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The power of the plus factor
Peale, Norman Vincent, 1898-1993.
Publication Information:
Fullerton, CA : Tape Data Media, 1987.
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1 audiocassette (60 min.) : 1 7/8 ips, Dolby processed
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Sound Cassette

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How to use the "something extra" within each of us to accomplish the impossible

Author Notes

Norman Vincent Peale was born in Bowersville, Ohio on May 31, 1898. He received degrees at Ohio Wesleyan University and Boston University School of Theology. He was ordained into the Methodist Episcopal Church in 1922 and served as a pastor in a variety of churches in the eastern United States for the next decade. In 1932, he joined the Dutch Reformed Church and became the pastor of the Marble Collegiate Church, a post he would hold for more than 50 years.

During his lifetime, he wrote 46 books including The Art of Living, You Can Win, A Guide for Confident Living, The Power of Positive Thinking, and This Incredible Century. In addition to writing, he gave sermons on both television and radio and published Guideposts, a weekly newsletter. He received Freedom Foundation awards in 1952 and 1955 and the Horatio Alger Award in 1952. For his contributions to the field of theology, President Ronald Reagan awarded Peale the Presidential Medal of Freedom on March 26, 1984. He died from a stroke on December 24, 1993 at the age of 95.

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Peale, father of ``power of positive thinking,'' offers yet another guide to discovering one's own potential and using it to ``achieve health, happiness, confidence, security, and enthusiasm for living.'' All that is necessary is to tap the inner dynamo that he calls the ``Plus Factor'' and bring to the surface the latent abilities and energies that hitherto have remained unknown and unused. This Plus Factor is a God-given resource for achieving fullness of life, which is revealed as one becomes aware of ``the center of it all, which is Jesus. . . .'' Once the Plus Factor is released, one only must incorporate ``the ten golden attitudes'' into one's thought pattern and life-style in order to keep it going: faith, positive thinking, persistence, confidence, positive imaging, prayer, affirmation, belief, love, work. This volume is certain to be a popular self-help book for public library patrons. SEM. 248.4 Success / Christian life Reformed authors [CIP] 86-31546