As a Man Thinketh (Google eBook)

Front Cover
Penguin, May 1, 2008 - Religion - 80 pages
37 Reviews
The mind guides our footsteps as we progress along the pathway of life.

Purity of mind leads inevitably to purity of life, to the precious love and understanding that should control our everyday acts and attitudes towards friends and foes.

But where must one look for guidance? How does one achieve purity of mind that alone brings happiness and confidence?

The author offers his clear answers in this book As A Man Thinketh. His words have helped millions for more than a century--and they continue to point the true way to a better life for a troubled humanity.

"Out of a clean heart comes a clean life and a clean body," James Allen writes. "out of a defiled mind proceeds a defiled life and a corrupt body."

Too many mortals strive to improve only their wordly position--and too few seek spiritual betterment. Such is the problem James Allen faced in his own time. The ideas he found in his inner-most heart after great searching guided him as they will guide you.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
9
4 stars
6
3 stars
20
2 stars
1
1 star
1

Review: As a Man Thinketh

User Review  - Stephanie Blake - Goodreads

I discovered this classic while doing research for a Bible study. I was unaware of it, but was able to download it free onto my Kindle Fire. Written either in 1902 or 1903 (depending on the source you ... Read full review

Review: As a Man Thinketh

User Review  - Aliza Rivera - Goodreads

This book could be summoned up as "You are ultimately responsible for your life through your thoughts". James Allen's presents his ideas like a no-holds-bar-stop-making-excuses-for-your-life slap in ... Read full review

All 20 reviews »

Contents

THE LESSON OF EVIL
THE WORLD A REFLEX OF MENTAL STATES
THE WAY OUT OF UNDESIRABLE CONDITIONS
CONTROLLING AND DIRECTING ONES FORCES
THE SECRET OF HEALTH SUCCESS AND POWER
THE SECRET OF ABOUNDING HAPPINESS
THE REALIZATION OF PROSPERITY
THE POWER OF MEDITATION
THE TWO MASTERS SELF AND TRUTH
THE ACQUISITION OF SPIRITUAL POWER
THE REALIZATION OF SELFLESS LOVE
ENTERING INTO THE INFINITE
THE LAW OF SERVICE
THE REALIZATION OF PERFECT PEACE
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2008)

James Allen was born in Leicester, England, in 1864. He took his first job at age 15 to support his family, after his father was murdered while looking for work in America. Allen was employed as a factory knitter and a private secretary until the early twentieth century, when he became increasingly known for his motivational writing. His 1903 work As a Man Thinketh earned him worldwide fame as a prophet of inspirational thinking and influenced a who's-who of self-help writers, including Napoleon Hill, Dale Carnegie, and Norman Vincent Peale. Allen died at age 47 in 1912.

Bibliographic information