James Allen

Born in 1864 in England, James Allen took his first job at fifteen to support his family. Allen worked as a factory knitter and later a private secretary before writing his first book, From Poverty to Power, in 1901. In 1903 he completed his best-known work: As a Man Thinketh. Allen wrote nineteen books, including his spiritual journal, The Light of Reason, before he died at age forty-seven in 1912. While not widely known during his lifetime, Allen later came to be seen as a pioneer of contemporary inspirational literature.

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Discover a fresh and accessible interpretation of the century-old work of James Allen, one of the founders of the self-help movement.As We Think, So We Are, the fifth book in the Library of Hidden Knowledge, invites you to explore the pioneering teachings of James Allen and apply them to your own life. Dr. Ruth Miller offers modern interpretations of three of Allen’s most insightful essays: As We Think, Light on Life’s Difficulties, and Above Life’s Turmoil. Using clear, concise language paired...

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