The Power of Positive Thinking: A Practical Guide to Mastering the Problems of Everyday Living

Version: Unabridged (Abridged version available here)
Author: Norman Vincent Peale
Narrator: Norman Vincent Peale
Genres: Business & Economics, Self Development
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
Published In: May 2001
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 4 hours
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An international bestseller with over five million copies in print, The Power of Positive Thinking has helped men and women around the world to achieve fulfillment in their lives through Dr. Norman Vincent Peale’s powerful message of faith and inspiration.

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

Reviews (18)

Written by Mollen Maswanganyi on March 31st, 2020

  • Book Rating: 5/5

This book has spiritual words that are inspiring. If you don't believe in Christianity It might be suitable

Written by Deborah F. on June 9th, 2019

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I will admit when I first started listening to the book, I instantly lost interest. However, about 2 days ago I was encouraged (by God and the Holy Spirit) to try listening to the book again and it was phenomenal. I actually listen to the entire book in 2 days and I even did a couple of playbacks. The book is great and definitely worth listening too.


Written by Jeanne J on August 5th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I was going through a tough time for a couple of years and spiraling down into a pit. I knew I was full of negative self talk and need to think differently, and I came upon this audio book narrated by an aging author with ideas of God and faith. At first I didn't know if I could listen all the way through, but as I listened, I found many answers to why I was failing in life. I thought - is this it? All I have to do is change my thinking and change my life? I started listening to this book every time I got in the car and for about 15 months, until my life turned around, I listened to this audio book every day. I wanted to keep remembering that there was hope. I also began to pray more. Now, 10 years later, I decided I better start listening to this book again for a couple months. Not out of despair, but because of success. I want to keep riding this wave as long as I can and appreciate this wonderful life I have in this moment. This book gives me sound ideas to share with other people who are struggling and will help them to rise up like I did. Grab the ideas in this book that work for you. Not all of it will resonate, but I guarantee there will be a few principles that you will take on that will definitely change your thinking. I hope your life turns around like mine did.

Written by hicks jennifer on February 14th, 2017

  • Book Rating: 1/5

They should really choose a different narrator. This mans voice is very distracting, sometimes makes the story difficult to hear. I can't handle hearing him talk, I won't be able to finish this book.

Written by Vongani Mashaba on July 19th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 3/5

I found the book very inspirational and was a bit surprised in the huge focus on the bible and the word of God. However after listening to the whole book, I felt much better and looking forward to the next day with more energy and excitement.

Written by Neha Jain on June 2nd, 2016

  • Book Rating: 4/5

Very inspiring and uplifting book! Highly recommended.

Written by Miriam Crothall on May 4th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 5/5

I only let listened to the sample nut it sounds really good and encouraging

Written by carlos vela on April 25th, 2016

  • Book Rating: 1/5

The narrator sounds like a preacher. Kind of annoying at some point.

Written by Kristina Easley on March 25th, 2013

  • Book Rating: 5/5

Personally I am enjoying this book.. I am of the opinion that everyone has a capability to research and investigate a book prior to purchasing it. If you bought this book and felt irritated that it had too much focus on God then consider it a lesson learned and move on. Whether it fits into your belief system our not does not undermine the fact that having a better life is in each of our control. We just have to find that thing that makes us unleash it.

Power Of Positive Thinking

Written by MarkW from San Diego, CA on May 25th, 2008

  • Book Rating: 4/5

This book is not for everybody - especially not for those who are offended by the liberal use of the Bible in a motivational series. Dr. Peale approaches the Bible as the wellspring of many of the ideas prevalent in today's "insipirational" movement. I tend to agree with him and would argue that many motivational speakers have pilfered some of the Bible's more profound ideas and repackaged them as their own (Covey/Chopra/Robbins/Zigler/etc). He places the Bible front and center and says "Here is how you deal with this life issue..." Now it must be said that the tapes reflect a certain bias of the times(1950's). There are some hints of chauvinism and overdue emphasis on material prosperity - but it doesn't detract too much from the message. So, again, if you are sympathetic to or curious about Christian doctrine - you'll actually appreciate this series - especially its no-nonsense delivery. But if you aren't you will feel "proselytized", most likely.

Author Details

Author Details

Peale, Norman Vincent

Norman Vincent Peale is the author of forty-six books, including the international bestseller The Power of Positive Thinking. One of the most influentianl clergymen of his time, Dr Peale's legacy continues today through the peale Center for Christian Living, the Outreach Division of Guideposts.
Norman Vincent Peale es escritora de cuarenta y seis libros, incluyendo el mejor vendido internacional. El Poder del Pensamiento Positivo. Es uno de los hombres religiosos mas influyentes en su tiempo; el legado del Dr. Peale se difunde hoy a traves del Peale Center for Christian Living, Division d