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The Power

(The Secret #2)

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  21,851 ratings  ·  1,012 reviews
The Secret revealed the law of attraction. Now Rhonda Byrne reveals the greatest power in the universe—The Power to have anything you want.

In this book you will come to understand that all it takes is just one thing to change your relationships, money, health, happiness, career, and your entire life. Every discovery, invention, and human creation comes from The Power. Perf
Hardcover, 272 pages
Published 2010 by Atria Books (first published 2009)
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Rogerio Lopes Hello ! You post and decide how many books to read per year and share the books and comments so other people that follow you have your opinion on…moreHello ! You post and decide how many books to read per year and share the books and comments so other people that follow you have your opinion on them. Once you finish each book you may comment or not, or just give 1 to 5 stars. You can also see what other people read. 😊(less)
Mel White As of this date, there is not a sequel to Rhonda Byrne's move, "The Secret." There was a one-night event that appeared in movie theaters back in 2009,…moreAs of this date, there is not a sequel to Rhonda Byrne's move, "The Secret." There was a one-night event that appeared in movie theaters back in 2009, but to my knowledge (it was a broadcast forum style event called 'Beyond The Secret') it was not released in DVD format.(less)

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Oct 07, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. Here are some of my favorite quotes-

47- It's not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.

49- Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned.
-Gautama Buddha

94- Respond intelligently even to unintelligent treatment.
-Lao Tzu

140- Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
-Albert Einstein

141- Everything is possible for the person who believ
Amanda Patterson
Nov 21, 2010 rated it did not like it
Byrne proves there are suckers born every minute – and they buy lots of her books. She is the Jimmy Swaggart of literature. She refuses to give interviews. I would too, if I were her. She has nothing to say. Interviewing her would be like watching Barbie think.
The world is lost in a sea of love and light. The Desperati spend billions every year on The Secret and its clones. Visualisation is lovely, but these authors confuse positive thinking with positive action. You can think as much as you li
Evgnossia O'Hara
Aug 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: non-fiction
Love is the power!
Everyone who needs positivity or motivational quotes will find them in this book/guide. I found some significant truths about life that I have never really thought about. Some of them are mind blowing and I really appreciate when the author is able to amaze me and make me think about the aspects of the life I have never considered before.
Apr 28, 2011 rated it really liked it
I was really in need to read some motivational books , and this book was a good choice ^^

here some quotes :

1. "Life is supposed to be fun! When you're having fun, you feel great and you receive great things! Having fun brings the life you want, and taking things too seriously brings a life you have to take seriously."

2. "Let go of the things you don't love about your childhood, and keep the things you love. Let go of the things you don't love about your adolescent and adult years, and keep th
Dannii Elle
I am eternally grateful for this book series and all it has taught me! This is the second instalment in Byrne's 'The Secret's series, that aims to impart the reader with the wisdom and knowledge of the law of attraction. The basis of like returning like (positive thoughts returning positive actions and negative thoughts returning negative actions) was the focus of the first book and this second one is very much the same. This didn't dampen the joy of reading it, however, as I found the style of ...more
Yomna hosny
May 05, 2013 rated it did not like it
Okay, so I read this quite a while ago.
I have no idea how his whole Law of Attraction thing is still holding its own. Apparently, it's been so successful that the author decided to write a sequel? Wow .. just wow.

Let me try to count the things that are wrong with this:

One: The fact that the advice in this book is marketed as some big secret when in fact it's not. Not really.If you haven't read this gem let me save you the hassle. The secret is this: "If you think about something you long and ha
Dec 03, 2010 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I listened to the audio book, which despite it's potential for cheesiness, I did enjoy. I'm not sure if I would have gotten the same thing out of just reading the book. Hearing Byrne's passion probably helped.

I know some people think "it's nothing new." Of course it's nothing new; there's nothing new under the sun. Yes, it's saying the same thing as The Secret; there's only one thing to say!

I liked the anecdotes; part of me wants to question them and say they're made up, but I know from my own l
This book covers intermediate to advanced "skills" for manifesting The Law of Attraction. It's very good if you're a believer.

Voice of Rhonda Byrne and presented by Recorded Books.

This was an audio book review because I've come to realize I have too many books to read and will never get to them all otherwise.

OVERALL GRADE: B plus to A minus.
Sep 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
There's nothing really new per se in The Power that wasn't already explained in The Secret. But sometimes it helps to have things reiterated a time or ten or to have them explained in a different way. There are also a lot of good techniques provided to make things start to work in your favor. I can understand why some might be disappointed, frustrated with the repetition or expecting something all new, but the truth is that people rarely get it the first time they are exposed to something. And o ...more
I've been into the whole idea of manifestation, the law of attraction, self-love, self development and literally chasing after your dreams and making them a reality. This book/author is one that kept getting mentioned, so naturally I had to buy it.

Hoping it's good!
Oct 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book was exactly what I was expecting. A nice follow-up to The Secret. It just builds upon what was learned in The Secret about the law of attraction. The Power's description states that you don't need to have read The Secret in order to benefit from The Power. I would agree with that, but I think it definitely helps. I honestly believe you get out of life what you put into it, and whatever you put out there comes right back to you. I found this to be a very uplifting, encouraging, and moti ...more
Simuka Luette
Dec 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
This book was life changing and completely amazing. I would suggest it to everyone i know, and who they know, and to anyone who would listen honestly. With this book I have gotten so many things in life that ive wanted, trip to Europe, car, the job i wanted and the pay, and much more. So, i suggest this book to anyone who wants to get all that they want in life :) This book is amazing in every way.
Dec 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I honestly don't understand why the reviews are so bad for this? Okay so the things that were bad about the book was the repetitiveness. She kept repeating herself and saying the same things again and again. It is also a bit cheesy.
But I do understand how it is true and how it works. I tried the things and I did get what I wanted from it and my life HAS been better since. I KNOW that the things written in this book is not rubbish or Ludacris! I know it is true! I mean people who think this is r
Sarah Sobeh
Oct 29, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: 7aki-fadi
I had the prenotion that the so called 'motivational/inspirational' books are basically a clichéd nonsense. After skimming through this one, I can fairly say it didn't disappoint me.
The thing about books aside from its annoying preachy tone and over simplifying things and of course the overall generalization is the fact that the author did not bother to mention why or how 'the power' works.
“Absolutely everything you experience in your life is a result of what you have given in your thoughts an
Amna AlSinani
Mar 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Amazingly wonderful.
A book for Rhonda Byrne; author for the Secret. I haven't read the secret but I think the power conveys the same message that was in the secret, from a different angle.

I heard the audio book and it was amazing, with the author reading her book with passion and love, great production and sound effects, I assure you you are going to love this book.

I believe in the power, and after listening to this book I feel better thinking the way Rhonda was suggesting.

the last chapter,
Dustin Crazy little brown owl
I listen to this whenever I need reminding to stay positive :-) The audiobook features excellent sound effects, including a song from Innovators by Sam Cardon & Kurt Bestor. I remember listening to Innovators in the 90's - everything is connected.

This a powerful book which can lead to life-changing happiness. I like to read/listen to The Power at least once a year. The information presented herein have inspired me to get two different tattoos: one with the power sunburst symbol to represent
Dustin Crazy little brown owl
This book is Amazing - wonderful illustrations & presented in a great format. The audiobook is read by the author and has super sound effects. I enjoy listening to this anytime I need an attitude adjustment.

I have gotten the sun symbol from the book as a tattoo to represent the power of love. I also have gotten the 3 monkeys that hear, see and speak no evil as a tattoo - inspired by reading The Power.

This book has influenced my life. I first read The Power in 2011. I like to re-read at leas
Apr 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-help
I know how Rhonda Byrne and her 'Secret' have been criticized, but seriously people, all the woman is saying is to think positively and be happy and good will return to you. Most of us believe in karma which means if you do good the universe will reward you and if not it will harm you, so this isn't that difficult to believe.

I enjoyed the book, it's uplifting and i think its sending out a very positive message to love everything around you more. The quotes from many great people have supported h
Mohamed Alwakeel
Aug 17, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Really loved this book, very much! I can say that if you haven't read "The Secret" before, you won't need to if you read this! It talks about the greatest power of our life, that if we know it and tap into it right, we will be just almighty!
I feel that this book is written with real love, with real joy and not just for mere money.. Loved how Byrne wrote and expressed her feelings and thoughts and situation with "The Power".. though she could just stop repeating the same talk over and over ^^" d
Saadia B. || Hustle, Bustle and Hurdles
Power lies within us.

Depends how we see it, use it and manifest it. No book can ever teach us that. Though the writer have tried to explain it in layman terms but not enough supportive narrative is given for a holistic perspective.
Dec 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book should be a required book for High School Seniors! I recommend this book to everyone. It will only make you a better human being
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Oct 01, 2012 rated it did not like it
Why did I read it? I don't know. I really disliked "The Secret" and after reading it, I made a review, in which I was trying to restrain Rhonda Byrne from writing more books. But she wrote another one and - moreover I've read this t h i n g.
And it was such a horrible experience!

"The Secret revealed the law of attraction. Now Rhonda Byrne reveals the greatest power in the universe - The Power to have anything you want". Our favourite SHAM Expert tries to convince us that after reading her first "
Oct 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: self-improvement
The author suggests we must make a paradigm shift in our way of thinking to harness the powers of the universe (may I suggest "God") in our own behalf. Her book centers on the principle of the "law of attraction"; or in otherwords, we receive back what we send out. Within that law, Byrne suggests that we should focus on "love", or loving those things which we truly desire. She asserts it is wrong to focus attention on the negative; if we will focus instead on the positive by "imagining" or "visu ...more
Stephanie Barko
This beautifully designed hardcover was given to me by a friend. I had read The Secret and wasn't quite sure the author would have to say.

Right now, I'm halfway through The Power and must say that it is a mixture of things I needed to be reminded of and then some things I didn't quite know. There's this focus on love in the book, but in practice it's more about what you like, so it's less effortful than the kind of loving that, for instance, Scott Peck spoke about.

Anyhow, it looks like the key t
Jesse Lieblein
Nov 14, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Power is like a guide to the universe. I took this book to heart and learned a lot from it. The attractiveness to the book is almost magical and spectacular in regards to how it connects to the reader. Every teenager should read this book. Great health, impeccable relationships, a career anyone would love to have, a life filled with happiness, and the money you need to have everything you want, all come from the ideas and topics of...The Power! The power to be great, to conquer your biggest ...more
Oct 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
This book is great and it really works. The Power is love. Love is the most powerful law of the Universe.
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Rhonda Byrne’s books are truly life changing for me.

This book too, is full of new and very helpful information and techniques. I highly recommend it.
Waris Ahmad Faizi
What a nice and lovable read. Really Enjoyed.
Rhonda Byrne did a really great job. Hats off for her!!!
Highly recommended for anyone who loves his/her life and want to realize the real power inside him/her.
Here are a couple of insights I really loved while reading:
You came into this world with your love, and it is the only thing you take with you. While you are here, every time you choose the positive, every time you choose to feel good, you are giving your love, and with it you ligh
swan lake
Jul 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the kind of books that should be read over and over again .. if u read few pages of it everyday its enough to give you a good dose of positivity for the whole day .. and so if you keep positive everyday then your whole life will be changed .. Rhonda Byrne is a life changing writer ❤ ...more
Farhan Khalid
Nov 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: self-help
You are meant to have an amazing life!

You are meant to have everything you love and desire

The power to everything you want is inside you!


You have a choice

Attraction is the force that draws people to other people

It draws people to form cities and nations, groups, clubs, and
societies where they share common interests

It is the force that pulls one person to science and another to cooking

Life doesn't just happen to you

You receive everything in your life based on what you've given

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