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Overview From one of our century's greatest mystics, whose books include The Sermon on the Mount and The Ten Commandments, comes a rousing action program, modeled on the example of Jesus, designed to help seekers overcome adversity and take charge of their lives.
Publishers Description A rousing action program forovercoming adversity and taking charge of life-- by one of our century's greatest mystics.For unhappiness, frustration, loneliness, and other afflictions of the spirit, Dr. Emmet Fox prescribes a powerful remedy based on the life and message of Jesus. In Alter Your Life, Fox explains that these "dreary" problems are actually bad habits of mind -- habits from which we can free ourselves."There is no necessity for anything but success, good health, prosperity, and an abounding interest and joy in life," Fox writesThrough a series of brief meditations, Fox shows us how to exchange our bad habits of mind for the healthy ones demonstrated by Jesus. Based upon biblical texts, Alter Your Life offers a progressive, life-changing course designed for all readers, whether or not they have read a religious book before.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.08" Width: 5.27" Height: 0.56" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Nov 12, 2014
ISBN 0062508970 ISBN13 9780062508973 UPC 099455013000
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More About Emmet Fox
Emmet Fox (1886-1951) was one of the most influential spiritual leaders of the twentieth century and a pioneer of the New Thought movement. His bold, dynamic message proclaiming that our thoughts shape our reality has changed the lives of millions across the world and influenced many key contemporary spiritual writers such as Wayne Dyer, Esther Hicks, and Louise Hay, all of whom have tapped into the power of positive thinking. Fox's other key works include Power Through Constructive Thinking and Alter Your Life.
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Outstanding Oct 10, 2007
This was the second book of Dr. Fox's I read. I simply love it. I read it often and it has aided me in understanding God and improving me life. I now own several books and this is one of my favorites.
If you are seeking to improve your spiritual growth, understamd the Law of Attraction as it being marketed these days, or have a general curiousity of metaphysics, you will not be disappointed. I highly recommend these books to all that I know.
A slightly flawed classic Jun 13, 2007
This book by the great metaphysical teacher deals with the practice of the presence of God and much more besides. It explains the technique of scientific prayer and explores allegorical interpretations of Biblical passages. Amongst the most interesting are those on the four horsemen of the apocalypse, the book of Genesis, the seven days of creation, Adam and Eve, the tower of Babel, and the Zodiac as a great cosmic symbol serving as a diagram for the unfolding of the human soul. The symbolism of the number 12 is also considered here.
Fox focuses exclusively on the esoteric symbolic exegesis, but for the seeker of truth it is important to understand that there are many layers of meaning in the Judeo-Christian scriptures, and that the literal is often equally valid or relevant. In this regard it is always helpful to study the way in which the Hebrew sages approach the text, in both the Talmud and the Zohar.
Other chapters of valuable insight include the Seven Main Aspects of God and the Magic of Tithing. Amongst the best passages are those that warn against false teachers and provide guidelines to discern the false from the true, and the section on the precession of the equinoxes and the long, mostly unknown history of mankind. The most comforting chapter: God The Deliverer, is a discussion of Psalm 18.
This book was first published in 1931. On pages 116 and 117 of this 1950 edition, Fox deals with the great changes to come and their timing. Unfortunately here he has been proved wrong, as he maintained that the most revolutionary and far-reaching upheavals in the circumstances of human life "will be over and done with in from twenty to twenty-five years from now." I am not aware of any major changes of such significance that occurred anytime between 1951 and 1956, unless he meant the coming of Elvis!
That failure in timing aside, Alter Your Life is still a great read on various levels. Besides the first 14 chapters dealing with spirituality and the immanence of God, the last two discuss the American spirit and the historical destiny of the United States. I found these particularly illuminating, especially the author's views on the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and his detailed explanation of the symbolism found on the currency and the Great Seal of the United States. This section includes illustrations.
In the last few pages, he sounds a warning that seems to be ignored these days. He perceived that there was only one real danger to the USA - grave division among her people. He maintains that such a danger cannot arise as long as the American people are careful never to allow party spirit to become so embittered that the destruction of political enemies seems more important than the safety of the country.
An orderly democratic state will only endure as long as the people loyally accept the verdict of the majority of their fellow citzens when expressed constitutionally, and loyally support those who are elected to office, whether they like them personally or not. In his own words: "Any other attitude is really to put a faction before the nation, and if this is not disloyalty, what is?" He further warns that any newspaper, politician or group that unduly fan the flames of sectarian or political bitterness is to be distrusted. This is an appropriate warning, more relevant than ever in these uncertain times. Take heed America.
Alter Your Life Mar 17, 2007
I came across a beatup used hardback copy of this book in a Salvation Army 25 years ago. I am an African American woman with Pentecostal, Baptist, and Muslim background from my childhood. None of these doctrines ever spoke to my inner being the way Emmet Fox did in that little green book. It truly did alter my life and the way I viewed the universe and my place in it. I have since read all of Fox's other books an highly recommend this one for the novice in metaphysics.
AA=Absolutely amazing Mar 26, 2002
This book is definitely one of my alltime favorites, as are most of Emmet Fox' books! For anyone who is serious about personal and spiritual growth, this book is a must. Emmet Fox' interpetation af the Scriptures are so profound......if you are a christian, this is a book that will help you to grow into greater understanding of the teachings of Jesus Christ, and if you are not, you will probably evolve into much greater respect of the bible and its teachings. I cannot explain in words how much this book, and others by Emmet Fox, has meant to me. It has completely liberated me in all ways and my life has been so much easier. Needless to say, I highly recommend this book to everyone!!!
Only if you want to grow Nov 25, 2001
As usual, Emmet Fox uplifted my spirit and brought me closer to God in a way no religion has ever! A must read for the person that is willing and wanting to grow spiritually.