Customer Reviews for

The Power

Average Rating 3.5
( 314 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(130)

4 Star

(51)

3 Star

(64)

2 Star

(43)

1 Star

(26)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

Most Helpful Favorable Review

22 out of 29 people found this review helpful.

In One Word--Amazing!

I am trying to figure out how anyone can give a poor review to a book that hasn't even been released. If this book is anything like The Secret, I know I will be pleased. In the mean time, I recommend "When God Stopped Keeping Score." Check it out here on BN.com.

posted by The_Book_Mom on July 17, 2010

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review

Most Helpful Critical Review

20 out of 42 people found this review helpful.

Good for you

Hello all,

Let me start out by saying that if this books helps you, and makes your life better in some way I simply say: good for you! You go out, and get this "power" and integrate it into your life. Awesome. --> no sarcasm, completely serious, no judgement on my...
Hello all,

Let me start out by saying that if this books helps you, and makes your life better in some way I simply say: good for you! You go out, and get this "power" and integrate it into your life. Awesome. --> no sarcasm, completely serious, no judgement on my part about your philosophical leanings, and how you go about finding what you need.

NOW-on to my opinion about this title, and about the author in general. I think that "the secret" and "the power" really boil down to the same dogmatic beliefs that religions across the world have been preaching for hundreds of years now. All this woman did is repackage the karma ideology for the secret ala be a good person, and good things will happen to you... and the idea of believing in yourself, and praying for what you wish to have for yourself in your life.

Rhonda Byrne has not said a single thing I did not already know... and I personally find the more traditional outlet (of a church setting) more inviting than reading from her books, and wishing something to happen.

I have a very full and blessed life, and will certainly continue on as a self proclaimed solider of God by volunteering when I can, and using my work as a way to help as many people as possible (I work for several nonprofits).

All in all, I think that these books are just a gimmicky marketing scheme, and I personally dislike them. HOWEVER-as previously stated-if you find something useful from them, more POWER to you.

posted by Literary_AMP on August 17, 2010

Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 21 – 40 of 64 review with 3 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 2 of 4
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2013

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 28, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 19, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 26, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 8, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 27, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted August 30, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted June 12, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing 21 – 40 of 64 review with 3 star rating   See All Ratings
Page 2 of 4