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‘Treasury of Joy and Enthusiasm’ by Norman Vincent Peale

Author: Norman Vincent Peale

Publisher: Orient Paperbacks

ISBN: 8122203736

Date: 30/10/06

No. of Pages: 224

Genre: New Age Thought & Practice

Price: £9.99 / $16.95

What do you want beyond all else? Life, of course. And not merely existence, or the physical ability to breathe and function. All of us desire a particular quality of life, a combination of interest, zest, excitement, achievement, satisfaction and peace of mind. Indeed, we want to enjoy the world and the society of other people. Every individual desires to experience beauty and the highest emotions, and to possess the energy and vitality necessary to meet daily responsibilities with vigour to spare. Our hope is to live on a high level of physical strength, mental interest and
spiritual meaning. And to enjoy life of this superior quality, we will discover that joy and enthusiasm are important factors in the total process.

The rationale for a book with the joint themes of joy and enthusiasm is that these two qualities are basic ingredients of the good life.

In this anthology, New York Times bestselling author, Norman Vincent Peale delves into the lives and minds of world’s greatest achievers, thinkers, writers and philosophers to show how nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. He shows how the power of laughter and zest can be applied to life with startlingly effective results.

Norman Vincent Peale (May 31, 1898 – December 24, 1993) was an American minister and author who is best known for his work in popularizing the concept of positive thinking, especially through his best-selling book The Power of Positive Thinking. He served as the pastor of Marble Collegiate Church, New York, from 1932 until 1984, leading a Reformed Church in America congregation.

‘Here is an author who has captured the imagination of the world, and become, perhaps, the most widely read inspirational writer of our time.’
– The Christian Herald