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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

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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

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  • Posted December 1, 2011

    The fundamental book that we should read while we live.

    I read the widely known book The Power. I have been reading many books about self-improvement, but all those things were heard like the same to me. However, this book gave me a very fundamental talk. This book explained that the biggest power around the world is ¿love.¿ The author usually emphasized the appreciation, creation, imagination, and receiving of love. When I encountered this book, it was like I found an oasis because I needed something special to stimulate my thinking, and I found this book.

    This book has an amazing ability to make people be positive, and be loving people. Even though this book isn¿t a Christian book, it gave me a lot of teachings for my life.

    I especially remember one part of this book. The author explained, ¿The positive force of love can create anything good, increase the good things, and change anything negative in your life.¿ According to this book, love is not weak, feeble, or soft. Love is the positive force of life!

    When I read the above part, I thought about a Korean documentary program called human-theater I¿ve watched. A middle aged couple appeared on the TV program. The TV show was about their life story. They adopted nine children during 10 years, and they showed their charity for them. Even though the nine children are not real sons and daughters, they nurtured them with love. This story inspired me a lot. The parents were not weak and feeble. They were strong, but they had a positive force ¿love.¿

    I also remember a famous saying from Abraham Lincoln. He said, ¿To believe in the things you can see and touch is no belief at all; but to believe in the unseen is a triumph and a blessing.¿ When I read this part, I realized that I should have confidence about myself. Belief is unseen, and I can¿t touch belief. I just need to believe unseen things. As I want to confirm belief myself, belief is not real belief.

    This book was very good for me, but there were some weaknesses in it. I felt like this book mentioned the same things continuously. Of course, because the concepts are important, they might mention a lot, but it was boring to me. Also, the author wrote downright nonsense. For example, the author said if you want to get money, share your money on the road right after you withdraw your money from a debit card. Then, you will get too much money that you¿ve never thought. No matter how important the positive belief is, the above happenings are almost impossible to happen in the real world. Since someone endeavors too hard to get his achievement, he could get such a miracles. I think it¿s not easy to accomplish everything with only the positive belief.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 6, 2013

    Awesome

    I think .. we should copy the reviews of the secret to here ! I loved it like the secret though

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