- Paperback: 202 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 2 edition (January 17, 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1539558940
- ISBN-13: 978-1539558941
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.5 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,216,104 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Battles: A Fabulous Odyssey Seeking The Secret of Success and Positive Thinking Paperback – January 17, 2017
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The Battles: A Fabulous Odyssey Seeking The Secret of Success and Positive Thinking is a non-fiction inspirational allegory written by Christiane Agricola. Drawing on the influence of motivational authors and New Thought Leaders, Wallace Delois Wattles, and Napoleon Hill, Agricola presents a series of lessons designed to help readers lead positive lives and achieve success. The allegory is set in the future; a grim future where the earth is in peril. Most of the planet's wildlife has become extinct, and a consortium called the Big Five controls and manipulates everyone's lives. The people's health and well-being have been dulled down by a diet devoid of nutrients and rich in sugar and processed food, and exercise has been proven to be injurious, resulting in a sedentary, alienated populace. Magnus Battles is the being who receives the wishes people send to the Universe. It's a frustrating job to have with the superficial wishes that come his way. One night, he's visited by a prophetic and terrifying dream of a future world where all civilization has disappeared, save for the few survivors now living in tribes in the wasteland. Magnus knew he had to stop this from happening, and he had an idea just how to do it.
Christiane Agricola's allegorical self-help book, The Battles: A Fabulous Odyssey Seeking The Secret of Success and Positive Thinking, presents a six-lesson course on success and positive thinking in an allegory of a reality show format that's really quite entertaining. This device allows the author to show how different people can approach the guidelines set out and craft their own plans for success. I especially appreciated the Key Takeaway sections at the end of each lesson which summarize the points covered, suggest ways to implement the material and assign challenges. Each lesson is clearly defined and presented, and the reader also gets to see as each of the contestants presents his/her own versions of success through their finished assignments. Agricola's characters are, for the most part, appealing and representative of a good variety of everyday people. And while some may continue asking the Universe for their desires, Agricola's book offers concrete ways to make those desires happen for yourself.
The Battles: A Fabulous Odyssey Seeking The Secret of Success and Positive Thinking is highly recommended.
Reviewed By Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite
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I wish you a wonderful journey. Be the next Hero!
"It is never too late to be what you might have been." -George Eliot
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It discusses traditional self-help topics such as goal setting, how to become successful, motivation, self-confidence, and the quest for a sincere life purpose as well as how to get there.
It also covers actual topics such as how to live healthily and in harmony with nature, how to enhance your relationship with people around you, and how to identify manipulation and brainwashing.
The story made me think of 1984 by Georges Orwell. In year 3000, manipulation and brainwashing have changed peoples into lazy passive creatures. Nature has been destroyed. Humanity seems doomed. But there is hope!
A sorcerer called Magnus Battles will teach the people how to change their future and how to become, once again, successful and creative.
We get to meet 5 young peoples, who were selected to participate in a contest, a TV-show. With the help of Magnus Battles and the Elves, they will learn how to create a prosperous life project and save the world.
This book will be my personal coach to success and a better life.
Throughout this book, you learn how to acquiring success in life in a different, original way. Without hurting other people or damaging the natural resources and destroying the planet.
Rather than trying to destroy everything on your path to success or harm other people by competition, you can become successful in a creative manner using the strengths and faculties you already possess. While developing your own full potential, you become an inspiration to other people, and you finally open up a door to a whole new world.
This book itself is very creative and original, and it encourages you to enlarge your vision and understanding of success, for the best of us all. Brilliant work reminding us the wisdom of Wallace Wattles, so that new readers could enjoy it and apply his principles to their lives!
In fact, life itself can be characterized only as battles between good and evil, success and failure. People are always trying not only to achieve and reach a stated goal, but also to effect changes in their lives. At times, they fail owing to poor choices and negative thought patterns.
On this point her book becomes both useful and helpful because it not only exposes how such factors as technologies, social media sites, the wrong people in power, destructive eating habits, and the state of the environment itself determines the course of our lives, but also is packed with wisdom and provides pragmatic solutions.
Incrementally, the author instructs us how to attain success and embrace change by conveying the elements that have affected our lives negatively, by teaching us how to rid ourselves of this negativity, and by supplying an alternative avenue to healthy living. Namely, the author deploys fictional characters to demonstrate how to effect change in one's life.
The story line itself begins with concerns about the destruction of earth and the pressing need to prevent this trend. Subsequently, as the readers we encounter interesting characters, each unique in their own way with their own battles. They have a game to win and lessons to learn. Together with these characters, we the readers learn lessons that will help us achieve success in our lives. In addition, together with them, we can embrace changes through inspiration.
Reading The Battles was a true tonic, and indeed this is an inspiring and moving book, full of valuable lessons for success and self-realization and growth. Without hesitation and without reservation, I am giving it a deserved five-star rating.