The Positive Power of Jesus Christ: Life-Changing Adventures in Faith (Paperback)
Inspiring stories of the transformative power of the Savior's love in today's world from the bestselling author of The Power of Positive Thinking. One of the most inspirational and influential spiritual leaders of the 20th century, minister and bestselling author Norman Vincent Peale transformed the lives of millions worldwide with his groundbreaking book, The Power of Positive Thinking. In The Positive Power of Jesus Christ, the revered pastor of the world-famous Marble Collegiate Church proclaims his unshakable faith in Christ the Savior with inspiring stories of healing and hope, of the ways in which his life and the lives of others were profoundly touched by the holy hand of God's Son. In this beautiful, everlasting work, Dr. Peale contends that, "positive thinking really means a faith attitude . . . and] only faith can turn the life around." In sharing these thrilling true accounts of people from all walks of life who have experienced the positive saving power of Christ--including his own powerful witnessing of the Savior's work--Peale offers a humble tribute to our blessed Lord, demonstrating the many ways in which His love can truly change the world.
Dr. Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993) was a Methodist minister, motivational speaker, and bestselling author renowned for promoting positive thinking as a means to happiness and success. He served as the pastor of the Marble Collegiate Church in Manhattan for fifty-two years and delivered sermons nationwide on his radio and television program The Art of Living for several decades. In 1952, he published his most influential and popular book, The Power of Positive Thinking, which has been translated into dozens of languages and has sold more than twenty million copies worldwide. Peale espoused optimism and faith in numerous other books, including Why Some Positive Thinkers Get Positive Results, The Power of Positive Living, and The Positive Power of Jesus Christ. Peale was the cofounder of the Horatio Alger Association, an organization committed to recognizing and fostering success in individuals who have overcome adversity. The association annually grants the memorial Norman Vincent Peale Award to a member who has made exceptional humanitarian contributions. With his wife, Ruth, the author also cofounded the Peale Center for Christian Living, as well as Guideposts--an organization that encourages positive thinking and spirituality through its non-denominational ministry services and publications with a circulation of more than 4.5 million. In 1984, Ronald Reagan awarded Peale with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the United States' highest civilian honor, for his contributions to theology.