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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

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).

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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A changed mind

I thoroughly enjoyed this book it was a wonderful read LOL I mean listen. I especially black listening to it while riding in my car. this book has changed my life for the better.

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Incredible

Allow these words to take root in your human heart and mind and be transmuted.

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this is a daily listen for me. a chapter a day..

a chapter a day, keeps my mindset right for service, sainthood, and happiness!!!
jamieboynamaste., have a great day.
jamie mentzer

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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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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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  • Shaun
  • Rocky Ridge, UT, United States
  • 02-02-17

Awesome insight on the phobia of rejection

This completely changed the way i look at sales calls, asking for favors and saying 'no'. This book is invaluable to anyone who struggles with procrastination because of fear of rejection.

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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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4 of 6 people found this review helpful

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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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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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-31-17

it was amazing read

everything u need to know about your life and mind and peace. you learn a lot about yourself

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  • CMPriz
  • 09-06-17

Highly recommended to jump-start self improvement!

This is a very powerful book that serves well for foundational insight to get you better navigating your journey of self-improvement. A definite must read (listen)!

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  • Teresa
  • 09-05-16

Thoughts

This book gave me a lot to think about, its in depth and you need to give it a lot time to reap the benefits

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  • Pen Name
  • 06-15-16

concepts and wisdom needed for people to grow

It's a classic need to re listen a few times and one that needs full concentration

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  • Adam
  • 04-15-16

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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  • Charlene Allison
  • 09-06-15

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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  • dankuss
  • 02-25-17

Great reminder that we are what we think about most

Recommended to me by Mack Newton, this book is a great reminder that we must first change on the inside in order to change what happens on the outside. I like the short story analogies that James Allen uses to convey a point. Being an older publication, it requires concentration to understand it. From Poverty to Power reminded me to be happy with what I have and love unconditionally. I would recommend these books for people who are striving to be better and find themselves, and also those people who have many desires that are material.