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Translated into 15 languages with more than 7 million copies sold, The Power of Positive Thinking is unparalleled in its extraordinary capacity for restoring the faltering faith of millions. In this insightful program, Dr. Peale offers the essence of his profound method for mastering the problems of everyday living. You will learn:

  • How to eliminate that most devastating handicap - self doubt
  • How to free yourself from worry, stress and resentment
  • How to climb above problems to visualize solutions and then attain them
    Simple prayerful exercises that you can do everyday, throughout the day, to reinforce your new-found habit of happiness

    Eliminating all the negative thoughts that prevent you from achieving happiness and success, The Power of Positive Thinking is an inspiring program that will help you create a positive change in your life.

  • ©1992 Norman Vincent Peale; (P)1992 Simon & Schuster Inc.

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    • 01-10-12

    Saved my life<br />

    I love the way NVP cares about people. I love the way he refers to Scripture to lift and encourage people. It built my confidence I never knew I had. This book and it's tips and teachings are so easy to understand, a third grader can appreciate it as well as an adult. It's humbling and inspiring at the same time. I read it over several times a year because life can knock you down and be cruel.

    28 of 29 people found this review helpful

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    the Power of Positive Thinking

    A classic ! Kind of reminds me of How to win friends and influence people. I loved the fact that the author is the narrator, some of the storys he used, i found to be quite funny and had a few good laughs through out listening. I loved it ! It really emphasized the power of faith and prayer which I find absolutely essential to surviving day to day life. Most people can use all the tip they can get to stay positive. I esspecially enjoyed his remedy for worrying. I helps.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful

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    • Altariq
    • DUNWOODY, GA, USA
    • 03-29-09

    Timeless Classic

    This is a timeless classic. The narration is crystal clear and just as potent as reading the book. Highly recommended.

    12 of 13 people found this review helpful

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    • Timothy
    • Richmond, VA, USA
    • 07-19-10

    Positive Review

    A time tested book. I found alot of the information to be very helpful. It contains a balance of religion with the advice it has in it. Worth every penny.

    11 of 12 people found this review helpful

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    First listened to this 12 years ago...

    I listened to this 12 years ago and I had to add it to my collection. I'm not of his faith, but the principles are universal. Definitely worth listening to.

    13 of 15 people found this review helpful

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    The one-star folks should have done some homework

    Would you consider the audio edition of The Power of Positive Thinking to be better than the print version?

    The audio edition of The Power of Positive Thinking is a wonderful complement to the print version. I have owned this book both in cassette and CD formats. It's nice to have it in a totally digital format that can go anywhere with me.

    What about the narrator’s performance did you like?

    I always prefer hearing the author read a book than a professional narrator for two reasons: First, the author knows where he/she wants the emphasis to be. Second, I can get some good insights as to the author's character.

    Any additional comments?

    The people who complain about the religiosity of the text have only their poor research for their problem. A quick overview of Dr. Peale's background would have revealed that he was a Christian minister and his doctorate was in theology. Dr. Peale pastored Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan for over 50 years. All of this information is readily available for anyone to see. My only complaint with Dr. Peale's writing is that it has a somewhat stilted style that is typical of most works originally published in the first half of the twentieth century.

    13 of 16 people found this review helpful

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    Why "The Power of Positive Thinking"

    I have to admit I have owned the book for almost a decade and struggled to get through it. Maybe the difference is the period which it was written in or his ability to tie the bible in. It just didn't create any feeling of curiosity or desire. The style of the book and the audio abridged version I felt lacked excitement and gratitude, that one should feel after hearing the message of Peale. This book and audio program has sold millions and I still recommend both as they have key principles that may help you look at your self differently. May you listen to this audio book and do what's most important which is take a thorough self analysis to understanding yourself. Conquer yourself by creating better habits by stacking good ones all day.
    Ben Harriman

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    Heavily Religion Based

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    As some others have said, if religion isn't your thing, pass on this book. I appreciate his positive stances and passion for his religion and faith but it's not my cup of tea. I am 35 minutes into it and I can hardly stand listening to one more minute.<br/><br/>The entire book so far has been based on Christianity, faith and prayer. If these aren't in your daily life, pass on this book. I had high hopes for this book and wish I could get a refund...

    38 of 52 people found this review helpful

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    • David
    • Misiion Viejo, CA, USA
    • 11-19-08

    Faith

    The power of positve thinking through faith.
    I think that may have been a better title.

    21 of 30 people found this review helpful

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    Excellent book, information is unparalleled!

    I love this book; I felt it was speaking directly to me & my present situation! I will listen to this book monthly! This book speaks to everyone, and is much needed guidance in an uncertain world! I'd give it 10 stars!!!!!

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    • Mr. C. P. Halliday
    • 09-02-16

    For practicing Christians

    Fine if you're Christian but rubbish if you're not! Like listening to a couple of corporate American pie evangelists

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    • Shujat Hussain
    • 05-19-16

    Great book.

    Great book. It's got a string biblical theme throughout which I thought might put me off given that I'm neither religious or from a Christian background. However, the ideas presented are practical and useful and I was very impressed by the interpretation of the biblical verses to put forward the ideas in the book.

    Well worth it.

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    • Eileen fair
    • 03-24-16

    Religious

    This book is extremely focused on the bible, Jesus Christ and the Lord. Unfortunately while I believe in positive affirmations, I don't want to be preached to

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    • D. Nicholson
    • 12-08-17

    Not what I was expecting

    Annoying voice, thought I’d stick with it but then he started talking about God. Then I deleted it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    • elizabeth nyamekye
    • 01-05-17

    Great

    this is one of the best book to add to your library. perfect to keep you going in life

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    • Kwesi R.
    • 11-21-16

    Worth listening to again.

    Easy to listen to with very practical steps which you can begin applying immediately to whatever situation you find yourself in.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    • Pollypocket
    • 12-10-17

    brilliant

    simplicity at it's best. explains everything simply and clearly. lots of affirmations I will be using from this audio book

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    • Anonymous User
    • 12-05-17

    Inspirational for those who want to Change

    Despite some of the negative reviews that show the state of today's world, this book is truely inspirational for those who will accept Gods Divine Word as power for change. Yes, inspired by the bible but intertwined with other practical help on identifying how we can change. Listen to it and embrace it.

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    • Anton
    • 11-22-17

    Not a self help book, just religious nonsense.

    Doesnt really help you with anything. Even if you were a good christian, I doubt this would add much extra value to your life.

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    • Nathan Taylor
    • 10-28-17

    Inspirational

    Many different audiobooks have led me to finally find this book.
    There’s no doubt positive mental attitude is the key to success in relationships, health and wealth.
    It’s amazing how following simple techniques in day to day life can totally change your life and those around you for the better.
    Be inspired.

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    • Andreas
    • 01-31-15

    Great Book

    Very good content and well narrated, felt like my grandfather telling me his life's wisdoms. Listened to it multiple times already. Love it.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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    • Kez
    • 08-18-16

    Very useful

    practical strategies for positive thinking and successful outcomes. will listen again and write notes

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    • Christine Tucker
    • 06-16-16

    life changing

    A must read for everyone. I highly recommend this book to anyone seeking to improve their life

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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    • Chris
    • 12-10-15

    Religious book. Don't like being preached to.

    Ultra religions book, don't buy unless you enjoy being preached to about the fictitious 'God' every minute. Waste of money.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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    • Brett
    • 08-25-17

    This should be taught in schools!

    I would recommend this book to anyone. I love the practice steps and affirmations from different people and stories in the book.

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    • Heidi
    • 03-22-17

    Religious based book

    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    Has some very simple, powerful messaged but it was reitterated by "god" every few minutes. Whilst I believe you can have religion as your faith, it was not for me and I did not know this was a preachy type book until after I had pruchased it.

    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Simmilar style throughout the whole book in relations to positive messages and god.

    What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

    As much as its lovely the author reads the book, I did not find comfort in his words.

    Did The Power of Positive Thinking inspire you to do anything?

    Inspired me to go and buy more books.

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    • Ester
    • 03-01-17

    Best Book

    Life changing 🙏 I listen to this book on a regular basis and it's helps a lot.

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    • Tyler
    • 03-26-15

    not for me, very religion based

    very religious, I respect other peoples beliefs but this book was not for me .

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful