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A Unique Review For The Power of Positive Thinking By Norman Vincent Peale

Updated on January 6, 2014
5 stars for The Power of Positive Thinking
screenshot of The Power of Positive Thinking audio book on my smartphone
screenshot of The Power of Positive Thinking audio book on my smartphone

The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale

In my honest opinion, the Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale is truly a masterpiece.

The book is inspirational, motivational and extremely educational. Written by Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, the New York bestseller book sold more than 5 million copies since it was first published in 1952.

I purchased it about half a year ago as an audio book and it really changed my life, in terms of the way I think and the manner in which I approach negativity when faced with it.

Read on for a unique review of this book, giving you some insight into what you will find beneath the cover or what you will hear in the audio book.


Recommended by Michael Jackson

The story of how I came to purchase this book is rather unique. It was about a year ago, when I truly became a Michael Jackson fan and I was reading up everything I could on him. I read the book written by his friend Frank Cascio, 'My Friend Michael: An Ordinary Friendship with an Extraordinary Man' and there Frank talked about how much Michael Jackson loved reading.

He said that Michael always encouraged him to read in order to educate himself and do well in life. In the book Frank says that the first book Michael got him reading was 'The Power of Positive Thinking' by Norman Vincent Peale.

Intrigued by the recommendation from the King of Pop, I said to myself 'Hey! If Michael recommended that book as of the greatest things to start reading, there must be something special about it'. So I went ahead and purchased the audiobook and it was one of the best decisions I ever made.

The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Quick Review

The audiobook has four chapters and it lasts 3h and 46 minutes.

In 4 chapters, the audiobook teaches you how to:

  1. Understand why thinking positive is good (illustrated with many realistic examples)
  2. Apply positive thinking in your day to day life
  3. Achieve success in life by thinking positive

You can of course also choose to buy the hard copy and read the book. Here is a quick preview of the Power of Positive Thinking hardcover, on Google Books.

The Power of Positive Thinking
The Power of Positive Thinking

A Christian Foundation

The book has a very strong Christian foundation and reinforces the power of prayer and positive thinking all in one. The author gives examples of how people have used faith and positive thinking to overcome difficulties and succeed in their endervours.


Should You Read it If You Are Not A Christian?

This is of course entirely your choice, but after reading (well, listening really) the book for more than 5 times, I honestly believe you will find it to be one of the most empowering books on the market.

The author, Norman Vincent Peale, simply makes you realize how you have been wasting your time with worries and how positive thinking is really the foundation of happiness and success.

An Incredible Read

To sum up, I recommend this book to you wholeheartedly and I am confident it will empower and motivate you as it did for me.

Any of you already read it or listened to the audiobook? I would love to hear your thoughts on it, please share it with us in the comments section.

An Example of Positive Thinking From the Book

I'll let you in with a quick example from the book, only briefly so I don't spoil it for you.

In one of the chapters, the author, Norman Vincent Peale, is helping this man that lost everything due to a home disaster.

He was of a fairly old age and came to Vincent saying he lost everything and lost all hope to recover any of his life back.

Vincent took a very unique approach as he guided the man in looking at what he still has including his children, loving wife and many other non-material assets in life. By the end of the chapter, the man is rejuvenated and revitalized with hope and positive thinking as he realizes he has lost much less than he allowed himself to think.

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