Item description for As a Man Thinketh by James Allen...
Overview Allen's practical philosophy of successful living has awakened millions to the discovery and perception of the truth that "they themselves are makers of themselves". Building on the Bible verse. "As a man thinketh, so he is", Allen insists that it is within the power of each person to form his own character and create his own happiness.
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Studio: DeVorss & Company
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.04" Width: 4.26" Height: 0.19" Weight: 0.1 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 1983
Publisher DeVorss & Company
ISBN 087516000X ISBN13 9780875160009
Availability 0 units.
More About James Allen
James Allen is Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Pittsburgh.
Reviews - What do customers think about As a Man Thinketh?
As a Man Stinketh May 7, 2008
Each and every paragraph in this book has the same message - We as humans are a product of our thoughts. I bought this book based on the recommendation of writes who I have a lot of respect for, including Tony Robbins.
I knew that the general essence of the book was that a positive attitude leads to an improved life. I was hoping for some empirical evidence and/or some practical advice. I found neither. Just paragraph after paragraph of rehashing and restating the same exact thing over and over again. The only thing that changed was the analogy - a ship on the sea, a seed growing into a beautiful tree, mining for gold... I never would have thought that a 40 page book (more of a pamphlet) could be further condensed, but all of what was said could have been said in a couple of paragraphs.
Furthermore, the whole premise behind the book is questionable. As I said, the author does nothing to back up his point, which is basically that our present state is a product of our thoughts and our thoughts only. Our current manifestation has absolutely nothing to do with out diet, our DNA, chance, circumstance, exercise, education...
I give it only one star. The idea of the book is good, and this guy put his ideas down a long time ago. I give him credit for that. But there are much better books on the subject that give both practical advice and inspirational evidence. In my opinion this book is a waste of money and and waste of time.
Everyone needs to read this little book.... Mar 1, 2008
This small but powerful books goes to the depth of you. You can put on a happy face to the world, but if the thoughts that run through your mind aren't lined up right and monitored carefully, it doesn't change your circumstances. It's written a bit 'high brow', but inspite of the old English wording, you definitely get the message. A basic for anyone seeking to better themselves inside and out.
Life Changing Jan 16, 2008
I have read this book sooo many times! Each time I read it I get a better understanding of me. I am filled with awe at the depth of this man. Not everyone can understand the meaning behind his words, but let he that hath understanding read this book and having done so help enlighten others who may not be as gifted.
It'll Really Make You "Thinketh" -- Buy This Book! Nov 24, 2007
This is an amazing little book and I've never read anything quite like it. The elegant prose is beautiful to read and the messages of inspiration and example are extremely powerful and thought provoking.
I found myself reading certain paragraphs over and over again, not because they were difficult or confusing, but because the messages were so profound that I wanted to linger on them for a time before moving on. Truly a classic work in the field of personal development, this is a "must have" addition to you success library.
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As a Man Thinketh Nov 21, 2007
Excellent information. This was shared for the first time with the world many years ago, yet it's principles and messages still hold true today! A must read for someone wanting to increase their state in life!