Introduction: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

In writing The Power of Positive Thinking, Norman Vincent Peale’s intention was not to give us a guide on how to become famous, get rich quick or gain power. However, if you were to guess that his intention was to give us a road map to follow, based in Christian Teachings from the bible, so that we may overcome obstacles, draw strength from our failures and lead a fulfilling life, you’d have guessed correctly! Continue reading “Introduction: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”

Chapter 1: Believe In Yourself: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

Is self-doubt one of the main problems in your life? Do you find yourself second guessing your abilities? Is this feeling of inadequacy standing in your way of enjoying more success socially, financially or in general? Well, Peale gives us some pointers as to how we can overcome this in Chapter One of his book, “The Power of Positive Thinking!” Continue reading “Chapter 1: Believe In Yourself: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”

Chapter 2: A Peaceful Mind Generates Power: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

How do you go to sleep? Do you watch the news before you go to bed, or while lying in bed? Do you read the paper or mull over all the negative things that have happened over the course of the day? Do you sleep well doing this or things similar to this? Continue reading “Chapter 2: A Peaceful Mind Generates Power: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”

Chapter 3: How To Have Constant Energy: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

In this chapter we are told that the mind controls how your body feels. In short, if you tell yourself you are tired, you will be tired! But if you choose to believe you have the resources and support you need you will not be tired! Continue reading “Chapter 3: How To Have Constant Energy: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”

Chapter 4: Try Prayer Power: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

In this chapter Peale points out that if you pray in the morning and evening the days will go easier. He writes here that you will be calmer as the day unfolds. He says, too, that your thoughts and actions will achieve more effective results for you no matter what difficulties may arise. Continue reading “Chapter 4: Try Prayer Power: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”

Chapter 5: How To Create Your Own Happiness: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

In this chapter we start off discovering that there are only two choices you have in the morning when you get up. Be happy or don’t be happy! However the author doesn’t deny that where love is found it tends to make for the happiest moments in one’s life. Continue reading “Chapter 5: How To Create Your Own Happiness: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”

Chapter 6: Stop Fuming And Fretting: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

Psalm 37:1: “Fret not thyself,” and yet, so many people do just that! Continue reading “Chapter 6: Stop Fuming And Fretting: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”

Chapter 7: Expect The Best And Get It: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

Mark 9:23; “If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth!” By learning to change your mental thinking from negative to positive, to belief rather than doubt, you can expect that more and more things will become a possibility. Continue reading “Chapter 7: Expect The Best And Get It: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”

Chapter 8: I Don’t Believe In Defeat: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

Obstacles were made to be removed and can be if you’ve got the right mindset. Go around them! If not, go over them! If not, go under them! If that doesn’t work than, just plow right on through them! Continue reading “Chapter 8: I Don’t Believe In Defeat: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”

Chapter 9: How To Break The Worry Habit: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

Worry will certainly shorten our lives if we are in a constant state of it. Medical professionals are well aware of this fact. It causes more than just failure after failure in the lives of many who seem to be unable to let go of their fears and ill will towards others. It also can be traced right down to the source of physical ailments and disease. Continue reading “Chapter 9: How To Break The Worry Habit: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”

Chapter 10: Power To Solve Personal Problems: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

Got a problem? Have you considered asking God for help? I mean really asking your Higher Power for assistance as if they were a real person sitting or standing right next to you? Continue reading “Chapter 10: Power To Solve Personal Problems: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”

Chapter 11: How To Use Faith In Healing: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

Imagine what the cost of medical care would be if only more people had faith! Do you believe that faith, the acceptance of your Higher Power or God, can heal you physically? There is some pretty strong evidence that it can! Continue reading “Chapter 11: How To Use Faith In Healing: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”

Chapter 12: When Vitality Sags Try This Health Formula: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

We have covered already the effects on a body of hate, vindictiveness, anger, worry, guilt and fear. Well, guess what! We’re going to look at them a little more! Continue reading “Chapter 12: When Vitality Sags Try This Health Formula: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”

Chapter 13: Inflow Of New Thoughts Can Remake You: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

There is just no room for negative thinking in this process! Out with the negative old and in with the positive new! Continue reading “Chapter 13: Inflow Of New Thoughts Can Remake You: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”

Chapter 14: Relax For Easy Power: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

Are you taking drugs just to sleep? How’s the natural restorative process of the body supposed to work like that? Continue reading “Chapter 14: Relax For Easy Power: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”

Chapter 15: How To Get People To Like You: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

In this chapter we discover that it is perfectly natural for us to want to feel liked and even needed. Peale tells us that if folks tell us that they don’t care if they are liked or not than they are not being honest with themselves because desiring to be liked and needed is part of human nature. Continue reading “Chapter 15: How To Get People To Like You: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”

Chapter 16: Prescription For Heartache: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

Peale talks in this chapter about how heartache can affect you physically in a negative way but is really only an emotional or spiritual pain. This is not to say that it is a bad thing but certainly can be if one allows it to take over them completely. Continue reading “Chapter 16: Prescription For Heartache: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”

Chapter 17: How To Draw Upon That Higher Power: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.

At this point in the book you might conclude that this chapter is pretty much a summary of all the techniques and ideas already mentioned in previous chapters. You just might be right in that assumption but read on anyway to be sure! Continue reading “Chapter 17: How To Draw Upon That Higher Power: Norman Vincent Peale’s The Power Of Positive Thinking Book Chapter Summary.”