The Heavenly Life

The Heavenly Life

by James Allen


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James Allen (1864-1912) was a British philosophical writer famous for writing many early inspirational books and poetry, as well as being a pioneer of the self-help movement. In this 1908 work, Allen continues his quest to reveal the true path to inner peace in a chaotic and messy world. Characteristically, he advises on both the spiritual and the practical, helping the reader live in the moment, search out simplicity, and find one's inner goodness. With words that are as poignant today as when first written, "The Heavenly Life" aims to offers a welcome balm for uneasy souls in an uncertain world. Contents include: "The Divine Centre", "The Eternal Now", "The 'Original Simplicity'", "The Unfailing Wisdom", "The Might of Meekness", "The Righteous Man", "Perfect Love", "Greatness and Goodness", "Heaven in the Heart", etc. James Allen is best remembered for his work, "As a Man Thinketh", which has remained in mass-production since it was first published in in 1903, and has been a constant source of inspiration to people around the world. Other notable works by this author include: "Through the Gate of Good; or, Christ and Conduct" (1903), "Byways of Blessedness" (1904), and "Out from the Heart" (1904).

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ISBN-13: 9781528715188
Publisher: Read & Co. Books
Publication date: 01/31/2020
Pages: 82
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.20(d)

About the Author

James Allen (28 November 1864 - 24 January 1912) was a British philosophical writer known for his inspirational books and poetry and as a pioneer of the self-help movement. His best known work, As a Man Thinketh, has been mass-produced since its publication in 1903. It has been a source of inspiration to motivational and self-help authors.

In 1903 Allen published his third and most famous book As a Man Thinketh. Loosely based on the Biblical passage of Proverbs 23:7, "As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he," the small work eventually became read around the world and brought Allen posthumous fame as one of the pioneering figures of modern inspirational thought.

Allen published his own spiritual magazine, The Light of Reason, later retitled The Epoch.

His wife continued publishing the magazine under the name The Epoch. Lily Allen summarised her husband's literary mission in the preface to one of his posthumously published manuscripts, Foundation Stones to Happiness and Success saying:

"He never wrote theories, or for the sake of writing; but he wrote when he had a message, and it became a message only when he had lived it out in his own life, and knew that it was good. Thus he wrote facts, which he had proven by practice."

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