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As a Man Thinketh, Volume 2

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Recommended by best-selling author Stephen R. Covey as profound Wisdom Literature, this compilation of Allen's writings is meant to further amplify his original theme that we are as we think, and offers inspiring suggestions for enriching our inner universe. It also includes the original volume of As A Man Thinketh as an appendix.
Paperback, 171 pages
Published November 15th 2004 by Mind Art Publishing
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Nov 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
In a book review Buzz Bradshaw said that 'As a Man Thinketh' by James Allen, “is one of the most fascinating books I have ever read,” and "the influence of that book helped to build our team—the most powerful sales organization you’ve ever witnessed.”

For some who lived a rich life to be 101 years old, I thought this might be a good book to check out, and it was well with the read. "As a Man Thinketh" is actually a short essay, which this book included, but also had related excerpts from other
Oct 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
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This was a fascinating philosophy. I agree with much of what Mr. Allen says. Some of it was a bit over my head, and a few things I did not agree with. The following quotes appealed to me. "...the most which others can do is to afford an opportunity for our own good or evil to manifest itself; they cannot make us good or evil." " No one is, or can be, arbitrarily shut out from Heaven; each shuts himself out."
Aug 28, 2009 rated it it was amazing
A very thought provoking book. I took my time getting through this one. Every page and every paragraph could pack a punch and get me to reflect on my own thought patterns. And I liked this version because more was added to it that relate to the same topic but from other writings of James Allen. It's definitely one I need to read multiple times.
Dara Hess
Jan 31, 2011 rated it it was amazing
This is a great book to read if you are aspiring to live closer to God. It is uplifting, inspiring, thought-provoking, blunt, and written with beauty and grace in language. I have read it several times and continue to benefit.
Apr 30, 2017 rated it really liked it
Classic book. A must read for personal development and psychology
Hilderick Siamweela
a must read book..
Bryan Sebesta
Nov 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is peace,
To conquer the love of self and lust of life,
To tear deep-rooted passion from the heart
To still the inward strife. (p. 154)

What a wonderful, wonderful book. Of the late religious leader Neal Maxwell it was said, "every sentence was a sermon." Allen is similar. The thought-to-word ratio is so dense that it is difficult to catch some of it on a quick read (which was hard because my goal was 20 pages a day). There are some gems in Allen's phrasing: "the silence of the soul," "the
Aug 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing
It took me several months to get through this book, but that's because it's not the kind of thing you can rush through if you really want to get something out of it--it's meant to be savored and pondered and munched over for awhile. While I don't agree with every single one of James Allen's assertions, there are still SO MANY powerful, life-changing thoughts in this that I felt I MUST give it five stars, just because it has forever altered the way I think about certain things (and the way I ...more
Diane Dutchin
Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
Another one of my top 10 favourite.
A priceless book with a straight foward reality message that has to pass from the head to the heart to get the essence of its contents.
Brian Black
Nov 21, 2009 rated it did not like it
An incoherent and aimless book. He needs to direct his thoughts or organize them somehow . . .
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Allen was 15 when his father, a businessman, was robbed and murdered. He left school to work full-time in several British manufacturing firms to help support the family. He later married Lily L. Allen and became an executive secretary for a large company. At age 38, inspired by the writings of Leo Tolstoy, he retired from employment. Allen — along with his wife and