50 Self-Help Classics: 50 Inspirational Books to Transform Your Life from Timeless Sages to Contemporary Gurus Paperback – Apr 1 2003
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Because the range and depth of the sources are so huge, the cumulative reading effect is amazing. Alternatively, it educates and edifies, affirms and inspires. Often both" — Stephen R Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
"This is an exceptional and diverse collection for anyone interested in understanding the possibilities of the self" — Ellen Langer, Professor of Psychology, Harvard University, author of Mindfulness
From the Publisher
Life-transforming insights from timeless sages to contemporary gurus.
Experience, as never-before, the words and ideas of some of our deepest thinkers, spiritual teachers, and poets who represent the true inspiration for our new world:
James Allen Robert Bly Boethius Alain de Botton Dalai Lama * Ralph Waldo Emerson Benjamin Franklin Pierre Teilhard de Chardin * Henry David Thoreau
Explore the wisdom of ancient philosophy and religion:
Marcus Aurelius The Bhagavad-Gita The Bible The teachings of Buddha in The Dhammapada Lao-Tzus The Way of Power.
Learn from contemporary philosophers and inspirational gurus:
Martha Beck William Bridges David Burns Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers Richard Carlson Dale Carnegie Deepak Chopra Paulo Coehlo * Stephen Covey
Mihaly Cziksentmihalyi Wayne Dyer Clarissa Pinkola Estes * Viktor Frankl Shakti Gawain Daniel Goleman John Gray Louise Hay * James Hillman Susan Jeffers Richard Koch Ellen Langer Maxwell Maltz Abraham Maslow Phil McGraw Thomas Moore Joseph Murphy Norman Vincent Peale Carol Pearson M Scott Peck Ayn Rand Anthony Robbins * Florence Scovell-Shinn Martin Seligman Samuel Smiles Marianne WilliamsonSee all Product Description
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Top Customer Reviews
What makes this book so remarkable is the author's style of elequent writing. He takes the core message of each author and presents it to you in a clear, consise and extremly focused manner.
I am always searching for "good stuff" on self improvement. Tom has done a great service and a teriffic job of sifting through hundreds of books on personal development to share only a select few that have become true classics.
As a published author of a book on self motivation, this book is: Motivating!"
Zev Saftlas, Author of Motivation That Works: How to Get Motivated and Stay Motivated &
Founder of [...]
The brief summaries of each book and writer are balanced, intelligent and insightful. The "in a nutshell" comments are invariably accurate e.g. "When you are aligned with your higher self and your life purpose, miraculous things happen" for "Real Magic" by Wayne Dyer. Butler-Bowdon also presents the case for and against each book and writer, being more obviously critical of some than others, but remaining open and balanced with his objective assessments.
The inclusion of the Bible, the Bhagavad-Gita and Benjamin Franklin's autobiography stretches the "self-help" genre beyond obvious modern writers and adds depth. 50 more books are recommended at the end. Excellent, thanks Tom!
One of the great things is that you can browse in this book for five minutes, and are bound to come up with an idea you can use right away to improve your personal life. Do it, and then dip back into the book later.
A book to keep with you, especially for those times when life really is difficult. But inspiring too at any time.
It has really helped me, and can help you too. Go read!
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This book provides a lot of good viewpoints from a variety of perspectives. The short chapters allow for quick reading and help fast.Published on July 21 2013 by Andrew
Really good read - the author cuts through thousands of pages to ive you bite-sized info saving you time & money. Read morePublished on June 27 2003
50 books covered in this one title - really easy to read and makes you feel like you're absorbing a huge range of books in one sitting. Read morePublished on Feb. 13 2003
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