The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale: Book Outline

The power of positive thinking


The Power of Positive Thinking was written by Norman Vincent Peale. Peale has been known as one of the most prolific self help writers in history. He wrote several books on self help, and in particular the concept of positive thinking and the power of the mind.

In recent years books like the Secret and The Power by Rhonda Byrne have become best sellers, however, the concept of positive thinking goes back centuries. Peale became a high profile purveyor of positive thought and one of his best books is The Power of Positive Thinking.

This book is slightly different to many self help books out there because it does not just focus on new age ideas. It also focuses on Christianity. Peale was a devout Christian and believed that we should not just look to ourselves to create the life we want we also have to look to God. This might put some people who do not believe in God off. However, this book does not just focus on God, it focuses on using the mind to achieve anything.

Peale states that we can change ourselves and change the life we live by using the Power of positive thinking. He says that negative thoughts create negative things. Just like in the book The Secret it states that “Thoughts become things.” Therefore, if we want to change the way our lives are going we have to think positive and believe that a change is going to come. If we think negative, we will only continue to attract negative things.

Peale reveals various case studies where he outlines how positive thinking has changed other people's lives. He even talks about how positive thinking changed his life and how he was able to overcome depression, low self esteem and other problems just by using the power of the mind.

This is a book that I would highly recommend if you are looking to turn your life around but you just simply do not know where to start with it.

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