thinketh and From Poverty to Power in three words, what would they be?

    The narrator seemed to be racing to finish reading this great book. Unlistenable.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Uplifting


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    The narrator seemed to be racing to finish reading this great book. Unlistenable.


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    Robert Ware 12-22-15
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    "I thought this book was full of Wisdom and insight"

    I thought. that the wisdom of this book mirrored my consciousness. and tapped into my insight. I like it.

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    ERICA 11-17-15
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    "Sensible"

    Timeless Truths thoroughly explained for the continued development of humanity. A blueprint and study guide to eternal success and self mastery. Well done James Allen! Thank you.

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    Ben 06-12-15
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    "Great read"

    I highly recommend this book for anyone and everyone. Principles learned are mandatory for a happy peaceful and successful life. Apply them everywhere. Great quotes too.

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    M 06-07-15
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    What the world needs to hear, absorb, act, and live on! If we all became centered in ourselves, take responsibility for our feelings/outcomes and act truly unselfishly .. What a difference we all could make.

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    Jay 05-25-15
    Jay 05-25-15

    Single dad...OCD small business owner..

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    "Must read for all Men"

    I have read this book about 6 times in the last six years and I plan on reading it at least once a year forever.

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    Mandy 03-14-15
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    "moving in the right direction"

    I enjoyed listening. This helped me achieve new heights. it took several times to finish. The end is better than the beginning. The beginning wasn't bad in the first place.

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    JPM NYC 02-06-15
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    "Excellent listen"

    Gives the insight to the deep issues we all have. Focus on self awareness. If you can handle the truth then get this book. Every time I listen to it I feel in touch with myself and the real world
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    JPM

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    Oqab 01-16-15
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    "Great book!"

    I heard about it in a lot of self development seminars, and it was one of the recommendations of Tony Robbins.
    This book is definitely helping me shape my mind and the way i think throughout my life.

    Thank you so much.

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    "Should be taught in schools across the Globe..."

    ...and adults should listen to this book many many times and live by its wisdom...

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