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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
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    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.


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


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    Christian Denton, TX 04-10-16
    Christian Denton, TX 04-10-16 Member Since 2015
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    "A mind is a terrible thing to waste!"

    This book encourages thinking which leads to being able to make positive changes in one's life. Thinking freely, and accurately is very necessary because a mind is a terrible thing to waste.

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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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    "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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    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
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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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    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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    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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    Udochi Okeke Folsom, CA 01-05-15
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    "I learned a lot"

    Something about a British accent makes you feel like you're learning sage wisdom. I recommend to those seeking the truth behind the driving force to living a life of discipline in any exercise.

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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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    "This book could change your life"

    James Allen was clearly a man of knowledge. This book has the potential to change your life if your take its message to heart. And this message is timeless, as relevant today, if not more so, than when James Allen wrote it over 100 years ago.

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