As You Think

  • by James Allen
  • Narrated by Mark Allen
  • 1 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this powerful work, James Allen reveals deep insights into the essential relationship of a person's thoughts to personal character, life circumstances, physical health, life purpose, achievement, and personal serenity.

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Updated Classic from 1904

I enjoyed this book. I have listened to it more than once because I find it uplifting. It was originally written in 1904. I understand that in the current edition the author updates the language. The narrator is not related to the author.The narrator does a fine job. He obviouslly loves the material, and reads it with feeling and interpretation. It is described as a "classic," and I agree. It is well-written and succinctly conveys a philosophy of life in which we 'make our own reality" through the kinds of thoughts we cultivate. There is resonance with Buddhism, although it is not kown whether the original author was familiar with Buddhism. There is also a thread of what I would describe as "Protestant ethic", i.e., that our circumstances in life reflect our moral fiber; if we blame the world for our problems and act accordingly, this will bring negative consequences in the long run. This was not heavy-handed, however. it certainly reflects in tone the time and culture (England) in which it was written.
There are many modern authors who espouse similar commitment to the belief that we significantly influence our reality by how we choose to think. I found this book very interesting as an historical version of these thoughts. For me, the "jury is out" on to what extent our thoughts control our reality. I am open to it. This is a very charming, encouraging work that is enjoyable to listen to.
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- Dianne

Sadly an Overly dramatic sappy reading

This book is a great classic that I discovered in my 20s and will share with my sons in paperback form but I can't possibly give them this audiobook
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- frederick

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-25-2007
  • Publisher: New World Library