on October 7, 2011
The Kindle version of "A History of the New Thought Movement" is not readable. The right side of Page 45 is chopped off and cannot be read. Pages 46 to 80 are entirely missing. Page 81 is chopped off on the right side and unreadable. Etc., etc. I gave up trying to read the Kindle version in frustration. I have heard similar complaints about other Kindle books, but this was my first encounter with the problem.
Amazon gives no easy way to get your money back on bad Kindle versions. You can't return it like you would a defective product, and Amazon gives you no way to tell them that a Kindle version is useless. In conclusion, don't buy the Kindle version because it is a waste of your money.
Much better than the Kindle version is the free one on the internet at [...]. Here you can get a beautiful, readable pdf version with all of the pages in the book, no pages chopped off and unreadable like the Kindle version. Sometimes, free is better.
on October 31, 2009
In addition to being extremely well written this book on the origins and development of the new thought movement is also very comprehensive. It deals with the various leaders that emerged and their particular perpectives on truth as well as the unfolding of the different paths of thought that created the separate centers of expression across the United States and around the world. It is very enlightening to read the chapters on the First Organizations and the First Conventions. These chapters introduce to us not only some of the prominent teachers and speakers of the time but their genuine desire to lift mankind into a higher concept of himself and his relationship to God. They come from different angles but the goal is the same. That goal is stated clearly in the chapter on The International New Thought Alliance meeting in 1916 "To teach the infinitude of the Supreme One, and the divinity of man and his infinite possiblities through the creative power of constructive thinking and obedience to voice of the indwelling presence which is our source of Inspiration, Power, Health and Prosperity". Thurman L Faison, Author "To The Spiritually Inclined"