Friday, September 10, 2010

Book Review: The Power

The Power, by Rhonda Byrne, is a book about the power of love.  The author wrote The Secret in 2006 and it became a world-wide bestseller.  The author promises that this book will add immeasurabley to what you learned in The Secret.

My father suffered a heart attack and I was spending endless hours at the hospital.  One evening, I went to Walmart and I noticed this book on the shelf.  I was instantly drawn to it.  I spent the next couple of days reading this book as I sat in the hospital.  It was a very anxious time but this book helped me gain a different perspective.  The "power" in this book is the power of love.  Your life is made up of only two kinds of things...positive things and negative things.  This book explains how your attitude and way of thinking can make bad things seem better.

Most of the information in this book comes from the New Thought Movement  of the early 1900s.  These authors taught the principles of positive thinking and the law of attraction.  Ms. Byrne quotes many of these authors in this book but she also describes how these principles can be used in everyday life to produce positive results in your life. 

My favorite chapter in the book is "Keys To Power".  One of the topics in this chapter is the "key of gratitude."  Everytime I start feeling down, I think of things that I am thankful for.  I am soon feeling much better.  Ms. Byrne says, "No matter what negative situation you may find yourself in, you can always find something to be grateful for, and as you do, you harness the force of love that eliminates negativity."

Positive thinking does not always come easy to me.  I remember my mom telling me when I was a child, "All you ever do is grumble, gripe and complain."  Children tend to live up to spoken expectations so I tend to see the cup as half empty instead of half full.  I like this book because it reminds me that changing your mind can change your life.  I have a decision to make.

4 comments:

irishis said...

I liked the secret,The Power however was to me like reading the same chapter over and over again and then realizing when you finish, you've also read the book before. I'm glad it worked for you. Thought this said it all, http://www.bloggerdad.com/

Master The Law Of Attraction said...

Just a little side note:
The Power is the book Rhonda Byrne was inspired to write after answering several thousands of letters from readers of The Secret.

Janette Fuller said...

I appreciate both of your comments and I am so grateful that you chose to read my book review.

I understand how some people do not see the value of a book like this, but it really inspires me to read books that encourage positive thinking and living.

Again, thank you for your comments and blessings to you and yours!

sharon carter said...

I would love to read the book "Power". I lost my mother 3 months ago and now my dad is facing open heart surgery and he does not want to live...I know that God is still in control of everything. We all need encouragment and positive thinking when we are down and out.Like what you wrote about the book. I would love to read it.

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