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About Norman Vincent Peale
Born in the Ohio hamlet of Bowersville on May 31, 1898, Norman Vincent Peale was the son of a physician turned Methodist minister. He grew up to become the author of 46 books, including the inspirational best seller of all time, Tbe Power of Positive Thinking. He was also a motivational speaker on countless platforms; the co-publisher of the world's leading inspirational magazine, Guideposts; and for 52 years, the beloved pastor of Marble Collegiate Church in New York City.
Following his ordination, Dr. Peale gained a reputation as a dynamic pastor whose churches grew. At University Methodist Church in Syracuse, N.Y., he met and married Ruth Stafford, his life partner for 63 years. They were a perfect compliment - he energetic and creative, and she organized and managerial.
At age 34 Dr. Peale accepted a call to Marble Collegiate Church. A common sight in his years as pastor were tourists lined up around the block to hear him. With Marble as his base, Dr. Peale launched far reaching innovations in the decades of the 1930's, 40's, and 50's. In 1933 he began a weekly radio broadcast that continued for a record setting 54 years. The year 1938 saw the founding of the innovative clinic for Christian psychotherapy, the Institutes of Religion and Health. In 1940 the Peale Center was organized to print and distribute his sermons and in 1945, along with business man Raymond Thornberg, Peale founded Guideposts Magazine.
In 1984 Peale was awarded the Presidential medal of Freedom by Ronald Reagan. Dr. Peale
died at his home in Pawling on Christmas Eve.
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In this phenomenal bestseller, “written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life,” Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life—and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes. You’ll learn how to:
· Believe in yourself and in everything you do
· Build new power and determination
· Develop the power to reach your goals
· Break the worry habit and achieve a relaxed life
· Improve your personal and professional relationships
· Assume control over your circumstances
· Be kind to yourself
The Power of Faith is one of the earliest and most profoundly practical works to come from the Rev. Norman Vincent Peale, author of The Power of Positive Thinking.
Written in 1940, twelve years before Peale's classic on positivity, The Power of Faith describes in simple, clear terms how to harness the extraordinary energies of prayer, reflection, faith, and religious insight to revolutionize your life in the areas of relationships, business, self-image, healing, guilt, peace of mind, and purpose.
In this first-ever abridgement-introduced and edited by PEN Awardwinning historian and New Thought scholar Mitch Horowitz-the pioneering minister of positive spirituality shows you:
- Why prayer works.
- How faith in a higher power eases your mind about business.
- Why you are never truly alone.
- How to move past grief.
- The true source of self-respect and positive self-image.
- The secret to a happy marriage.
Norman Vincent Peale’s groundbreaking self-help classic, The Power of Positive Thinking, has dramatically transformed countless lives throughout the world with its powerful message of constructive affirmation. Positive Imaging builds on the principles originally presented in Dr. Peale’s life-changing, multi-million-copy bestseller, offering step-by-step guidance that will help you break through the barriers that stand in the way of achieving the harmony, happiness, and success you so fervently desire.
In this essential volume, Dr. Peale takes the positive thinking idea a step further. By employing a potent mental process called “imaging,” you can eliminate problems and take firm control of your life. Keeping a clear and vivid picture of a desired goal in your mind until it becomes part of your subconscious will help you actualize your objectives by releasing previously untapped inner energies. With Positive Imaging you can banish fear and loneliness, strengthen and gain new confidence in your interpersonal relationships, improve your health, and eliminate your financial worries. The path to mental and physical wellness, spiritual well-being, and overall success in life is opening up right in front of you—let Dr. Peale show you the way.
When you have a problem—no matter how baffling, difficult, or discouraging it may be, there is one basic principle to remember and apply, according to Dr. Peale: persistence through perception.
He shows how you too, can make the impossible possible by learning how to:
—Believe in yourself and have confidence
—Forget your fears
—Make miracles happen
—Avoid thoughts of failure
—Draw on the resources in your mind
—Ease up and have a sense of humor
—Get on top of things and stay there
These dramatic, heartwarming stories in You Can If You Think You Can show how men and women—of all ages and all walks of life—transformed their lives and careers by following Dr. Peale’s philosophy of positive thinking.
Don’t miss his other timeless, bestselling classics:
The Power of Positive Thinking: The greatest inspirational bestseller of the century offers confidence without fear, and a life of enrichment and luminous vitality.
Inspiring Messages for Daily Living: Realistic, practical answers to the hundreds of challenges we face from day to day—ordinary problems encountered during personal difficulties, in family relationships, on the job, and in dealing with those around us.
The Art of Real Happiness (written with Smiley Blanton, M.D.): An unusual blend of age-old truths and modern psychiatric techniques. Peale and Blanton identify—and show how to overcome—essential problems and conflicts that so often plague us and frustrate our chances for happiness.
Millions of people around the world have changed their lives for the better, thanks to Norman Vincent Peale and his Positive Thinking philosophy. Dr. Peale’s groundbreaking program of affirmation and positive visualization is an amazingly effective way to overcome any obstacles that may stand between you and success, happiness, and your mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual health and well-being. Positive Thinking works—and in The Power of Positive Living, Dr. Peale demonstrates how to use these techniques to conquer the fears and crippling adversity that may be holding you back from realizing your true potential in life.
Self-confidence is the key and this book shows us how we can do it! With the “get-it-done twins,” patience and perseverance, any believer can be an achiever! Dr. Peale provides inspiring success stories from his own extensive experience as a counselor—such as a department store executive who turned his store into one of the chain’s most profitable by focusing on his past successes rather than his failures, and a woman who recovered her self-confidence and joy and purpose in living when she started volunteering with cancer survivors after her own breast cancer diagnosis cut short her modeling career. The wisdom, guidance, and practical advice provided in The Power of Positive Living will give you faith in yourself and in your power to achieve absolutely anything!
One of the most inspirational and influential spiritual leaders of the 20th century, minister and bestselling author Norman Vincent Peale transformed the lives of millions worldwide with his groundbreaking book, The Power of Positive Thinking. In The Positive Power of Jesus Christ, the revered pastor of the world-famous Marble Collegiate Church proclaims his unshakable faith in Christ the Savior with inspiring stories of healing and hope, of the ways in which his life and the lives of others were profoundly touched by the holy hand of God’s Son.
In this beautiful, everlasting work, Dr. Peale contends that, “positive thinking really means a faith attitude . . . [and] only faith can turn the life around.” In sharing these thrilling true accounts of people from all walks of life who have experienced the positive saving power of Christ—including his own powerful witnessing of the Savior’s work—Peale offers a humble tribute to our blessed Lord, demonstrating the many ways in which His love can truly change the world.
A Guide to Confident Living shows you how to release your inner powers to achieve confidence and contentment. Using accessible language, Dr. Peale helps you find the way to new energy that will actually revitalize your life. Here, he offers advice on how to:
free your inner powers
"talk out" your troubles
lose your inferiority complex
achieve a calm center for your life
practice the power of prayer
find freedom from fear and sorrow
attain marital, professional, and personal happiness
El poder del pensamiento positivo ha ayudado a hombres y mujeres en todo el mundo a lograr la plenitud en sus vidas.
•Cree en ti mismo y en todo lo que haces.
• Desarrolla tu potencial para alcanzar tus objetivos.
• Rompe el hábito de la preocupación y logra una vida relajada.
• Mejora tus relaciones personales y profesionales.
• Asume el control sobre tus circunstancias.• Sé amable contigo mismo.
If you have a tough time coping with life's disturbances, disappointments, and challenges, this book is for you. Dr. Peale offers a simple, sure-fire solution for stress: a healthy dose of enthusiasm. Enthusiasm is the magic ingredient that can make the difference between success and failure, and it can help you to:
improve your problem-solving abilities
overcome your fears
sharpen your mind
make your job more rewarding
calm your tensions
kindle the powerful motivation that makes things happen
The many ills of the modern world can be debilitating. With so much seemingly senseless violence, pain, and destruction, we need a lot of inner strength to overcome cynicism and despair -- and to remain hopeful about the future. With Dr. Peale's careful guidance, you can achieve happiness and security by learning how to:
Conquer your fear
Free yourself of guilty feelings
Live well and prosper, personally and professionally
Become physically healthy -- the natural way
Stay enthusiastic even in poor circumstances
Tackle problems hopefully and creatively
Harness the power of prayer
Norman Vincent Peale’s philosophy of positive thinking has had an unprecedented influence on millions of people throughout the world. Now, the wisdom of nine books—including The Power of Positive Thinking—can be found within these pages. Timeless in their message, invaluable in the course of daily life, Dr. Peale’s classic books provide inspiration when you most need it and lead the way to a fuller, happier, more satisfying life. With a new introduction by Dr. Peale, Positive Thinking Every Day will help make your every day the best it can possibly be.