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Fragments of a Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. For the first time, all the pieces of The Secret come together in an incredible revelation that will be life-transforming for all who experience it.

In this book, you'll learn how to use The Secret in every aspect of your life -- money
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ebook, 216 pages
Published February 26th 2007 by Atria Books/Beyond Words (first published January 1st 2006)
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Huda Aweys In fact, nothing at all
The book revolves around the will, and the strength of our will, and I have confidence in advance because I am a Muslim
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In fact, nothing at all
The book revolves around the will, and the strength of our will, and I have confidence in advance because I am a Muslim
Briefly and simply in the Qur'an that God made humans his successors on the ground
And make all the universe in obedience us(less)
Lobstergirl Yes. Make sure you read the Braille edition.
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Bethany
Jul 18, 2007 Bethany rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: absolutely no one unless you are a complete moron
this website is too kind. one star means "didn't like it". I hate, hate, hate this book with absolute passion. sorry if you like oprah but she seriously did the world a disservice by recommending this book. apparently there is a dvd also that i don't even think i could stomach. so here's the concept behind "The Secret". You can attract good things to you through your good thoughts. Ok, I'm on board with that. It has worked for me. Ooh, I already knew the Secret! too bad I didn't use it to make m ...more
Maggie
Feb 24, 2013 Maggie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Changed my life forever. I realize how much control I have over my life, my relationships, my happiness, my circumstances...EVERYTHING. I'm totally in charge of my life and I learned and am learning how to create what I want.

I first read it and watched the DVD 9 months ago. I've had some miracles happen in my life since then, things I've created.

For one example: I knew that in feb 2008 are funds from the sale of our last house would be used up and we would then be struggling to finish work on
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Gabriel
Nov 09, 2015 Gabriel rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Celestine Prophecy Dropouts
Shelves: craphat
A horribly-written and assembled collection of tripe; it has no cohesive voice, no cohesive theme, and is completely facile towards its subject. I literally threw the book across the room when I read, 'Quantum Physicists will tell you the universe was created from thought!'. No, numbfucker, they won't. Not to mention the 'facts' they assert don't have citations to lend those assertions the slightest hint of credibility.

If you want me to believe that 'thinking positively will lead to success beca
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Shuaib Abu Shuaib
بصراحة ما دفعني لقراءة هذا الكتاب والبحث فيه هو حجم الترويج والحديث الكثير عنه، وحجم الجدل الذي دار حوله سواء في عالمنا العربي او في العالم الغربي نفسه.

قمت بقراءة النسخة العربية منه واطلعت على النسخة الانكليزية ووجدت أن فيه بعض الاشياء الجميلة والايجابية التي تدعوا للتفاؤل في الحياة، لكن فيه منطق وأفكار غريبة وخطيرة تتنافى مع سنة الكون والفطرة التي خلقنا الله عليها.

تتلخص فكرة الكتاب في الآتي:

- أن هناك شيئاً اسمه قانون الجذب، بمعنى أنك إذا أردت الحصول على شيء ما فما عليك سوى التفكير فيه، واترك ال
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Varmint
Feb 05, 2009 Varmint rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
went to dinner with the boss lady the other night. she went on and on about this wonderful book. it was truly life changing. and she was already seeing the positive results of applying principles from it in her business and personal life.

she wasn't able to really articulate any ot those principles, so she just gave me a copy. went through it the next day.




holy crap. my employer, the person that i am financially dependent on, is a fruitloop. am updating my resume now.



Ausman Bensasi
لطالما أثار هذا الكتاب الجدل حوله منذ ظهوره في سنة 2007 ، ثم ترجم إلى العربية بعد ذلك فزاد الجدل المبني على سوء فهم لهذا الكتاب أو بالأحرى سوء فهم للفكرة المحورية في الكتاب وهي قانون الجذب ، كيف يعمل ومن الذي يطلق إشاراته وهل الأرض هي من تخلق الأفعال أم لا ، كل هذا وأكثر عندما تجاوز النقد سقف الهدم الكامل للفكرة بحجة أن الكتاب يدعوا إلى الكسل أو الكفر في أحيان كثيرة ، الكتاب ببساطة يقوي فيك أشياء هي موجودة وتؤمن بها بالأساس ، حيث تشير الكاتبة إلى نقطة مهمة جداً وهي التفكير الإيجابي كونه يعود علي ...more
Katharine Grubb
Aug 22, 2007 Katharine Grubb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: those with an open mind, philosophers, physicists.
Shelves: personalgrowth
I wasn't interested in reading this book. I thought from the reviews of friends that it was pretty obvious stuff. However, I listened to the audio version. I sort of laughed at first and thought, "duh". I promised to listen to the whole book on CD, and as I listened, the connections between what the author is trying to communicate, and what many world religions try to communicate is huge. I am not a religious person. I found this book inspiring because I wasn't being told that God created the un ...more
Rita
Sep 29, 2014 Rita rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one with a brain.
Should this book be classified as FICTION or NON-FICTION? I have no idea, but what I'm inclined to do is classfying it as DELUSIONAL...

The Law of Attraction. Whatever you send out of positive thoughts to the Universe comes back to you, ten fold at least. It's a bit like "karma" and positive thinking with a twist: You want to money comming to you? Just visualise it and it will happen. You want to be thinner? Just visualise that food has 0 calories!

Quote from the book:
Food cannot cause you to put
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حمزه الورفلي
فكرة الكتاب بسيطة جدا وقد قال النبي صلي الله عليه وسلم (أنا عند حسن ظن عبدى بى فليظن بى ماشاء إن خير
فخير وإن شر فشر
Matt Evans
Oct 18, 2015 Matt Evans rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
(Excerpted from an online essay I wrote): To be sure, the so-called Secret represents a financially viable means to wealth, obviously so, but let's be clear: only for Rhonda Byrnes, The Secret DVD's producer and book's author.

Thus, Byrnes would have you believe that the world's wealthy, distinguished and famous—every last luminous one of them—attained their high position by dint of simple adherence to a secret law: The Law of Attraction. She shits you not. Furthermore, they (the world's rich, ce
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Shannon
May 12, 2008 Shannon rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: the-worst, reviewed
God, I am so sick of The Secret. I just can't understand why everyone is so enthralled with it. That book is at the top of every bestseller list and it's total crap. You're not going to get what you want by thinking about how much you want it. I mean, yes to positive thinking and all that, but the part they left out was that you actually have to DO something to make things happen. Jack Canfield (whose involvement should turn you off automatically) didn't really sit around staring at the ceiling ...more
Lujayn Alyamani
السرّ The Secret روندا برايان

الحقيقة أنّني حين بدأت بقراءته أحببته .. لم أجد فيه الكثير ممّا أضاف لي معلومة
إنّما هو أسلوب حياة و طريقة تفكير جديدة يعلّمها هذا السّر
لفتني الكتاب بـ طريقة إخراجه و فخامة طباعته و أسلوب كتابته
على غير عادة في الكتب المترجمة التي أتململ من قراءتها سريعًا إلا ما ندر

الجميل أنّك تطّلع منذ بداية الكتاب على سرّ الأسرار العظيم كما يقولون
السرّ الذي يغير طريقة حياتك و الكون من حولك ، يجلب لك الصحة التي تريدها
و المال و البيت و الشريك الذي تحلم به ، أيّ شء تريده ، و ركّزوا على
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Oliver
Nov 26, 2007 Oliver rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: NOBODY!
I'm sure this book only exists thanks to The Da Vinci Code. Sensing a public interest in ancient "secrets" passed down to modern times, the publishers of this awful piece of self-help decided they could market Rhonda Byrne's book and make a killing. They were not wrong. In Brasil, it's spreading like an Old World plague: the film tie-in is always rented out in videostores, and the book is in the top 10 bestseller list. Swept up by its popularity, my mom brought a copy home.

Much like George Bush
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Ahmad  Ebaid
ما هو السر؟
السر هو قانون الجذب, والذي بمقتضاه تحصل على أي شيء تفكر فيه وتركز عقلك عليه. وهو فعل مستلهم لا يحتاج لبذل الجهد كما العمل العادي.

وأستطيع أن أرى خطأ هذا القانون من واقع الحياة, فليس كل ما يريده المرء يدركه, وبلفظ الشاعر أحمد شوقي: وما نيل المطالب بالتمني

وإذا كان الأمر كما تدّعي الكاتبة, فلماذا مازال الناس يموتون جوعاً كل يوم بمعدل 100000 شخص يومياً, إما بشكل مباشر أو غير مباشر؟
إذا كان قانون الجذب صحيحاً فلماذا لم يحصلوا على الطعام؟! أليس ذلك هو أكثر ما يتمنونه ويركزون تفكيرهم عليه؟!

و
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Amira Mahmoud
إزاي تعمل كتاب من ولا حاجة
لأ ، وينجح ويكسر الدنيا !!

عندك فكرة ؟
عظيمة ، بسيطة أياً كانت
حلو أوي ، لازم بقى تسميها اسم يشد الناس
مممم المعجزة ؟
الحل ؟
السر ؟

مممم حلو السر ده ، الناس بطبعها فوضليين :)

لازم تثبت لهم إن فكرتك دي مش أي كلام في الحماده دي علم وعلم عن تجربة كمان
مممممم هات علماء وشخصيات بارزة
وخليهم يحكوا تجربتهم مع السر

مممممم احكي كمان حياة ناس وتجربتهم مع السر
قبل وبعد
( عمليات تجميل هي يا ولود اللذينة -_- ) ..
حصلت بقى التجارب دي أو من ( وحل ) خيالي
مش مهم
big toz :3

المهم السر ينجح

هو ده سر الخ
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McWriter
Aug 10, 2007 McWriter rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: no one
Ick. This book was just. So. Not believable. At the beginning, the author writes about the law of attraction, specifically that if you believe in something, it can happen - like, if you believe you will one day fall in love, marry, and have a family or if you believe you will succeed in education and earn your PhD, than, doggonit, you can.

It's as the book continues and the words change from "can" to "will definitely" that the author lost me. For example, if you want a certain amount of money, s
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قد ايه مؤسف انك تدخل صفحة كتاب زي ده على الجود ريدز تلاقي انه اكبر عدد من الناس قريته واديته ريت وريفيوهات

مؤسف ان كتاب زي ده يشتهر اصلا ويتقرا بل وينزل كتاب
مؤسف ان في مطابع تعبت نفسها وكلفت نفسها عشان تطلع طبعة انيقة لكتاب قيمته وكلامه اقل بكتيييييييييييييييييير من الورق اللي مكتوب عليه

ايه ياجدعان السر في كدة؟؟ هو ماحدش قال للحجة روندا ان السر اللي هي قالته احنا عارفينه؟

ايه الجديد في الكتاب ده؟ طريقة الشرح المختلفة لافكار اللي موجودة اصلا؟.
كل مافي الكتاب من جمل ليها لزمة او فايدة موجود اصلا في د
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Jan-Maat
Perhaps the most worthwhile comment I can make about The Secret is that it is fascinating as a cultural document (view spoiler). It is a book that provides an insight to the preoccupations and fears of one of the wealthiest, healthiest and long-lived societies in human history. What it evidences is an obsession with gaining even more ...more
Paul  Perry
Nov 22, 2011 Paul Perry rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: nobody
Shelves: rubbish-bin
This book is so inspirational! It turns out that by just believing and wanting really hard you can get whatever you want out of life! And if that doesn't work you can write a vacuous self help book full of profound sounding but utterly meaningless tripe and there are enough stupid people in the world to make you rich! This book has also taught me that I don't need to care about other people; if they don't get what they want it isn't anything to with me or anything to do with society being fair o ...more
Huda Aweys
My review in English first and then in Arabic-مراجعتى للكتاب بالانجليزي و بعدها مراجعتى بالعربي
Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him said: ( expect a good, find a good)
So this book talk about what we call :
(the law of expectation of good !), so what is the new here !?
New here those claims in this book about the ability of humans to control them life, and only ..
Without the expense of God and his ability and his will and his control of the volcanoes, rain and the sky and the earth .....!
Well, wha
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Michael
Mar 09, 2008 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone
The Secret is perhaps best summarized in an entirely separate work, the Strangest Secret, which is an audio presentation by Earl Nightingale where he demands “you must control your thoughts.” Rhonda Byrne then explains by controlling your thoughts and ensuring that they are of a positive nature, anything, in any aspect of life, is achievable. More specifically, The Secret explains that like things attract, so positive, can do thoughts create positive outcomes while negative thoughts would create ...more
Marnie
Jul 31, 2007 Marnie rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Call me jaded, but these people have been drinking the kool aid. Don’t get me wrong- I embrace and appreciate the power of positive thinking and believe that an optimistic frame of mind can go a long way. But, The Secret is a bit extreme. The core of The Secret is the law of attraction, which basically says you attract what you think- think it and it will come. It says that you simply need to ask, believe, and receive whatever you want from the catalog of the universe. One part says, “It is as e ...more
نورة عبدالملك
اخخخخخخ ماذا أقول عن هذا الكتاب؟!!
صدقا أشعر بالكمد والغيظ أني دفعت مقابل هذا الكتاب مالا فهو لا يستحق ريالا بل "علك أبو نص:)"
!لا أعرف من الذي روج لهذا الكتاب ولا أعرف ما السر الذي وجد في هذا الكتاب لكي يسمى سرا
لو كان باستطاعتي أن أضع سالب نجمات لوضعت وأتمنى من جودريدز أن يوفر هذه الخدمة في المستقبل :)
عادة حينما أقرأ كتابا فإني أقول لا خسارة حتى لو لم يعجبني فإنه قد يرسخ حكمة أو يصحح لي خطأ أو أستفيد مفردة لغوية جديدة ولكن هذا الكتاب خسارة بما تحمله هذه الكلمة من معنى..
كان بإمكان الكاتب أن يختص
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Joyce
Jan 22, 2008 Joyce rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No One with any brain cells that are still alive
Recommended to Joyce by: A bunch of idiots
In a weak moment I succumbed! It was on sale and I too wanted to know "the secret" Now I know-I just think about checks every day and voila-my mailman will bring them to me! C'mon people, positive thinking has been written about in dozens if not hundreds of books and they were much better written than this drivel!

Honestly, the idea that children with cancer bring it upon themselves because they did not envision themselves as healthy or that people who experience earthquakes, famine and flood br
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Randy
Feb 02, 2009 Randy rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Marcie
Oct 08, 2008 Marcie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a must read.

I am way behind the crowd on getting to this book, only because I've never read an Oprah book pick that I liked. However, this book summarizes things I've always believed. Here are some of my own beliefs that I've been telling people for years (in my own words).

All great ideas are "out there" waiting to be discovered. Whomever searches them out first claims them as their own. There is more than enough love, money, knowledge, truth and friendship out there for everyone.
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Jessi
Jun 27, 2007 Jessi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love The Secret. I watch the DVD whenever I need a shot of happiness. It's basically pretty common sense, what you think about and talk about the most is what you get more of. Where the attention goes, the energy flows. If you constantly talk about being broke, or sick, or depressed, then that's what you will get. Even if you're bank account, health, or mental disposition is not currently where you'd like for it to be, you completely have the power to take one little step at a time in the righ ...more
Fouad Taibi
Oct 17, 2012 Fouad Taibi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
.: كتاب السر :.

كتاب نشر في عام 2007 ، للكاتبة روندا بايرن

حقق شهرة واسعة جداً في العالم بأسره ، وقد ترجم للعربية عام2008

تقول روندا بايرن :

قبل سنة ، تدهورت الحياة من حولي ، وأجهدت نفسي إلى حد الإرهاق ، توفي والدي فجأة ، وأرتبكت علاقاتي بزملائي في العمل وبمن أحبهم . القليل اللذي عرفته من يأسي العظيم أصبح هدية عظيمة.

لقد أُعطيت إشارة عن سر عظيم – سر الحياة . الإشارة أتت في كتاب عمره مئة سنة ، أعطتني إياه ابنتي هايلي . بعدها بدأت بملاحقة السر عبر التاريخ . لم أستطع أن أصدق من هم الناس اللذين عرفوه . ل
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Jane
Aug 22, 2010 Jane rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: nonfiction
Oh dear, yet again I have fallen prey to my rule that if I begin to spout opinions about a book on the basis of what other people have said, I have to read it. It's a very inconvenient rule, but I believe it's intellectually dishonest to do otherwise; hence, The Secret. And now I have to think very hard about how to phrase this review without actually saying "steaming pile of New Age BS." Oops.

The Secret says this: if you think positive thoughts, positive things will be attracted to you from the
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Gabrielle
Jun 22, 2008 Gabrielle rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
The Oprah phenomenon amazes me sometimes. Whatever she picks up and claims to be genius sells hundreds of millions of copies. Even if it is a patronizingly simple text like The Secret. I waited over a year after the first wave of zealous preaching about this book took over the nation to sit down and read it. At first I was a bit intrigued; honestly, it's "philosophy" is basic common sense: whatever energy you put out, you receive, good or bad. I've known that since I was a child. Think bad thoug ...more
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Rhonda Byrne is an Australian television writer and producer, best known for her New Thought works, The Secret—a book and a film by the same name. By the Spring of 2007 the book had sold almost 4 million copies, and the DVD had sold more than 2 million copies. She has also been a producer for Sensing Murder. According to an article published by Australia's Herald Sun, Byrne has also worked on the ...more
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“Be grateful for what you have now. As you begin to think about all the things in your life you are grateful for, you will be amazed at the never ending thoughts that come back to you of more things to be grateful for. You have to make a start, and then the law of attraction will receive those grateful thoughts and give you more just like them.” 656 likes
“There is no such thing as a hopeless situation. Every single circumstances of your life can change! ” 509 likes
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